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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 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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    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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    ***Family Computer Magazine is (unlike most other Japanese magazines) printed in Japanese right-to-left format. For those unaware, that means that the front cover is where the back cover is on a Western magazine, and thus the spine is on the right side. Once opened, the pages are read beginning with the page on the right and moving across to the left page. When using a CBR reader to read a single page at a time, this won't cause too many problems, but if you put the reader into two-page mode, the left and right facing pages will be in the wrong order. Thus, it is strongly suggested that when reading this magazine, you set your CBR reader to it's Japanese mode (almost all CBR readers have one for reading manga), which will automatically display the pages in the correct order. For anyone unfamiliar with this mag - it was the first Famicom/NES magazine in the world, predating Famitsu by a year. And although Famitsu would ultimately end up out-lasting Family Computer Magazine by expanding their coverage to all consoles, from a collector's viewpoint, issues of Famimaga (as it is usually referred to) seem to typically be more desireable/valuable than Famitsu issues of similar vintage.
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    EGM's 1998 Video Game Buyer's Guide - a great year for video games.
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    GamePro Issue 146 (November 2000)
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    GamePro Issue 144 (September 2000)
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    Flux Issue 3 (Janaury 1995)
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    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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    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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    Sega Force Issue 3 (July 1993)
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    GamePro Issue 222 (March 2007)
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    Xbox Nation (XBN) Issue 3 (Summer 2002)
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    GamePro Issue 205 (October 2005)
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    GamePro Issue 213 (June 2006)
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    Electronic Games Issue 25 (May 1984)
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    GamePro Issue 171 (December 2002)
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    GamePro Issue 168 (September 2002)
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    GamePro Issue 147 (December 2000)
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    VideoGames The Ultimate Gaming Magazine Issue 56 (September 1993)
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    Game Player's Sega Genesis Strategy Guide Volume 2 Number 1 (February-March 1991)
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    Tips & Tricks Issue 125 (July 2005)
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    Tips & Tricks Issue 084 (February 2002)
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    Tips & Tricks Issue 083 (January 2002)
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    Tips & Tricks Issue 078 (August 2001)
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    Tips & Tricks Issue 073 (March 2001)
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    Tips & Tricks Issue 069 (November 2000)
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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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    Far East of Eden (Tengai Makyou): Fuun Kabukiden is an RPG for the PC Engine CD released by Hudson Soft on July 10, 1993.
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    Official U.S. Playstation Magazine Issue 29 February 2000
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    Tips & Tricks premier Issue!
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    Hello! A little while ago I mailed in a handful of gaming publications to a service similar to 1dollarscans, which I first learned of through a thread posted here several months ago. I only sent in things I was sure hadn't been uploaded elsewhere, and I've since received all of the scans and posted them to the Internet Archive. There's really a ton but highlights include: Super Smash Bros. Melee Official Player's Guide (was surprised it hadn't already been uploaded with how popular the game still is, but then I suppose it doesn't mention wavedashing) A bunch of Nintendo Power subscriber-exclusive bonuses (catalogs, preview zines and more) Disney Adventures Winter 2000 (video game edition of a Disney children's magazine) Pokemon Gold & Silver Adventure Guide by Versus Books (this amazing guide, in an effort to not spoil anything, will often give you the encounter percentages of Pokemon in an area but not tell you what the Pokemon are) Animal Crossing Official Player's Guide Scrye Pokemon Price And Players Guide 2000 (extensive one-off magazine about the Pokemon TCG at the height of its popularity) A note about the quality: these were scanned at 300dpi with no touch-ups, overall I'm very happy with them. Regarding the quality of the magazines themselves, many of the covers are beat to hell but are mostly fine once you get into them. I'm sure that at least some of these will be scanned in better quality in the future by folks more willing to dedicate the time and care, but in the meantime I'm happy to share everything I've got. Enjoy! https://archive.org/details/@fauwf?&sort=titleSorter
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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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    Retromags Presents The Super Famicom Vol.4 No.01 January 8/22, 1993 Thanks to Akane for scanning and editing this issue! Database Entry Download Here