The Nintendo Gamer Magazine is closing down.

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

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It was a sad, sad day when the Nintendo Power Magazine began closing down their doors, and now Nintendo Gamer is forced to do too. Nintendo Gamer (or Super Play Magazine as it was called in the very beginning) was one of the first British magazines to focus solely on video games. The Magazine was also known to adapt their names from what Nintendo console were currently on the market; Like N64 Magazine, and NGC Magazine, until it was at last called Nintendo Gamer.

SuperPlay Magazine (Nintendo Gamer) was founded on October of 1992 first distributed in November that same year, published by Future Publishing. Just one month more and it would had reached its 20 year anniversary, but how sad the magazine won’t reach that far, as the last magazine will come out next week, on September 6th, and mark the end of the distribution of the beloved Nintendo Gamer. The last magazine’s cover will be made by Wil Horton who made the covers for the older editions, like SuperPlay, and N64 magazine, and is a nice way to end the beloved magazine.

But this doesn’t mean Nintendo Gamer website is going anywhere. The website will continue running your favorite stories as always, and they’ll continue doing this as long as Nintendo is around.

Tell us in the comments below, your fondest memories of Nintendo Gamer, and what games you discovered through it, and what games you got to love.


  • Wow, I’m actually older than it (By a couple months).

    *isn’t European*

  • Uh, that’s Wil Overton. I’ve no idea who Wil Horton is, but I’m fairly sure Wil Overton did the covers back in the day. This is very sad news, but I can’t say I’m not partially at fault: I allowed my subscription to lapse during the NGamer era (earlier in the Wii’s lifetime) because I found it wasn’t engaging me any more. I subscribed from the late N64 era, through all the evolutions of NGC to early NGamer.

    Bye guys! Maybe one day we’ll all solve Lex Luthor’s maze and survive the inevitable attack by Go-Sen.

  • It’s a shame to see all these classic video game publications close up shop after all these years.

  • The print mags barely cover import stuff because they seek official status from Nintendo etc. The huge wealth of Japanese games is simply ignored, last time I bought some printed mags they were little more than ads for worthless party game shit and stupid, foul mouthed online gaming culture. (I’m not just talking about Nintendo or Nintendo Gamer here)

    To be an ‘official’ mag means nothing because the status only implies bias.

    People will blame the death of print media for this, but print mags pander to an ever-declining number of fanboys.