"How To Win At Nintendo Games"

Just how gamers can hop online nowadays and get cheats, codes and step by step gameplay; well back in the days us Nintendo Jocks had magazines such as Nintendo Power and books such as these, introducing....
How To Win at Nintendo Games by Jeff Rovin
The preface claims that:
"The key to winning is discovering the codes, strategies and maneuvers that are players' mostly closely guarded secrets. Packed with vital information- 
like training tips, layout of the screen, how to score, how you can move- 
How to Win at Nintendo Games will put you at the top of your form!"
Fuck yeah. I want to be on top of my form, even if it has taken me 20 years to get there! These books are actually pretty kick ass. I don't feel like I'm cheating the experience of playing the actual game and discovering all the little tricks on my own. Shit, this beats having to go on youtube and having to put up with some little turd walking you through a game that's older than his ass. It's cool that some younger kids respect the 8-bit challenge though. Jeff Rovin, the author, does a fine job with this series: 
  • How to Win at Nintendo Games (red)
  • How to Win at Nintendo Games #2 (green)
  • How to Win at Nintendo Games #3 (yellow)
  • How to Win at Nintendo Sports Games (blue)
I'll be referring to these books on future game reviews if applicable. 
These two books are the same one.  Just that in one of them Mr. Rovin had to clear his ass and let it be known he wasn't authorized by Nintendo to use their name. 

In this book (red) it has tips and strategies for 40 different titles. Yeah it's that intense. These 40 games are definitely the must have classics for any NES aficionado.
I'd list them but I don't feel like typing. 
I'll leave leave you on the edge of your seat, till next time cheaters.


  1. My tip (no, not my penis tip): use a spoon and rub it back and forth on top of the A/B buttons to run faster in track & field.

  2. @13 Feet Tall- That makes total sense! Fuck yeah! This method could prove to be useful with many games that require rapid "thumbing". I use the top part of my index finger (my nail) for to achieve the same purpose. I'm going to try it your way because my nail always get fucked up whenever I do it. Very good, thanks for the tip!

  3. Yeah, it actually does work for other games too.

    I used it recently for a part at the end of Resident Evil 5 that requires you to press a button repeatedly for like 30 seconds.

  4. I had the red book when I was a kid. I think it is where I first learned the legendary up up down down left right left right b a b a start cheat!


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