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  1. NG Namco Community Magazine Issue 14 (December 1987)

    NG Namco Community Magazine Issue 14 (December 1987)

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  2. NG Namco Community Magazine Issue 05 (March 1987)

    NG Namco Community Magazine Issue 05 (March 1987)

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  3. NG Namco Community Magazine Issue 03 (January 1987)

    NG Namco Community Magazine Issue 03 (January 1987)

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  4. NG Namco Community Magazine Issue 02 (December 1986)

    NG Namco Community Magazine Issue 02 (December 1986)

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  5. Play Online No.012 (May 1999)

    This scan was made for everyone, so please download it, share it with your friends and enjoy! If you share this scan elsewhere, please say that the file is from Retromags, where you can download it for free. Magazine preservation is for everyone. Thank you!
    このスキャンは皆のために作ったので、ぜひダウンロードして、友達に伝いて、楽しんでください!もしほかのところでこのスキャンを分け合ったら、そこで「このファイルはRetromagsからで、そこでタダでダウンロードすることできる」と伝いて下さい。雑誌電子化は皆のために。よろしくお願いします!
    PS: Please don't upload this file to the Internet Archive.  K thnx bye!

    136 downloads

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  6. NG Namco Community Magazine Issue 01 (November 1986)

    NG Namco Community Magazine Issue 01 (November 1986)
    NG (エヌジー) is a newsletter magazine published by Namco in Japan and distributed freely in Namco game centers. The magazine was distributed quarterly in 14 issues between 1983-1986 and monthly in 52 issues between 1986-1993.
    Read in Japanese mode in your comic book reader!

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  7. NG Namco Community Magazine Issue 16 (February 1988)

    NG Namco Community Magazine Issue 16 (February 1988)
    NG (エヌジー) is a newsletter magazine published by Namco in Japan and distributed freely in Namco game centers. The magazine was distributed quarterly in 14 issues between 1983-1986 and monthly in 52 issues between 1986-1993.
    Read in Japanese mode in your comic book reader!

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  8. Dengeki G's Magazine Issue 22 (May 1999)

    Covering bishoujo games for the PlayStation, Saturn, Dreamcast, and PC.
    I made this scan for everyone, so please download it, share it with your friends and enjoy! If you share this scan elsewhere, please say that the file is from Retromags, where you can download it for free. Magazine preservation is for everyone. Thank you!
    このスキャンは皆のために作ったので、ぜひダウンロードして、友達に伝いて、楽しんでください!もしほかのところでこのスキャンを分け合ったら、そこで「このファイルはRetromagsからで、そこでタダでダウンロードすることできる」と伝いて下さい。雑誌電子化は皆のために。よろしくお願いします!
    PS: Please don't upload this file to the Internet Archive.  K thnx bye!

    299 downloads

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  9. Famicom Hisshoubon Issue 056 (October 7, 1988)

    This scan was made for everyone, so please download it, share it with your friends and enjoy! If you share this scan elsewhere, please say that the file is from Retromags, where you can download it for free. Magazine preservation is for everyone. Thank you!
    このスキャンは皆のために作ったので、ぜひダウンロードして、友達に伝いて、楽しんでください!もしほかのところでこのスキャンを分け合ったら、そこで「このファイルはRetromagsからで、そこでタダでダウンロードすることできる」と伝いて下さい。雑誌電子化は皆のために。よろしくお願いします!
    PS: Please don't upload this file to the Internet Archive.  K thnx bye!

    324 downloads

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  10. Play Online No.014 (August 1999)

    This scan was made for everyone, so please download it, share it with your friends and enjoy! If you share this scan elsewhere, please say that the file is from Retromags, where you can download it for free. Magazine preservation is for everyone. Thank you!
    このスキャンは皆のために作ったので、ぜひダウンロードして、友達に伝いて、楽しんでください!もしほかのところでこのスキャンを分け合ったら、そこで「このファイルはRetromagsからで、そこでタダでダウンロードすることできる」と伝いて下さい。雑誌電子化は皆のために。よろしくお願いします!
    PS: Please don't upload this file to the Internet Archive.  K thnx bye!

