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  1. Version 1.0.0

    17,083 downloads

    Official Final Fantasy VII Strategy Guide
    16 points
  2. 569 downloads

    Scanned 6 months ago, I've finally gotten around to finishing the editing on this. But what's an extra 6 months when you've been already been waiting since 2001 to get a copy of this issue? And remember, if you enjoy scans like this, be sure to click the "like" button . It's such a small thing to do, but your scanners will greatly appreciate it, I assure you. (Just be sure do do it here at Retromags where we'll see it, not somewhere else like a new release post on facebook or twitter) 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! 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! PS: Please don't upload this file to the Internet Archive. K thnx bye!
    16 points
  3. 1,461 downloads

    Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 064 (November 1994)
    15 points
  4. 445 downloads

    Final Fantasy III / Final Fantasy VI is, hands down, my favorite Final Fantasy title. And this right here just might be my favorite strategy guide of all time. Presented in full colour, flush with screenshots, along with copious artwork by artist Yoshitaka Amano, and a section at the end featuring some gorgeous full-size in-game maps, Olafson's guide is written more like a story as opposed to a walkthrough. At $12.95, this was an absolute showstopper of a book. It may be less complete overall than Nintendo's own game guide, as it doesn't contain things like monster stats, weapon and item lists, Gau's Rage tables, or other in-depth information one might expect to see in an RPG guide. But the sheer quality of Olafson's prose guides the reader through the story so well it feels like playing the game. It's one of the few guides I've read from cover to cover multiple times. It's just that good. This book is generally very expensive on the second-hand market. Copies on eBay routinely sell for $50 or more, and copies in excellent condition can fetch upwards of $100. For Final Fantasy III fans, it's a highly-sought collector's item. If you've ever looked at a listing and wondered why, I hope a flip through this book explains everything. If every guide followed Olafson's example, strategy guides would be regarded as works of art instead of simple cash grabs. Enjoy!
    14 points
  5. 296 downloads

    GamePro Issue 158 (November 2001)
    13 points
  6. 334 downloads

    GamePro Issue 156 (September 2001)
    13 points
  7. 1,157 downloads

    Nintendo Power Issue 156 May 2002 Issue donated by Benjamin Alldritt.
    13 points
  8. 272 downloads

    GamePro Issue 167 (August 2002)
    12 points
  9. 238 downloads

    Gamepro Issue 176 (May 2003)
    12 points
  10. 623 downloads

    Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 148 (November 2001)
    12 points
  11. 206 downloads

    Game Players Vol. 7, No. 9 (September 1994)
    12 points
  12. 392 downloads

    EGM 1995 Video Game Buyer's Guide
    12 points
  13. 372 downloads

    Nintendo Power Issue 271 (September 2011)
    12 points
  14. 203 downloads

    Wow! So ultimate! Such strategy! Many unauthorized! Much Nintendo! Oh no! So, yes, this is the third volume in Sandler and Badgett's series devoted to NES games. I don't know if this was just my copy or what, but the printing on this was some of the worst I've ever seen, with some pages printed at an angle, and some margins running straight to the bleed with seemingly little rhyme or reason. But, you know, back in the day, you paid your money and took your chances. If you like these books, and their bizarre cover artwork, then you'll want this one in your collection, no doubt. If you don't? Then don't download it, I guess... You do you, Retromags peeps. My final complaint? They rate the difficulty of Castlequest at "Apprentice", when it's one of the most punishingly brutal NES cartridges ever made. Seriously, the game comes with its own map showing you exactly where you need to go to rescue the princess, and also gives you fifty lives. Then it sits and laughs at you as you lose them all, one by one, and have to restart the game. What the hell were you smoking, Corey Sandler? Explain yourself! Enjoy!
    12 points
  15. 1,128 downloads

    Nintendo Power Issue 159 (August 2002) Issue donated by Benjamin Alldritt.
    12 points
  16. Version 1.0.0

    584 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! 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.
    12 points
  17. 739 downloads

    Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 151 (February 2002)
    12 points
  18. 682 downloads

    Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 108 (July 1998)
    12 points
  19. 1,883 downloads

    Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 029 (December 1991)
    12 points
  20. 255 downloads

    Station Issue 1 (1997)
    12 points
  21. 301 downloads

    Ultra Game Players Issue 091 (December 1996)
    12 points
  22. 502 downloads

    GamePro Issue 195 (December 2004)
    12 points
  23. Version 1.0.0

    542 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! 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.
    12 points
  24. Version 1.0.0

