Nintendo Fun Club
Pre-Nintendo Power: Nintendo Fun Club News issue#3
The Nintendo Fun Club was a fan club marketed by Nintendo. It was free to join and those who joined it received a free subscription to Nintendo Fun Club News, a periodical that discussed popular games and games that were planned for the near future. It offered tips and tricks, Nintendo video game news, comics. The first 4 issues were quarterly starting in Winter of 1987, with the final 3 issues being bi-monthly.
The Nintendo Fun Club was marketed via catalogs and flyers contained in Nintendo Entertainment System boxes, as well as in at least one game, Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!. During the intermissions between rounds, when Mac's trainer is giving him hints to help him defeat his opponent, one of the things he says is "Join the Nintendo Fun Club today, Mac!"
After only 7 issues, the Nintendo Fun Club News was discontinued and revamped into Nintendo Power, a traditional pay subscription magazine.
- Phillips, Howard (1987). "The Name of the Game is Fun!". Nintendo Fun Club News.
- Official Nintendo Magazine, the U.K. equivalent.
- Nintendo Magazine System (Australia), the Australian equivalent publication.
- The Howard & Nester Comics Archive
- History of computer and video games
- Nintendo of America
- Nintendo Player's Guide
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