    137 downloads

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  11. Comptiq No.229 (August 2001)

    I have uploaded a RAR file containing the contents of the included CD-ROM here: https://archive.org/details/comptiqno.229august2001 .  I can't guarantee anything, but I personally had success accessing and executing the contents of the disc using Win10 (although I didn't attempt to install any demos.)
    This scan was made for everyone, so please download it, share it with your friends and enjoy! If you share this scan elsewhere, please say that the file is from Retromags, where you can download it for free. Magazine preservation is for everyone. Thank you!
    このスキャンは皆のために作ったので、ぜひダウンロードして、友達に伝いて、楽しんでください!もしほかのところでこのスキャンを分け合ったら、そこで「このファイルはRetromagsからで、そこでタダでダウンロードすることできる」と伝いて下さい。雑誌電子化は皆のために。よろしくお願いします!
    PS: Please don't upload this file to the Internet Archive.  K thnx bye!

    216 downloads

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  12. Famitsu Issue 0056 (September 2, 1988)

    This scan was made for everyone, so please download it, share it with your friends and enjoy! If you share this scan elsewhere, please say that the file is from Retromags, where you can download it for free. Magazine preservation is for everyone. Thank you!
    このスキャンは皆のために作ったので、ぜひダウンロードして、友達に伝いて、楽しんでください!もしほかのところでこのスキャンを分け合ったら、そこで「このファイルはRetromagsからで、そこでタダでダウンロードすることできる」と伝いて下さい。雑誌電子化は皆のために。よろしくお願いします!
    PS: Please don't upload this file to the Internet Archive.  K thnx bye!

    308 downloads

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  13. Play Online No.011 (April 1999)

    Once again, this is the most hardcore serious gaming mag to ever hit the shelves in Japan.  I'd wager not a single reader of this mag has any plastic figurines of half-naked anime girls on their shelf or so much as a single item of Nintendo-related memorabilia in their possession.  Nope, this mag targets adults, and not the kind that plays x-rated visual novels, either.
    On a side note, this issue was the glue-iest magazine I've ever seen.  There was glue all over the pages, so much so that even after debinding, I had to cut away portions of the page that had glue spilled all over them so it wouldn't damage my scanner and then reconstruct those missing bits in Photoshop.  The end result is just as pretty as always, never fear.
    This scan was made for everyone, so please download it, share it with your friends and enjoy! If you share this scan elsewhere, please say that the file is from Retromags, where you can download it for free. Magazine preservation is for everyone. Thank you!
    このスキャンは皆のために作ったので、ぜひダウンロードして、友達に伝いて、楽しんでください!もしほかのところでこのスキャンを分け合ったら、そこで「このファイルはRetromagsからで、そこでタダでダウンロードすることできる」と伝いて下さい。雑誌電子化は皆のために。よろしくお願いします!
    PS: Please don't upload this file to the Internet Archive.  K thnx bye!

    149 downloads

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  14. Tech Gian Issue 019 (May 1998)

    ADULTS ONLY.  In addition to the previews of the bazillion and one adult games released every month in Japan, this issue's highlight might just be a feature article which covers the history of adult animated videos in Japan, discussing the highlights and providing what I assume is a thorough release list of videos released from 1984-1997.  You know, in case you've got an urge to "collect em all" and the only jigglypuffs you're interested aren't the Pokemon variety.
    I uploaded an ISO rip of the cover disc at the Internet Archive here: https://archive.org/details/techgian019may1998   Be aware that getting the demos to run on a modern computer is going to be troublesome, since they were designed for Win95.  But it's there nonetheless.
    This scan was made for everyone, so please download it, share it with your friends and enjoy! If you share this scan elsewhere, please say that the file is from Retromags, where you can download it for free. Magazine preservation is for everyone. Thank you!
    このスキャンは皆のために作ったので、ぜひダウンロードして、友達に伝いて、楽しんでください!もしほかのところでこのスキャンを分け合ったら、そこで「このファイルはRetromagsからで、そこでタダでダウンロードすることできる」と伝いて下さい。雑誌電子化は皆のために。よろしくお願いします!
    PS: Please don't upload this file to the Internet Archive.  K thnx bye!

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  15. Famitsu Issue 0669 (October 12, 2001)

    Scanned 6 months ago, I've finally gotten around to finishing the editing on this.  But what's an extra 6 months when you've been already been waiting since 2001 to get a copy of this issue? 😋  And remember, if you enjoy scans like this, be sure to click the "like" button .  It's such a small thing to do, but your scanners will greatly appreciate it, I assure you. (Just be sure do do it here at Retromags where we'll see it, not somewhere else like a new release post on facebook or twitter)
    This scan was made for everyone, so please download it, share it with your friends and enjoy! If you share this scan elsewhere, please say that the file is from Retromags, where you can download it for free. Magazine preservation is for everyone. Thank you!
    このスキャンは皆のために作ったので、ぜひダウンロードして、友達に伝いて、楽しんでください!もしほかのところでこのスキャンを分け合ったら、そこで「このファイルはRetromagsからで、そこでタダでダウンロードすることできる」と伝いて下さい。雑誌電子化は皆のために。よろしくお願いします!
    PS: Please don't upload this file to the Internet Archive.  K thnx bye!

