Nintendo Power V83 is the April 1996 issue of Nintendo Power magazine. It features Earthworm Jim 2 on it's cover.

Power Charts

Donkey Kong Country 2 - Diddy's Kong Quest (NA)

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest box art

The "Power Charts" section of the magazine lists the top 20 Super NES games and only the top 10 Game Boy games and top 5 Virtual Boy games as ranked by the readers. The following are the first 5 for each game system from this issue.

Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire

N64 StarWarsShadowsOfTheEmpire NA1

Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire box art

The first featured article is about the Nintendo 64 game Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire. The 6-page article gives a behind-the-scenes preview of the upcoming game.

Super NES

Power Piggs of the Dark Age

The next featured game is Power Piggs of the Dark Age. The article provides information on the food groups and has maps for six levels.

The Smurfs

This article reviews The Smurfs. It contains maps for the first six levels.

Earthworm Jim 2

Earthworm Jim 2 (SNES) (NA)

Earthworm Jim 2 box art

The next game reviewed is the cover story, Earthworm Jim 2. It lists codes and contains a few maps.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

This article is about The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. It answers some of the popular questions regarding the game.

Killer Instinct 2

The next game featured in the magazine is the arcade game Killer Instinct 2. It has 12 pages worth of codes for each character.

Game Boy

Kirby's Block Ball

The first Game Boy game reviewed is Kirby's Block Ball. The article provides strategies for the first five stages.

Disney's Pocahontas

The next article is about Disney's Pocahontas. It supplies a few details for the first three levels.

College Slam

This article features the basketball game College Slam. The short article only lists a few strategies.

Epic Center

This article would give strategies for certain role-playing games. Some of the games listed here included Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (SNES) and Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together (SNES) which ended up not being released in North America.

Classified Information

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

Game Secrets
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (SNES) Cheat mode codes
Super Mario Kart (SNES) Pan and scan
Teleroboxer (VB) Rock 'em sock 'em
Disney's Toy Story (SNES) Invincibility and stage skip
NBA Live 96 (SNES) More hidden players
MechWarrior 3050 (SNES) Unlimited ammo
Wild Guns (SNES) Stage select
Prehistorik Man (SNES) Stage skip and select
Saturday Night Slam Masters (SNES) Into the ring
Shaq Fu (SNES) Control second world fighters
Stunt Race FX (SNES) Remote control
Alien³ (SNES) Cheat mode
Looney Tunes B-Ball (SNES) Extended morph
Aero The Acro-Bat (SNES) Even more continues

Password Special

This section listed tons of passwords for different games, including Castlevania: Dracula X, The Adventures of Batman & Robin, Mega Man 7, and Mega Man X3.

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 Mortal Kombat 3 (SNES), Tecmo Secret of the Stars (SNES), Breath of Fire II (SNES), and The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (GB).

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 Ken Griffey, Jr.'s Winning Run (SNES), Tetris Attack (SNES) and Olympic Summer Games (SNES).

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