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    Game Player's Strategy Guide to Nintendo Games Volume 3 Number 1 (February-March 1990)
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    Game Player's Strategy Guide to Nintendo Games Volume 3 Number 4 (August-September 1990)
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    Game Player's Strategy Guide to Nintendo Games Volume 3 Number 2 (April-May 1990)
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    GamePro Issue 204 (September 2005)
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    GamePro Issue 203 (August 2005)
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    80 downloads

    GamePro Issue 207 (December 2005)
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    104 downloads

    GamePro Issue 206 (November 2005)
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    38 downloads

    GamePro Issue 208 (January 2006)
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    196 downloads

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    Retromags Presents! Game Player's Strategy Guide to Nintendo Games Volume 3 Number 2 (April-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!  
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    Newest upload [09/14/2019] - Famimaga June 1987 https://archive.org/details/famimagajune1987 ProTip: There might also be other items uploaded as well.
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    This Dragon Slayer: Legend of Heroes II guide is new to archive, and this Puyo Puyo guide isn't (but this one is better edited than the one already there): https://archive.org/details/dragonslayerlegendofheroesiihandbook https://archive.org/details/allaboutpuyopuyo_201909 But what I REALLY want to talk about is how after waiting 3 hours for these things to derive, not one, but BOTH of them chose the actual cover as the first page of the flip book! For the first time in...pretty much ever, I didn't have to go in and edit the contents xml file to select page one as the cover as opposed to page 17 as archive prefers. After a miracle like this, I'm afraid all the magic in the world may have been used up and an extinction-level catastrophe is likely to occur tomorrow, so you'd best grab these now if you're interested.
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    For files that have already been created: Oh, but the most important alteration to the previous post I wanted to make was: Thank you for taking the time and effort to locate and upload these scans that we might otherwise never have had access to. We are all very grateful to have them made freely available to download. If you have the time to correct the flip order on archive's preview pages that would be lovely, but if not, we're still grateful and content that the files can be easily viewed in the proper order by using the Japanese reading mode of our CBR/PDF readers.
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    Newest upload [09/19/2019] - Famimaga April 1988 https://archive.org/details/famimagaapril1988
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    PRIMARY SYSTEMS COVERAGE Nintendo Entertainment System Nintendo Gameboy --- (Table of Content (TOC) and headline excerpts follow. Bullet lists and (notes) added for clarity. Games for NES unless noted.) Editor's Notes (approx. 1/4 page; editorial; upcoming 1990 games and accessories; monthly publication schedule announced) Game Player's Mailbag (2 pages; reader Q&A mail; Pen-Pal requests; discussed) Bionic Commando IronSword: Wizards & Warriors II Mega Man 2 Metal Gear Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! Monster Party Ninja Gaiden Shadowgate Simon's Quest: Castlevania II Super Mario Bros. 3 You Asked For It: Answers To Dragon Warrior (2 pages; reader Q&A with screenshots) Final Fantasy Legend (3 pages; GB; game overview and strategies with screenshots) A Diamond Dozen (7 pages; baseball video games guide; includes one page introduction and overviews of the following (each approx. 