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  1. 11 points

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    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).
  2. 8 points

    Version 1.0.0

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    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).
  3. 7 points

    Version 1.0.0

    57 downloads

    "Monthly magazine for Game Freaks." Game Geeks also welcome. Game Squares need not apply.
  4. 7 points

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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.
  5. 7 points

    Version 1.1.0

    127 downloads

    A Mortal Kombat II kollector's magazine produced by Electronic Gaming Monthly, the first of a four issue series. Released November 1994.
  6. 7 points

    Version 1.0.0

    135 downloads

    Official U.S. Playstation Magazine Issue 29 February 2000
  7. 7 points

    Version 1.0.0

    243 downloads

    Tips & Tricks premier Issue!
  8. 7 points

    Version 1.0.0

    199 downloads

    Mega Play Vol. 3 No. 6 January 1993
  9. 6 points

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    64 downloads

    Computer Gaming World Issue 163 (February 1998)
  10. 6 points
    After months of behind-the-scenes deliberation, infused with a ridiculous amount of name-calling, indian leg wrestling, and wedgies, the administrators have reached their conclusion and are now ready to share it with the rest of the community. Presenting: RETRO MAGS! Ruminate with us for a bit. You'll notice that nowhere on the site does it specifically state we are set up to only scan and host old magazines about computers and video games, and every so often we'll receive a request from a user inquiring about whether or not we handle this or that sort of publication, or help finding out-of-print periodicals of various sorts. Fishing magazines. Car magazines. Science magazines. There's a magazine for everything, and if there isn't now, then there probably was in decades past. It's true! Literally starting today, Retromags is going to become your one-stop shop for everything related to old school magazines. Hobbyist publications, consumer reference, news and entertainment...it's all coming both soon and now. Just think: your dad may finally track down that issue of Organic Gardner he read as a lad! Your grandmother may thrill to a digital version of the doll collector's monthly she subscribed to twenty years ago! Those classic 80's knitting patterns? They're going to be here too! Vintage Wrestling quarterlies, 1960's era Hot Rod publications, celebrity gossip rags from back when the hair, the shoulder pads, and the feuds were larger than life? Forget download limits. These files are big, beautiful, and cleaned up to current-year specs as best that we (and Photoshop) can accomplish. To prove we aren't kidding, we've got a handful of brand new releases we've been holding back on for this very announcement. Only you guys could make it possible, with your contributions of time, energy, and cold, hard cash. Especially that last part. Thank you, anonymous donor who wishes to remain anonymous for that sudden infusion back in February. Obviously this is going to require a bit of a site overhaul. Expect to see some serious changes to the way things like the databases are structured as we get things in line with the new, expanded concept. We're aiming to add roughly a dozen different categories per week, then new sub-categories within them similar to the way the gaming magazines are currently broken down by area of release, then name of publication. It's a lot of work, and not something which can be done all at once, but we're going to push on as best we can. Limited site downtime and outages may occur infrequently as we make these changes. The forum software is robust, but we're going to be subjecting it to an awful lot of stretching in directions we aren't sure Invision means for it to stretch. Errors may crop up here and there, and if so, we hope you'll be patient with us. If it all goes as planned, these relics of yester-year will be hosted, preserved forever for future generations to marvel and laugh at. We spared no expense scouring the seedy underbellies of auction sites, hunting for the weirdest, tackiest, most off-beat examples we could find to show we mean business when we say, "At Retromags, we scan it all!" Sincerely - Phillyman, E-Day, Areala, and the rest of the Retromags staff!
  11. 6 points

    Version 1.0.0

    125 downloads

    Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 103 (February 1998)
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    49 downloads

    Compute! Issue 064 Vol. 7 No.9 (September 1985)
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    104 downloads

    Computer Game Review and CD-ROM Entertainment Volume 2 Issue 01 (August 1992)
  14. 6 points

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    Far East of Eden (Tengai Makyou): Fuun Kabukiden is an RPG for the PC Engine CD released by Hudson Soft on July 10, 1993.
  15. 6 points

