A couple of months ago, the ONM team sat down for several hours and planned out what we'd like to put in the 50th issue, and how to go about getting it.
From today you can pop down to your local newsagents and have a look for yourself at what we came up with.
First on all of our lists was an interview with Shigeru Miyamoto - and as regular readers of our website will already know, we got plenty of juicy stuff out of him (see here and here). Naturally, we're not going to ruin what we've got in the mag here - you'll have to have a look yourselves for what else he had to say about New Super Mario Bros Wii, Galaxy 2 and even other consoles.
We had to nail an exclusive review as well, and we pulled that off too - subscribers have had theirs for a few days now, but from today the rest of you can read world's first Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks review in ONM.
And of course we had to do a 'greatest 50' list in the 50th issue. We eventually settled on what we've called Nintendo moments - too often people focus on games in their entirety, when really it's a surprise, graphical flourish or plot twist that really takes your breath away. Find out what we've ranked as the truly great Nintendo moments in, you guessed it, the ONM on sale right now.
There's also the chance to win one of five black Wiis, or a ruddy great TV and surround sound system, a Wii and a copy of U-Sing. Not to mention a fascinating chat with the brains behind Epic Mickey, Warren Spector, and plenty more besides.
So, as pleased as I am with issue 50, I'm not sitting here with my feet up with a big ol' cigar dangling out of my gob. ONM 51 beckons. So it's over to you - what do you think of ONM 50, and what would you like to see in ONM 51? We're always watching your feedback. Sorry if that sounds sinister in any way.