1/2 page with screenshots)): Baseball Simulator 1.000 Bases Loaded Bases Loaded 2: The Second Season Tecmo Baseball Baseball Stars Bad News Baseball R.B.I. Baseball R.B.I Baseball 2 Little League Baseball Dusty Diamond's All-Star Softball Bases Loaded GB (GB) Baseball Game Boy (GB) SUPER STRATEGY (strategy guides; 5 pages each with loads of screenshots) Astyanax Code Name: Viper NARC Rescue Rangers (Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers) Skate or Die 2: Search for Double Trouble (Skate or Die 2: The Search for Double Trouble) Snake's Revenge Solstice Swords and Serpents (includes map) HOT HITS (game overviews with screenshots, 2 pages each) Al Unser Jr. Turbo Racing Boulder Dash Championship Bowling Chiller Klax Spot Thunderbirds Toobin' GUIDElines (5 pages; news and products; not shown unless noted; topics:) Let The Game Genie Grant Your Wishes (Game Genie; accessory & screenshot shown) It's A Miracle! (The Miracle keyboard accessory (shown)) Look Ma - No Hands (Konami LaserScope accessory; concept art & hardware shown) Coming Soon To A Store Near You (mentioned; not shown unless noted:) Mega Man 3 Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (shown) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Arcade Game Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Dick Tracy Gremlins II Total Recall (shown) Ghostbusters II (GB) Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure Beetlejuice Back to the Future II & III Double Dare Family Feud Classic Concentration Super Password Mission: Impossible The Lone Ranger Gilligan's Island The Simpsons U.S.M.C. Harrier (shown) Arch Rivals WWF Superstars (GB) Galaxy 5000 The Adventures of Rad Gravity (shown) The Game of Harmony Heavyweight Championship Boxing Malibu Beach Volleyball (NES,GB) Ultimate Basketball Pyros Ninja Crusaders Ninja Taro Silver Surfer Catrap (GB) WURM Frankenstein U-Force Power Games Hatris (NES (shown),GB) Pipe Dream (NES,GB) DuckTales (GB) Gargoyle's Quest (GB) The California Raisins Street Fighter 2010 (Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight) Destiny of an Emperor Escape from Atlantis King Neptune's Adventure Dragon's Lair (NES,GB) Star Stingray Lock n' Chase (GB) Burgertime (GB) Side Pocket (GB) Dead Heat Scramble (GB) Ultima (GB) Heroes of the Lance (Dragonlance: Heroes of the Lance) Ultima: Quest of the Avatar The Bard's Tale Wheel of Fortune (GB) Jeopardy (GB) The Chessmaster (GB) Jim Henson's Muppet Adventure The Hunt for Red October Adventure Island II Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom Monster Truck Rally World Trophy Soccer R-Type Mechanoids (NES,GB) Pinball Quest Maniac Mansion (shown) Last Ninja Deja Vu North and South Happy Birthday Bugs Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of the Foot Clan (GB; shown) Skate or Die: Bad 'N Rad (GB) Pirates Ski or Die NBA All-Star Challenge (GB) Pictionary The Punisher Mercenary Force (GB) Mousetrap Hotel (GB) Jordan vs. Bird: One on One (GB; shown) Super Scrabble (GB) Paperboy (GB) Dirty Harry Bruce Lee Lives Conan: The Mysteries of Time Gauntlet II Ishido (GB) Wizardry Faria Dr. Mario (GB) Balloon Kid (GB) Radar Mission (GB) Isolated Warrior New Kids on the Block Drac's Night Out Heavy Shreddin' Monster Master Chase HQ (GB) Puttmaster G.I. Joe Godzilla (GB) Dweebers (GB) DIRECTORY (1 page; game company directory)
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    Retromags Presents! Game Player's Strategy Guide to Nintendo Games Volume 3 Number 4 (August-September 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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    Retromags Presents! GamePro Issue 207 (December 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!  
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    PRIMARY SYSTEMS COVERAGE Nintendo Entertainment System Nintendo Game Boy --- (Table of Content (TOC) and headline excerpts follow. Bullet lists and (notes) added for clarity.) Editor's Notes (editorial by Selby Bateman; approx. 1/3rd page) Enter A World Of The Weird And The Wacky With Maniac Mansion (NES; three page strategy guide) Super Mario Bros. 3: Those Mario Boys Keep Getting Better (NES; six page strategy guide) Sneak Preview! Ninja Gaiden II - The Battle Continues (NES: five page strategy guide) First Looks (one page NES game overviews, each with two screenshots and three hints/tips) Adventures of Lolo 2 After Burner Alien Syndrome Archon Arkista's Ring Astyanax Baby Boomer Bad News Baseball Batman The Battle of Olympus A Boy and His Blob Castlequest The Chessmaster Code Name: Viper Crystal Mines Cybernoid Destination Earthstar Double Dragon II: The Revenge Chris Evert & Ivan Lendl in Top Players' Tennis Genghis Khan Godzilla: Monster of Monsters Heroes of the Lance (Dragonlance) Infiltrator Jack Nicklaus' Greatest 18 Holes of Major Championship Golf The Mafat Conspiracy (Golgo 13) Master Chu and the Drunkard Hu Phantom Fighter Puss 'N Boots: Pero's Great Adventure Raid 2020 Remote Control River City Ransom Road Runner Robocop Rocket Ranger Rock 'N' Ball Rolling Thunder Romance of the Three Kingdoms 720 Silent Service Shinobi Target: Renegade Tecmo World Wrestling Win, Lose or Draw Wrath of the Black Manta Xexyz Hot Hits (quarter page NES game overviews with one