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    Game Player's Strategy Guide to Nintendo Games Volume 2 Number 6 (December-January 1990)
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    GamePro Issue 201 (June 2005)
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    Newest upload [09/12/2019] - Famimaga March 1989 https://archive.org/details/famimagamarch1989 Here is a list of everything I was able to obtain thus far: Basic Magazine January 1992 BugBug March 2011 BugBug July 2012 Famimaga June 1987 Famimaga October 1987 Famimaga February 1988 Famimaga April 1988 Famimaga October 1988 Famimaga February 1989 Famimaga March 1989 Famimaga June 1989 Famimaga March 1990 Famimaga April 1990 Famimaga May 1990 Pasocom Paradise December 2003 There are some additional files I am downloading that I hope are actually magazines, but I can't read Japanese. Google translate makes me hopeful though.
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    Well, as you know, scanning magazines takes a lot of money and time. I've spent over $1000 and god knows how many hours of my free time working to provide stuff for our members (and everyone else, really, since you don't have to join RM to download our releases). I get nothing in return other than the occasional thank you (usually about 1 for every 50 downloads.) That's a commitment of time and money with no reward that VERY few people are willing to make. Then you've got people like the community of Japanese traders who justify the expense/time of digitizing their collections by considering the resultant files to be their personal property which they can then "sell" to recoup their losses (in this case, by trading with other like-minded individuals). Would the world be a richer place if people were willing to share their resources selflessly? Well, sure. But as long as we've got millions of starving, destitute people out there in the world being ignored by people with the means to help, it seems a little silly to get TOO upset over someone hoarding magazines. Most people are selfish. It's just human nature.
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    Probably the 5 guys who bought Xbox Ones in Japan.
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    Some of you may be familiar with the first Master of Monsters for the Genesis, but this sequel was exclusive to Japanese computers. https://archive.org/details/masterofmonstersiihandbook
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    You have no idea the sheer jubilant pleasure I get imagining that some Japanese magazine scan hoarders are getting pissed off noticing this stuff show up at the Internet Archive. Keep it up. Hmmm...that does pose a problem, doesn't it. Lots of Japanese mags have Japanese titles, and even ones that have words written alphabetically on the cover are often written in Japanese when people list them in auctions or otherwise write about them online. I wonder how much you're overlooking...
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    PRIMARY SYSTEMS COVERAGE Nintendo Entertainment System --- (Table of Content (TOC) and headline excerpts follow. Bullet lists and (notes) added for clarity. All games for NES.) Editor's Notes (approx. 1/4 page; editorial by Selby Bateman; Double Dragon II, issue synopsis) Game Player's Exclusive: Double Dragon II: The Revenge (5 pages; game overview with screenshots and strategies) SUPER STRATEGY (game overviews with screenshots, tips and strategies; 5 pages each) The Adventures of Bayou Billy Clash at Demonhead Desert Commander IronSword: Wizards and Warriors II (IronSword: Wizards & Warriors II) The Magic of Scheherazade Mega Man II Monster Party Rescue: The Embassy Mission Shadowgate Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles HOT HITS (game overviews with screenshots, 2 pages each) All-Pro Basketball Baseball Simulation 1.000 The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle Defender of the Crown Demon Sword Faxanadu Fester's Quest Goal! Hydlide Knight Rider Nobunaga's Ambition Rocket Ranger Shooting Range Spy vs. Spy II: The Island Caper Super Sprint The Three Stooges Top Gun - The Second Mission Track and Field II Twin Cobra Willow DIRECTORY (1 page; game company directory)
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    Retromags Presents! Game Player's Strategy Guide to Nintendo Games Volume 2 Number 6 (December-January 1990) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day    Edited By: E-Day    Uploaded By: E-Day    Donated By: CIVICMINDED Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    Sega's Sword of Vermilion (or simply Vermilion, as it's known in Japan) is an action RPG much like Elder Scrolls Skyrim, except for being more primitive, simplistic, and, well...shitty of an order of magnitude so vast as to be difficult to put into words. Enjoy. https://archive.org/details/swordofvermilionattackmanualbook
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    Fixed this one and I have two findings: 1.) Even though the file was renamed on my own computer to .cbz (confirmed in command line as well), somehow Archive.org is now adding a .cbz.zip to the end of the file name when you access the file on the uploader. I didn't notice it the first time, but I caught it on the prompt and removed the .zip. This is pretty weird since it never used to do that. 2.) At some point I renamed my .cbz file to a different name than the meta.xml file, which probably caused some problems as well.
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    TWO! TWO! TWO games for the price of one - Tatsujin (aka Truxton) and Golden Axe. I guess when the games are a shooter and a beat-em-up, neither game requires enough strategy to fill up an entire book on its own. https://archive.org/details/tatsujingoldenaxeattackmanualbook
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    And here's the best of the series (supposedly - I've never played it), and the only one deemed worthy to be included in the recent Genesis/Mega Drive Mini systems' selection of games - Phantasy Star IV (or Phantasy Star: The End of the Millennium as it was called in Japan.) https://archive.org/details/phantasystarivgameguidebook
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    Something people may not realize about Japan is that they tend to not care for books which are too thick. This isn't always true of course, and it's easy to find 1000 page strategy guides for the latest Pokemon games if that's your thing, but in general, when a book is too long, they split it in half. Most of the Harry Potter series, for example, are split in half and sold as two volumes each. In addition to doubling the profits of booksellers, I suppose it has the benefit of making the books easier to hold. Still, it's a little strange that this guide to Phantasy Star III is split into two volumes, since each one is only around 120 pages. Perhaps they weren't quite finished but wanted to get the guide to market while the game was new, so they released what they had as volume 1 and released volume 2 month later once they'd finished? Who knows. https://archive.org/details/phantasystariiiattackmanualbookvol.1 https://archive.org/details/phantasystariiiattackmanualbookvol.2
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    Phantasy Star III is the black sheep of the series (or so they say - I've only played the first two). This guide seems nice, though (although the cover art isn't so good). https://archive.org/details/phantasystariiiofficialguidebook
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    Well, this only took 6 hours for the IA to derive...such an annoying site... Anyway. Here's a short guide for a game that totally doesn't deserve its reputation! Well, that's my take on it, anyway. But maybe some of you don't mind the grind. https://archive.org/details/phantasystariihisshoukouryakuhouhowtowin