Nintendo Fun Club
Pre-Nintendo Power: Nintendo Fun Club News, Issue 3
Nintendo Fun Club was a fan club marketed by Nintendo. It was free to join, and its members received a free subscription to Nintendo Fun Club News, a periodical that discusses popular games and games that were planned for the near future. It offers tips and tricks, Nintendo video game news, and comics. The first four issues were delivered quarterly starting in the 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 Little 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 seven issues, the Nintendo Fun Club News was discontinued in favor of Nintendo Power, a traditional paid subscription magazine.
- Phillips, Howard (1987). "The Name of the Game is Fun!". Nintendo Fun Club News.