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ONM Remembered – #462

“OFFICIAL ALWAYS FIRST BIGGEST AND BEST”


from Official Nintendo Magazine issue 85 (October 1999)

The longer I look at that raptor, the more it looks like a meticulously painted jellybean.

ONM Remembered – #461

“Pull on yer baggy trousers and catch some air.”


from Official Nintendo Magazine issue 88 (January 2000) (Continued)

ONM Remembered – #460

“Why was it that only the swots can manipulate the metal loop ’round the windy wire course without touching it and causing it to buzz? Why is it that I, Alex ‘steadyhands’ Lee, can never quite get it to the end without that bloody buzzer going off?”


from N64 Pro issue 6 (April 1998) (Continued)

ONM Remembered – #459

“The official word on the Nintendo grapevine is that he’s going to be called Derek in the Gamecube version.”


from Official Nintendo Magazine issue 104 (May 2001) (Continued)

ONM Remembered – #458

“If things are getting tough and your Yoshis are being slaughtered, it’s time to call on a renegade band of mercenaries.”


from Official Nintendo Magazine issue 62 (November 1997)
(big ups to oldgamemags.com for the scans!) (Continued)

ONM Remembered – #457

“Better known as Daisy in the UK, the pretty pink princess is good for nothing except whimpering and getting kidnapped.”







from Official Nintendo Magazine issue 56 (May 1997), issue 57 (June 1997), and issue 58 (July 1997)
(big ups to oldgamemags.com for the scans!) (Continued)

ONM Remembered – #456

“Now… where can I find someone stupid enough to travel in this blatant deathtrap?”


from Super Play issue 9 (July 1993)

ONM Remembered – #455

“Some of the motion-capture is outstanding and some of the moves even appear to connect! Crikey, Hudson – with this fighting game you are really spoiling us.”


from N64 Magazine issue 17 (July 1998) (Continued)

ONM Remembered – Pack-In Week, day 7

“Crumble, you ancient pillars! Feel Fox Power!”














from Lylat Wars Pilot’s Guide (pack-in with Official Nintendo Magazine issue 62, November 1997) (Continued)

ONM Remembered – Pack-In Week, day 6

“Biokinton is an enemy who throws flying chickens at Mario while floating around inside a cloud. Nobody knows what Biokinton looks like behind his cloud, not even Biokinton’s mum.”




from The Complete Mario Encyclopedia (pack-in with Official Nintendo Magazine issue 07, September 2006)

One of the later pack-ins, coming out after ONM had their big mid-2000s shake-up under new management, this was a more appropriate gift for the new millennium: a delightful little encyclopaedia to the Mario universe! Let’s face it, once the internet picked up groundswell there wasn’t much magazines could include on the cheap that seemed worth a damn; it was demo discs or bust.
Still, this is nicely bound and well printed and it’s just like The Mushroom Kingdom’s Mariopedia) except more tightly edited and not horribly unfinished. It’s a breezier read than trying to digest the Mario Wiki, and it has an entry for bloody Biokinton. They should win an award for that inclusion.

ONM Remembered – Pack-In Week, day 5

“But have no fear, loyal Kongsters, ‘cos your ONM tips book is here to guide you through even the toughest race…”

















from Diddy Kong Racing Advanced Driver’s Manual (pack-in with Official Nintendo Magazine issue 64, December 1997) (Continued)

ONM Remembered – Pack-In Week, day 4

“Reset Button: This button resets your N64 if, for instance, you’re fed up to the back teeth with the somewhat lengthy ‘congratulations’ sequence in Mario Kart 64.”



























from The Nintendo 64 Companion (pack-in with N64 Magazine issue 11, January 1998) (Continued)

ONM Remembered – Pack-In Week, day 3

“Miyamoto says he’d like to see penguins in all his N64 games. Fortunately these aren’t like Mario Kart‘s kamikaze fowl!”











from 64 Solutions: Pilot Wings / Wave Race (pack-in with 64 Magazine issue 14, April 1998) (Continued)

ONM Remembered – Pack-In Week, day 2

“Pelt the Mystery Ball to the right of Miss Warp 1 to expose Surprise Balls that lead you to a Warp Vase.”










from Yoshi’s Story Player’s Guide (pack-in with Official Nintendo Magazine issue 68, May 1998) (Continued)

ONM Remembered – Pack-In Week, day 1

Mario Kart 64 is the first N64 racing game to be released in the UK and, not surprisingly, it’s a cracker.”





from Mario Kart 64 Skids In! (pack-in with Official Nintendo Magazine issue 58, July 1997) (Continued)

ONM Remembered – prelude to Pack-In Week

“Very, very fast at top speed, but you’ll never get Tommy there, as he’s so fat that his cornering and acceleration don’t exist in this universe. Sorry Tommy, we defend anyone’s right to eat burgers all day (or Ginster’s Chicken and Mushroom Slices, in our case), but to be honest, you’re useless.”



from N64 Magazine issue 14 (April 1998) (Continued)

ONM Remembered – #455

“So, should you buy it? You’ll love it if you like Posh Spice videos – mainly the futuristic one. This has about the same amount of gameplay.”


from Official Nintendo Magazine issue 132 (September 2003) (Continued)

ONM Remembered – #454

“Everybody knows discs can hold more graphics and music information, but are they able to deal with enemy A.I. as well as carts?”


from Official Nintendo Magazine issue 118 (July 2002) (Continued)

ONM Remembered – #453

“Galleon has a very unique and original look with some fantastically detailed scenery.”


from Official Nintendo Magazine issue 121 (October 2002) (Continued)

ONM Remembered – #452

“Aww, stop choking on those teeth, you’re putting me off my game!”


from Super Play issue 8 (June 1993)