Nintendo Power V61 is the June 1994 issue of Nintendo Power magazine. It features Donkey Kong on its cover.

Super NES

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast box art

The first SNES game featured in the magazine is Beauty and the Beast, based on the Disney animated film of the same name. The article lists the characters and provides maps for Levels 1-5.


The next article features Firestriker. It introduces the reader to the characters and gives a brief overview of different sections of the World Map.

Illusion of Gaia

This Super NES article gives a preview of Illusion of Gaia. It has four pages that gives the reader an idea of what to expect in the game.

ClayFighter: Tournament Edition

The next article discusses ClayFighter: Tournament Edition. It lists the features in the game and provides tips of winning the one-on-one battles.

The Twisted Tales of Spike McFang

The next SNES article reviews The Twisted Tales of Spike McFang. The short article has a few maps and also provides more game information on the back of the pull-out poster.

Saturday Night Slam Masters

This SNES article is about Saturday Night Slam Masters. It lists each characters statistics and gives details about the different game modes.

Fatal Fury 2

The next article reviews the fighting game Fatal Fury 2. It lists the different moves and special attacks each fighter has.

A.S.P. Air Strike Patrol

A.S.P. Air Strike Patrol is reviewed in the following article. It has specs on each jet and gives a brief overview of a few of the missions.

Super Loopz

This brief 2-page article looks at Super Loopz. It gives a very brief look at what the game is about.

Secret of Mana Special

Secret of Mana box art

This section gives an in-depth look at the popular Secret of Mana. It provides a few graph charts on how players have taken to the epic role-playing genre rather than the action games. It also explains why the game has become so popular.

Classified Information

The Classified Information section reveals codes and hidden secrets in certain games. Games featured in this section include:

Game Secrets
Super Empire Strikes Back (SNES) Sound test, Change intro
Rocky Rodent (SNES) The extra mode
NBA Jam (SNES) More special guests, Shot percentage, On fire
Super Conflict: The Mideast (SNES) Mission select
Batman Returns (SNES) Extra continues
Street Combat (SNES) Battle onward
Mega Man X (SNES) X-tra Mega Men
Jurassic Park (GB) Cheat mode

Super Metroid comic

This is part 5 of a comic based on the game Super Metroid.

Chapter Five: The Final Battle

Having recovered from her injuries, Samus Aran finally confronts Mother Brain.

Counselor's Corner

Counselor's Corner is a feature in which the writers of the magazine would respond to game-related questions in the hope of getting the player out of a tough spot in various games. The games featured in this issue are Flashback: The Quest for Identity (SNES), Plok (SNES), Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II (NES), and Ultima: Runes of Virtue II (GB).

Game Boy

Donkey Kong

The first Game Boy article reviews Donkey Kong. It lists the new features of the series and also gives a brief history of the character.

Monster Max

The next article reviews Monster Max. The short article provides maps for a few of the Levels.

Stop That Roach!

The next article is about Stop That Roach!. It gives tips on getting through certain puzzles.

Super Game Boy

This special article takes an in-depth look at the technical workings of the Super Game Boy.

Top 20

The "Top 20" section of the magazine lists the top 20 Super NES, Game Boy, and NES games as ranked by the readers. The following are the first 5 for each game system from this issue.

Now Playing

This article lists new game releases and ratings for those games. It also has a very brief overview of a few of them. Some of the top-rated games in this section include (in alphabetical order):

Pak Watch

The Pak Watch section showcased games that were scheduled for release. It gave the reader a quick glance at future games. Some of the games seen in this section include Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (SNES), Jammit (SNES) and Sonic Blast Man II (SNES).


  • This was the last Nintendo Power issue to include any comics until Volume 89.