Jeff Benson Always Reads Nintendo Power

I recently got some NES players guides off EBay, and this ad/subscription card was thrown in with them.

This is the front of the ad. It tells us about Jeff Benson, who does all the cool 80s things, including skateboarding and listening to rock and roll. He also manages to spend some time on physics. He loves Super Mario Bros. 2 and never, ever buys a new game “pak” without first consulting Nintendo Power.

This is the back. It tantalizes us with a taste of the goodness we will find in Nintendo Power magazine. This is a tip for the game Blaster Master. It comes straight from “the pros” and is pretty sneaky to be honest.

Notice also the pastels and unnecessary squiggles that depict the rad way Jeff lives and plays Nintendo. Laughable? Yeah. But also effective. Makes me want to get my hands on a few issues of Nintendo Power. That, or do some physics.


Doug is a child of the 80s who was raised in Ohio and is now living the life of oblivion in the bay area of California.

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