screenshot per game) Adventures of Bayou Billy All-Pro Basketball Bases Loaded II: The Second Season Bionic Commando The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle Castlevania II: Simon's Quest Clash at Demonhead Cobra Triangle Defender of the Crown Demon Sword Desert Commander Dig Dug II Dragon Warrior Ducktales Faxanadu Goal! The Guardian Legend Hydlide Impossible Mission II Ironsword: Wizards & Warriors II King's Knight Kings of the Beach: Professional Beach Volleyball The Magic of Scheherazade Marble Madness Mega Man 2 Milon's Secret Castle Monster Party Ninja Gaiden Nobunaga's Ambition Rescue: The Embassy Mission Sesame Street 123 Shadowgate Snoopy's Silly Sports Spectacular Stealth ATF Strider Super Mario Bros. 2 Super Sprint Tecmo Bowl Toobin' Top Gun - The Second Mission Track and Field II Ultima Who Framed Roger Rabbit Zelda II - The Adventures of Link Previews (quarter page NES game previews with one screenshot per game) Adventures in the Magic Kingdom Al Unser Jr. Turbo Racing Battle Chess Bigfoot The Bugs Bunny Birthday Blowout Chiller Dash Galaxy in the Alien Asylum Dungeon Magic Dusty Diamond's All-Star Softball Fantasy Zone Faria: A World of Mystery and Danger! Ghostbusters II Heavy Barrel Heavy Shreddin' Kid Kool Licence to Kill Mad Max Magic Johnson's Fast Break Ms. Pac-Man Pinball Quest Police Academy Rescue Rangers R.B.I. Baseball 2 Skull & Crossbones Snake's Revenge Starship Hector Super C Terra Cresta Tombs and Treasure Wizardry I: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord World Championship Wrestling Xybots On Gameboy Shelves (1/6th page Gameboy game overviews with one screenshot per game) Bases Loaded GB Boomer's Adventure in Asmik World The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle The Castlevania Adventure Daedalian Opus Double Dragon Fist of the North Star Flipull Ishido: The Way of Stones Kwirk: The Chilled Tomato Motocross Maniacs NFL Football Nemesis Penguin Wars Shanghai Space Invaders Wizards & Warriors X: Fortress of Fear
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    The retro series of sites (segaretro, sonic retro, nec retro) are another scanning/uploading project. They only accept pdfs though, sadly. You can view their magazine archive here: https://retrocdn.net/Category:Shared_magazine_scans
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    Game Player's Issue 24 has been updated with the correct pages.
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    277 downloads

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    Retromags Presents! GamePro Issue 206 (November 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!  
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    Special issue focused on Harvest Moon published under the joint banner of Dengeki Nintendo DS and Chara Parfait.
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    Here are 2 Suikoden II guides. These were already available at the IA, but I'm adding them again, and I'll tell you why. To Americans, this series is known as Suikoden. In Japan, it's known as Gensou Suikoden. No problem, right? A search for "Suikoden" will bring it up either way, right? Except that the guy who uploaded them named one of them "Gensosuikoden," and mispelled the other as "Gensosuikden," neither of which will come up in a search for "Suikoden." I won't embarrass this individual by calling them out by name, since they are a member here - but they're the same person who has uploaded lots of stuff downloaded from Retromags (including my own scans) to the IA without asking. And once nearly got us into bad legal trouble. So $@#% em. I've named them correctly, and hopefully more people will be able to find them. I also fixed the second guide so that the pages in the preview will display correctly (something else they had wrong). https://archive.org/details/gensousuikodeniikonamiofficialguide https://archive.org/details/gensousuikodenii108starscharacterguidekonamiofficialguide
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    The copy of the game available at the Internet Archive here is 307MB: https://archive.org/details/RedumpSegaMegaCdSegaCd20160731Part2 I remember the disc included with the book being around 150MB, IIRC. So it must have been a demo (it wouldn't make sense to include the full game with the book, anyway.) But there was no indication that it was a demo - the disc booted to what looked like the start menu for the regular game. I guess this was before people figured out how to use demo discs as flashy marketing tools, so they just basically presented the game exactly as is (though presumably only up to a certain point.)