    Version 1.0.0

    53 downloads

    40 pgs
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    52 downloads

    40 pgs
  17. 6 points

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    Downtown Nekketsu Kōshinkyoku: Soreyuke Daiundōkai - Hisshou Tora no Maki (ダウンタウン熱血行進曲 それゆけ大運動会 - 必勝トラの巻, Downtown Nekketsu March: Let's Go to the Great Athletic Meet - Tiger's Victory Volume) was published as a supplement to the October 19, 1990 issue of Family Computer Magazine (issue 113). This game is one in the popular and long-running Kunio-kun series of games (including such classics as Renegade, River City Ransom, and Super Dodge Ball) originated by Technos Japan and currently developed and published by Arc System Works. It was released for the Famicom on October 12, 1990 and features Nekketsu High School competing against three other teams in a series of four athletic events. Up to four players can participate. Although this game was never released outside of Japan, it was very successful and is one of the games included on the Japanese version of the NES Classic Edition (Nintendo Classic Mini: Family Computer ). PLEASE NOTE!!!! - Family Computer Magazine (and its supplements) are printed Japanese-style, meaning that the magazine's spine is on the right side and pages are opened from the left. Thus, once opened, the pages are read from right to left, with the right page coming before the left page. In order for the pages to display correctly if viewing in two-page mode, "Japanese mode" should be enabled. In Cdisplay, this is easily accomplished via the CTRL-J hotkey (or through the configure menu). If viewing in single page view, the pages will display in the proper order regardless, though keep in mind that again, the page is read from right to left.
  18. 5 points

    Version 1.0.0

    32 downloads

    So what do you do if you're Japanese but you don't want to play yet another game as a spiky haired androgynous orphan on a quest to fulfill your destiny to save the world? You play some non-Japanese PC games, that's what.
  19. 5 points

    Version 1.0.0

    122 downloads

    Electronic Gaming Monthly 071 (June 1995)
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    Version 1.0.0

    45 downloads

    Compute! Issue 039 Vol. 5 No. 8 (August 1983)
  21. 5 points

    Version 1.0.0

    89 downloads

    A Mortal Kombat II kollector's magazine produced by Electronic Gaming Monthly, the third of a four issue series. Released January 1995.
  22. 5 points

    Version 1.1.0

    95 downloads

    A Mortal Kombat II kollector's magazine produced by Electronic Gaming Monthly, the fourth of a four issue series. Released February 1995.
  23. 5 points

    Version 1.0.0

    109 downloads

    A complete guide with moves, codes, and fatalities for MK, MKII, and MK3.
  24. 5 points

    Version 1.0.0

    146 downloads

    Nintendo Game Cube Guide
  25. 5 points

    Version 1.0.0

    60 downloads

    40 pgs
  26. 5 points

    Version 1.0.0

    136 downloads

    S.W.A.T.Pro Issue 25 (September 1995)
  27. 5 points

    Version 1.0.0

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    PC Gamer Issue 070 (March 2000)
  28. 5 points

    Version 1.0.0

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    PC Gamer Issue 021 (February 1996)
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    Version 1.0.0

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    Supplement included with the March 9, 1990 issue of Family Computer Magazine. The title, Ultech Shinbun, means "ultimate technique newspaper," and it was printed in newspaper format and featured strategies for several games (mainly Dragon Quest IV). Due to the oversized newspaper-style pages, the files in this archive are saved at 5000px high to allow higher fidelity and larger zoom.
  30. 4 points
    So it begins, I gave my first shot at scanning something. I opted for 600 dpi because why not :). Jpgs shouldn't be compressed. Let me have your impressions. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1slyRLhCIBSCxvdxac3SW48Phkjk_JhEC I'm using the scansnap utility and it looks like it generates pdf and then extract the pages as single images. Is there any option to make it output jpgs natively? Later I'll upload it to archive.org and from there anyone would be allowed to edit/reupload it as they please
  31. 4 points

