These two issues are 24 years apart
Image: Damien McFerran / Nintendo Life

UK SNES fans will no doubt recall Super Play, a magazine which ran for 47 glorious issues from 1992 to 1996 and gave generous coverage to imported titles that would never see the light of day in the west. 

As we reported recently, publisher Future has resurrected the mag for one issue only to celebrate the launch of the SNES Classic Edition, and subscribers of Retro Gamer will be getting their bonus copy with issue 172, which should be plopping onto doormats any time now.

We were lucky enough to get an advance copy ahead of its launch on the high street tomorrow, and found it to be a particularly enjoyable trip down memory lane - despite the almost unbelievable fact that somehow, our very own Damien McFerran was allowed to sully its hallowed pages with some words.

So what did we do with this amazing one-off special, you ask? We gave it to our video guru Alex Olney who was the grand old age of 1 when the first issue of Super Play hit shelves back in 1992, making him the ideal / worst person to do a video feature on it (delete as applicable).

Have you had your copy yet? Share your thoughts with a comment below.