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  1. 11 points

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    The front and back cover of this mag were in pretty gruesome condition. I've done what I could. Also, please note that while the mag itself is complete, I believe this issue shipped with a supplement covering part of Final Fantasy VI, which was not included with my copy.
  2. 11 points

    Version 1.0.0

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    Lotsa good stuff this issue. The main features: Parasite Eve (25 pages and a poster!) Resident Evil 2 (18 pages) Tekken 3 (10 pages) Xenogears (8 pages) Bushido Blade 2 (6 pages) Final Fantasy V (6 pages) By the way, the fold-out poster I stitched together looks pretty great. If anyone is interested in having a full-size copy (much bigger than the one included in this file), I uploaded it here: https://mega.nz/#!EBxjzCpS!Yv2RRJsutCUNNUuPDZxjs8-MBHFzbfOzmRO0JX6KfnE It's full 600dpi at 6026x9100px and could be printed out as an actual poster by a printing service if you were so inclined.
  3. 10 points

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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.
  4. 9 points

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    GamePro July 2005
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    GamePro November 2004
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    supplement included with Famitsu issue 99 (April 27, 1990)
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    supplement included with Famitsu issue 100/101 (May 11/25, 1990)
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    Straight from a box in my storage unit to my scanner to you to the recycling bin TO INFINITY AND BEYOND!!! Hope you enjoy!
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  11. 7 points

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    Ultra Game Players Issue 106 January 1998
  12. 7 points

    Version 1.0.0

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    This issue shipped with an ENORMOUS double-sided poster of Ultima VII. I had to cut it into 8 pieces to be scanned, but it has been meticulously restored to perfection. The poster images have been included at the end of the archive at the same resolution as the rest of the mag (2500px high), but for anyone interested, I have uploaded the full-size versions (12,648 x 19,530) of the front and back sides here: Ultima VII poster Ultima VII map
  13. 7 points

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    Systems Coverage: Super Nintendo Entertainment System --- Feedback: (letters column) Super NES Hi-Tech: Nintendo Releases Details on S-NES CD-ROM...! Future Play: Axelay Cyber Formula GPX Flying Warrior Ultima VI Magic Johnson's SUper Slam Dunk Hat Trick Hero Super Famista Super Nintendo - Trick Of The Trade: Joe & Mac (Extra 1-Ups) Wanderers From Y's (Invincibility Code) Super Tennis (Advanced Player) Sim City (Bonus Gift Trick) Thunder Spirits (Option Screen) Darius Twin (No Enemy Demo) Darius Twin (Safe Spot) Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts (Change the Music) Super Smash T.V. (Life and Continue Increase) Joe & Mac (Max Out Your Lives) Wanderers From Y's (Sound Test) Smash T.V. (Location of Secret Rooms & Special Speed-Up Mode) Ultra Play Super File: Street Fighter II Contra III: The Alien Wars Super File: RIval Turf Gunforce Magic Sword Zelda 3: A Link To The Past Out Of This World Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles In Time Might & Magic II Soul Blazer Spanky's Quest Super NES Reviews: Contra 3 Zelda 3 Castlevania IV Super Adventure Island Super Smash T.V. Lemmings Spanky's Quest Thunder Spirits The Rocketeer Xardion Super Scope 6 Game Over: Gradius III
  14. 7 points

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    Import Systems Coverage Sega Mega Drive Mega CD Sega Game Gear Nintendo Famicom Nintendo Super Famicom Nintendo Game Boy NEC PC-Engine NEC PC-Engine CD-ROM NEC PC-Engine Super CD-ROM NEC Supergrafx --- Power Surge - Video Games Go International In Super Gaming Magazine (editorial) Super Famicom Buyers Guide Actraiser Bombuzal Final Fight F-Zero Gradius III Hole In One Pilotwings Populous Super Deformer Super Mario World Super Spreads Midnight Resistance (MD) Gradius III (SF) Actraiser (SF) F-Zero (SF) Super R-Type (SF) Dangerous Seed (MD) Wonder Boy (MD) Star Cruiser (MD) Magical Hats (MD) Twin Cobra (MD) Murder Club starring J.B. Harold (PCE-CD) Super Previews Super Professional Baseball (SF) Pro Soccer (SF) Ninja Gaiden 3 (SF) Devil Hunter Yoko (MD) Battle Golf (MD) Chase H.Q. (GG) Shining & Darkness (MD) Road Spirits (PCE)
  15. 7 points

