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  1. 5 points
    Retromags Presents! Game Player's Issue 12 Volume 2 Number 6 (June 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!  
  2. 3 points
    Once again, I just wanted to extend a sincere thanks to all of you who have participated in the CIVICMINDED Donation Drive Contest! This has provided a HUGE boost in helping me recover the freight shipping costs of my donation from a few months ago. It's been a real pleasure helping the RetroMags community and I'm already working on a second round of donations as we speak. Thank you all!
  3. 3 points
    Retromags Presents! Famitsu Issue 0051 (June 17, 1988) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: kitsunebi77    Edited By: kitsunebi77    Uploaded By: kitsunebi77    Donated By: ccovell Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
  4. 3 points
    If you downloaded this when it first went up, please download it again. There were a couple of issues with some pages that has now been corrected.
  5. 3 points
    Something a little different this time, but pretty cool. It's a manga history of the creation of Dragon Quest. You get to see Yuji Horii et.al as they first get into game design, travel to America and get blown away by Wizardry, witness the birth of the Famicom, and set about creating a game that Japanese RPGs still emulate to this day. Being manga, it is of course read right to left. https://archive.org/details/theroadtodragonquestmakingofdragonquestmanga_201908
  6. 3 points
    Retromags Presents! Game Player's Issue 11 Volume 2 Number 5 (May 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!  
  7. 3 points
    Popful Mail guide now available. This is for the 1992 PC-98 release, although most of you will be more familiar with Working Designs' port they did for the Sega CD in 1995. But did you know that before handing the localization job over to Working Designs, Sega initially had plans to replace the character sprites with Sonic characters and release this game in the USA as Sister Sonic starring Sonic's long lost sister? And then I guess they came to their senses. Even now, over 25 years later and after nearly 1000 issues of Sonic the Hedghog comics and dozens of games, Sonic has yet to discover any long lost siblings. What I wanna know, though, is...what the heck does "Popful Mail" even mean? And why is it "Popful," when the katakana is clearly written as "poppuru"? https://archive.org/details/popfulmailhandbook
  8. 3 points
    Hey there, Nintendo fans. Here's a nice guide for Game Boy Gallery starring those Mario characters you all love so much...like, really love, ifyouknowwhatImsayin. I know. I've seen your search history, you perverts. And hey, you better download it now. Unlike everything else I've uploaded, this one got flagged as needing admin approval before it will derive (that's why there's no preview flipbook at the moment.) I can only assume that's because they've had takedown orders from Nintendo in the past (for our Nintendo Powers, natch.) The CBR can still be downloaded, though, so grab it while you can in case an admin shoots it down. https://archive.org/details/gameboygallerywinningstrategyhisshoukouryakuhou_201907
  9. 3 points
    Retromags Presents! Game Players PC Entertainment Vol.7 No.1 (January-February 1994) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: kitsunebi77 Edited By: kitsunebi77 Donated By: Whiskcat Uploaded By: kitsunebi77 Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!
  10. 3 points
    Retromags Presents! Game Player's Issue 07 Volume 2 Number 1 (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!  
  11. 2 points
    Retromags Presents! Dengeki PlayStation Presents: Tales of Symphonia - Bouken no Sho (vol.286 supplement) (October 29, 2004) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: kitsunebi77    Edited By: kitsunebi77    Uploaded By: kitsunebi77    Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
  12. 2 points
    Here's a guide to the original Castlevania for the Famicom: https://archive.org/details/castlevaniaakumajodraculakanpekikouryakuhon And although it's already available, I re-upped the Super Castlevania IV guide since I had to re-edit the front/back dust jacket and interior covers into separate pages (it's otherwise identical to the already available file). https://archive.org/details/supercastlevaniaivakumajonodraculanosubete
  13. 2 points
    Retromags Presents! Computer Player Vol.2 Issue 6 (November 1995) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: kitsunebi77    Edited By: kitsunebi77    Uploaded By: kitsunebi77    Donated By: Whiskcat Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
  14. 2 points
    I'm tired of this username and want to have the same username across various sites. So I'm looking at using one of the names in the poll. Take this amazing opportunity to vote, and maybe I'll pick the winner
  15. 2 points
    While these jokes are well and good, if a name change is in all seriousness actually being proposed, I encourage anyone involved to consider their positions as representatives of this website. No one expects real names to be used at a site like this one, but likewise, if I were to visit Retromags and saw that it was being run by someone called ThickSlickDonkeyDick, would I feel comfortable sending that person a donation (monetary or magazine)? Would I even feel like it was worth my time contributing and participating in forum discussions, if I was given the impression from everyone's usernames that Retromags was being run by a bunch of teenage boys? Keep it respectable.
