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    In-depth strategies for: WWF Wrestlemania Air Combat Scooby-Doo Mystery (Genesis) Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Fighting Edition D
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    Hey there guys - my name is Mike Vallas and I'm a former employee of Ziff-Davis/Sendai between 1991-2001 and have worked on practically all the magazines we did in that era. The reason I'm posting is that I'm in the midst of purging my home of old stockpile of mags when brought an old friend of mine to hang out. When I told him I was going to pitch these mags into the recycling bin he suggested to check you guys out and to see if you wanted them. Not only am I impressed at what you've done/are doing, but I've got a BUNCH of mags that you are missing that will fill your gaps! ^_^ First off, I believe I can finish out your entire Expert Gamer, EGM2 collection! I took a look at what you are missing and have practically all those issues in my "to recycle" pile. Here are the issues I currently have mint-condition copies of: Expert Gamer you currently need that I have: Issues 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68, 69, 70, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77. EGM2 issues I can provide that you need: 25, 28, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 47, 49. I also have various other things I've done, like a LOT of extra Versus Books/Prima/Brady strategy guides you seemingly do not have. I don't really have time to scan all these (after all, the point is to remove them! Not keep them around ;P) so I was wondering if we can arrange something where I can donate these. I've sent PMs to whom I believe are the people who work at this site, but feel free to message me back and we can talk! ^_^ Thx again! ^_^ Mike Vallas
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    In following with the rules specified on our home page, as of January 1, 2018, all defunct magazines dated up through December 2008 are allowed to be scanned. Magazines still in publication may be scanned up through the December 2003 issues.
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    Thanks to a HUGE donation from Cuckooguy check out this little beauty over at Kiwis.World
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    Hrmmmm... Some MK stories. There were a few. One of the nice things about Mortal Kombat was that Midway was in the Western Burbs of Chicago, and so were we! We met with them often, particularly when MK rose to its heights. In fact, that bit us in the arse one time when we published our first preview of MK2. It was based on one of the final betas they gave us and Barakka had a BUNCH of moves in the game like spinning like a top and such. We published them, and (due to our month delay) MK2 machines were already out and they REMOVED those moves! We had a TON of hate-mail comming back at us accusing us of photoshopping those moves, and we didn't! I even had a personal friend who believed it and I Insisted we didn't to him! It was kinda nice to be vindicated, albeit nearly a decade later, when Mortal Kombat Trilogy came out and they put Barakka's moves back in. Another story was meeting Rich Divizio who played Kano. Not much there but me being dissapointed that a: he was a really nice guy and b: he was MUCH shorter than me! Kinda took the umph out of that character. =/ Nothing though beat seeing Katalin Zamiar, who played Kitana, that she was REALLY short. Like 5'1 or something!
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    Oh good christ do I ever have many stories One fun one I like to talk of recently actually involves Starfox 2 since that FINALLY got released via the SNES Classic thing by Nintendo. Short version: We saw the game on the show floor and we got hold of the video cables for Nintendo's main screen and spliced the game into a high-8 recorder without them knowing! Was funny too as the big screen blinked off/on quickly - thankfully alerting nobody. Then, Andy Baran (RIP) not only played that game on the show floor, but got all the way to the end and beat the game right there! We were so excited that we had the ENTIRE game recorded so we published the strategy guide (Found in EGM2, Issue 8) and were totally shocked to find out it got delayed, and then shelved. That's just a tiny story! Too many to tell! >_< Another fun fact about me: I'm the guy who did the photoshop work for a lot of the April Fools tricks. My credits go to the All-Bonds code, Akuma in RE2 (I originally pitched that to the EGM staff, but they wanted the All-Bonds code, so I put Akuma/RE2 into EGM2), the 2nd iteration of Shen Long in SF3 (Sushi-X/Ken Williams did the first one. I had only just started there... although I was the guinnea pig for it! I walked in and he showed me the screens and told me how he unlocked Shen Long. I was happy and thought the screens looked cool so I walked away and everybody started laughing! >_<) I also did the GameNOW Metal Gear Solid 2X and freelance-wise I did the LotR Cart Racer screen.
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    Retromags Presents! Game Land Issue 57 December 1999 Database Entry! Download Directly! Game Land Issue 58 January 2000 Database Entry! Download Directly!
