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Nintendo Power V85 is the June 1996 issue of Nintendo Power magazine. It features Super Mario 64 on it's cover.

Power Charts

Donkey Kong Country 2 - Diddy's Kong Quest (NA)

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest box art

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

N64 Exclusive

GoldenEye 007 (NA)

GoldenEye 007 box art

This 31 page section showcased the brand new Nintendo 64. It examined the technical aspect of the console, the game developers Rare and Williams Entertainment, as well as a look at the games Super Mario 64, Blast Corps, Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire, Doom 64, Body Harvest, GoldenEye 007, Cruis'n USA, Pilotwings 64, and Wave Race 64. It also offered a quick look at some of the other upcoming games.

Classified Information

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

Game Secrets
International Superstar Soccer (SNES) Team mascot
Judge Dredd (SNES) Stage select
Brandish (SNES) Free warp spell
Killer Instinct (SNES) Select opponent in practice mode
NBA Live 96 (SNES) Rookies and strange people
Panic Bomber (VB) Special password
NFL Quarterback Club 96 (SNES) Special teams
Aero Fighters (SNES) Endurance game
Rise of the Robots (SNES) Invincibility code
Breath of Fire (SNES) Chun Li's lightning kick demo
Madden NFL 96 (SNES) Classic teams

Super NES

Olympic Summer Games

The first Super NES article is about Olympic Summer Games. The article gives details on the different events within the game.

Izzy's Quest for the Olympic Rings

This article reviews Izzy's Quest for the Olympic Rings. The 2-page article gives a brief preview of the game.

Ken Griffey, Jr.'s Winning Run

KenGriffeyJr

Ken Griffey, Jr.'s Winning Run box art

The next article looks at Ken Griffey, Jr.'s Winning Run. It has stats and tips on the back side of the pull-out poster.

Mohawk and Headphone Jack

The next featured game is Mohawk and Headphone Jack. The article provides maps for six different levels.

Epic Center

This article would give strategies for certain role-playing games. Some of the games listed here included DragonHeart: Fire & Steel (GB), Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals (SNES), Final Fantasy III (SNES), and Sword of Hope II (GB).

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 Lufia & the Fortress of Doom (SNES), The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES), Breath of Fire II (SNES), and Disney's Pocahontas (GB).

Game Boy

Disney's Toy Story

The Game Boy game reviewed is Disney's Toy Story, based on the film of the same name. The article has a couple level maps.

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 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (SNES), Kirby Super Star (SNES) and Donkey Kong Land 2 (GB).

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