So the Official Nintendo Magazine is finishing its 8 year run with issue 114. I have subscribed to this magazine for years, and have collected it ever since the very start!
I actually started with issue 3 so I am missing 1 and 2, and about 2 or 3 others throughout before I subscribed.
I must say I’m really sad and nostalgic about this. After collecting them for so long and reading them monthly it’s weird to think I’m not gunna have this anymore. My issue 114 arrived the other day and I’ve read the first few pages because I want to read as much of it as I can but not rush it.
I love reading the reviews especially on things that I’m excited to buy that haven’t been released yet. I love all the cool pics and the fun jokes. I love the section where people send in their own art, I sent in my own Nintendo collection once but it didn’t make the magazine.
Another thing which I loved so much about it was the free gifts that came with the magazine! They would also give a cool free gift whether it was a DS/3DS sticker cover, cool toys, sweat band, some pokemon cards, a calendar (usually in Decembers issue) or most importantly some cool posters! My room is full of these posters, I usually take some older ones down to put new ones up but it’s always hard to decide, but I loved getting them and making my room look new. I’m really gunna miss those posters the most I think. I love the new and final gift that came with issue 114, the amazing Mario Galaxy and Ocarina of Time poster. I have always wanted the OOT poster and now I finally have it.
I’ve uploaded a pic of my collection and the final magazine.