  16. 2 points
    Oh my god, take your time with that second round! I feel like I only got through one of your boxes so far!
  17. 2 points
    Gotta keep up, m'boy! E-Day fixed this a few days ago.
  18. 2 points
    Retromags Presents! Game Player's Issue 13 Volume 2 Number 7 (July 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!  
  19. 2 points
    Retromags Presents! Video Games Issue 01 (August 1982) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: VGBounceHouse Edited By: VGBounceHouse Uploaded By: VGBounceHouse Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!
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    So your stance on women was "stare like a perv from afar but don't get close or they'll beat the #$%@ out of you"
  22. 2 points
    I have some various Japanese guidebooks and other material on my HDD, so I figured I'd upload them somewhere. As far as I can tell, these aren't anywhere on archive or other sites. Silent Hill Perfect Navigation Book 1999 Guidebook by Famitsu for the game Silent Hill. Konami themselves produced several official guidebooks for the game. The scan quality of this is unfortunately rather poor, but it's mostly readable. If anyone comes across another copy of this, please re-scan it. https://archive.org/details/silenthillperfectnavigationbook Akumajou Dracula All 1991 Guidebook by the magazine Hippon Super for the 1991 "Super Castlevania IV" (known in Japan as "Akumajou Dracula", the same title as the first game in the series). I believe this guide features original artwork exclusive to this guide book. Correct me if I'm wrong on this. https://archive.org/details/Akumajou_Dracula_All
  23. 2 points
    I scanned 7 mags today. I really wish "editing" meant "WinRAR the folder and change the extension to .cbr." Sadly, that's not the case. Skipping the editing part is really the only hope I could ever have of working my way through the mess of mags in my closet. sigh. 7 down, about 1000 left to go...
  24. 2 points
    You know, it's one thing to have the sales charts be dominated by casual gaming titles. But it sure would be nice if casual gamers were a little more discriminant in the quality of their purchases.
  25. 2 points
    Retromags Presents! GamePro Issue 199 (April 2005) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day Edited By: Melki. Uploaded By: E-Day Donated By: CIVICMINDED Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!
  26. 2 points
    Well, that Nintendo guide with lots of colorful Mario artwork didn't manage to spark any interest. No one cares about Mario or Nintendo around here, a fact that's obviously plain if you see how few downloads our Nintendo Powers get. No, what you guys REALLY like are obscure strategy games for Japanese computers. And I'm here for you. 天下統一 (Tenka Touitsu) was released for the PC-98 in July 1989 and the Genesis in November 1991 (this guide is for the PC-98 version). https://archive.org/details/tenkatouitsuhandbook
  27. 2 points
    Zork 1, along with a handful of other Infocom adventures, were ported to the PC-98 in the early '90s by SystemSoft. These are impressive ports -- they've rewritten the text parser to take Japanese commands with Japanese grammar. Infocom's parser was never a simplistic VERB NOUN parser, and could handle complex commands with references to multiple objects, up to and including things like "TAKE ALL BUT THE BOOK THEN DROP THE CANDLE", and the Japanese one can too, which couldn't have been easy to implement. They're also commendable translations, and add a bunch of GUI shortcuts and things such as icon graphics for all objects. I didn't know about this guidebook, though - it's a fantastic find. Zork 1 was ported a second time in Japan a few years later, to the PS1 and Sega Saturn. That release added different graphics, a dynamic menu system instead of text input, and music. It has its own strategy guide.
