Future Publishing bring back Super Play magazine for 1 month only - free with Retro Gamer (OUT NOW)

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by KK » Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:35 am

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Issue 172 of Retro Gamer will be packaged with a 52-page special edition of the Super Nintendo magazine to celebrate the forthcoming launch of Nintendo's SNES Classic Mini hardware.

This one-off edition has been produced by original Super Play staff including Jason Brookes, Jonathan Davies, Tony Mott and Zy Nicholson, along with the
Retro Gamer team and a band of seasoned Nintendo experts including Nathan Brown (Edge), Mark Green (NGamer), Keza MacDonald (Kotaku), Damien McFerran (Nintendo Life), Jeremy Parish (Retronauts) and Chris Schilling (Edge, Eurogamer). As art editor, Warren Brown (senior art ed of Future's videogame division) has resurrected Super Play's visual style to ensure it will be immediately familiar to fans of the '90s magazine.
Crucially, the new issue's cover is illustrated by Wil Overton, the artist behind every cover of Super Play's original 47-issue run.

Features include:
- New reviews of 20 SNES games featured on the Mini console, alongside a cover story focused on Star Fox 2, including an exclusive interview with Dylan Cuthbert, one of the key developers behind the game
- The opportunity to win the original Wil Overton artwork used for Super Play's Secret Of Mana cover (issue 25), hand-painted on celluloid and signed by the artist.
- More prizes to win, including a SNES Mini console, the Contra III soundtrack on vinyl, Super Famicom: The Box Art Collection, and more.
- Plus: Super Play's SNES Mini hands-on test, Helen McCarthy's Anime World, What Cart?, import reviews, Fanhunter, the origins of the SNES and Super Play, and... some unfortunate news about Neko.

£900 on eBay. Probably. Unfortunately Ad's bought up all the stock. Bastard.

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by NickSCFC » Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:40 am

Interesting to see whether the page layout and art will be faithful throughout.

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by KK » Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:44 am

It's out on Thursday, 7th September BTW. Priced £5.99. You'll also be able to purchase it here: https://www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/ ... ck-issues/

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by Yoshimi » Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:46 am

I might have to buy that! Looks great.

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by KK » Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:00 am

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Can you imagine if next year they bring back N64 Magazine...

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by jawafour » Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:06 am

KK wrote:...Can you imagine if next year they bring back N64 Magazine...

[Breathing intensifies].

All we need now is an Amiga Mini and the return of Amiga Power :toot: .

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by Dick Thornburg » Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:09 am

Very nice. I was never a regular reader of Super Play, but I got a few issues of this as a supplement to what was my main Nintendo mag at the time, Total. I'll definitely pick it up as it was always a good read.

Though I will admit I'd hoped it was going to be Arcade that got brought back permanently. Easily the best multi-format mag they had at the time (That wasn't a "serious" one like EDGE).

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by dmin » Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:44 pm

Super Play :wub: Amazing the original staff is back for this too. This shall be mine!

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by AndyXMAS » Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:17 pm

This is out now - it's pretty cool - just read it on a train journey!

The reviews are too harsh and low though - they massively underscored Super Ghouls N Ghosts, SFII Turbo and Starfox - all in the 70s.

Edit - the quality of this is very high though, and it's great to have the reviews of some of the SNES' greatest games all in one place :)

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by KK » Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:05 pm

They had the old issue in WHSmith today. I asked and they had the new one in the stock room but the bloke said it isn't out until tomorrow so refused to give it to me. Went to Greggs and bought a Mexican chicken baguette instead... :datass:

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by Advent7 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:52 pm

can you by this by internet?

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by AndyXMAS » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:36 pm

KK wrote:They had the old issue in WHSmith today. I asked and they had the new one in the stock room but the bloke said it isn't out until tomorrow so refused to give it to me. Went to Greggs and bought a Mexican chicken baguette instead... :datass:


Strange - I got in WHSmith today at a train station - and saw it in another one in another train station!

Given the popularity of the SNES Mini, I would grab this quickly as it's likely to sell out...

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by KK » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:39 pm

Ad7 wrote:can you by this by internet?

Yes, from tomorrow morning via http://www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk

And digitally via all the regular platforms.

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by Preezy » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:10 pm

Gonna have to look out for this, might even pop into town on my lunch break tomorrow.

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by Advent7 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:22 pm

KK wrote:
Ad7 wrote:can you by this by internet?

Yes, from tomorrow morning via http://www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk

And digitally via all the regular platforms.


Lovely, thank you.

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PostRe: Future Publishing bring back Super Play magazine for 1 month only - free with Retro Gamer
by KK » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:03 am

Now available to purchase for £4.99, saving yourself £1 off the RRP: https://www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/ ... issue-172/

Go through Quidco for another 9.6% cashback.

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PostRe: Future Publishing bring back Super Play magazine for 1 month only - free with Retro Gamer (OUT NOW)
by jawafour » Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:37 pm

Walked to the next town to get the mag from WH Smith's... their copies hadn't turned up. Walked back to a Tesco store... and many of their mags hadn't arrived today either. Dang it! I'll try again tomorrow night but I may end up using KK's suggested delivery method.

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PostRe: Future Publishing bring back Super Play magazine for 1 month only - free with Retro Gamer
by Advent7 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:01 pm

KK wrote:Now available to purchase for £4.99, saving yourself £1 off the RRP: https://www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/ ... issue-172/

Go through Quidco for another 9.6% cashback.


Thanx bbz. Keeps hanging at the checkout for some reason so I'll buy when I get home.

This plus the snes mini :toot:

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PostRe: Future Publishing bring back Super Play magazine for 1 month only - free with Retro Gamer
by All Gold, Frankenstein and Grrr » Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:09 pm

KK wrote:Now available to purchase for £4.99, saving yourself £1 off the RRP: https://www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/ ... issue-172/

Go through Quidco for another 9.6% cashback.

Postage probably takes it above £5.99 though right?

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by jawafour » Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:15 pm

Dangerblade wrote:Postage probably takes it above £5.99 though right?

Good news, Db - the link indicates that shipping is included.

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