Issue 7 was the last issue of the newsletter before the launch of Nintendo Power and you can easily see the content quality was significantly lower compared to the previous issues.
The magazine is 4 pages shorter than all the previous issues and of the 26 pages that does not include the front or back cover, 12 pages are full page ads. For all those without your TI80 calculator handy, that is almost 1/2 of the magazine wasted on ads. Then of the pages that have actual content, the information is mostly high level tips that most players could find out on their own. You can easily see that Nintendo was fully invested in Nintendo Power and just needed to release this magazine to hold over the subscribers. The one highlight in this final issue of the newsletter are the first screenshots of Super Mario Bros 2.
Although it was a weak offering to end the newsletter, it gave gamers the excitement of the coming magazine that would fill mailboxes for years to come. Next time….Nintendo Power #1!
Play With Power!