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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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    Gamepro January 2003 .... Reviews: GTA vice city, Metroid prime and fusion, Splinter cell, Residente Evil Zero, Shenmue 2, Mortal Kombat deadly alliance, Suikoden 3, Phantasy star online(GC), Rygar, Zelda a link to the past (GBA), Fatal Frame, timesplitters 2, NHL 2K3 and many more!
  18. 6 points

    Version 1.0.0

    62 downloads

    Another of marktrade's scans finally comes home. This one required some slight editing on my part, as almost every page still had staple holes visible! Photoshop's content aware fill tool saved the day and ensured that no pages were harmed by cropping. Please also be aware that due to very little information being available about the exact publication history of PCGames, the issue number is unknown and thus has been titled so as to sort via its cover date.
  19. 6 points

    Version 1.0.0

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    This particular copy was apparently given away at E3 (see the sticker on the cover). It's an interesting mag. The opening editorial claims the mag aims to appeal to adult gamers, and for the most part, I found it an interesting read that did indeed succeed in their stated goal of being better than the typical video game mag aimed at children. The only problem I had with the mag was the review section, which for some reason eschewed written reviews in favor of what was essentially a bunch of screenshots and a score. They must have gotten some negative feedback on this format, since later issues would add written commentary to the reviews. Anyway, check it out!
  20. 6 points

    Version 1.0.0

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    Systems Coverage: Sega Genesis (along with many Mega Drive previews) Sega CD (primarily in the form of Mega CD hardware and software previews) Sega Game Gear Sega Master System --- Press Start: Sega Grows Stronger!! (editorial) Mega Mail: (letters column) Hi-Tech Sega: Mega Drive Carts Wont Work In Genesis! Capcom To Start Making Mega-CD Discs Final Fight...Mega-CD vs. Cart Mega Tricks: Taz Mania (Genesis) David Robinson's Supreme Court (Genesis) Devilish (Genesis) Ferrari Grand Prix Challenge (Genesis) Desert Strike (Genesis) Krusty's Super Funhouse (Genesis) Splatterhouse 2 (Genesis) Steel Empire (Genesis) Shadow of the Beast (Genesis) Two Crude Dudes (Genesis) Coming Attractions: Phantasy Star IV (Genesis) Phantasy Star Gaiden (Game Gear) Out of This World 2 (Mega Drive) Land Stalker - The Emporer's Treasure (Mega Drive) Deadly Moves (Genesis) Gley Lancer (Mega Drive) Faceball 2000 (Game Gear) Junker's High (Mega Drive) G-Loc (Genesis) Mega lo Mania (Genesis) Metal Fangs (Genesis) Monopoly (Genesis) Clue (Genesis) Mega Files: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Game Gear) Cobra Command (Sega CD) Greendog (Genesis) ExMutants (Genesis) Uncharted Waters (Genesis) Batman Returns (Genesis) Predator 2 (Genesis) NHLPA Hockey '93 (Genesis) Super Monaco GP II (Genesis) Chuck Rock (Game Gear) Batman Returns (Game Gear) Thunder Force IV (Genesis) Mega Reviews: Greendog (Genesis) Global Gladiators (Genesis) Super Monaco GP II (Genesis) Alisia Dragoon (Genesis) Cadash (Genesis) Slime World (Genesis) Team USA Basketball (Genesis) NHLPA '93 (Genesis) RBI IV (Genesis) Sports Talk Baseball (Genesis) David Robinson's Supreme Court (Genesis) World Trophy Soccer (Genesis) Jennifer Capriati Tennis (Genesis) Batman Returns (Game Gear) The Terminator (Game Gear) Chuck Rock (Game Gear) Wimbledon Tennis (Game Gear)
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  22. 6 points

    Version 1.0.0

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    Super Gaming Issue 3 Winter 1991
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    Version 1.0.0

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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.
  24. 6 points

    Version 1.0.0

    161 downloads

    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!
  25. 6 points

    Version 1.0.0

    81 downloads

    *demo CD not included
  26. 5 points

    Version 1.0.0

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    Supplement included with Famitsu issue 62 (November 25, 1988) Contains maps, monster manual, and magic guide for Kaijū Monogatari (貝獣物語), an RPG developed by Birthday and published by Namco for Famicom on November 18, 1988 in Japan.
  27. 5 points

    Version 1.0.0

    81 downloads

    Supplement included with Famitsu issue 83 (September 15, 1989)
  28. 5 points

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    Supplement included with Famitsu issue 28 (July 24, 1987). Strategy guide for Fantasy Zone, released on the Famicom July 20, 1987. (pages with maps spread across facing pages have been included as both joined pages and individual pages for ease of use on different viewers.)
  29. 5 points

