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Brady Games

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  1. 1,001 More Secret Codes

    The follow-up to 1,001 Secret Codes, released a year earlier. This book doesn't present any walkthroughs, guides, or strategies, it's simply a compilation of cheat codes, passwords, unlockables, and other goodies to help you get the most out of games you already own.
    That said, they still manage to misspell the occasional game title, so that mid-90's Brady "quality assurance" is still alive and well. 😂
    Oh well. At least it wasn't on the front cover this time.
    Donated by ModernZorker.
    Enjoy! ❤️

    140 downloads

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  2. Battle Arena Toshinden 2 Official Fighter's Guide

    Official Battle Arena Toshinden 2 Fighter's Guide

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  3. Beavis and Butt-Head Cheater's Guide

    This book totally rules! Heh, heh, heh...
    Yeah, so, you can, like, totally play the Beavis and Butt-Head game normally. Like, that's what Mr. Van Driesen would do. He'd call it "self-learning" or "acshulization" or some other stupid word that probably isn't, like, real and stuff.
    Or you could use this book to, like, totally score with chicks and stuff. Like chicks, this book has nice tips. And it works with, like, all three different games. But, like, if you only have one or two of them, that's, like, fine too. You probably needed to save your money for, you know, GWAR tickets.
    GWAR rocks!
    But, like, if you need to beat the game--
    (Heh, heh...I said 'beat'...)
    --like, fast and stuff? Like, cuz a chick said she'd show you her boobs, but you had to, you know, beat the game first? I guess you could, uhhh, read the book and, I dunno, use the passwords and maps and things to see GWAR. And then score. Or at least, like, play with your butt-ons and stuff.
    Beavis is into that. He once played with his butt-on so much that Mr. Buzzcut made him do pushups until blood came out his nose. That was cool! Huh-huh-huh...
    Yeah, yeah, anyway, like, just read the book, uhhh, you know, FOR us. Cuz we're busy. Scoring. Yeah, scoring! With a chick! You, uh, you don't know her. She's from, like, Canada or some other state.
    Enjoy! (Bungholes...) ❤️

    163 downloads

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  4. Bouncer Official Strategy Guide, The

    The Bouncer Official Strategy Guide

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  5. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Signature Series Guide (2011)

    Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Signature Series Guide (2011)

    93 downloads

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  6. Capcom Fighting Evolution Official Fighter's Guide (2004)

    Capcom Fighting Evolution Official Fighter's Guide (2004)

    117 downloads

    2 comments

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  7. Dead Island Official Strategy Guide (2011)

    Dead Island Official Strategy Guide (2011)

    136 downloads

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  8. Ehrgeiz Official Fighter's Guide

    Ehrgeiz Official Fighter's Guide by BradyGames

    200 downloads

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  9. Einhander Exclusive Mini Guide

    Einhander Exclusive Mini Guide

    197 downloads

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  10. Final Fantasy VII Official Strategy Guide

    Official Final Fantasy VII Strategy Guide

    16,882 downloads

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  11. GoldenEye 007 Totally Unauthorized Strategy Guide

    Totally Unauthorized GoldenEye 007 Strategy Guide

    245 downloads

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  12. It's An NBA Jam Thing Official Player's Guide

    Oh no! Fifty-four NBA pro all-stars have invaded your gaming space, determined to play a game of 2-on-2 with you at the helm. Obviously what you need here is a strategy guide to explain the finer points of offense and defense, and really break the game down for...
    Sorry, I can't do this with a straight face. 😆
    This is a basketball game. It's kind enough to give you the stats for all the different players right there on the screen, and assumes you're smart enough to understand the guy who is good at shooting 3-point shots should probably do that instead of going in for a dunk. There aren't any special moves, no fireballs or jump kicks or fatalities, just a joystick, a button to shoot, a button to pass, and a button to make you move faster until the meter runs out. I'm impressed that Corey Sandler, the same guy responsible for a bevy of those "Ultimate Unauthorized" books from the previous five years, somehow managed to talk Brady into buying the rights to make an official strategy guide to a game as straightforward as NBA Jam.
    Midway, I am certain, laughed all the way to the bank with that money.
    You could use the $10 you spend on this book to instead play 40 games of NBA Jam in the arcade (or 20 if the operator was a greedy turd burglar and set the machine to 50 cents/play) and you'd get just as good at it through actually playing. I reiterate: this is a basketball game where every rule except Traveling and Goaltending have been suspended. It's literally about who can toss a sphere through a circle the most. This is not rocket science.
    The artwork is cool, the production values are high, and the paper quality is outstanding. It includes some cheat codes, some Game Genie goodies, and the necessary info to unlock most of the hidden characters in it, but you could get all that from an issue of EGM at half the price.
    Utterly baffling, but hey, here it is, so indulge!
    Donated by ModernZorker.
    Enjoy! ❤️

    119 downloads

    5 comments

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  13. Killer Instinct (Totally Unauthorized)

    Killer Instinct (Totally Unauthorized)

    286 downloads

    0 comments

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  14. Legend of Zelda, The - Ocarina of Time Official Strategy Guide

    The Legend of Zelda - Ocarina of Time Official Strategy Guide

    2,335 downloads

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  15. Max Payne Official Strategy Guide

    Max Payne Official Strategy Guide

    350 downloads

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  16. Quake Authorized Strategy Guide

    Quake Authorized Strategy Guide

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  17. Resident Evil - Operation Raccoon City (2012)

    Resident Evil - Operation Raccoon City (2012)

