"Nearly never made it but have just scraped through the other end"
Long-standing visitors to this site will no doubt be aware of the name Wil Overton - he's something of a legend if you were a UK-based Nintendo fan in the early '90s. His stunning illustrations graced every single cover of Super Play magazine, and Overton's talents would eventually...
"The rumour is true: Super Play is back!"
Future Publishing is resurrecting one of its most famous UK magazines to mark the launch of the SNES Classic Edition. Super Play was a remarkable publication which launched in the early '90s and provided superb coverage of all aspects of Nintendo's 16-bit console, with a special focus on Japanese imports...
We've been following the evolution of the superb Switch Player magazine for some time now, and it never ceases to amaze us how good the cover artwork for this publication is. Each month, a different artist is commissioned to illustrate the cover, and for issue 6, Switch Player has secured a genuine video game legend. Wil Overton's doodles...
No longer a Secret (of Mana)
We're big fans of HyperPlay RPG here at Nintendo Life, partly because it reminds us of the days before the internet where fanzines were commonplace, but mostly because it's an extremely well-produced publication packed with reviews, features and other cool stuff. A short time ago we confirmed that the one and only Wil...
Legendary artist goes full circle
Gamers of a certain age will almost certainly recall the days before the internet when fan-made magazines were all the rage. These crude, monochrome publications were put together thanks to the sheer enthusiasm of their creators and provided a sense of community that wasn't always present in professional mags, but...
Pre-orders open today
Those of you looking for the perfect coffee table accompaniment will no doubt have already earmarked some cash for the purchase of Super Famicom: The Box Art Collection, a lavishly-produced tome we've featured on the site a few times in the past. Penned by Stu Bre
Another topper publication from the legendary UK artist
If you're a veteran Nintendo fan in the UK then the name "Wil Overton" will no doubt trigger fond memories of standing in your local newsagents staring longingly at one of the many Super Play covers the talented artist illustrated. Overton's career has taken him to many different places...
We're massive fans of UK publication Retro Gamer here at Nintendo Life, and this month's issue has us particularly excited. It showcases exclusive cover artwork featuring a plethora of Nintendo characters, including Mario, Link, Captain Falcon, Samus Aran and Donkey Kong. The cover is the handiwork of Wil Overton, who's a long-time...
A treasure-trove of toy-related goodness awaits
We don't mind admitting it – we're absolutely smitten with video game-related toys here at Nintendo Life. In our humble opinion, you can never have enough Mario and Sonic figures secreted around your home or office, so you can imagine how we feel when we feast our eyes on the smorgasbord of cute...
Former Super Play artist produces awesome comic along with fellow Rare employees
If you're a UK-based SNES fan then chances are you will recall a fantastic magazine called Super Play. Easily the best publication devoted to Nintendo's 16-bit machine, the mag was especially notable for focusing on import releases (when all other magazines ignored...
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