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  1. 11 points

    Version 1.0.0

    396 downloads

    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! * Thanks to ccovell for donating the issue. Also the gavas bucks page was missing, so he provided a scan of that page to make the mag complete. For anyone who missed it in my forum thread, Gavas were a big scam run by Famitsu to trick kids into thinking they could win fabulous prizes by buying every issue of Famitsu that hit the stands. Below is a closer look at just how impossible getting those prizes actually was. Listed are the prize, the amount of Gavas needed to win the prize, the number of Famitsu issues you would need to purchase in order to have enough Gavas, and approximately how much that many issues of Famitsu would cost. These are all in 1988 dollars, so it would be much more today. As of May 1988 (these are not all of the prizes, btw): A Famitsu Pencil Case - 780 Gavas - 49 issues - approx. $195 A Famitsu T-Shirt - 1680 Gavas - 105 issues - approx. $420 A Famicom Game - 2900 Gavas - 182 issues - approx. $728 A Famicom System - 9800 Gavas - 613 issues - approx. $2,452 A Sega Master System - 11200 Gavas - 700 issues - approx. $2,800 A PC Engine (TurboGrafx16) System - 16500 Gavas - 1,032 issues - approx. $4,128 It should also be worth noting that Famitsu was bi-weekly at this point. So assuming you really wanted that PC Engine and you bought one copy of every issue that hit the stands, you would expect to finally have enough Gavas approximately... 38 years later. So...sometime in 2026. Of course, Famitsu eventually went weekly, of course, so you actually would have been able to finally get that PC Engine sometime in 2009. Well, except that PC Engines had long since ceased production by then. *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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    88 downloads

    Video Games Issue 01 (August 1982)
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    Version 1.0.0

    211 downloads

    Game Players Issue 084 (May 1996) With reviews of such acclaimed classics as Creature Shock, Cyberdillo, and The Raven Project, this issue of Game Players is a big ol' slice of nostalgia pie for the 90s kid in all of us. I kid of course, The Raven Project is next issue. (Seriously though, this issue reviews Worms, Earthworm Jim 2, and Super Mario RPG and previews Tomb Raider, Turok: the Dinosaur Hunter, and Final Fantasy VII).
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    134 downloads

    Game Player's Issue 12 Volume 2 Number 6 (June 1990)
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    102 downloads

    GamePro Issue 184 (January 2004)
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    Version 1.0.0

    91 downloads

    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!
  7. 9 points

    129 downloads

    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!
  8. 9 points

    93 downloads

    FEATURES Just For The Fun Of It The wonderful world of the Three Stooges and Mylstar Electronics AND the chance to win your own arcade game! That Championship Season Video Games reports on the Track & Field Tournament. Atari's New Game In Town Too much, too late. Flipping Out Over Pinball Game Plan keeps going at full tilt Plus Win your very own pinball machine in VG's special "When Lit Trivia Contest". The Last Starfighter Will this screen gem be summer's blockbuster hit? A Sight To Behold Exidy brings on Crossbow-the big brain game! Going For The Gold Contest Results The correct answers to last issue's Track & Field quiz and the name of our grand prize winner. SEPECIAL SECTION Walter Day The trials and tribulations of the king of the video game capital. Beating The Coin-Ops Tips and strategies for mastering Track & Field and Cliff Hanger. DEPARTMENTS HYPERSPACE Insight s into the is sue at hand. BLIPS Video games take off into outer space; the return of Intellivision; getting graphic with the Animation Station from Suncom; going through the changes with Masterplay 5200 Interface; sittin' pretty with the new Balans chair and computer camping directories . DOUBLE SPEAK Video Games ' readers speak out. COMPUTER CORNER Teaching an old VIC new tricks plus Centipede; Night Mission Pinball; Turmoil ; Gridrunner; Lazer Zone; Cohen's Towers and Donkey Kong. GAME EFFORTS Taking Coleco's Roll er Controllers for a spin! COIN-OP SHOP High drama in the arcade world: Atari 's Firefox, Cinematronics / Magicom / Don Bluth's Space Ace and more. SOFT SPOT A mixed bag of video cart attractions: Pressure Cooker; Air Raiders; Ken Uston Blackjack-Poker; Wizard of Wor; Victory; Sewer Sam; Boing! and lots more. STATS
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    92 downloads

    One of the very last issues of this mag (next-to-last, I think) before it was turned into PC Gamer.
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    108 downloads

    Game Player's PC Buyer's Guide Volume 2 Number 5 (November/December 1989)
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    173 downloads

    GamePro Issue 166 (July 2002)
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    105 downloads

    Compute! Issue 072 Vol. 8, No. 5 (May 1986)
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    71 downloads

    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!
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    118 downloads

    GamePro Issue 183 (December 2003)
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    98 downloads

    EGM Trickman's Best Tricks and Tips of 1993!
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    119 downloads

    GamePro Issue 181 (October 2003)
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    Version 1.0.0

    142 downloads

    *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! "Monthly magazine for Game Freaks." Game Geeks also welcome. Game Squares need not apply. *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!
  18. 8 points

    157 downloads

    *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! Family Computer Magazine is (unlike most other Japanese magazines) printed in Japanese right-to-left format. For those unaware, that means that the front cover is where the back cover is on a Western magazine, and thus the spine is on the right side. Once opened, the pages are read beginning with the page on the right and moving across to the left page. When using a CBR reader to read a single page at a time, this won't cause too many problems, but if you put the reader into two-page mode, the left and right facing pages will be in the wrong order. Thus, it is strongly suggested that when reading this magazine, you set your CBR reader to it's Japanese mode (almost all CBR readers have one for reading manga), which will automatically display the pages in the correct order. For anyone unfamiliar with this mag - it was the first Famicom/NES magazine in the world, predating Famitsu by a year. And although Famitsu would ultimately end up out-lasting Family Computer Magazine by expanding their coverage to all consoles, from a collector's viewpoint, issues of Famimaga (as it is usually referred to) seem to typically be more desireable/valuable than Famitsu issues of similar vintage. *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!
  19. 8 points

