Nintendo PowerFest 94 Championship Cart Review



In this video I review the PowerFest cart that was a championship cart for Nintendo’s tournament back in 1994. It featured Super Mario Lost Levels, Super Mario Kart and Ken Griffey Jr’s Baseball. Only two actually carts exist today, and one of them will be at the PowerFest reunion event that I’m putting together at the Game On Expo event on August 28th-30th, 2015.

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John “Gamester81” Lester started playing video games at a very young age. His first ever console that he played was a Colecovision, quickly followed by an Atari 2600, and his passion for video games hasn’t stopped. In 2008 John decided to start a video game review show on YouTube called Gamester81 by reviewing rare and retro video game systems and games. His show quickly grew in popularity, and he became friends with many other gamers in the YouTube community.

He is also one of the hosts of the All Gen Gamers Podcast which is a bimonthly podcast for people and video games of all generations.

Some of John’s other hobbies includes collecting Star Wars memorabilia (YouTube channel Starwarsnut77), playing classic arcade games (YouTube channel Gamester81Arcade), watching sports, and listening to music. John is a big fan of the 80’s and 90’s and in 2009 started a YouTube channel called NEStalgiaholic where he talks about nostalgic items and memories from his childhood.

To see some of John’s video’s in 3D visit his YouTube channel Gamester81in3D.

Favorite Systems: Colecovision, Commodore 64, NES, & SNES.

Favorite Games: Donkey Kong Arcade, Atari Star Wars Arcade, Super Mario 3, Final Fantasy II, & Goldeneye 007

  • Orionsangel

    I believe that being hard was not the only reason that SMB2 Japan didn’t come to America. I remember hearing back in the day that Nintendo of America at the time said it was way too similar to the original game and felt more like left over levels from the first game. Nintendo of America wanted a sequel that was unique looking and stood out from the previous game. Which of course is why we got Doki Doki Panic revamped with SMB characters. I’m glad they did it though. SMB2 Japan would have disappointed me. I loved SMB2 USA’s colors and music and the way it played. Great times! Great review as well!

  • lancep2015

    Back ondered for me but will get it The Donkey Contrary Competition cart was beastly an demo version of that game that was meet to be used in Powerfest 94 Competition. Since It was never used wean Blockbuster asked Nintendo for an SNES they sent them to Blockuster stores. The 3 games I wound have used are Super Metroid, Killer Instinct and Star Fox but it will not have to be in that older. Since retrousb doesn’t sell the Donkey Kong one any more will make you for $90 but you have ask for it.