After months of watching the last few remaining grains of sand fall through the hourglass, the time has finally come, and I still don't know what to say as the final issue of Nintendo Power magazine-- Volume 285, December 2012-- is officially on its way and now reaching the hands of subscribers. I've received mine, and as predicted, there is no great focus on Mega Man this month, but there are a few things to note. The final polls are in, and the Triple Blade was voted as the best weapon of Mega Man 10. You'll also see Mega Man's presence on a few other lists, as well as the "Great Moments in Power" feature.
In addition, several Mega Man titles are sprinkled throughout their "285 All-Time Favorite Games" feature, with Mega Man 2 (of course) being ranked the highest. More interesting than that, it is actually the highest-ranked NES game on the list-- above even the Marios and the Zeldas.
The final issue of Nintendo Power goes out in a way that is difficult not to appreciate for what it is, and ends on a positive note which fans should really see-- I highly recommend grabbing a copy. You can preview the issue on NintendoPower.com, and before it reaches newsstands, you can also look back at how they've treated the Blue Bomber over the years.
So long, Nintendo Power, and thanks for everything. With that, we'll go out on MovieBob's recent look back at Nintendo Power's many covers set to game ending themes, including Mega Man 2 and Mega Man 3.