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Talkin’ ’bout manga peeps don’t know about

I’ve been buying an obscene amount of crap from Japan the past few months. Most of it is “research material” (Bomberman books, natch), but I also pick up toys, manga, magazines and other doodads; whatever I can get away with saying “it’s for the website, honest!” Some of the most interesting buys are magazines, if […]

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!)

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!)

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 […]

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)

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)

ONM Remembered – #428

“Move over Man Of Steel. The ultimate super hero is back!” from Official Nintendo Magazine issue 07 (September 2006)

ONM Remembered – #423

“Some sources claim that it’s an updated version of Ocarina of Time with GameCube-style graphics and elements which had to be left out of the N64 original.” from Official Nintendo Magazine issue 119 (August 2002)

ONM Remembered – #405

“No, no, NO! Luigi DIDN’T appear in SM 64, despite all those pesky rumours on the Internet.” from Official Nintendo Magazine issue 78 (March 1999) (big ups to oldgamemags.com for the scans!)

ONM Remembered – #368

“LOOK!” “Luke WHO” “NO LOOK” “OH” from Official Nintendo Magazine issue 64 (January 1998)

ONM Remembered – #364

“Oh, and Nintendo have signed up Tim Follin to compose the soundtrack in the style of REO Speedwagon. Or maybe I just haven’t got a clue. You decide.” from N64 Magazine issue 11 (January 1998)

ONM Remembered – #343

“Sometimes we’ll want to ask you about Nintendo Official Magazine.” from Official Nintendo Magazine issue 78 (March 1999) (big ups to oldgamemags.com for the scans!)

ONM Remembered – #341

“Oooh, there’s a lady in the shower. Quick, pull the curtain back! Damn… it’s a fat ghost and she’s not happy to be spied on.” from Official Nintendo Magazine issue 116 (May 2002)

ONM Remembered – #338

“All the dinosaurs were trained actors, but we were chronically wasted. I mean, you can only take shouting ‘Rooaaaarrr’ and eating screaming people to a certain level.” from N64 Magazine issue 12 (February 1998)

ONM Remembered – #317

“You can have your cake and eat it with Mario Party. And you don’t even have to wait for yer birthday!” from Official Nintendo Magazine issue 78 (March 1999) (big ups to OldGameMags for the scans!)

ONM Remembered – #312

“Loads of Toadies partying with Mazza, Lazza, and, erm, Wazza.” from N64 Magazine issue 23 (December 1998)

ONM Remembered – #299

“Just be warned because the area’s castle is not for the fainted hearted!” from Official Nintendo Magazine issue 114 (March 2002)

ONM Remembered – #298

“POWER EXTREME!” from Official Nintendo Magazine issue 58 (July 1997)

ONM Remembered – #294

“Be careful! When you see our shots of Zelda and Pok√©mon, it’s very possible your brain will be singed and your bowels will fail you.” from Official Nintendo Magazine issue 97 (October 2000) (page 88 is omitted, as it was featured in ONM Remembered #36)

ONM Remembered – #291

“Strap yourself in for the most competitive, addictive, wide open racing action ever.” from Official Nintendo Magazine issue 58 (July 1997)