The cover of the Pak Source

The Nintendo Power Pak Source was a complete directory of all NES game paks released up until 1990. It was published inside Nintendo Power magazine's volume 11 in 1990.

In order to remove the book without damaging the magazine, the reader had to bend back the silver staples, gently pull the book out, then bend the staples back into place.

About the Pak Source

The 36-page book had the game listings divided up by categories: Sports, Family, R.O.B. games, Educational, Light Gun games, Arcade, Adventure, Role Playing, Power Pad games, and Action games.

Each game entry had two screenshots, a short game description, a rating of the game, release date, and a quick, helpful tip about the game. Some of the highest rated games included Bases Loaded, Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!, Mega Man 2, Metroid, Super Mario Bros. 2, and Double Dragon.

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