Nintendo Game Counselor Guide
September 17, 2016 4:44 PM   Subscribe


too cool for school!
posted by Buckt at 5:24 PM on September 17, 2016

That was amazing, I forgot about those people. I never called the game guide number, I always waited until my cousin found out from someone at school.
posted by Ms. Moonlight at 6:48 AM on September 18, 2016

I called the number twice. I can't remember the reason for either call (though I'm sure the first one was probably about Castlevania 2) but I do recall that the first time I called that it went directly to a game counselor. I called again a few years later and I was disappointed to find that they had added a menu to route calls to specialized counselors for SNES and NES games and certain role playing games. It ruined the illusion for me that these counselors basically knew everything about every single game. It's a bit heartwarming to know that the program did start out that way though.

And damn you, Bruce M. White, you did not finish The Legend of Zelda without a sword. A 19 year old student wasted an entire month trying to replicate a feat mentioned in his copy of Nintendo Power only to discover many years later that it simply can't be done.
posted by dances with hamsters at 5:50 PM on September 18, 2016

yeah, I grew up in the 206 area code, I called them all the time. I'd love to get a pdf of this book.
posted by lkc at 7:55 PM on September 18, 2016

As I was watching the video, I thought -- "Does that binder really have every game? Not just the popular ones, but crappy film tie-ins like---"

"Check out these maps for WILLOW!"
posted by HeroZero at 6:06 AM on September 20, 2016

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