    Version 1.0.0

    55 downloads

    This was a beautiful, mint-condition issue. It was a shame to slice it up, but thems the breaks when scanning a magazine. Hopefully somebody out there appreciates the sacrifice.
  30. 5 points

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    Prior to this issue, this magazine was called Game Player's PC Strategy Guide. This is the first issue under the Game Players PC Entertainment title. In 1994, it would change its name a final time to PC Gamer.
  31. 5 points
    As someone who has scanned magazines, I feel I am qualified to answer this with sober honesty. The reason someone decides to scan magazines is probably analogous to the reasons someone decides to write fanfiction. It starts because they have a passion for a particular subject, like the love lives of the crew of the Starship Enterprise (or in our case, games, or more specifically, game magazines) and they want to contribute something to the fandom of that subject. Secretly they hope that their efforts will be applauded, but just like fanfiction, their efforts go mostly unappreciated, unless it's a really good Kirk/Spock slashfic or a scan of one of those mags everyone on Earth owned when they were 12, like Nintendo Power. Also, much like fanfiction, regardless of whether their efforts are appreciated or not, and no matter how esteemed a reputation they might manage to build for themselves amongst the online fandom they're a part of, it will always be their secret shame, one they will almost definitely keep hidden from their flesh-and-blood acquaintances. Because no matter how you look at it, spending countless hours slaving away at a scanner/computer just to create a copy of something you already own (and ironically, destroying it in the process), is a complete waste of time at best, and an indefensible act of insanity at worst. Water cooler chat: "So how was everyone's weekend?" "Awesome. Went out drinking with my friends." "Took in a play with the wife." "Went fishing and camping with the kids down by the lake." "I hit it off with this girl at the club." "....And what about you, Bob?" "Ah, you know. Sat around all day Photoshopping pages of GamePro. Same as last weekend."
  32. 5 points

    Version 1.0.0

    90 downloads

    PSExtreme Issue 41 April 1999
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  34. 5 points

    Version 1.0.0

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    Cover feature: Baldur's Gate In-depth strategies: Rainbow Six, Shogo: Mobile Armor Division, Ultima Online the Second Age, Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome Developer Interview: Roberta Williams
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    Torrents are Back! Over the last few weeks I have been working on pulling everything out of the Download Manager and organizing it into torrents for mass distribution. I believe the last time we rolled everything up was back in 2008? Maybe 2010? This is the entire Retromags collection as it stands today with 1338 releases and coming in at 195GB. Because of the size I have broken down the collection into 14 sets of 100 magazines each. The magazines are in alphabetical order so the first torrent is #-C and so on. This was a huge undertaking to extract, match and get everything renamed and organized for distribution. Please seed as much as you can to keep these torrents alive. Download All 1338 Retromags Releases! As always our Download Manager will still be the primary storage container. Every 50 new or updated items in the DLM will get rolled up into a torrent "update" pack.
  40. 5 points

    Version 1.0.0

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    Rescued from unedited abandonment at archive.org 64 comes one the lost files of marktrade 64. Check it out 64. You won't regret it 64. It's Ultra 64 64.
  41. 4 points

    Version 1.0.0

    60 downloads

    Scanned and edited by marktrade at a time before we had PCGames in our database, it's finally getting added here as was originally intended. (also available at archive.org)
  42. 4 points

    Version 1.0.0

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    Featuring a two page preview each of Panzer Dragoon Zwei, and Resident Evil, Cheech Marin breathing fire, and an ad where a man shaves his head in front of a CD. I miss the 90s.
  43. 4 points
    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
  44. 4 points
    Thanks to a HUGE donation from Cuckooguy check out this little beauty over at Kiwis.World
  45. 4 points

    Version 1.0.0

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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!"
  46. 4 points
    Retromags Presents! Nintendo Power Issue 156 May 2002 Database Entry! Download Directly! Thanks to Facebook user Kanghyuk Blair Naujok for donating this issue!
  47. 4 points

    Version 1.0.0

    67 downloads

    demo CD not included
  48. 3 points

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    Compute! Issue 040 (September 1983)
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    Version 1.0.0

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    GamePro Issue 082 May 1996 Supplement 1
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    Retromags Presents! Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 138 January 2001 Database Entry! Download Directly! Thanks to Phillyman for scanning the issue (and to me for editing it)!