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    Retromags Presents Tips & Tricks Issue 9 November 1995 Database Entry Download Here! Thanks to Whiskcat for donating this issue!
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    A while back I had asked if there was any literature regarding the launch of the Nintendo Entertainment System. I was told the NES never became popular to the American public until 1987. Considering the official American release was in the fall of 1985 I figured there had to be something out there. By late 1984, the Famicom had already sold millions of units in Japan, shadowing the market 9 to 1. Knowing the collapse of the videogame industry left by Atari and Coleco, the retailers and the press stateside told the public that videogames were only a fad and home computers were going to be the future. At the Winter Consumer Electronics Show held in January 1985 in Las Vegas, Nintendo’s booth demonstrated Rob the robot along with other peripherals such as keyboard and data cassette along with the base unit calling it a Advanced Video System to avoid being dismissed as a video game only toy because of the industry crash in America during the last 2 years. This is the brochure they gave to attendees at the Nintendo booth. Brain Breaker of Nintendo Age has provided the only known photos from this booth. Between February and June of 1985, there are currently 6 different sources of media coverage. The Summer CES of 1985 was held June 3rd in Chicago. Nintendo had dropped many of the expensive peripherals and began to focus more on what was eventually released to the American public. The official American release was in late October 1985 but only for select markets. New York first, then Chicago, L.A. and San Francisco in early 1986. These photos were taken late 1986 but they were built for FAO Schwarz Oct 1985 release. They are the only known photos of this display. Steve Lin was one of the first customers during this period and he has recently discovered some public relation materials and order forms he had and scanned it for preservation. He also scanned the results of a survey Nintendo released in January - February 1986. In the May 1986 Issue of Computer and Videogames they review the Deluxe NES set as well as the current popular games. Edward Semrad wrote a column for The Milwaukee Journal on Saturdays. On August 9th he wrote his opinions on the NES and again the following weekend which were quite unfavorable. Nintendo would make another appearance at summer CES in 1986 but nothing is available besides this Ad they created for it. Edward who would later go on to become a senior editor for Electronic Gaming Monthly must have either succumb to the charms from the growing 3rd party games arriving from the orient or he was influenced by the mass hysteria growing on the street by children of all ages despite the attempts from the media to block the success because by December of 1986, he was beginning to favor the lunch box shaped magic box. In 1987 the Nintendo Fun Club News was published and this year Nintendo really learned how to market their golden goose. There was a scarcity for the system as well as the games. It was word of mouth at this point and that mouth was hungry for more of Nintendo. C&VG issues from 1987 are missing although I suspect they will contain more literature on the NES. The Milwaukee Journal once again casts light on the NES in January 17 1987 with columist Edward Semrad. Nintendo returned to the winter CES in 1987 and not much is know except this official trade ad. Edward soon wrote about it on June 6th 1986. 1988 became easier to find NES coverage with Electronic Game Players and Nintendo Power. By 1989, the mainstream realized that videogames were here to stay in America. From what I remember kids used to go outside and play. They loved the clean air and excercise. The day kids discovered the Nintendo Entertainment System and especially before 1990, instead of going outside, looked forward to going indoors and playing their Nintendo. Kids would be driven to disobey their parents and stay up till 1 AM on weeknights, 4 AM on weekends. I watched an episode of 20/20 from 1988 that interviewed children who owned the NES and felt as though I was looking in the mirror. ***Credits*** Milwaukee Journal, Author Edward Semrad https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=jvrRlaHg2sAC&dat=19860809&b_mode=2&hl=en Steve Lin, San Francisco California https://twitter.com/stevenplin/status/660502774182907904/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc^tfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.techtimes.com%2Farticles%2F102129%2F20151102%2Foriginal-nintendo-entertainment-system-press-release-includes-some-surprising-statistics.htm Frank Cifaldi, Game History Org https://gamehistory.org/nes-launch-collection-1985/ Brain Breaker, Nintendo Age, Jan 1985 CES Exhibit http://nintendoage.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=5&threadid=148124 Contributors to Game History Org’s “The NES Launch Collection” , Google Drive https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0By3fjn1rWdp3Sk81a3FpLUpVSVU
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    Great job with the post. Living in NY, I was very lucky to have owned a NES (non) Deluxe Set back in 1985. My parents bought one for us as a "Back to school" / and more specifically, as a birthday gift for me. As soon as Super Mario Bros. came out here (Feb 1986), I added it with the rest of my boxes and snapped this picture. If you look closely you can see the NES (non) Deluxe Set box, as well as my R.O.B., who I've designated to hold my Duracel flashlight by this time. And here is my original NES gaming setup. I was also a card carrying member of the Nintendo Fun Club... Too much fun! I used to call all of the video game companies I could locate the phone numbers for, back in the mid-80's, and request any type of advertising they could send me. I loved collecting it, and still do! I received a lot of neat pamphlets.
