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    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.
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    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.
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    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
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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).
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    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.
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    GamePro December 1999 -Donkey Kong 64, Pokemon, Resident Evil 2 and 3, Wrestlemania 2000, Soul Calibur, Grandia, CTR, Final Fantasy Viii -Playstation 2
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    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.
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    GamePro Issue 170 (November 2002). A double side poster have been included at the end of the file.
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    Game Player's PC Buyer's Guide Volume 2 Number 5 (November/December 1989)
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    GamePro Issue 166 (July 2002)
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    Straight from a box in my storage unit to my scanner to you to the recycling bin TO INFINITY AND BEYOND!!! Hope you enjoy!
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    Compute! Issue 072 Vol. 8, No. 5 (May 1986)
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    My 3rd release.
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    The credits on this one are more complicated than usual, so an explanation is in order. This issue was a collaboration between ccovell and myself. The magazine itself was donated by ccovell, but after I scanned it, I realized there were some pages missing. It turned out that there was a Dragon Quest III sticker sheet as well as a Dragon Quest III supplement missing from the copy that was donated to me. Normally supplements would be considered separate anyway, but in this case, the supplement was included in the magazine's page count, so I wanted to include it. ccovell was kind enough to scan the supplemental pages from another copy he owns. So: pg 67-68 and 77-96 were scanned by ccovell. All other pages were scanned by me. All edits by me. This issue marks the (as of yet) oldest issue of Famitsu to be scanned for our archives (the scan of issue 1 is of a half-size reproduction, not an original issue). Enjoy! I'll also include some information about the best seller lists and game-of-the-year awards which I posted in my personal thread in the forums, since it's likely that most people downloading this will overlook it otherwise: And for a complete breakdown of all of the Best-of-the-year Awards, please check out this comment (I can't copy it here without causing an error for some reason): https://www.retromags.com/forums/topic/10237-kitsunebi77s-random-stuff/?do=findComment&comment=54381
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    GamePro November 2004
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    GamePro July 2005
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    HAPPY APRIL FOOLS DAY EVERYONE! Readers one and all, it is my pleasure as Administrator to announce the single largest acquisition in the history of Retromags. After several weeks of negotiation, Retromags, LLC, a privately-owned Limited Liability Corporation subsidiary of Retromags, with the generous support of two venture capitalists requesting anonymity, has acquired the complete rights to the GameFan brand. Along with this purchase came two complete runs of the magazine. One run will be donated to an archival organization for physical preservation. As for the other set...well, hold on to your seats! Phillyman, E-Day, and Kitsunebi have been working their scanners to the breaking point to make this happen, but starting on the first of April (00:01 EST just so there is no confusion), we will features the first six issues of DieHard Gamefan. Every cover, every ad, every review, every comic, every letter, every page front to back: it'll all be there. Every 5 days (or thereabouts), the site will release a new issue of Gamefan in chronological order. We will continue this process until every last issue is available for download here, and only here, at no cost to you, as long as our servers can hold out. On behalf of all the administrators, moderators, editors, scanners, readers, donators, and uploaders, I just want to say THANK YOU for making Retromags the best damn archival site on the Internet! Now get your mouse-clicking fingers warmed up. In two days, Retromags unleashes hell! *huggles* Areala
  21. 9 points
    Retromags Presents! Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 63 October 1994 Database Entry! Download Directly!
  22. 9 points
    the "how often do you play your old consoles" topic got me thinking and feeling nostalgic, so wanted to share pics of my gameroom. my basement is cut directly in half by the staircase. on one side is my bar and the other side is games. here's a wide shot, showing the couch, console TV and the shelf i built to hold my NES games. also noteworthy is the pixelated Luigi art behind the tv and a Hylian shield/sword display beside it. a closeup of the TV so you can see the systems that are hooked up. i'm working on building a corner shelf to house the atari, to give the other systems room to breathe. and here's a picture of the shelf with my Nintendo games (168): stacked on top are the SNES (8) and Genesis (7) games. both of these collections are growing and will need a shelf soon.to the left you can see my R.O.B. with a plush Mario. the box they're sitting on houses the Atari games (approx 60) hope you enjoy!
  23. 8 points


    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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    Tips & Tricks Issue 118 (December 2004)
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    Game Player's Issue 26 Volume 3 Number 8 (August 1991)
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    Tips & Tricks Issue 116 (October 2004)
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    Tips & Tricks Issue 074 (April 2001)
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    Official U.S. Playstation Magazine Issue 32 (May 2000)
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    "Monthly magazine for Game Freaks." Game Geeks also welcome. Game Squares need not apply.
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    Saga Frontier 2, Metal Gear Solid, and Suikoden II are just a few of the games featured here that Western gamers are familiar with. But as always, the main interest here (for me, anyway) are the dozens upon dozens of Japanese-only exclusives you might not have read about before. ENJOY! 232 pages *Please note that there was one page that had been torn out of the magazine. The front side was the second half of a two-page advertisement and is missing from this scan. The back side was a different ad, which I have included here using an identical copy of the ad from a different magazine. *EDIT: The missing page has been provided by Akane and is now included in the download, making this mag COMPLETE!
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  32. 8 points

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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).
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    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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    Retromags Presents Dengeki PlayStation Vol.86 October 23, 1998 Database Entry Download Here!
