Playing with Power: November 1993

Playing with Power: November 1993. A SNEScapades podcast production featuring Secret of Mana, Aero the Acrobat, Actraiser 2, and More.

Another month is in the books and that means we’re cracking open another issue of Nintendo Power. This time we’re taking a look at the November 1993 issue.

This issue contains some interesting information about Secret of Mana (which we already played) and a lot of maps of the SNES Jurassic Park game (which we have not yet played.) There’s also some info for SimAnt, Aero the Acrobat, the penultimate issue of the Star Fox comic, and a Nester comic that was *gasp* kinda good?

Most excitingly, we got what was a very early look at some renderings by some (at the time) very powerful CGI workstations which Nintendo hoped would be indicative of the visuals that its next console would deliver. But looking back on it all, was it a lot of wishful thinking, or was it accurate to the sorts of experiences the N64 would deliver?

All this, a check-in with Newsie, and a whole lot more on this edition of SNEScapades Playing with Power.

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