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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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    GamePro Issue 170 (November 2002). A double side poster have been included at the end of the file.
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    Compute! Issue 072 Vol. 8, No. 5 (May 1986)
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    My 3rd release.
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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.
  10. 8 points

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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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    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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    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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    A Mortal Kombat II kollector's magazine produced by Electronic Gaming Monthly, the first of a four issue series. Released November 1994.
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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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    Official U.S. Playstation Magazine Issue 29 February 2000
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    Tips & Tricks premier Issue!
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    Mega Play Vol. 3 No. 6 January 1993
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    This issue marks the first time a ratings system was used in reviews. Wanna see how Resident Evil 1.0 Alone in the Dark fared? Check it out!
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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
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    This particular copy was apparently given away at E3 (see the sticker on the cover). It's an interesting mag. The opening editorial claims the mag aims to appeal to adult gamers, and for the most part, I found it an interesting read that did indeed succeed in their stated goal of being better than the typical video game mag aimed at children. The only problem I had with the mag was the review section, which for some reason eschewed written reviews in favor of what was essentially a bunch of screenshots and a score. They must have gotten some negative feedback on this format, since later issues would add written commentary to the reviews. Anyway, check it out!
  25. 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."
  26. 6 points

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    Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 103 (February 1998)
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    Compute! Issue 064 Vol. 7 No.9 (September 1985)
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    Computer Game Review and CD-ROM Entertainment Volume 2 Issue 01 (August 1992)
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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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    Downtown Nekketsu Kōshinkyoku: Soreyuke Daiundōkai - Hisshou Tora no Maki (ダウンタウン熱血行進曲 それゆけ大運動会 - 必勝トラの巻, Downtown Nekketsu March: Let's Go to the Great Athletic Meet - Tiger's Victory Volume) was published as a supplement to the October 19, 1990 issue of Family Computer Magazine (issue 113). This game is one in the popular and long-running Kunio-kun series of games (including such classics as Renegade, River City Ransom, and Super Dodge Ball) originated by Technos Japan and currently developed and published by Arc System Works. It was released for the Famicom on October 12, 1990 and features Nekketsu High School competing against three other teams in a series of four athletic events. Up to four players can participate. Although this game was never released outside of Japan, it was very successful and is one of the games included on the Japanese version of the NES Classic Edition (Nintendo Classic Mini: Family Computer ). PLEASE NOTE!!!! - Family Computer Magazine (and its supplements) are printed Japanese-style, meaning that the magazine's spine is on the right side and pages are opened from the left. Thus, once opened, the pages are read from right to left, with the right page coming before the left page. In order for the pages to display correctly if viewing in two-page mode, "Japanese mode" should be enabled. In Cdisplay, this is easily accomplished via the CTRL-J hotkey (or through the configure menu). If viewing in single page view, the pages will display in the proper order regardless, though keep in mind that again, the page is read from right to left.
  33. 6 points
    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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    The Super Famicom Vol.4 No.4 Reuploaded with Retromags thank you page
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    Retromags Presents Game Players PC Entertainment Vol.6 No.2 March/April 1993 Thanks to Whiskcat for donating this issue to be scanned! Database Entry Download Here
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    Retromags Presents Momotarou Densetsu Turbo Super Onitaiji Guide Gekkan PC Engine issue 20 supplement August 1990 Thanks to ccovell for donating this issue to be scanned! Database Entry Download Here
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    Supplement included with Famitsu issue 62 (November 25, 1988) Contains maps, monster manual, and magic guide for Kaijū Monogatari (貝獣物語), an RPG developed by Birthday and published by Namco for Famicom on November 18, 1988 in Japan.
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    Another of marktrade's scans finally comes home. This one required some slight editing on my part, as almost every page still had staple holes visible! Photoshop's content aware fill tool saved the day and ensured that no pages were harmed by cropping. Please also be aware that due to very little information being available about the exact publication history of PCGames, the issue number is unknown and thus has been titled so as to sort via its cover date.
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    Retromags Presents Benkei Gaiden - Kouryaku Hijou Gekkan PC Engine issue 13 supplement January 1990 Thanks to ccovell for donating this issue to be scanned! Database Entry Download Here
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    Retromags Presents! Gamepro Issue 135 December 1999 Database Entry! Download Directly! Scanned by Phillyman. Edited by Melki All the 1999 issues are preserved now!
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    Compute! Issue 039 Vol. 5 No. 8 (August 1983)
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    A Mortal Kombat II kollector's magazine produced by Electronic Gaming Monthly, the third of a four issue series. Released January 1995.
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    40 pgs
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    S.W.A.T.Pro Issue 25 (September 1995)
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    Supplement included with the March 9, 1990 issue of Family Computer Magazine. The title, Ultech Shinbun, means "ultimate technique newspaper," and it was printed in newspaper format and featured strategies for several games (mainly Dragon Quest IV). Due to the oversized newspaper-style pages, the files in this archive are saved at 5000px high to allow higher fidelity and larger zoom.
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    桃太郎伝説ターボ - Super鬼退治ガイド (lit. Momotaro Legend Turbo - Super Ogre Extermination Guide) 60 page strategy guide for Momotarou Densetsu Turbo, an RPG developed and published by Hudson Soft for the PC Engine on July 20, 1990. (Please note this is Momotarou Densetsu - a different series than Hudson's Momotarou Dentetsu series of games)
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    Prior to this issue, this magazine was called Game Player's PC Strategy Guide. This is the first issue under the Game Players PC Entertainment title. In 1994, it would change its name a final time to PC Gamer.
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    This was a beautiful, mint-condition issue. It was a shame to slice it up, but thems the breaks when scanning a magazine. Hopefully somebody out there appreciates the sacrifice.
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    Supplement included with Famitsu issue 28 (July 24, 1987). Strategy guide for Fantasy Zone, released on the Famicom July 20, 1987. (pages with maps spread across facing pages have been included as both joined pages and individual pages for ease of use on different viewers.)