    Version 1.0.0

    89 downloads

    Official Final Fantasy VII Strategy Guide
  32. 4 points

    Version 1.0.0

    34 downloads

    Edited for your pleasure and convenience. For the raw 600dpi source files, please visit https://archive.org/details/@japanesemagazinesscanproject *PLEASE NOTE: Gamest is printed in right-to-left Japanese reading style. If viewing two pages at a time, you will need to set your CBR reader to Japanese mode so that the pages will display in the correct order. I have moved the survey postcards to the end of the archive, since they interfered with the correct display of the pages when using two-page viewing mode.
  33. 4 points

    Version 1.0.0

    47 downloads

    This file has been edited and saved at a constant height of 2700px. For the unedited 600dpi source file, please visit https://archive.org/details/@japanesemagazinesscanproject *PLEASE NOTE: Gamest is printed in right-to-left Japanese reading style. If viewing two pages at a time, you will need to set your CBR reader to Japanese mode so that the pages will display in the correct order.
  34. 4 points

    Version 1.0.0

    46 downloads

    This file has been edited and saved at a constant height of 2700px. For the raw 600dpi source file, please visit https://archive.org/details/@japanesemagazinesscanproject *PLEASE NOTE: Gamest is printed in right-to-left Japanese reading style. If viewing two pages at a time, you will need to set your CBR reader to Japanese mode so that the pages will display in the correct order.
  35. 4 points

    Version 1.0.0

    47 downloads

    This file has been edited and saved at a constant height of 2700px. For the raw 600dpi source file, please visit https://archive.org/details/@japanesemagazinesscanproject *PLEASE NOTE: Gamest is printed in right-to-left Japanese reading style. If viewing two pages at a time, you will need to set your CBR reader to Japanese mode so that the pages will display in the correct order.
  36. 4 points

    Version 1.0.0

    29 downloads

    Compute! Issue 058 Vol. 7 No.3 (March 1985)
  37. 4 points
    Here are two guides for Wizardry Gaiden II: Curse of the Ancient Emperor - an RPG for the Game Boy exclusive to Japan. https://archive.org/details/WizardryGaidenIINoSubete https://archive.org/details/WizardryGaidenIIHisshouKouryakuHou
  38. 4 points

    Version 1.0.0

    44 downloads

    Compute! Issue 042 Vol. 5 No 11 (November 1983)
  39. 4 points

    Version 1.0.0

    67 downloads

    Last Armageddon is a post-apocalyptic RPG developed and published by BrainGrey for the PC Engine CD on August 31, 1990.
  40. 4 points

    Version 1.0.0

    52 downloads

    天地を喰らう Tenchi o Kurau, "The Devouring of Heaven and Earth" (released in the USA as Destiny of an Emperor) is an RPG developed and published by Capcom for the Famicom on May 19, 1989. 天地を喰らう - 完全攻略本 Tenchi o Kurau - Kanzen Koryakubon "The Devouring of Heaven and Earth - Perfect Strategy Guide" is a supplement of Family Computer Magazine issue 80 (June 2, 1989). * In order to preserve the page numbering and layout of the rest of the issue, I have moved the fold-out two-sided map/data poster to the end of the magazine. PLEASE NOTE!!!! - Family Computer Magazine (and its supplements) are printed Japanese-style, meaning that the magazine's spine is on the right side and pages are opened from the left. Thus, once opened, the pages are read from right to left, with the right page coming before the left page. In order for the pages to display correctly if viewing in two-page mode, "Japanese mode" should be enabled. In Cdisplay, this is easily accomplished via the CTRL-J hotkey (or through the configure menu). If viewing in single page view, the pages will display in the proper order regardless, though keep in mind that again, each page is read from right to left.
  41. 4 points