    Version 1.0.0

    227 downloads

    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! * Merry Christmas! (well, that's the cover date, anyway.) As always with Dengeki P, lots of RPG and giant robot coverage (I mean, this IS Japan, after all.) All in all, 264 pages of PlayStation goodness. I've eschewed including stitched-together two-page joins this time, but when viewed in two-page mode, those pages (ads, mostly) should look seamless, since they were joined together during the editing process, edited as a single pic, and then separated again. Sometimes these Japanese mags are just ornery: The files within the cbr are numbered correctly, but you'll notice that the page numbers don't always match what's printed on the page. That's because there were lots of strange instances of unnumbered pages. For example, there was a multi-page advertising section where the first and last pages of the ad were given page numbers, but the middle 4 pages, which were printed like a fold-out poster, went unnumbered. Another advertising section was printed on a series of pages of differing widths. Only the full-sized pages were given numbers, while the narrower pages all went unnumbered. Craziness!! Thanks to the fold-out section, I actually had to swap one page's location in order to ensure that further pages would be paired with the correct facing page when viewing in two-page mode (don't worry, you'll never even know which one). *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!
  20. 8 points

    176 downloads

    EGM's 1998 Video Game Buyer's Guide - a great year for video games.
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    211 downloads

    GamePro Issue 146 (November 2000)
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    187 downloads

    GamePro Issue 144 (September 2000)
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    122 downloads

    Flux Issue 3 (Janaury 1995)
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    135 downloads

    VideoGames The Ultimate Gaming Magazine Issue 56 (September 1993)
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    82 downloads

    This is one of marktrade's scans he put up at the Internet Archive. His original files are very dark and yellow, so I've done what I can to improve them. If you want his original files, they can be found here: https://archive.org/details/GPPCSGVol3No2
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    103 downloads

    Tips & Tricks Issue 118 (December 2004)
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    171 downloads

    Game Player's Issue 26 Volume 3 Number 8 (August 1991)
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    118 downloads

    Tips & Tricks Issue 116 (October 2004)
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    129 downloads

    Tips & Tricks Issue 074 (April 2001)
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    153 downloads

    Official U.S. Playstation Magazine Issue 32 (May 2000)
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    Version 1.0.0

    221 downloads

    Do you know why I love this magazine, and the first several years of PC Gamer (which shared the same staff)? It's because the articles and reviews are written by intelligent professionals, so even reading about games I don't have the slightest interest in is a joy - something that sadly isn't all that common in video game journalism.
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    130 downloads

    GamePro Issue 182 (November 2003)
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    140 downloads

    GamePro Issue 180 (September 2003)
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    Version 1.0.0

    106 downloads

    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...
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    125 downloads

    Sega Force Issue 3 (July 1993)
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    111 downloads

    Sega 1988 Vendor Brochure Donated by CIVICMINDED.
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    123 downloads

    GamePro Issue 218 (November 2006)
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    76 downloads

    Xbox Nation (XBN) Issue 3 (Summer 2002)
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    144 downloads

    GamePro Issue 168 (September 2002)
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    128 downloads

    Game Player's Sega Genesis Strategy Guide Volume 2 Number 1 (February-March 1991)
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    114 downloads

    Tips & Tricks Issue 119 (January 2005)
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    113 downloads

    Tips & Tricks Issue 115 (September 2004)
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    126 downloads

    Tips & Tricks Issue 098 (April 2003)
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    78 downloads

    Nintendo Power Flash Issue 9 (Fall 1990)
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    118 downloads

    Tips & Tricks Issue 078 (August 2001)
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    132 downloads

    Tips & Tricks Issue 071 (January 2001)
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    153 downloads

    Tips & Tricks Issue 069 (November 2000)
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    Version 1.0.0

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    A Mortal Kombat II kollector's magazine produced by Electronic Gaming Monthly, the second of a four issue series. Released November 1994.
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    Version 1.0.0

    311 downloads

    Tips & Tricks premier Issue!
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    Hello! A little while ago I mailed in a handful of gaming publications to a service similar to 1dollarscans, which I first learned of through a thread posted here several months ago. I only sent in things I was sure hadn't been uploaded elsewhere, and I've since received all of the scans and posted them to the Internet Archive. There's really a ton but highlights include: Super Smash Bros. Melee Official Player's Guide (was surprised it hadn't already been uploaded with how popular the game still is, but then I suppose it doesn't mention wavedashing) A bunch of Nintendo Power subscriber-exclusive bonuses (catalogs, preview zines and more) Disney Adventures Winter 2000 (video game edition of a Disney children's magazine) Pokemon Gold & Silver Adventure Guide by Versus Books (this amazing guide, in an effort to not spoil anything, will often give you the encounter percentages of Pokemon in an area but not tell you what the Pokemon are) Animal Crossing Official Player's Guide Scrye Pokemon Price And Players Guide 2000 (extensive one-off magazine about the Pokemon TCG at the height of its popularity) A note about the quality: these were scanned at 300dpi with no touch-ups, overall I'm very happy with them. Regarding the quality of the magazines themselves, many of the covers are beat to hell but are mostly fine once you get into them. I'm sure that at least some of these will be scanned in better quality in the future by folks more willing to dedicate the time and care, but in the meantime I'm happy to share everything I've got. Enjoy! https://archive.org/details/@fauwf?&sort=titleSorter