Nintendo Power is shutting down after 20+ years. I never bought a single issue of Nintendo Power but I do recognize it’s status in the gaming magazine pantheon.
I never picked one up because I never wanted a “Nintendo only” magazine; I wanted all the games! I was envious of the other kids who did get neat poster and trading card freebies though.
Unfortunately the reality of releasing a magazine in 2012 caught up and Nintendo Power has to come to an end. I look forward to seeing what they will do for the last issue. Something with that kind of legacy deserves an amazing send off.