    Version 1.0.0

    86 downloads

    桃太郎伝説 II - 鬼退治 Data Book (lit. Momotaro Legend II - Ogre Extermination Data Book) Strategy guide for Momotarou Densetsu II, an RPG developed and published by Hudson Soft for the PC Engine on December 22, 1990. (Please note this is Momotarou Densetsu - a different series than Hudson's Momotarou Dentetsu series of games)
  42. 4 points
    Edited Marktrade's PC Gamer Feb 1996 scan!
  43. 3 points
    So last month members here were extremely generous and donated enough money for me to get a Fujitsu ix1500. Getting that scanner resulted in CivicMinded sending me around 950 magazines and guides to scan at great expense. Now THAT has caused something else. Last week, seeing the insane magazine donation, Hardcorehubz asked if I was open to selling the ix1500 in order to get the Fujitsu FI-7160, with him covering the difference. That's an obvious decision to make. So the Fujitsu has been returned, Hardcorehubz has sent the money to me, and the 7160 is getting ordered tonight. It's a heavier duty scanner that can take more pages and is made for heavier workloads, so it should serve me and this site very well. So with that and a heavy duty paper cutter, getting through the CivicMinded magazines will be pretty easy. Now who wants to help edit?
  44. 3 points
    Archive.org hasn't derived my files in over 48 hours. What a #$%^ website... So the previews aren't working, but I'm not going to wait for the "up to a week" that their upload process takes to complete. The cbr can still be downloaded regardless. Anyway, here's an artbook for the first 5 games in the Can Can Bunny series of games. These are adult games for Japanese computers, but a couple of them ended up on the Sega Saturn in edited form. https://archive.org/details/CanCanBunnyOfficialArtBook
  45. 3 points

    Version 1.0.0

    23 downloads

    Compute! Issue 062 Vol. 7 No.7 (July 1985)
  46. 3 points

    Version 1.0.0

    61 downloads

    This guide covers the first two games in the SD Gundam: Gachapon Senshi series of strategy games from Bandai. SD Gundam World: Gachapon Senshi - Scramble Wars was released for the Famicom in November 1987. SD Gundam World: Gachapon Senshi 2 - Capsule Senki was released for the Famicom June 25, 1989. PLEASE NOTE: This guide is printed Japanese style (from left to right), so if you are viewing two pages at a time, you will need to set your CBR reader to "Japanese mode" so that the pages will be displayed in the correct order. If you are viewing a single page at a time this will not be necessary.
  47. 3 points

    Version 1.0.0

    61 downloads

    スーパーチャイニーズ2-ドラゴンキッド攻略の奥義書 (Super Chinese 2: Dragon Kid - Strategy Mission Statement) is a supplement to issue 80 of Family Computer Magazine (June 2, 1989). Super Chinese 2 (released in the USA as Little Ninja Brothers) is an action RPG developed and published by Culture Brain for the Famicom. PLEASE NOTE: This guide is printed Japanese-style, meaning it is read from right to left. In order for the pages to align correctly when viewing two pages at a time, your CBR reader must be set to Japanese mode.
  48. 3 points
    Added Tech Gian - Jan 2005. This is my last magazine from this group.
  49. 3 points
    Being uploaded now. I hadn't realised the magazine had been discontinued until I saw this thread so had been applying a cut-off date on it. Seeing as it's defunct that rule no longer applies BTW... I was intending on closing the site down due to several reasons, one being a lack of people signing up as it seemed a lot of effort for keeping 60 - 70 people happy, the other being that I was getting the burn out feeling from trying to scan a mag or more a day. Since then I've slowed down scanning and am spending more time on real life activities and the time i am spending on the site spread between scanning mags or uploading member submissions. With more people donating to access the site and more leisure time I am feeling a lot happier now so I think it highly unlikely I will actually shut the site down.
  50. 3 points
    Retromags Presents Downtown Nekketsu Koushinkyoku Soreyuke Daiundoukai - Hisshou tora no Maki Family Computer Magazine Issue 113 supplement October 19, 1990 Thanks to ccovell for donating this issue to be scanned! Database Entry Download Here