  28. 2 points
    "You are standing in an open field west of a white house, with a boarded front door. There is a small mailbox here.” OMFG it's a guide to the original Zork! The game was first released in 1980, so you may be wondering why Japan published this guide in 1991. You may also be wondering why the guide is 150 pages, since surely a text adventure doesn't need much more than a walkthrough that could be printed on far fewer pages? I can't help you on the 1991 part, but once you get to the walkthrough, you realize the value of this guide. They've arranged the walkthrough by location, and each location is given its own page, which, in addition to hints about what can be accomplished there, is also given an illustration (since the game itself can only describe those locations with text). https://archive.org/details/zorkihandbook
  29. 2 points
    I realize not all of you are down with the genre-defining awesomeness of the Wizardry series. Not everyone likes RPGs or has an interest in the origins of the genre. I get it. So let's change things up with a little something for you guys that I don't personally have any interest in. Gran Turismo 2. I can enjoy a game of Mario Kart or Crazy Taxi, but realistic racing games have never done anything for me. But I know this series has a lot of fans, and OH MY is this a hefty tome of a guide. Over 620 pages of I don't even know what - it would put me to sleep if I tried to flip through it all. But somebody scanned this monster, and now I've uploaded it somewhere the rest of you can find it. Car nuts, go nuts. https://archive.org/details/granturismo2officialguidebook
  30. 2 points
    Retromags Presents! Sega Force Issue 3 (July 1993) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day    Edited By: E-Day    Uploaded By: E-Day Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
  31. 1 point
    Retromags Presents! GamePro Issue 184 (January 2004) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day    Edited By: Melki    Uploaded By: E-Day    Donated By: CIVICMINDED Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
  32. 1 point
    As per this tweet, only two issues released. issue
  33. 1 point
    Retromags Presents! Protoculture Addicts Issue 16 (January-February 1992) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: kitsunebi77    Edited By: kitsunebi77    Uploaded By: kitsunebi77    Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
  34. 1 point
    Hey notabi, When it comes to perfect binding the only way to truly preserve a magazine is to debind it which means destroying it to a certain extent. While it is possible to press a still bound magazine down (or have a machine do it which I’m assuming the book scanner you mentioned is capable of) you will definitely lose some of the page depending on how much glue was used in creating the perfect binding, and you will get shadows and extra bleed that won’t be present in a debound copy. It should be noted that many people working in preservation and generating scanned issues make compromises that the general public won’t be concerned with. Plenty use paper cutters to slice off the binding which is of no use to me as it compromises full bleed pages, but that’s a concern of few I suppose. Some readers only care about that, reading the text, while some of us are concerned with the original graphic designers’ intent, which includes multiple people, the magazine’s layout artists plus the work of the artists who created the advertising. For me the art is as important as the words which is why I use the hair dryer method to debind, which “destroys” the magazine in a sense, though all the pages could still be placed in single sheet plastic and put in a three-ring binder lol The best advice I can give is to read up about your scanner and see what it says about placing a full, bound magazine in it. If it seems like it won’t destroy what you don’t want destroyed then give it a try, post some example pages, and then go from there.
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    Retromags Presents! GamePro Issue 182 (November 2003) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day    Edited By: Melki    Uploaded By: E-Day    Donated By: CIVICMINDED Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    Retromags Presents! GamePro Issue 181 (October 2003) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day    Edited By: Melki    Uploaded By: E-Day    Donated By: CIVICMINDED Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    Retromags Presents! GamePro Issue 180 (September 2003) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day Edited By: Melki Uploaded By: E-Day Donated By: CIVICMINDED Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!
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    They're mailorder catalogs from Ultimate Games Club with really really minimal editorial, kind of like the first issue of Game Informer. Issue 4 with Ghoul School was stuffed in an EGM poly bag. #3 is Fist of the North Star, I've never seen 1 or 2.
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    You can sign up to receive new release notification emails so you won't miss anything. For the past couple of months, there has been something released pretty much on a daily basis, so you may have missed quite a bit!
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    Continuing my theme of "I don't like fighting games, but maybe you do," here's a guide to 1993's Fatal Fury Special. I forgot to mention it last time, but these "All About" guides have a unique feature not included in most guides - sheet music to the game's themes. https://archive.org/details/allaboutfatalfuryspecial
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    Retromags Presents! Play Online No.010 (March 1999) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: kitsunebi77 Edited By: kitsunebi77 Uploaded By: kitsunebi77 Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!
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    Retromags Presents! Video Games Issue 21 (Fall 1984) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: VGBounceHouse Edited By: VGBounceHouse Uploaded By: VGBounceHouse Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!
  43. 1 point
    This is just awesome !!! Game Players RULES !!!!!!!!!!! Thank you E-Day you are a Legend !
  44. 1 point
    Thank you for everything! You're the best. I share in the passion of retro-gaming. Very awesome work.
  45. 1 point
    Only 4 more slots available, then I send the last $600 off to @CIVICMINDED and we draw a winner for the contest
  46. 1 point
    Only 6 more spots available until we draw for a winner. Each of the remaining spots is $50
  47. 1 point
    Are the donations still going for this?
  48. 1 point
    Kiwis.World or you can get to it via the old name OldGameMags
  49. 1 point
    I'm way too busy scanning the 2000 mags in my collection and 100+ issues of Dreamcast Official Magazine (Japan) sent to me by Cuckooguy to deal with even more issues. And I'm still recovering from the rather large tax bill from the New Zealand Government for those mags to be in a position to afford postage costs shipping more mags out from Japan anyway. Looking forward to seeing them though
  50. 1 point
    I would probably assume that it's because of the "retromags" part and not beacause of copyright issues. New stuff wouldn't be retro now would it? =P Also there's probably much less need to preserve the newer stuff as you can even still order back issues.