Famitsu Issue #1 (reprint)

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While it seems like every year for the past 15 years has been touted as “peak Famicom nostalgia” in Japan, the launch of the Nintendo Classic Mini Family Computer could make this fall the true nostalgia boom. To accompany the release of the (preorder-sold-out) mini console, publications have begun releasing some cool magazines and guides. While I have a handful of these preordered (LOVE that Amazon.jp now ships to the United States), the one I was most excited about arrived today. Pictured above, this is a reprint of Issue #1 of Famitsu (originally released in June, 1986), the iconic publication that led the way for gaming magazines in both the East and West. Let’s take a peak inside, yeah?

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Episode 13.5 – Nintendo Power Memories

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(Originally posted August 26th, 2012)

Saddened by the news that Nintendo Power will be ceasing publication this year, we reflect on everything from our earliest memories of the magazine to the most recent iteration.

Music:

Super Mario Bros. 2 – Character Select

Super Mario Bros. 2 – Main overworld theme

Super Mario Bros. 2 – Ending theme

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