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It is a sad day when a magazine dies especially a good one like this. Writen by the clever people behind N64 magazine this cheap but useful mag promised a free gift every month. Although the gift was always rubbish it is the thought that counts but this magazine just couldn't survive! It had a nice idea but was forced to join with N64 magazine and now hides in little corners of that one. But this had it's day and although the short but sweet mag has moved on it still lives on in our hearts.
In early 1999, a plethora of 'cheap' games megezines arrived on the scene. Their philosophy was simple: get a magazine out which was closer in price to £2.25 than £3. A 'free' gift is usually also offered. These normally take the form of a tacky toy or some sweets. The magazines are obviously aimed at either children, who have limited financial resources or anyone willing to waste a couple of pounds. However anyone about to buy one of these mags should note that the cover price of the magazine will truly be wasted. When these magazines are written, there are normally a few inherent flaws. Essential information is often ommited, reveiws are very rarely reliable, different opinions are not properly taken into account, and the magazine feels more like something which you get for free than something like N64 Magazine or Edge. Nintendo world is one such magazine. The question is - Why would anyone buy this. I appreciate that some younger folk might buy it for the toy, and I understand that people have varying opinions - some people like Fifa 64 apparently - but why would anyone want to buy this when for another 75p you can buy a far superior Nintendo 64-based magazine which also contains a great Gameboy section. (Look above if you're unsure what I'm referring to.) Basically, I think I've made my opinion clear. This magazine is, in my opinion, a waste of trees. Buy it if you really want the toy, don't get a subscription, and, whatever you do, don't say I didn't warn you. You get what you pay for. In some cases, even less. ------------------UPDATE--------------------- Nintendo World has actually now been axed and parts have been incorporated into N64 Magazine (which is not as good as it used to be).