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Nintendo Power V74 is the July 1995 issue of Nintendo Power magazine. It features Donkey Kong Land on it's cover.

Power Charts

Donkey Kong Country (NA)

Donkey Kong Country box art

The "Power Charts" section of the magazine lists the top 20 Super NES games and only the top 10 Game Boy games as ranked by the readers. The following are the first 5 for each game system from this issue.

Game Boy

Donkey Kong Land

The first Game Boy article is about the cover story, Donkey Kong Land. The 14-page article provides maps for 12 different Levels.


This article talks about Animaniacs, based on the popular TV animated series. The brief article talks about what to expect in the first three stages.

E3 Report

This section talked about what happened at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in May 1995. Many then-upcoming games were showcased, such as Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest and Earthworm Jim 2, as well as the Virtual Boy.

Super NES

Judge Dredd

The next featured game is Judge Dredd. The article has maps for 6 different levels.


The next SNES game featured in the magazine is Nosferatu. The article provides maps for a few different Stages.

The Sports Scene

The next article featured sports games, which included, Bass Masters Classic and Kyle Petty's No Fear Racing.

Jungle Strike

This article reviews Jungle Strike. It gives an overview of what to expect in each area.



A page from the article

This article discusses "advanced computer modeling" and talks about the 3-D style graphics in Killer Instinct and Donkey Kong Country.

Take 2 Reviews

Take 2 Reviews were brief 2-page previews of upcoming games. The Super NES games featured in this issue are Power Instinct, SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie. The Game Boy game is World Heroes 2 Jet.

Epic Center

This article would give strategies for certain role-playing games. Some of the games listed here included Chrono Trigger, EarthBound and a number of Japanese RPGs.

Classified Information

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

Game Secrets
Demon's Crest (SNES) Boss fight code
NBA Jam: Tournament Edition (SNES) Switch teams
Bubsy II (SNES) Game change codes
WWF Raw (SNES) Super passwords, Mirror match
Super Punch-Out!! (SNES) Japanese characters
Super Off Road: the Baja (SNES) Secret track
World Heroes 2 (SNES) Boss code
Star Trek: Starfleet Academy Starship Bridge Simulator (SNES) Special characters
Super Game Boy Credits code
Mario's Picross (SNES) New borders

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 Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra (SNES), Brandish (SNES), Aerobiz Supersonic (SNES), and Jurassic Park Part 2: The Chaos Continues (GB).

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 in this section 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 Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (SNES), Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (SNES) and Virtual League Baseball (VB).

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