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Window Shopping - Nintendo Game Pack (Mario on cover)

Quick Info:
Product: Nintendo Game Pack - With 3 scratch off cards and two stickers.
Price I paid: $3.00
Place Bought: Wham! In Portland, Oregon
Still made: Probably not.

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Overview:
These cards provide several "top secret" tips that really aren't top secret at all. I was hoping the next time I'd play Super Mario Bros. I'd have the upper edge in completing levels faster, but no. The tip they gave me was one that came in the manual! Looks like your detective work is amateur, private guy! Again, the stickers were totally worth the buy.

Product Description:
They came in wax paper, unsealed! The way it was folded though was more than enough to keep it shut though. Here's what was inside:

Front of package:
The Nintendo logo aligns the top of the card, followed by GamePack written in blue bold large print with a drop shadow. Underneath that shows Mario pointing upwards to the right corner with the price of 25 cents written in bold small print. In a red splash shape reads the words "With top secret tips!" written in bold white capital print. Underneath that has the Topps logo and a city backdrop along the bottom. Within the silhouette of the buildings reads "3 scratch off cards (bullet) 2 stickers" with "This product is for fun - No prizes awarded" underneath; all of it written in small capital print.

Back of package:
With a yellow background, a barcode in a white rectangle resides  with the number 0 41116 00410 0, all of it upside-down. Underneath that has the words (lines separated with a semicolon) "The Topps Company,; Inc., Duryea, PA; 18642. Made & Prtd.; in U.S.A. (C)1989; Nintendo Of; America Inc." written in capital black print. A city backdrop is at the bottom ala front of package.

Front of all cards:
On all five cards reads "(C)1989 Nintendo Of America Inc." in small capital black print along the edges of the pictures. In the same font, on the Bald Bull card, reads "Punch-Out screen 6" in the upper left, on the Zelda scratch card reads "Link screen 7", and on the Super Mario Bros. scratch card reads "Mario screen 5." All other text and photos are visible in the photographs below.

Back of Bald Bull scratch card:
In the upper left corner in bold capital print reads "How to play" with the Topps logo on the reverse side. Underneath is the Punch-Out!! logo followed by the words "Screen 6 of 10" written in small capital print. Justified in the center of the card are five pictures with five descriptions underneath in the following order (all descriptions are written in capital black print): First is a picture of K.O. where the O has a tongue sticking out, underneath that picture reads "Need 2 for knockout"; Next photo is that of a boxing glove, underneath reads "3 and you lose"; next photo has Low Blow warped into its frame, beneath it reads "Automatic disqualification"; next photo is that of a star, with the words "Equals 2 K.O.s" underneath; last picture is that of two gloves colliding, underneath that reads "try again." Beneath those pictures reads "Directions: (bullet) Scratch off until fighter is defeated or you have been knocked out or disqualified. (bullet) Try to defeat boxer with the least amount of punches!" Beneath that is the Nintendo logo with the words "Collect all 60 scratch-off game cards!" written in capital bold print. On the very bottom reads "(C)1989 Nintendo Of America Inc." on the left side and "The Topps Company, Inc. PRTD in U.S.A. * *" All written in capital small black print.

Back of Zelda II: Adventure of Link scratch card:
In the upper left corner in bold capital print reads "How to play" with the Topps logo on the reverse side. Underneath is the Adventure Of Link logo followed by the words "Screen 7 of 10" written in small capital print. Justified in the center of the card are four pictures with four descriptions underneath in the following order (all descriptions are written in capital black print): First picture is that of a sword clanking with the words "find 3 and you win" underneath; next is a picture of an arrow colliding with the words "find 3 and you lose" underneath; third is a picture of a shield with "try again" written underneath; last is a picture of an arrow pointing to the right with the words "find 1 and advance right" beneath it. Underneath all of those pictures reads "Directions: (bullet) First, find the arrow in Area 1 (left side of card) to advance to Area 2 (right side of card). (Bullet) Find three spears and you lose! (Bullet) You must uncover 3 swordstrikes and at least 1 arrow to win. Beneath that is the Nintendo logo with the words "Collect all 60 scratch-off game cards!" written in capital bold print. On the very bottom reads "(C)1989 Nintendo Of America Inc." on the left side and "The Topps Company, Inc. PRTD in U.S.A. * *" All written in capital small black print.

Back of Super Mario Bros. scratch card:
In the upper left corner in bold capital print reads "How to play" with the Topps logo on the reverse side. Underneath is the Super Mario Bros. logo followed by the words "Screen 5 of 10" written in small capital print. Justified in the center of the card are two pictures with two descriptions underneath in the following order (all descriptions are written in capital black print): First picture is that of a buzzy beetle and the words "Find 3 and you lose" written underneath. Last photo is that of an arrow pointing to the right and the words "Find 3 and you win" underneath. Below that is "Directions: (bullet) Find 3 arrows and you win. (bullet) Uncover 3 Buzzy Beetles and you lose!" Beneath that is the Nintendo logo with the words "Collect all 60 scratch-off game cards!" written in capital bold print. On the very bottom reads "(C)1989 Nintendo Of America Inc." on the left side and "The Topps Company, Inc. PRTD in U.S.A. * *" All written in capital small black print.

Back of Lopar sticker:
A secret agent is on the right side of the card signaling you to be quiet with the number 27 underneath him in a yellow circle. He's hiding behind a yellow sign reading "(bullet) Top (bullet) Secret (bullet) Tips (bullet)" in capital red print. Underneath reads (lines separated by semicolons)"-The Legend Of Zelda-; Cemetery: use your White Sword to hit a; Ghini four times. Touching each of the; graves will turn them into Ghini; then hit; the original Ghini again & they'll disap-;ear and leave gifts. Outside the rectangle on the bottom of the card has the words "Colect all 33 Tip Cards!" written in capital bold print. Beneath that on the left side of the card in small print reads "* * The Topps Company, Inc." and on the right side of the card reads "(C)1989 Nintendo America Inc."

Back of Zelda sticker:
A secret agent is on the right side of the card signaling you to be quiet with the number 14 underneath him in a yellow circle. He's hiding behind a yellow sign reading "(bullet) Top (bullet) Secret (bullet) Tips (bullet)" in capital red print. Underneath reads (lines separated by semicolons)"-Punch-Out!!-; Listen closely to what the fighters say to; one another before the actual fight. They; reveal valuable clues to help you win!" Outside the rectangle on the bottom of the card has the words "Colect all 33 Tip Cards!" written in capital bold print. Beneath that on the left side of the card in small print reads "* * The Topps Company, Inc." and on the right side of the card reads "(C)1989 Nintendo America Inc."

Photographs:
All pictures are equipped with watermarks to avoid piracy in auctions.


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