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  18. RPG Companion: An Insider's Guide to PC Roleplaying Games

    For all the time I've spent giving Brady Games guff about the quality of their mid-90's content, this is a pretty darn cool book. Maybe because it's aimed more at PC gamers, maybe because it's written by Ronald Wartow (who could both write about games and play them with equal skill), maybe it's because he solicited input from some of the industry's top designers, but this is a badass tome: 500 pages of knowledge, lore, and history all wrapped into one big bible-thick slab.
    With the resurgence in availability of these games on modern systems thanks to services like GOG and Steam, the usefulness of books like this has come 'round again. Twenty-five years later, we can play through these games again without the need to hack around with boot floppies, CONFIG.SYS files, driver mishaps, IRQ conflicts, and restarting in MS-DOS mode to free up memory. This one contains walkthroughs for twenty-six different games, and while they aren't step-by-step, hold-your-hand sorts, they (along with the principles Wartow introduces in the early chapters) will get the job done while still leaving it up to your skills to actually play the game.
    Lots of tables, interviews, screenshots, hints, cheats, and other information is dispensed about each game as well. Some of this stuff gets downright hacker-esque, with tips on hex editing, mucking around with your save files, where to find update patches, and other things books of the day didn't often comment on.
    It also shipped with a free issue of "Interactive Entertainment", a magazine-on-CD which lasted for about 25 or so issues before it was folded in to become the cover disc for "Computer Games Strategy Plus" magazine. My copy was missing this CD-ROM, but Archive.org has more than half of them available for download if you want to see what they were like.
    Anyway, this is an awesome book, and it belongs in the library of anyone who grew up a classic era PC gamer, or who is interested in that era of PC gaming history.
    Enjoy! ❤️

    144 downloads

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  19. Secret Code Overload

    This is a much better multi-game guide than some of Brady's other offerings. Ninety-six pages of cheats, unlockables, and GameShark codes for Nintendo 64, Saturn, and PlayStation titles...this stuff was like GameFAQs before there was a GameFAQs, ya know?
    Because of the way this book was printed, a lot of the text on the odd-numbered pages ran smack-dab against the gutter. I don't think anything got completely lost in the de-binding process, but you may see some white areas where I over-compensated for the close shave. My apologies; I suck at editing.
    Donated by ModernZorker, who isn't a member here, but sent me this in a care package anyway.
    Enjoy! ❤️

    100 downloads

    2 comments

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  20. Street Fighter Alpha Anthology Official Strategy Guide (2006)

    Street Fighter Alpha Anthology Official Strategy Guide (2006)

    129 downloads

    1 comment

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  21. Street Fighter Anniversary Collection Official Fighter's Guide (2004)

    Street Fighter Anniversary Collection Official Fighter's Guide (2004)

    132 downloads

    1 comment

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  22. Syphon Filter - Totally Unauthorized Strategy Guide

    Syphon Filter - Totally Unauthorized Strategy Guide

    189 downloads

    3 comments

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  23. Tomb Raider II Totally Unauthorized Pocket Guide

    Testing the waters with my own ability to scan stuff using my old, slow flatbed.

    179 downloads

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  24. Tomb Raider III Pocket Guide

    As with other Brady Games pocket guides, this one is a bare-bones walkthrough explaining a single path through the game mostly through text with some black-and-white screenshots thrown in for good measure. Tomb Raider III introduced a non-linear stage concept, where after completing the India portion of the game, the next several missions (taking place in the South Pacific, the Nevada desert, and London) could be attempted in any order before Lara headed to Antarctica to confront her final adversary.
    While the middle stages can be attempted in any order, the path chosen by the guide's author is objectively the worst one possible. In the Nevada segment, Lara is captured by the US Military and stripped of her weapons, ammo, and supplementary items like medkits and flares. While she can and does reacquire her weapons, the additional ammo and usable items she had gathered up to that point in the game are permanently lost. Because of this, experienced players know to head straight for Nevada after India, thus allowing them to re-supply in London and the South Pacific. The walkthrough in this guide, however, leaves the Nevada missions for last, making the Antarctica levels harder than necessary.
    Oh well. Nobody's perfect.
    Interestingly enough, this is one of the few Brady Games pocket guides which is not an unauthorized release.

    97 downloads

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  25. Totally Unauthorized Fighting Secrets III: No Mercy

    This book. Oh my gosh, this book.
    I've seen a lot of strategy guides in my four decades on this planet. I've seen a number of books and guides which have typos in them. Sometimes in the text, sometimes (very rarely) in the table of contents or the index. But I want you to take a minute and open up the cover image for this book, and take a look at it. Because never have I seen a strategy guide so rushed to market that it misspelled the name of one of the games it covers on the front cover.
    Can someone, anyone, please tell me about the game "Soul Egde"? Because I've certainly never heard of it. Soul Edge? Absolutely! But "Soul EGDE"?
    SOUL EGDE?!
    On the front and back covers of your book?
    Please, BradyGames, PLEASE tell me someone lost their job over letting that one slip through quality control.
    As if the black-and-white only presentation wasn't cheap enough. As if the text-only interior didn't already scream "we put this whole thing together the night before the deadline". But then you expected us to pay ten dollars, in 1996 money, for a book with the misspelled title of a game on the covers?
    You, sir, are the cash-grab guide book to end all cash-grab guide books.
    Debinding this book brought me nigh-on orgasmic pleasure. And I would do it again in a heartbeat.
    Good day to you, strategy guide.
    I SAID, "GOOD DAY"!
    Enjoy! ❤️

    93 downloads

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