repeatro,
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Will start a little series here about me browsing this Club Nintendo issue from July 1995 (Nintendo Power in the US). 📖

I explicitly bought this one recently because I have so fond childhood memories. It must have been one of the few I owned and therefore read endless times. I still remember so much of the content and now I'm excited to refresh these memories.

The cover shows Asterix & Obelix, a PAL exclusive game series. 🐗

repeatro,
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The magazine starts with a presentation of Donkey Kong Land. One of the few games in this issue I could actually play by myself because I had a Game Boy and a friend of mine the game. 🐵

I often borrowed it from him and experienced an awesome jump 'n run with cool graphics and a challenging but fun gameplay. It was mindblowing to control the animals shown in this magazine. 🦏

It was my entry in the Donkey Kong series.

Do you have any memories about this game? 🍌

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repeatro,
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Second article is about Yoshis Island. 🏔️

I remember being overwhelmed by the colorful graphics. I only owned a Game Boy at this time and imagined how much fun it would be to play such a graphically impressing game. Unfortunately my friends didn't own a SNES neither, so it remained an imagination for a long time.

Although you never could play most of the games presented in such magazines even reading the articles and imagine playing it was fun.

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mforester,
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@repeatro I'm pretty sure I owned this issue in my youth as well. The articles seem mighty familiar. 🤔
Yoshi's Island is amazing of course. You should give it a try if haven't. It's still crazy colorful and cute. 🥰

TheRetroSven,
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@repeatro that’s a candidate for 100%

repeatro,
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@TheRetroSven

I started it offstream a while ago but it's not my kind of gameplay. It's too annoying hunting for Baby Mario when you lost him or have to start over a level because you didn't get enough stars (because you lost Baby Mario 😆 ).
But it's a great game anyways and I would have loved to played it as a kid.

mforester,
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@repeatro @TheRetroSven pro tip: don't lose Baby Mario. 🤣
But I wholeheartedly agree: this is exactly the reason why I never 100%ed the game.

repeatro,
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Third entry is about the PAL exclusive cover story game Asterix & Obelix for SNES.

I owned the quite similar Game Boy version at the time and still remember the hard Rugby level shown on these pages. 🏉
I barely made it above this level and remember some kind of snow level afterwards where I was stuck again due to lacking knowledge of the sprint capabilities. 🏔️

Did you play the Game Boy or SNES version and have any memories of the rugby level?

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mforester,
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@repeatro I kinda remember playing and beating the SNES version, but I can't recall anything about the rugby level. 🤔

repeatro,
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@mforester

Maybe you are confusing with "Asterix" for SNES?

mforester,
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@repeatro no, I'm 100% sure it's Asterix & Obelix. I just watched a few minutes of each speedrun and even though I don't really remember much of the levels, I'm certain that is the game I played.
I do remember running through the village, London and Switzerland.
Skimming through the video, I also remember throwing spears in a minigame and the bull fight at the end. 😁

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@mforester

Wow, GG then. I wouldnt even make it through the game nowadays. Infogrames games are so hard

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@repeatro I'd have to give it a try. I was suprised at how quickly I sped through Super Mario World, Land 1, Land 2 and Donkey Kong. It looks like the jump & run muscle memory is intact.
However, I remember that Asterix & Obelix had quite a bit of trial and error, where you needed to learn the level and enemy positions to master it. 🤔
Not really good design, but I might misremember.
The tag team sections made me think of the SNES Tintin game. Have you played that? I remember mountain climbing.😅

repeatro,
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@mforester

No, whats the Tintin game?

Learning the levels and enemy positions and attacks is the way difficulty was implemented in the games these days I think 😆 If you are looking for a challenge here try some of the other Infogrames titles on SNES: Smurfs, Lucky Luke,...

mforester,
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@repeatro oh God. I've played all of these at one point or another. 😬

18+ mforester,
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@repeatro I'm talking about this here btw.
Also Infogrames. 😰

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@mforester

ah ok, yes i know it but never played

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@repeatro holy shit it's hard. 😬
I played a few minutes to remind me and Gameover'ed twice in the first level. I ultimately made it to the next level, but that has entirely new "enemies" and you need to figure out from scratch how to avoid them.
But I have to say that the spritework and animations are very pretty. It really fits in nicely with the Tintin comics.

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@mforester

Ok, we found the game for @TheRetroSven 's 100 Follower Special 👌

TheRetroSven,
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@repeatro @mforester that game is terrible xD

mforester,
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@TheRetroSven after watching a speedrun of it yesterday to refresh my memory: I fully agree. 😅
I'm amazed that I made it as far as the climbing stage as a kid. @repeatro

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The magazine continues with an article about the Street Fighter II Game Boy port. 📖
Never played this game as a kid, not even on other platforms. The only fighting game I experienced back in the days was Tekken 3 on PS1. 🤼‍♂️

To compensate here I luckily can point you out to the short video about the Street Fighter II Game Boy port I published on Mastodon recently: https://mastodon.social/@repeatro/112111097342727745

repeatro,
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Club Nintendo magazines often came with guides about the presented games. So it is with Mickey Mouse V: Magic Wands! in the issue I have in front of me. 💫

Do you remember using one of these guides to successfully proceed in a game you were stuck before? 🔍

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