Those of us who grew up reading Nintendo Power remember the comical adventures of gamemaster Howard Phillips and his sidekick, the cocky Nintendo know-it-all named Nester. We watched Nester conquer video games such as The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros. 3, Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse, and many more, but as time went on, the magazine checked in with Nester less and less. Once Howard departed, we saw the young Nester grow to become a junior camp counselor and then, later, a college student. The magazine last checked in with him as he introduced his son to the Wii's mighty motion controls, but now that Nintendo Power has closed up shop, will we ever see him again? Of course! The final issue of Nintendo Power checks in with Nester one more time as we see him and his son Max bond over the end of the magazine. Good bye, Nester. I hope we meet again someday.
I had all of those posters from Nester's room on my wall when I was a kid.