Nintendo Power V91 is the December 1996 issue of Nintendo Power magazine. It features Killer Instinct Gold on it's cover.

Power Charts

Donkey Kong Country 3 - Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (NA)

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! 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 Nintendo 64 games as ranked by the readers as well as the top 10 most wanted. The following are the first 5 for each game system from this issue.

Nintendo 64

Killer Instinct Gold

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Killer Instinct Gold box art

The first game article in the magazine is about the cover story Killer Instinct Gold. This 10-page article talks about the characters and gameplay features.

Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire

The next article discusses Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire. It gives a 6-page overview of the game and it's features.

Wayne Gretzky's 3D Hockey

This article features Wayne Gretzky's 3D Hockey. It explains the different game modes and has brief information on the teams.

Wave Race 64

Wave Race 64 is the next featured N64 game. It provides maps on the back of the pull-out poster.

Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire comic

This section republished a 7-page excerpt from the Dark Horse Comics Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire comic book mini-series.

Sports Scene

This section of the magazine focused on numerous sports games, giving each one a page or two of reviews. The games featured here were Madden '97 for both Super NES and Game Boy, College Football USA 97, NBA Live 97, and NHL 97.

Super NES

NBA Hang Time

The first Super NES article in the magazine features NBA Hang Time. It provides information on both offensive and defensive strategies.

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!

The next Super NES article in the magazine features Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! It provides maps for a few of the levels.

Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3

This article reviews Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. It lists different gameplay features and also some of the characters moves.

Marvel Super Heroes in War of the Gems

Marvel Super Heroes in War of the Gems is the next featured game. It has maps for 5 different levels.

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 Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals (SNES), Super Mario 64 (N64), Maui Mallard in Cold Shadow (SNES), and Donkey Kong Land 2 (GB).

Classified Information

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

Game Secrets
Pilotwings 64 (N64) Free fuel
War 3010: The Revolution (SNES) Stage and special passwords
Ken Griffey, Jr.'s Winning Run (SNES) Night game code
Realm (SNES) Infinite energy and stage skip
Mortal Kombat Trilogy (N64) Hidden character and more!, Random select, Stage select, Battle with Chameleon
Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow and the Flame (SNES) Passwords
Tecmo Super Bowl III: Final Edition (SNES) Hall of Fame free agents
Iron Man / X-O Manowar in Heavy Metal (GB) Passwords
EarthBound (SNES) Better than the ATM
Tetris Attack (SNES) Puzzle mode passwords
Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (GB) Super cheat code

Game Boy

Taz-Mania 2

The first Game Boy article in the magazine features Taz-Mania 2. It has a brief overview of 8 different levels.


The next two pages provide glimpses at Jeopardy! Platinum Edition and Jeopardy! Teen Tournament.

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 Mario Kart 64 (N64), Cruis'n USA (N64) and NBA Hangtime (N64).

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