    375 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! ADULTS ONLY This issue will be of particular interest to at least one person around here, as it features a two-page preview of Divi Dead. This issue also presented an unusual problem in that the last 40 pages or so look as if some kind of mold had eaten away a chunk of paper at the bottom of each page. Without spending too much time trying to recreate the missing areas, I think I managed to make it fairly unnoticeable if you aren't looking carefully. For anyone interested in knowing what I had to deal with, check out the last two pages (the inside-back cover and back cover), which I left with the missing areas as is. You can download the demo disc at archive.org here. Be aware that it requires Win95 to run. Please feel free to comment or hit the "like" button if you download this or any other file. That kind of encouragement is really the only motivation we have to keep scanning
    12 points
  25. Version 1.0.0

    438 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).
    12 points
  26. Version 1.0.0

    940 downloads

    GamePro December 1999 -Donkey Kong 64, Pokemon, Resident Evil 2 and 3, Wrestlemania 2000, Soul Calibur, Grandia, CTR, Final Fantasy Viii -Playstation 2
    12 points
  27. Version 1.0.0

    737 downloads

    GamePro Issue 170 (November 2002). A double side poster have been included at the end of the file.
    12 points
  28. 220 downloads

    Nintendo Power Issue 257 (August 2010)
    11 points
  29. 1,024 downloads

    Nintendo Power Issue 105 (February 1998) Issue donated by Benjamin Alldritt.
    11 points
  30. 405 downloads

    Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 139 (February 2001)
    11 points
  31. 233 downloads

    Gamepro Issue 169 (October 2002)
    11 points
  32. 457 downloads

    Nintendo Power Issue 260 (November 260)
    11 points
  33. 470 downloads

    Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine Volume 2 Issue 08 (May 1999)
    11 points
  34. 291 downloads

    GamePro Issue 155 (August 2001)
    11 points
  35. 403 downloads

    Nintendo Power Issue 277 (April 2012)
    11 points
  36. 439 downloads

    PSM Issue 035 (July 2000) 1st Annual Swimsuit Special
    11 points
  37. 213 downloads

    Promising to be a complete walkthrough for ten games set in or around the world of Ultima, this is slightly misleading. After all, the book is only 320 pages, and surely there's a Hellsteed of a lot more going on, especially in the later games, than could be encapsulated by even the best team of editors and writers in so small an area. Your suspicions are correct. There's a lot going on in the first few titles, and the guide devotes a mere few pages at best to the first two Ultima games (five pages for Ultima I, seven for Ultima II), along with Akalabeth, the precursor to the Ultima series. Ultima III is where the guide ramps up, with 21 pages worth of maps, gameplay tips, and charts. Fully half the book is given to Ultima VII and Ultima VIII content. This book also comes with a double-sided, fold-out color poster which shows the overworld maps for all the games. This poster is bound in between pages 145 and 146, but sadly my copy of this is missing, so I wasn't able to include it (and I'm not sure I have the skills necessary to stitch together a giant poster from multiple image files in any case). All apologies. Update: user @Xuio has graciously provided a high resolution scan of both sides of this poster map for us. You can download it here: https://www.mediafire.com/file/2dksw4m9upihhtt/UCmaps.7z/file Enjoy!
    11 points
  38. 573 downloads

    Nintendo Power Issue 151 (December 2001) Issue donated by Benjamin Alldritt.
    11 points
  39. 309 downloads

    Expert Gamer Issue 55 (January 1999)
    11 points
  40. 1,100 downloads

    Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 120 (July 1999)
    11 points
  41. 600 downloads

    Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 119 (June 1999)
    11 points
  42. 580 downloads

    Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 118 (May 1999)
    11 points
  43. 1,106 downloads

    Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 107 (June 1998)
    11 points
  44. 404 downloads

    Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine Issue 025 (October 1999)
    11 points
  45. 403 downloads

    Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine Issue 024 (September 1999)
    11 points
  46. Version 1.0.0

    722 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!
    11 points
  47. 776 downloads

    Scanned in 600DPI and complete.
    11 points
  48. 338 downloads

    10th Anniversary issue. 300 pages. Get it. "Like" it if you like it and want to see more scans in the future. Don't if you don't (but then why did you download it in the first place?) 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! 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! PS: Please don't upload this file to the Internet Archive. K thnx bye!
    11 points
  49. 375 downloads

    Game Player's Issue 12 Volume 2 Number 6 (June 1990)
    11 points
  50. Version 1.0.0

    425 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! 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.
    11 points
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