Type Periodical
Pages 6

Nintendo Fun Club News Vol. 1 No. 1, Winter 1987

Nintendo Fun Club News Vol. 1 #1 (1987 Winter)

A free magazine for NES players. Naturally, it's basically just a bunch of ads.

Super Mario Bros. enter amazing worlds to rescue princess

Imagine fighting a ruthless army of evil-doers--in a setting that's stranger than any nightmare. That's the challenge you'll face in SUPER MARIO BROS., the latest home video game to sweep the nation.

What a description! Would anyone describe SMB even remotely like this, today? The article suggests that players should have on hand the new book How to win at Super Mario Bros., which has a free coupon in this issue.

Design your own treacherous race course with Excitebike

State-of-the-art video gun blasts bad-guy targets at Hogan's Alley

At "The Super Mario-A-Thon," video experts battle celebrity players for good cause

A charity contest with bot top players and celebrities was held benefiting the Scott Newman Foundation. The winner? Wil Wheaton, with 239,400 points achieved within 10 minutes.

Sneak Peeks

Upcoming games:

  • Pro Wrestling
  • Slalom

High Score Competition lets you match skills with other Fun Club members

Send in a photo of your TV screen, see your name in print.

Howard Phillips: "I've got the best job in the world."

Mail Bag

In case you need a reminder of how much the game industry has changed, here's a quote from Nintendo:

In 1987, we plan to introduce 6 new video game hits, which will bring the home library up to 43 fantastic games for your NES.

Pro's Corner

Tips for:

  • Super Mario Bros.
    • "Look for more playing tips in next issue's PRO'S CORNER, including how to get into 'Minus Worlds' in SUPER MARIO BROS."
  • Hogan's Alley
    • "To give yourself more time to see whether your target is a good buy or a bad buy, rapidly pull the trigger. Sound strange? Each time the screen flashes, the game is momentarily frozen. The faster you pull the trigger, the more the game "slows down." Try it--it does work!"
  • Excitebike

Amusement Players Association reveals its "Top Score" to Fun Club Members

An ad for the "Top Score" newsletter, published by the Amusement Players Association. "Top Score" will print high scores sent in to the Nintendo Fun Club, and vice versa.

Name Role
Howard Phillips Editor


Relation Sources
  • Hogan's Alley (1984-06-12)
  • Excitebike (1984-11-30)
  • Super Mario Bros. (1985-09-13)