Nintendo Power Quiz: Name the Games in the First Power Chart

According to Ars Technica, Nintendo Power magazine is shutting down. From 1988 to 1992-ish, I eagerly anticipated every issue. It was probably the first regular mail I received. Even though I hadn't seen a copy in 20 years, I'm sad to see it go.



One of the highlights of those early issues was the Power Chart, which ranked the top games of the moment by surveying players, retailers, and Nintendo's own game evaluators. Today's quiz goes back to the very first issue—July/August 1988. How many of the Top 30 games in the inaugural Power Chart can you name in 8 minutes?

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Nintendo Power Quiz: Name the Games in the First Power Chart
1. The Legend of Zelda|The Legend of Zelda|Zelda|Legend of Zelda
2. Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!|Mike Tyson's Punch-Out|Punch-Out|Punch Out|Mike Tyson's Punch Out|Mike Tyson Punch Out|Mike Tyson Punch-Out
3. Metroid|Metroid
4. Super Mario Bros.|Super Mario Bros|Super Mario Bros.|Super Mario Brothers
5. Kid Icarus|Kid Icarus
6. R.C. Pro-Am|R.C. Pro-Am|RC Pro-Am|RC Pro Am|R.C. ProAm
7. Ice Hockey|Ice Hockey|Hockey
8. Rad Racer|Rad Racer
9. Top Gun|Top Gun
10. Double Dribble|Double Dribble
11. Pro Wrestling|Pro Wrestling
12. Castlevania|Castlevania
13. The Goonies II|Goonies 2|Goonies II|Goonies Two|The Goonies II|The Goonies 2
14. Kung Fu|Kung Fu|Kung-Fu
15. Wizards & Warriors|Wizards & Warriors|Wizards and Warriors
16. Rush 'n Attack|Rush 'n Attack|Rush and Attack|Rush n Attack|Rush n' Attack|Rush 'n' Attack
17. Mega Man|Mega Man
18. Excitebike|Excitebike
19. Ikari Warriors|Ikari Warriors
20. Spy Hunter|Spy Hunter
21. Baseball|Baseball
22. Contra|Contra
23. Ghosts 'n Goblins|Ghosts 'n Goblins|Ghosts and Goblins|Ghosts 'n' Goblins|Ghosts n' Goblins|Ghosts n Goblins
24. Side Pocket|Side Pocket
25. Mario Bros.|Mario Bros|Mario Brothers
26. Renegade|Renegade
27. Section Z|Section Z
28. Gradius|Gradius
29. Ring King|Ring King
30. Rygar|Rygar|Ryger