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    Retromags Presents Famicom Tsuushin (Famitsu) Issue 43 February 19, 1988 Thanks to ccovell for donating this issue! Pages 67-68, 77-96 scanned by ccovell, all other pages scanned by kitsunebi77, edits by kitsunebi77 Database Entry Download Here
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    supplement included with Famitsu issue 100/101 (May 11/25, 1990)
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    supplement included with Famitsu issue 99 (April 27, 1990)
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    Systems Coverage: Super Nintendo Entertainment System --- Feedback: (letters column) Super NES Hi-Tech: Nintendo Releases Details on S-NES CD-ROM...! Future Play: Axelay Cyber Formula GPX Flying Warrior Ultima VI Magic Johnson's SUper Slam Dunk Hat Trick Hero Super Famista Super Nintendo - Trick Of The Trade: Joe & Mac (Extra 1-Ups) Wanderers From Y's (Invincibility Code) Super Tennis (Advanced Player) Sim City (Bonus Gift Trick) Thunder Spirits (Option Screen) Darius Twin (No Enemy Demo) Darius Twin (Safe Spot) Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts (Change the Music) Super Smash T.V. (Life and Continue Increase) Joe & Mac (Max Out Your Lives) Wanderers From Y's (Sound Test) Smash T.V. (Location of Secret Rooms & Special Speed-Up Mode) Ultra Play Super File: Street Fighter II Contra III: The Alien Wars Super File: RIval Turf Gunforce Magic Sword Zelda 3: A Link To The Past Out Of This World Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles In Time Might & Magic II Soul Blazer Spanky's Quest Super NES Reviews: Contra 3 Zelda 3 Castlevania IV Super Adventure Island Super Smash T.V. Lemmings Spanky's Quest Thunder Spirits The Rocketeer Xardion Super Scope 6 Game Over: Gradius III
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    GamePro Issue 162 March 2002
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    The G's stands for "girls" and that's just what you'll get. No Mario or Solid Snake in these pages, just lots and lots of bishoujo games, pretty much none of which were ever released outside of Japan. But that's what makes it interesting, hey?
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    Retromags Presents! Video Games & Computer Entertainment 23 December 1990 Retromags Database Entry Download from Retromags Download from The Internet Archive
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    Flux Issue 3 (Janaury 1995)
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    Featuring lots of games for the PlayStation, Dreamcast, Saturn, and PC that you've probably never heard of since not a single one of them made it out of Japan. Every single one of them containing a cast of anime girls that squeal "KYAAAA!!!" when your character accidentally trips and falls against them, grabbing two handfuls of breasts as he catches himself.
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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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    Retromags Presents The Super Famicom Vol.4 No.04 March 5, 1993 Thanks to Akane for scanning and editing this issue! Database Entry Download Here
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    Again, it's interesting to me how hardcore this magazine is. Admittedly it can seem a bit dry if you just want to look at pictures, but it's also refreshing that it isn't full of promotional fluff like most game mags - this mag focuses on information meant for hardcore PC game enthusiasts. When you consider that many of the games being discussed aren't even available in Japanese (the coverage of the PC release of Final Fantasy VII laments the fact that it's only available in English), you've just gotta respect the beleaguered Japanese PC gamer who has no choice but to study the monthly column teaching English phrases to use when forced to play games against international opponents, since most Japanese gamers only ever fired up their PCs to play visual novels and porn games.
  48. 7 points
    As someone who has scanned magazines, I feel I am qualified to answer this with sober honesty. The reason someone decides to scan magazines is probably analogous to the reasons someone decides to write fanfiction. It starts because they have a passion for a particular subject, like the love lives of the crew of the Starship Enterprise (or in our case, games, or more specifically, game magazines) and they want to contribute something to the fandom of that subject. Secretly they hope that their efforts will be applauded, but just like fanfiction, their efforts go mostly unappreciated, unless it's a really good Kirk/Spock slashfic or a scan of one of those mags everyone on Earth owned when they were 12, like Nintendo Power. Also, much like fanfiction, regardless of whether their efforts are appreciated or not, and no matter how esteemed a reputation they might manage to build for themselves amongst the online fandom they're a part of, it will always be their secret shame, one they will almost definitely keep hidden from their flesh-and-blood acquaintances. Because no matter how you look at it, spending countless hours slaving away at a scanner/computer just to create a copy of something you already own (and ironically, destroying it in the process), is a complete waste of time at best, and an indefensible act of insanity at worst. Water cooler chat: "So how was everyone's weekend?" "Awesome. Went out drinking with my friends." "Took in a play with the wife." "Went fishing and camping with the kids down by the lake." "I hit it off with this girl at the club." "....And what about you, Bob?" "Ah, you know. Sat around all day Photoshopping pages of GamePro. Same as last weekend."
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    Retromags Presents! Ultra Game Players Issue 95 March 1997 Database Entry! Download Directly! Ultra Game Players Issue 96 April 1997 Database Entry! Download Directly! Ultra Game Players Issue 97 May 1997 Database Entry! Download Directly! Thx 2 marktrade for scans Thx 2 aloram for donating
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    Retromags Presents! Game Players PC Entertainment Volume 5 Issue 7 Holiday 1992 Database Entry! Download Directly! Thanks to Areala for donating!