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    I have scanned in 12 issues of this supplement from Famitsu magazine in 1990/1991 - would anyone be interesting if I uploaded them to Retro Mags. I currently have test version up on archive.org. Is the quality good enough?? I also have 9 issues of Game Boy Magazine and 8 issues of Faminaga's Game Boy Fan.
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    Again, it's interesting to me how hardcore this magazine is. Admittedly it can seem a bit dry if you just want to look at pictures, but it's also refreshing that it isn't full of promotional fluff like most game mags - this mag focuses on information meant for hardcore PC game enthusiasts. When you consider that many of the games being discussed aren't even available in Japanese (the coverage of the PC release of Final Fantasy VII laments the fact that it's only available in English), you've just gotta respect the beleaguered Japanese PC gamer who has no choice but to study the monthly column teaching English phrases to use when forced to play games against international opponents, since most Japanese gamers only ever fired up their PCs to play visual novels and porn games.
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    Game Land 58 (January 2000) (RU)
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    Awesome, thank you! The reason that the page is interesting to me is because it details Parasite Eve speedrunning. I'm currently working on a documentary about speedrunning so finding some of the earlier Famitsu copies with them is useful to me.
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    As far as Aussie mags go.... Hyper is still running as a quarterly title nowadays and is still being released (at least digitally) PC PowerPlay is still being released, monthly I believe, although it's been so long since I have seen it on the newstands I may be wrong regarding the frequency Atomic: Maximum Power Computing was discontinued in 2012 as it was merged into PC & Tech Authority, a mainstream PC publication similar to Maximum PC but the Atomic coverage is there in name only really. PC & Tech Authority - This is up to issue 242 which with a monthly release schedule would indicate it runs back into the 1990's. Originally titled PC Authority APC - ex Australian Personal Computer is still in publication and dates back to 1980
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    E-day and myself are working thru the list of categories in the Magazine Database. We basically need to get an update on which magazines are defunct and which are still being published. Once this list is complete, I can run a SQL query on the database to update all 18,000 records with the correct "Active/Defunct" information, then right after that I can run another query to set the new "Allowed" field for all of the records. This will flip all the dates in the database https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1X5o1VPsCVDW7k0ZmFkfOim0od3HMlkrRlAqCpywUqeM/edit?usp=sharing
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    I'm not sure what's so interesting about this page, but here it is.
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    The irony of ROB is that, back then, if you had a Nintendo, you HAD friends.
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    Sure, lots. I'm sure I'm forgetting some, but: English PC Gamer USA, PC Gamer UK PC Powerplay Play Hyper (unconfirmed - might have stopped publication several months ago) GamesTM Gamesmaster Game Informer (not allowed) Edge Official Xbox Magazine Japanese Famitsu Dengeki PlayStation Dengeki G's Magazine Dengeki Nintendo (the same mag has undergone several name changes since the SNES days) Nintendo Dream Comptiq Tech Gian BugBug MegaStore
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    I adjust your scans but they are purely for my benefit. For example, in the case of the wonderful Tech Gian .... I remove the retromags credit page as I think it detracts somewhat (That's why none of my websites scans have a page at the rear either) I shift the CD-Rom image to page 3 where applicable and put a reverse/buffer page in as per the actual magazine so the the following pages sit side by side correctly I remove your double pages as the PDF side by side view shows the original pages anyway (but I love how good you are at getting them lined up. Amazing work there!!!) Convert to PDF I think the resulting file mirrors the physical print version but I might be wrong. However I don't release them on my website in that format as I know your views on altering your files. I just personally like my own files that way. If I could make a suggestion though, and it's only that, a suggestion, scan the CD and backing cardboard at the same resolution as the other pages and place them so that they sit in the CBR file just like the do in the physical magazine. That way page 5 is actually page 5 in the digital version. It's not like a small subscription insert which I don't bother with. It's an important aspect of the magazine so it should be exactly where it is sited in the print copy. But that's just me. As I said .... just a suggestion. I had thought about making PDF versions of Retromags content and hosting them at my site so people had a choice of preferred file type but I'm already running 810GB of my 1TB mediafire account so I