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ONM Remembered – #153

“ALMOST TOO REAL”


from Official Nintendo Magazine issue 58 (July 1997)

In between commentating on stuff nobody cares about, I like to highlight random images now and again if just to show how neat they are. It’s not often I highlight fanart! This showed up in issue 58’s letters page, and I always thought it’d be a great image for an ad campaign: very much in the vein of the old Mortal Kombat ad with Kano and Raiden strangling the kids from the inside of the arcade monitor. How’d you like to see a Purlin reach out and squeeze your torso to a pulp?

… I don’t suppose this is ever gonna be get identified? I’m always a bit skittish of posting reader-submitted material just out of common courtesy, but dang, I think it’s a neat pic.