Nintendo : Super Power Club Power Challenge


Power Challenge Trading Cards were distributed to Nintendo Power subscribers as part of the Super Power Club program. The series debuted in October 1992. Perforated panels of six different cards were randomly inserted in each monthly issue until February 1995.
Nintendo Super Power Club
The cards were designed by Phil Honeywell. Nintendo (NES) game cards are red, Super Nintendo (SNES) cards are green, and Game Boy (GB) game cards are purple. Each card includes a game challenge ranked as Novice, Intermediate, or Pro. A monthly contest awarded a free cartridge for collecting specific card combinations. Foil-stamped "Collector's Edition" cards were available by mail order.

Nintendo Super Power Club - Super Power Challenge Trading Cards

Power Card #149 showcases The Death and Return of Superman for the SNES. The card was distributed with issue no. 66, dated November 1994. The game cover art of Doomsday punching through a bleeding Superman emblem was penciled by Doomsday creator Dan Jurgens and inked by Brett Breeding.
1994 Nintendo - Super Power Club Power Challenge - 1491994 Nintendo - Super Power Club Power Challenge - 149 (Back)

The Death and Return of Superman was released by Sunsoft for the Super NES in August 1994. A Sega Genesis version rated MA-13 followed in 1995. Guinness World Records 2009 lists the title as the "First superhero game to tie into a contemporary storyline."

Players cycle through Superman, Cyborg Superman, Eradicator, Superboy, and Steel in a plot that loosely follows the "Doomsday!" and "Reign of the Supermen!" story-arcs. The scrolling gameplay consists of button-mashing "beat 'em up" mechanics with flying and shooting elements. Cutscenes feature digitized artwork reproduced from the comic books.
The Death and Return of Superman 1994 SNES
The back of the video game box features an image of Superman by Jon Bogdanove from the Superman Better Than Ever limited edition art portfolio.
1994 SunSoft The Death and Return of Superman - SNES Back
1994 SunSoft - The Death and Return of Superman - SNES

The complete checklist consists of 170 cards.

* The cards were randomly distributed in the magazines. Some cards received multiple releases or variant printings.

 
Nintendo Power : Super Power Club Cards
1 Kirby's Dream Land
2 Metroid II: Return of Samus
3 Tetris
4 Yoshi
5 Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters
6 Super Mario Bros. 3
7 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
8 Super Play Action Football
9 Actraiser
10 Dragon Warrior III
11 Faceball 2000
12 Adventures of Lolo III
13 Lemmings
14 Gargoyle's Quest
15 Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts
16 U.N. Squadron
17 Bionic Commando
18 Wizards and Warriors X: Fortress of Fear
19 Double Dragon III
20 Super Smash T.V.
21 Battletoads
22 Felix the Cat
23 Final Fight
24 Adventure Island
25 Dr. Mario
26 Kickle Cubicle
27 Metalstorm
28 Punch-Out!!
29 Wings 2: Aces High
30 F-Zero
31 Dinocity
32 Super R-Type
33 Prince of Persia
34 Pac-Man
35 R.C. Pro-Am Racing
36 Super Mario Bros. 3
37 Gargoyle's Quest II
38 Batman
39 Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
40 NCAA Basketball
41 Battle Clash
42 Super Mario Kart
43 Dr. Franken
44 Spy Vs Spy: Operation: Booby Trap
45 Centipede
46 Solar Jetman
47 Soul Blazer
48 Super Spy Hunter
49 Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf
50 Boomer's Adventure In Asmik World
51 Road Runner's Death Valley Rally
52 Asteroids
53 Conquest of the Crystal Palace
54 Gauntlet II
55 Black Bass Lure Fishing
56 Kingdom Crusade
57 Wing Commander
58 Bart Vs the Space Mutants
59 Street Fighter II
60 Mega Man 4
61 Bubsy: Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind
62 Super Batter Up
63 Marble Madness
64 Maniac Mansion
65 Out of This World
66 Hunt for Red October
67 Final Fantasy Adventure
68 Star Fox
69 Ninja Gaiden 3
70 Tom and Jerry
71 Super Off Road
72 Tecmo Super Bowl
73 Top Gear 2
74 Clay Fighters
75 Kirby's Adventure
76 Final Fantasy Legend III
77 Shadowrun
78 Simcity
79 Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
80 Golf
81 Super Mario All-Stars
82 Vegas Stakes
83 Wordtris
84 Yoshi's Cookie
85 Legend of Zelda
86 NES Open Tournament Golf
87 T2: The Arcade Game
88 Top Rank Tennis
89 Yoshi's Cookie
90 Battletoads in Battlemaniacs
91 Battletoads & Double Dragon: The Ultimate Team
92 The Lost Vikings
93 Star Trek: The Next Generation
94 Mortal Kombat
95 Zombies Ate My Neighbors
96 Raging Fighter
97 WWF King of the Ring
98 7th Saga
99 Jurassic Park
100 Secret of Mana
101 Nigel Mansell's World Championship
102 Street Fighter II Turbo
103 Wicked 18
104 Tetris 2
105 Rock n' Roll Racing
106 NHL Stanley Cup
107 Actraiser 2
108 Disney's Duck Tales 2
109 Mighty Final Fight
110 Claymates
111 Metal Combat: Falcon's Revenge
112 Kirby's Pinball Land
113 Aero the Acro-Bat
114 Daffy Duck: The Marvin Missions
115 Zoda's Revenge: Star Tropics II
116 Lester the Unlikely
117 Mega Man X
118 Turn & Burn: No Fly Zone
119 Darkwing Duck
120 Mega Man IV
121 Super Metroid
122 X-Kaliber 2097
123 Mega Man VI
124 TMNT Tournament Fighters
125 F1 - Pole Position
126 Stunt Race FX
127 Bonk's Adventure
128 Super Bases Loaded 2
129 Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3
130 Black Bass Lure Fishing
131 The Twisted Tales of Spike McFang
132 Monster Max
133 Super Street Fighter 2: The New Challengers
134 Donkey Kong
135 Joe & Mac 2: Lost in the Tropics
136 Walt Disney's The Jungle Book
137 Champions World Class Soccer
138 Super Battletank
139 Tommy Moe's Winter Extreme Skiing & Snowboarding
140 Bugs Bunny's Rabbit Rampage
141 C2 Judgment Clay: Clay Fighter 2
142 Breakthru!
143 Final Fantasy III
144 Donkey Kong Country
145 Daffy Duck
146 Star Trek: The Next Generation
147 Kirby's Adventure
148 Blackthorne
149 The Death and Return of Superman
150 Legend of Zelda
151 Prehistorik Man
152 Super Bomberman 2
153 Breath of Fire
154 Contra: The Alien Wars
155 Tazmania in Christmas Island Capers
156 Super Punch-Out!!
157 Wild Snake
158 Space Invaders
159 Firestriker
160 Illusion of Gaia
161 Yoshi
162 John Madden Football
163 Mortal Kombat II
164 Wario's Woods
165 Dragon View
166 Disney's The Jungle Book
167 Earthworm Jim
168 Stop That Roach
169 The Lion King
170 Tin Star


Nintendo Power, no 66, November 1994

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