didn't have enough space and I also would want to edit the files so fold-out pages display as they do in the print copy (my PC Gamer's and Computer Games:Strategy Plus files show you what I mean) so I decided against it. Plus there's the fact I like differences/variety between sites to encourage people visiting ALL sites and not just one. As far as my files are concerned, I have no problems with Retromags using them. Everyone else like Archive.org apparently is anyway. Feel free to convert them to .CBR format for the site. Just ensure that credit is given to the scanner, e.g, Kiwi@Kiwis.World or Jason@Kiwis.World etc or just Kiwis.World when uploading them here. As long as the quality aspect isn't interfered with I don't have a problem if people want to alter the files either (most likely related to fold-out pages as above as peoples preferences for those tend to vary)
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    I admire your candor and respect your willingness to say how you see things from your perspective. It's obvious that the last year has had an impact upon you and no-one really understands what a person is going through if they haven't been in a similar situation themselves. You make an interesting point about legitimacy yet the fact is that we, you and I, and anyone else scanning magazines are committing copyright offences under current law. Unless we receive permission from the rights holders to do so we can be held accountable under said law if they decide to prosecute. I'm guessing you know that or else you would have been happy to use your real name. Jason gets away with that as he isn't running or doesn't own Archive.org and there exists some sort of Library of Congress umbrella protection for that particular site. There have been many cases of sites being prosecuted for making music files, ROMs, video available via 3rd party links where the owners of the sites have been handed down hefty fines and ordered to pay rights holders for theoretical losses. Most people use nicknames because of these and internet privacy issues. I know I do but anyone who has posted magazine donations knows my real name just as I know the real names of many of the scanning members of my site with whom I converse on a semi-regular basis and they know mine. There are very few people doing what we do in the pursuit of magazine preservation. Forgetting about the sites that simply rip other sites content off and make them available and produce no original content themselves you would think at the very least that the people spending significant effort scanning content themselves would have the basic decency to acknowledge where the scans originated from when using other peoples scans. It's just pure decency and politeness. I could use scans from Retromags on my site and I have systems in place to identify where they came from should I choose to do so. Any scans of yours I make available I acknowledge you as the scanning person. I cannot stop people like Jason doing what they are doing using scans from my site elsewhere but I don't believe I should be happy that they choose to show no respect towards the scanning members of my site. In all fairness to Jason, others like David Haynes over at Bombjack.org do exactly the same thing and when asked won't let you host any of their scans either. Same goes for Meppi over at OoPA. We are indeed a fractured group, much like estranged family members...... Lastly, I have no issues whatsoever with how you choose to move your magazine collection on. They are your property and if you decided to burn them I'd happily say go for it. I've done that myself although they didn't burn well unless ripped apart first. My questions were purely around Philly's mags sent to you. I agree with you. He isn't the best communicator so my query was around whether there were any you hadn't scanned that could be returned IF required. That was all.
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    My 12-year old chihuahua likes to climb my bed. But, recently I need to carry her to my bed because she got difficulty in climbing, maybe due to her age. Can anyone suggest me on how I can help my pet climb my bed independently?
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    I actually have no problems with people downloading without ever contributing anything. I don't expect them to - this @%$# is hard work - only a crazy person would do it I just wish more leechers would take a second to say thanks now and then, or even just say "hey" in the forums.
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    Good topic! I have three distinct memories involving games at Christmas, but I don't remember as much context behind them as in your story (for my Birthday though, I have a couple stories). Anyway, the earliest one I can remember is opening Dig Dug and Desert Falcon for the Atari 7800. I didn't have a Nintendo back then. The second memory is playing Zelda: Link's Awakening at my aunt's place for Christmas. What an excellent Zelda game that was! For the "final" memory, I was given Final Fantasy VI (III in the USA). I ended up playing that game for an entire year without buying another one. I had only briefly played Final Fantasy II and Final Fantasy Legend III on GameBoy, so I was completely blown away by the intricate story and the accompanying music. It is still one of my top ten games ever.
