Link to the past: making Nintendo Power’s final cover


Nintendo Power published its final issue this month, after a lengthy, 285-issue run that began back in 1988. And the 96 pages contain plenty of emotional moments for longtime readers. You’ll find everything from a heartfelt comic strip about letting go to warm memories from Nintendo Power staff past and present. What will really tug on your heartstrings, though, is the cover — a modern remake of the magazine’s iconic first issue, featuring a clay sculpture of Mario. Created by artist Leslie Levings, the new cover is a fitting tribute to an important piece of gaming history, and one that has managed to touch plenty of Nintendo fans. “This might be the first time my art has ever bummed out so many people,” Levings wrote on her blog.


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