Nintendo Power V94 is the March 1997 issue of Nintendo Power magazine. It features Turok: Dinosaur Hunter on the cover. This issue continues the first of two Mario spine images.

Power Charts

The "Power Charts" section of the magazine lists the top 10 Nintendo 64 and Super NES games and only the top 5 Game Boy games as well as the top 10 most wanted as ranked by the readers. The following are the first 5 for each game system from this issue.


Turok: Dinosaur Hunter

Turok Dinosaur Hunter (NA)

Turok: Dinosaur Hunter box art

The first game featured is the cover story Turok: Dinosaur Hunter. It's a 12-page article providing details on items, enemies and strategies for different levels.

Mario Kart 64

This featured game is Mario Kart 64. This article gives tips on getting better time trials.

Killer Instinct Gold

This article reviews Killer Instinct Gold, listing options codes and combo attacks.

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

The Game Boy game The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is the feature of this article. It lists items and map locations.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Game Boy game The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Topsy Turvy Games is featured here, giving quick overviews of the different mini-games.

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars is the next featured game. It provides tips on beating each boss in the game.

Special Features

FIFA Soccer 64

FIFA 64 (NA)

FIFA Soccer 64 box art

This article features FIFA Soccer 64. It gives details on different play modes.

Doom 64

This section has a preview of Doom 64.

Design the Game of the Future

The next article features a contest to create ideas for new games and a Nintendo Power cover that features the game.

1996 Nintendo Power Awards

(See main article: 1996 Nintendo Power Awards)

This issue has the nominations for the ninth annual Nintendo Power Awards. Fans could vote in various game-related categories and the results would be printed in a later issue. The categories for 1996's Nintendo Power Awards included Best Soundtrack, Best Story, Best Graphics, Best Challenge, Most Innovative Game, Best Ending, Most Gameplay Variety, Best Sports Game, Best Play Control, Best Multi-player Game, Best Code, The Earliest to Learn/Toughest to Master Award, Coolest Move of 1996, Best Tournament Fighting Game, Coolest Item of 1996, The "That's Gotta Hurt" Award, Best Mode of Transportation, Best Hero/Heroine, Worst Villain, Best Goodie, Worst Baddie, Funniest Game of 1996, The "More Annoying Than the Macarena" Award, Best Super NES Game, Best Game Boy Game, and Best Nintendo 64 Game.

Classified Information

Game Secret
Wayne Gretzky's 3D Hockey (N64) Customize teams
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (SNES) Multiple cheats
Tetris (GB) Skip ahead 10 stages
Cruis'n USA (N64) Faster car cheat
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (N64) Camera trick, Credits
Wave Race 64 (N64) Wave Race wildlife
NBA Hangtime (SNES) Team photo, Championship screen
Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (SNES) Passwords
Tetris Attack (SNES) More puzzle passwords
Mortal Kombat Trilogy (N64) New special moves and fatalities

Epic Center

This article would give strategies for certain role-playing games. Some of the games listed here included EarthBound 64 (Mother 3) (N64), Earthbound (SNES), Harvest Moon (SNES), and Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals (SNES).

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 Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (N64), Super Mario 64 (N64), Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (SNES), and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (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 games in this section include Turok: Dinosaur Hunter (N64), The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (GB) and Harvest Moon (SNES).

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 Star Fox 64 (N64), "Zelda 64" (N64) and Dark Rift (N64).

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