    418 downloads

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  16. Famitsu Issue 0054 (July 29, 1988)

    This scan was made for everyone, so please download it, share it with your friends and enjoy! If you share this scan elsewhere, please say that the file is from Retromags, where you can download it for free. Magazine preservation is for everyone. Thank you!
    このスキャンは皆のために作ったので、ぜひダウンロードして、友達に伝いて、楽しんでください!もしほかのところでこのスキャンを分け合ったら、そこで「このファイルはRetromagsからで、そこでタダでダウンロードすることできる」と伝いて下さい。雑誌電子化は皆のために。よろしくお願いします!
    PS: Please don't upload this file to the Internet Archive.  K thnx bye!
     

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  17. Dengeki PlayStation Vol.293 (December 24, 2004)

    10th Anniversary issue. 300 pages. Get it. "Like" it if you like it and want to see more scans in the future.  Don't if you don't (but then why did you download it in the first place?)
    This scan was made for everyone, so please download it, share it with your friends and enjoy! If you share this scan elsewhere, please say that the file is from Retromags, where you can download it for free. Magazine preservation is for everyone. Thank you!
    このスキャンは皆のために作ったので、ぜひダウンロードして、友達に伝いて、楽しんでください!もしほかのところでこのスキャンを分け合ったら、そこで「このファイルはRetromagsからで、そこでタダでダウンロードすることできる」と伝いて下さい。雑誌電子化は皆のために。よろしくお願いします!
    PS: Please don't upload this file to the Internet Archive.  K thnx bye!

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  18. Dengeki PlayStation G (Vol.283 supplement) (September 24, 2004)

    This supplement focuses exclusively on bishoujo games for the PS2 and PlayStation.
    このスキャンは皆のために作ったので、ぜひダウンロードをして、友達に伝いて、楽しんでください!もしほかのところでこのスキャンを分け合ったら、そこで「このファイルはRetromagsからで、そこでタダでダウンロードすることできる」と伝いて下さい。雑誌電子化は皆のために。よろしくお願いします!
    This scan was made for everyone, so please download it, share it with your friends and enjoy! If you share this scan elsewhere, please say that the file came from Retromags, where anyone can download it for free. Magazine preservation is for everyone. Thank you!
     

    234 downloads

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  19. Dengeki PlayStation Presents: Tales of Symphonia - Bouken no Sho (vol.286 supplement) (October 29, 2004)

    このスキャンは皆のために作ったので、ぜひダウンロードをして、友達に伝いて、楽しんでください!もしほかのところでこのスキャンを分け合ったら、そこで「このファイルはRetromagsからで、そこでタダでダウンロードすることできる」と伝いて下さい。雑誌電子化は皆のために。よろしくお願いします!
    This scan was made for everyone, so please download it, share it with your friends and enjoy! If you share this scan elsewhere, please say that the file came from Retromags, where anyone can download it for free. Magazine preservation is for everyone. Thank you!

    207 downloads

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  20. Famitsu Issue 0051 (June 17, 1988)

    このスキャンは皆のために作ったので、ぜひダウンロードして、友達に伝いて、楽しんでください!もしほかのところでこのスキャンを分け合ったら、そこで「このファイルはRetromagsからで、そこでタダでダウンロードすることできる」と伝いて下さい。雑誌電子化は皆のために。よろしくお願いします! *
    *This scan was made for everyone, so please download it, share it with your friends and enjoy! If you share this scan elsewhere, please say that the file is from Retromags, where you can download it for free. Magazine preservation is for everyone. Thank you!

    492 downloads

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  21. Dengeki Kouryaku Station Special Vol.6 joukan (Vol.64 supplement) (January 16, 1998)

    このスキャンは皆のために作ったので、ぜひダウンロードして、友達に伝いて、楽しんでください!もしほかのところでこのスキャンを分け合ったら、「このファイルはRetromagsからで、そこで誰でもでタダでダウンロードすることできる」と伝いて下さい。雑誌電子化は皆のために。よろしくお願いします! *
    *This scan was made for everyone, so please download it, share it with your friends and enjoy! If you share this scan elsewhere, please say that the file is from Retromags, where anyone can download it for free. Magazine preservation is for everyone. Thank you!
    電撃攻略Station Special Vol.6 上巻 (Dengeki strategy guide Station special Vol.6 part 1) is a supplement included with Dengeki PlaySation Vol.64 (January 16, 1998).  This guide is printed at A5 size (meaning the height of the magazine is the same as the width of most other magazines.)  It consists entirely of strategy sections for games such as Final Fantasy Tactics, Street Fighter EX Plus Alpha, Ace Combat 2, Armored Core, Hot Shots Golf, etc...

