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Nintendo Power V42 is the November 1992 issue of Nintendo Power magazine. It featured Super Star Wars on it's cover. The contents of the issue are as follows.


Joe & Mac

The first NES game featured in the magazine is Joe & Mac. It is a 6-page article that includes maps for Levels 1-5 and strategies for different areas within those levels.

Crash 'n the Boys: Street Challenge

The next featured game is Crash 'n the Boys: Street Challenge. The 6-page article describes the teams, events and challengers.

Mega Man

Mega Man is the next NES game featured. The article flashes back and takes a look at the original Mega Man game. Maps are provided for each Stage.

Classified Information

The Classified Information section reveals codes and hidden secrets in certain games. Games featured in this section include:

Game Secrets
Magic Sword (SNES) Secret stairs, Explore the options
Krusty's Super Fun House (SNES) The Joshua code
The Legend of the Mystical Ninja (SNES) Unlimited burgers
Super Castlevania IV (SNES) Extra energy, Fill 'er up
Adventure Island 3 (NES) Stage select
Adventure Island (GB) Stage select
Super Adventure Island (SNES) Stage select
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (NES) Nottingham nuptials
Low G Man (NES) Nine lives
Bionic Commando (GB) Evacuate!

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past comic

This is part 11 of a 12 part comic featuring The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.

Chapter Eleven: Ganon's Tower

After finally rescuing Princess Zelda, Link sets out to confront Ganon.

Game Boy

The Flintstones

The first Game Boy article takes a look at The Flintstones: King Rock Treasure Island. There are no maps in the article, but an explanation of what to expect in each level is provided.

Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins

The next article reviews Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. It has a World Map and a description of each area.

Track & Field

The next Game Boy article reviews Track & Field. The brief 2-page article lists each event in the game.

WWF Superstars 2

The next article is about WWF Superstars 2. The brief 2-page article describes the different game modes: One-on-One, Tag Team and Tournament.

Super Mario Adventures comic


A panel from this volume's comic

This is part 11 of a 12 part comic featuring Mario and Luigi.

Episode 11

While Princess Peach is forced to marry Bowser, Mario sneaks in and crashes the party.

Counselor's Corner

Counselor's Corner is a feature in which the writers of the magazine would respond to game-related questions in the hope of getting the player out of a tough spot in various games. The games featured in this issue are Krusty's Super Fun House (SNES), The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES), King's Quest V (NES), and Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge (GB).

Super NES

Final Fantasy Mystic Quest


The first page of the Mystic Quest article

The first featured Super NES game is Final Fantasy Mystic Quest. The article has maps for the Bone Dungeon and Wintry Cave.

Super Star Wars

The cover story, Super Star Wars, is the next game featured. The article provides maps for Levels 3-5 and 10. The map for Level 10 is on the back of the pull-out poster.

Space Megaforce

The next SNES game is Space Megaforce. The article provides information on weaponry and hidden items, and also gives a preview of Areas 1-8.


The next featured game is Axelay. This article has information on weapons and the enemies in Stages 1–6.

Faceball 2000

The next article features Faceball 2000. The short 2-page article gives a quick overview of the game.

Top 20

The "Top 20" section of the magazine lists the top 20 NES, Game Boy, and Super NES games as ranked by the readers. The following are the first 5 for each game system from this issue.

Nester's Adventures

As in previous issues, a Nester's Adventures comic is featured here. This one puts Nester in an Out of this World setting.

Now Playing

This article lists new game releases and ratings for those games. It also has a very brief overview of a few of them. Some of the top-rated games here include (in alphabetical order):

Pak Watch

The Pak Watch section showcased games that were scheduled for release. It gave the reader a quick glance at future games. Some of the games seen in this section include The Magical Quest starring Mickey Mouse (SNES), Batman Returns (NES and SNES), Mega Man 5 (NES) and The Lost Vikings (SNES).

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