Greetings Evil Geeks! A few weeks back I reported on a surprising find, unearthed in the ancient tombs beneath the Evil Lair: A massive treasure trove of old G.I. Joe Personnel Cards, checklists, and promotional materials! Luckily the Evil Lair is a gift that keeps on giving. Along with the Joe documents, a trove of Nintendo materials dating as far back and the antiquitous times know as the 1990’s. Marvel at how our geek forefathers lived in the pre-internet era. Such quaint notions! Such primitive technologies! How could they possibly live like that?!?! Regardless, this was a stunning find, so get out your tiny little brushes, because it’s excavatin’ time!
Here’s a pic of the two rare items which were unearthed in a rarely used, highly dilapidated, and most certainly demon infested wing of the Evil Lair:
Here’s a pic of the two rare items which were unearthed in a rarely used, highly dilapidated, and most certainly demon infested wing of the Evil Lair
Here’s the back cover of the Nintendo Power. The technological and video game entertainment peak!
This was something I had completely forgotten about, there were ongoing comics in every issue of Nintendo Power. This is from the Link to the Past comic.
The art is actually really sweet. Here’s Link being surprised by Zora.
Here’s an innuendo free panel where Link chops his one-eyed monster in half.
Check out the fairy toting the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch.
The result of Link’s handiwork.
Let’s not forget about the game reviews of blockbuster titles like Panic Restaurant.
Or the homoerotic adventures of Magic Sword. All joking aside, this was a pretty damn good game!
The fold out Magic Sword Strategy Guide…
…Which did double duty as a poster! This may soon hang on the walls of the Evil Lair. Framed of course.
A contest where you could win a Super Mario Pinball game! Seriously, is it too late to enter this?
The official “YOU WILL BUY THESE GAMES!!!” list from Nintendo. Check out the date!
An interview where Tori Spelling SWEARS she’s a huge Mario 3 fan and plugs her screenplay. We all remember the incredible movie that Tori wrote, right? Right?
The surprise is this isn’t the last incident of cross dressing in this short comic.
I always knew there was something off about Luigi.
Lot’s of massive explosions in these Nintendo comics
Something tells me this isn’t the last time Mario used Yoshi to smuggle a Key out of someplace.
Here’s the rarer find of the two items: A pre-Super erav Mario Bros. pocket watch and game.
Here’s a look at the inside. I haven’t purchased new batteries for the game yet, but I remember the objective being to help Mario and Luigi stack boxes onto a truck without dropping any. It was really fun and gotten taken away from me for the day by my 4th grade teacher when it started beeping in the middle of class.
And finally, a look at the back of the shell. Look at the manufacture date: 1983!
Thanks for stopping by for another dose Geek history and nostalgia! This was only part of the gaming related artifacts that we managed to dig up, stay tuned for another installment of Evil Geek Archaeology!
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