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    OK, here's a guide to Illbleed, a survival horror game for the Dreamcast. But that's not important. What's important is what's at the ass end of the book. Was this cut from the Western release? Probably. I removed the text from her ass. ASS ASS ASS. Is this game ass? Dunno, never played it. I know what IS ass, though. DAT ASS. Also, this: And if anyone actually cares, here's a strategy guide: https://archive.org/details/illbleedzekkyousurvivalmanual
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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; issue synopsis) Dragon Warrior Mazes Revealed! (2 pages; game overview with maps) SUPER STRATEGY (game overviews with screenshots, tips and strategies; 5 pages each) Adventures of Dino-Riki Adventures of Tom Sawyer A Boy and His Blob Castlequest Cobra Triangle Cybernoid Godzilla: Monster of Monsters Robocop Rolling Thunder Romance of the Three Kingdoms HOT HITS (game overviews with screenshots, 2 pages each) Baby Boomer Bad Street Brawler Bases Loaded II: Second Season Captain Comic Casino Kid The Chessmaster Clash at Demonhead Desert Commander 8 Eyes Impossible Mission II King's Knight The Magic of Scheherazade Phantom Fighter Rescue: The Embassy Mission Road Blasters Road Runner Rock 'n' Ball Shadowgate Stealth ATF Vindicators DIRECTORY (1 page; game company directory)
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    Retromags Presents! Game Player's Strategy Guide to Nintendo Games Volume 3 Number 1 (February-March 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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    And here's a guide to the Sega CD RPG, Record of Lodoss War. This is a completely different game from the computer versions above, and is a typical JRPG-style game. This mook came with a CD-ROM, but when I tried mounting it, I got a message that it's corrupted, so I didn't bother uploading it. Then I took a look at the scans of the CD and realized that it's a Mega CD disc, so maybe it would work with an emulator? Ah well. Does anyone actually care? https://archive.org/details/recordoflodosswarofficialguidemook
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    Newest upload [09/15/2019] - Famimaga October 1987 https://archive.org/details/famimagaoctober1987 Also other stuff
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    These guides were both published on the same day, covering the same game. Because $$$, I guess. (or ¥ ¥ ¥ , more accurately). Coincidentally, I've recently been reading the Record of Lodoss War manga (which isn't bad) and trying to force myself to watch the OVA series (which isn't good). This game hasn't been translated into English (non-porn Japanese computer games almost never are), but it's apparently a western-style RPG, which leads me to think it could possibly be enjoyable. Anyway, there is some nice artwork here, including some cute super-deformed versions of the characters. https://archive.org/details/recordoflodosswarhandbook1 https://archive.org/details/recordoflodosswarhandbook2
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    Retromags Presents! GamePro Issue 204 (September 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!  
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    Maybe this one is more to everyone's taste. Lots of colors and pictures. This is for the Super Famicom release of the original Fatal Fury: King of Fighters. https://archive.org/details/fatalfurykingoffighterscompletestrategybook
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    Retromags Presents! GamePro Issue 203 (August 2005) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day    Edited By: Melki    Uploaded By: E-Day    Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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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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    They're aware of Retromags. And Retromags is barely a drop in the ocean compared to the Internet Archive. I assure you that anyone interested in Japanese mags is aware of the Internet Archive. There are nearly full runs of some Japanese mags available there which were uploaded from Japan. Just because not a lot of people are uploading stuff, doesn't mean they aren't downloading. If being a scanner for Retromags has taught me anything to be The Truth, it's the fact that the world is basically nothing but leechers. It may take a while (I sometimes don't notice that some jackhole has uploaded my scans to the IA for months/years afterwards), but it will be noticed eventually. PS True story - I actually had an email exchange with a Japanese collector deep into the private trading scene tell me that one of his biggest regrets was that he spent money having a collection of MyCom Basic and Gamest digitized using a scanning service, and then someone released mass quantities of those mags onto The IA (thus invalidating the "trade value" of his files). I'm guessing he's talking about the over 100 issues of MyCom Basic available at the IA, as well as the Gamest files being uploaded by one of our very own members. And with every scan I've ever scanned for Retromags, it is my fervent hope that somewhere out there is some selfish douchebag similarly cursing me for killing the trade value on an issue I've made available to everyone that had previously been something they had been using to barter for personal gain.
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    102 downloads

    Game Player's Strategy Guide to Nintendo Games Volume 2 Number 6 (December-January 1990)
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    This was when the fighting games rules the arcade. Great times.
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    No other magazine epitomizes the decline and homogenization of the game industry in Japan moreso than Comptiq, in my opinion. It launched in 1983 and was a magazine exclusively about computer games for over a decade. The issues from this time period are literally the only Japanese magazines I own which are interesting for me to flip through. But sometime around 1994-1997, the magazine began to change. The focus shifted away from computer games and began to focus more on game characters from PC and console titles. The reason being, of course, that it was during that time period that computer gaming died in Japan. In the rest of the world, the PC was making great strides during those years - super VGA, advanced sound cards, and rapidly improving 3d graphics ensured that the PC had at last finally emerged as a technically superior system for gaming over home consoles. But in Japan, the PC never caught on as a gaming system. Windows 95 hit the market and PCs quickly took over as the standard for home and business computing, but computer games remained relegated to the PC-98 computers for the most part, which ceased production in 2000. So it was during that 1994-1997 era, just as PC gaming was exploding in the West, that it began to die in Japan, with the development/release of computer games becoming less and less, and being replaced more and more by cheaply produced cookie-cutter visual novels. Hence, without any "real" games to actually report on, Comptiq switched gears and became a magazine full of illustrations of visual novel characters, similar to Dengeki G's Magazine. Sure, Japan still has consoles. But I can't help but believe that the games industry would be richer overall if computer gaming had survived and not EVERY single game released in Japan had to first be approved by Sony or Nintendo.