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    Hi everyone! This website is amazing (I've been following this site for years). As such, I would like to give back to members like each of you and donate some video game magazines that may hopefully be added one day here (if they are not already). The only catch is that you would have to be willing to drive to pick them up in South Florida (I can drive as far as Orlando to donate them). I am not shipping them, the costs would be way too expensive! Sorry :( I have video game magazines from as far back as 2002 from Nintendo Power, Gamepro, Tips & Tricks. I also have a few issues of GamrNOW (or something of that kind, it was a Ziff Davis publication), Play (these are more recent issues), and some Gamepro Code Vault and Xbox Nation and other random issues. I also have a collection of Official Xbox Magazines (the US version) with the demo disks from 2006 and onward. These magazines were my childhood and I treasure them. As such, I hope the person who gets these magazines will treasure them too. They are all in great condition (pretty much) though some may have subscriber tags on them. I would prefer to donate all of these magazines at one time. They are neatly packed in small boxes (about 5 or 6 boxes, maybe more). I am in Florida until March 8. If I don't hear back, I will bump this thread again when I return. Thanks
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    I'll actually be visiting Orlando with my mother the first week of January, but a) This thread is so old it's extremely unlikely the OP is still trying to unload them b)I'm not really sure I'd want all those mags anyway. I'd just have to turn around and dump them into my storage unit before returning to Japan since I'll already be bringing Whiskcat's donations back with me to be scanned. So the earliest I could bring them back with me and start scanning them would be next year (as in 2019).
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    Finally got around to shipping these out to Kitsunebi77. Enjoy everyone!
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    Retromags Presents Play Online No.6 November 1998 Database Entry Download Here
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    To coincide with the release of Ultima Online: the Second Age, this issue features a lengthy interview with Richard Garriot in additional to a feature covering the game itself. There is also a 21-page feature on flight sims. Always a pleasure, this month's "English Conversation For Network Games" article teaches Japanese players how to speak in the faux Shakespearean English used in Ultima games. As someone who teaches English in Japan, it amuses me to think of Japanese players barely competent in English trying to greet foreign players using some of the phrases covered: "Hail, honored knight of Chaos!" "Well met, sir!" "Fortune guard thy steps, m'lord!"
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    Retromags Presents Play Online No.5 October 1998 Database Entry Download Here
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    Retromags Presents! Nintendo Power Issue 157 June 2002 Database Entry! Download Directly! Thanks to Facebook user Kanghyuk Blair Naujok for donating this issue!
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    Near as I can tell from reviews, this was released in anticipation of the 3DS port of Monster Hunter 3G, and is mostly basic game info and pretty much useless as a guide. Strictly a cash-in on Monster Hunter's enormous popularity, it seems. 127 pgs published December 1, 2011
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    Another collaboration of new edits on an unreleased raw scan from one of our fallen homies. So cheers to MajorLag, pour one out for marktrade, and download this mag!
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    Summon Night 2 may have made the cover, but the main story in this issue is 24 pages on Final Fantasy X, which also earned an impressive 100, 95, 95, 85 from their review crew.
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    Retromags Presents Dengeki PlayStation Issue 182 July 27, 2001 Database Entry Download Directly
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    Finally got around to scanning another issue of Computer Games: Strategy Plus, this time issue 60
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    Retromags Presents Play Online No.4 September 1998 Database Entry Download Here
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    PC Format issues 18/19 are now available at Kiwis.World.
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    marktrade's raw scans of Play issue 16 have been edited and are now available over at Kiwis.World.
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    PC Format issue 20 is now available at Kiwis.World.
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    "Well you see, we had this new-fangled thing called a CD-ROM just lying around the office, filled to the brim with random stock photographs. What were we supposed to do, let that go to waste?" I whipped up a cover that they can use if anyone ever decides to bring PC Format back into print:
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    PC Gamer (USA) issue 123, the tenth anniversary issue, is now available over at Kiwis.World.
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    Parodius is a side-scrolling shooter that parodies other games in the genre, primarily Gradius. It was developed and published by Konami for the Super Famicom. Released: (JP) July 3, 1992 (EU) 1992
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    モンスターハンタークロス公式ガイドブック (Monster Hunter Cross Official Guidebook) January 2016 1088 pages
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