I’m looking for (mostly) early issues of Tips & Tricks magazine for my collection.
Condition isn’t a huge deal to me, the magazines just can’t be literally falling apart. My only requirements are that A. The cover is present and intact, and B. There are no missing pages / binding is fully intact. Otherwise, page creases, folds, minor tears, etc. are acceptable for the most part.
As for particular issues I’m looking for, this is my current collection spreadsheet; as noted in the key at the bottom, I’m looking for anything in either red or yellow.
A few things of note about “non-standard” issues: In September of 98’, T&T created a full strategy guide for Mortal Kombat 4. It was the only time they produced a standalone strategy guide. Also of note is the listing for April of 1998 – this issue was the only issue released with two different covers, one for Canada, and one for the rest of the world. I have the worldwide cover, so I’m missing the Canadian counterpart. Lastly, “Tips & Tricks” released their last numbered issue in August of 2007. Following this, they continued to release “Tips & Tricks Videogame Codebook” issues up until the final issue, in January of 2011. These issues were released less frequently, and had a lot of the features of the original magazine removed, in lieu of straight up cheat-codes and mini strategy guides.
In addition to my spreadsheet, I also have a quick-reference image of every cover from the missing issues on my list, as well as a (possibly easier to read) text list.
Summer 1994 (#2): Super Street Fighter II
Fall 1994 (#3): Mortal Kombat II
July 1995 (#6): X-Men 2: Clone Wars
October 1995 (#8): Battle Arena Toshinden
November 1995 (#9): WWF WrestleMania – Arcade Special
December 1995 (#10): Tekken
January 1996 (#11): Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
February 1996 (#12): Marvel Super Heroes
March 1996 (#13): Samurai Shodown III: Blades of Blood
April 1996 (#14): Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
May 1996 (#15): Killer Instinct 2
June 1996 (#16): Area 51
July 1996 (#17): Street Fighter Alpha 2
August 1996 (#18): Special Arcade Issue
September 1996 (#19): Cyber Troopers Virtual-On
October 1996 (#20): Nights into Dreams, Super Mario 64, Tekken 2
November 1996 (#21): Star Gladiator Episode I: Final Crusade
February 1997 (#24): Virtua Fighter 3
April 1997 (#26): Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
July 1997 (#29): Tekken 3
September 1997 (#31): Final Fantasy VII
January 1998 (#35): Mortal Kombat 4
April 1998 (#38 CANADA): ReBoot
1998 SPECIAL EDITION: Mortal Kombat 4 – Official Strategy Guide
May 2002 SUMMER CODEBOOK: Big Head Mode Cover
September / October 2008: Grand Theft Auto IV
May / June 2009: Street Fighter IV
September / October 2009: Punch-Out!!
November / December 2009: Wii Sports Resort
February 2010: Halo 3: ODST
If anyone has any to offer, I’d be happy to work out a deal, and it’d be really appreciated