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Nintendo Power publishes last issue

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 24 Dec 2012 17:15 User comments (2)

Nintendo Power publishes last issue 'Nintendo Power' has published its last issue this month, #285 dating back to 1988.
The issue is 96 pages and features a modern remake of the company's first-ever issue, which including the now iconic clay sculpture of Mario.

Created by artist Leslie Levings, the magazine asked the artist to pay homage to the original cover. Although she never owned an NES or a sub to Nintendo Power, she often visited friends' houses to be able to play.

Overall, the cover took the magazine and the sculptor six months to get right, with many sketches sent back and forth. The cover features Mario jumping on a goomba with Bowser menacing in the background, similar to the original but, well, "modern."

The mag is available on newsstands, now.

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2 user comments

124.12.2012 17:54

I like how the flag on the right side of the magazine symbolizes the end of their publications...Even if you never subscribed, you still can't help feel nostalgic over such a symbolic magazine halting production.

Also, this comic is in the final issue. Quite touching:
http://i.imgur.com/1W3h7.jpg

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This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 24 Dec 2012 @ 17:58

224.12.2012 20:04

I have all those issues in my spare bedroom in boxes somewhere. Heck I even have pre Nintendo Power when it was called fan club mag or something. Ah memories back when I loved video games, no more for me these days.

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