Readers of a certain age will remember a time when the latest Nintendo news was brought to you alongside the glorious smell of ink, a shiny cover featuring your favourite gaming heroes, and - if you were lucky - the odd freebie like a double-sided poster or a pin badge. We're talking, of course, about print magazines.
We'd like to think that Nintendo Life is a welcoming online alternative, giving you a similar experience in digital form, but even we can appreciate the nostalgia for the likes of Official Nintendo Magazine, Mean Machines, NGamer and the like - and that's where Ninty Fresh comes in.
Ninty Fresh is a brand new and independently ran magazine aiming to cover all things Nintendo "from NES to Switch". The idea has been dreamt up by the team behind the lovely Switch Player Magazine, a UK-based project which has been successfully delivering print magazines to people's doors for more than three years.
A Kickstarter for the magazine has gone live today, aiming for just £2,000 to get things properly up and running. You can pledge your support, grab a copy of issue one, and read all about it right here. It'll feature editorials, interviews, reviews and more, with plenty of content already in place:
"Imagine, if you will, a cross between EMAP's Nintendo Official Magazine, Future's Official Nintendo Magazine and a dash of Retro Gamer and NGamer and that's what we hope to be bringing, all with that Nintendo flavour and familiarity that older magazines brought you. But in 2020. And obviously, with no affiliation to those amazing magazines.
Making your own magazine without advertising support or huge corporate backing is challenging, so this first Issue of Ninty Fresh is going to be an A4 (210mmx297mm) 80-page page-turner and will contain a smorgasbord of Nintendo content crammed into those pages. And no adverts."
Do you miss Nintendo magazines? Think you might support this new project to see what it's all about? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.