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Magazine #26: Super Play - 100% For Super Nintendo Players
By Cyril Lachel     |   Posted on December 22, 2014   |   Episode 26 (Show Archive)  

   
Welcome to the 29 Days of Christmas, Defunct Games' annual holiday celebration. For the next month, we'll spend every single day looking back at the best and worst magazines from the 1980s, 90s and beyond. Count down the days to Christmas with humorous and informative videos talking about classic publications from around the world. Will we talk about your favorite old school magazine? Find out when you read the 29 Magazines of Christmas!
Super Play
[ Publisher: Future Publishing | Price: 2.99 | Format: Super NES ]
Today we're taking a look back at Super Play, the single greatest console-specific game magazine of all time. This UK publication ran for 47 issues in the early 1990s, and to this day people still love it. And with its focus on Japanese role-playing games and the incredible artwork by Wil Overton, it's easy to see why Super Play is still a big hit. Find out what sets this magazine apart from Super NES Buyer's Guide when you watch today's episode of 29 Magazines of Christmas.



Excerpt: The reviews were often long and presented in a colorful layout. Much like every other UK magazine of the time, Super Play used a percentage system. They reviewed just over 600 games across 47 issues, with an average score of 69%. The top reviewed games included Street Fighter II Turbo, Super Mario All-Stars and Super Street Fighter II, which all received 96%. The magazine's lowest scoring games were Pit-Fighter at 14%, Time Cop at 15% and American Gladiators at 16%.

On Tomorrow's Episode: There are only a few days left until the season finale of 29 Magazines of Christmas. The next episode is a secret. I guarantee it will be better than this crap. Still want more? Don't forget to check out last year's 29 Questionable Power-Ups of Christmas. And don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel, that way you'll never miss a video. See you tomorrow.

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