    270 downloads

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  22. Famitsu Issue 0158 (December 27 1991)

    このスキャンは皆のために作ったので、ぜひダウンロードして、友達に伝いて、楽しんでください!もしほかのところでこのスキャンを分け合ったら、「このファイルはRetromagsからで、そこで誰でもでタダでダウンロードすることできる」と伝いて下さい。雑誌電子化は皆のために。よろしくお願いします! *
    *This scan was made for everyone, so please download it, share it with your friends and enjoy! If you share this scan elsewhere, please say that the file is from Retromags, where anyone can download it for free. Magazine preservation is for everyone. Thank you!

    691 downloads

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  23. Famitsu Issue 0163 (January 31 1992)

    このスキャンは皆のために作ったので、ぜひダウンロードして、友達に伝いて、楽しんでください!もしほかのところでこのスキャンを分け合ったら、「このファイルはRetromagsからで、そこで誰でもでタダでダウンロードすることできる」と伝いて下さい。雑誌電子化は皆のために。よろしくお願いします! *
    *This scan was made for everyone, so please download it, share it with your friends and enjoy! If you share this scan elsewhere, please say that the file is from Retromags, where anyone can download it for free. Magazine preservation is for everyone. Thank you!

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  24. Famitsu Issue 0001 (June 20, 1986)

    このスキャンは皆のために作ったので、ぜひダウンロードして、友達に伝いて、楽しんでください!もしほかのところでこのスキャンを分け合ったら、「このファイルはRetromagsからで、そこで誰でもでタダでダウンロードすることできる」と伝いて下さい。雑誌電子化は皆のために。よろしくお願いします! *
    *This scan was made for everyone, so please download it, share it with your friends and enjoy! If you share this scan elsewhere, please say that the file is from Retromags, where anyone can download it for free. Magazine preservation is for everyone. Thank you!
    OK, here it is, the first issue of Famitsu – a landmark issue if ever there was one. Please be aware however, that this IS NOT a scan of the original magazine (which is super-rare and costs hundreds of dollars) but rather is a scan of a reproduction. The gray borders around each page are new to the reproduction, allowing them to occasionally print some commentary on the contents of the page. Otherwise, the content of the magazine, including the ads, is identical to the original.

    However, the reproduction is printed at about half the physical dimensions of the original. As such, the quality of small detail suffers somewhat – a fault of the magazine’s printing, not of the scan. The copy I had also suffered from some water damage, which is visible in a few places. Even so, unless someone is willing to scan a copy of the original #1 (I won’t hold my breath), this is probably the best we’ll get, and I feel it’s an important look at the origins of the most influential video game magazine ever published.

    Finally…the cover. This is where most of the damage was evident. Warped by water damage and extremely faded, the cover was in such bad shape that I opted to repaint it (something I would normally never do with a scan). It wasn’t possible to repaint all of the tiny spaces between the Japanese characters, so the text is a little muddy, but on a whole I feel the cover is much more presentable than the unadulterated scan. For anyone who finds such digital manipulation an abomination (moreso than spot clone-stamping here and there, that is), I have included the original scan of the cover as the final page before the Retromags splash page.

    Anyway, this issue is a special exception. I hope you can look past its faults to appreciate the history! Expect all future Famitsu issues from me to be similar in quality to the previous two I released.

    1,359 downloads

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  25. Famitsu Issue 0164 (February 7 1992)

    このスキャンは皆のために作ったので、ぜひダウンロードして、友達に伝いて、楽しんでください!もしほかのところでこのスキャンを分け合ったら、「このファイルはRetromagsからで、そこで誰でもでタダでダウンロードすることできる」と伝いて下さい。雑誌電子化は皆のために。よろしくお願いします! *
    *This scan was made for everyone, so please download it, share it with your friends and enjoy! If you share this scan elsewhere, please say that the file is from Retromags, where anyone can download it for free. Magazine preservation is for everyone. Thank you!

    599 downloads

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