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Howard & Nester, later retitled Nester's Adventures, was a comic strip that appeared in every regular issue of Nintendo Power from its 1988 launch up through the end of 1993. The strip chronicles the adventures of the bow-tie wearing Howard Phillips (based on the real-life person who was President of the Nintendo Fun Club at the time) and a stubborn red-headed teen named Nester. The two ventured into the worlds of various NES games, often providing tips for the game in question to the readers.
In the June 1991 issue (Volume 25), Howard was written out of the strip after his real-life counterpart left Nintendo to work for Lucasarts. The strip was retitled Nester's Adventures the following issue and continued publication until Volume 55 (December 1993).
List of games featured in the strip
Howard & Nester
|Volume 26||The Hunt for Red October|
|Volume 27||Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves|
|Volume 28||Bill & Ted's Excellent Video Game Adventure|
|Volume 29||Star Wars|
|Volume 31||Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters|
|Volume 33||Super Castlevania IV|
|Volume 35||The Addams Family|
|Volume 36||The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past|
|Volume 37||Robocop 3|
|Volume 39||Street Fighter II: The World Warrior|
|Volume 40||Wings II|
|Volume 41||Prince of Persia|
|Volume 42||Out of This World|
|Volume 43||Super Star Wars|
|Volume 44||Desert Strike|
|Volume 45||Sonic Blastman|
|Volume 46||Wing Commander|
|Volume 47||Star Fox|
|Volume 48||Mech Warrior|
|Volume 49||Batman Returns|
|Volume 51||The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening|
|Volume 52||Zombies Are My Neighbors|
|Volume 53||Rock 'n Roll Racing|
|Volume 54||Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi|
|Volume 55||Jurassic Park|
After Volume 55, the comic strip was retired, with the Nester character being dropped from the magazine altogether a year later. In the remainder of the magazine's run, however, three more strips featuring Nester were produced for later milestones.
|Volume 100||Star Fox 64|
|Volume 231||Mario Kart Wii|