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  1. Game Players PC Entertainment Vol.6 No.2 (March/April 1993)

    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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  2. Dengeki PlayStation Vol.086 (October 23, 1998)

    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.

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  3. Famitsu Issue 0043 (February 19, 1988)

    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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  4. Momotarou Densetsu Turbo - Super Onitaiji Guide (Gekkan PC Engine issue 20 supplement August 1990)

    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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  5. Kaijuu Monogatari - Bouken Handbook (Famitsu issue 62 supplement November 25, 1988)

    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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  8. Game Players PC Entertainment Vol.5 No.1 (January/February 1992)

    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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  9. Computer Gaming World Issue 075 (October 1990)

    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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  10. Ultimate Gamer Issue 4 (November 1995)

    This mag hails from an interesting time when the PlayStation and Saturn were the new kids on the block vying for attention while Nintendo, Atari, and Panasonic were all trying to distract everyone using smoke and mirrors with their promises of their killer next-gen systems - the Ultra 64, the Jaguar II a.k.a. Midsummer, and the M2, only one of which actually went into production.  Learn from history, kids.  Don't believe the hype.

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  11. Ultimate Gamer Issue 1 (July 1995)

    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!

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  12. PSX-Pro Issue 08 (July 1996)

    This issue has the singularly hellish distinction of being comprised of almost nothing BUT two-page spreads.  Seriously, about the only pages that aren't spreads are a couple of the advertisements.  That said, I've kept the entire mag as single pages this time, since there isn't anything vital that will be disrupted by viewing the pages separately.  Nevertheless, you may want to switch to two-page viewing mode from time to time to get a better sense of how the mag was printed (on my reader of choice, CDisplay, you can switch between two-page and single page viewing by hitting CTRL-t and CTRL-s, respectively).

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  13. Computer Gaming World Issue 087 (October 1991)

    This issue shipped with an ENORMOUS double-sided poster of Ultima VII.  I had to cut it into 8 pieces to be scanned, but it has been meticulously restored to perfection.  The poster images have been included at the end of the archive at the same resolution as the rest of the mag (2500px high), but for anyone interested, I have uploaded the full-size versions (12,648 x 19,530) of the front and back sides here:
    Ultima VII poster
    Ultima VII map

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  15. Play Online No.07 (December 1998)

    Cover feature: Baldur's Gate
    In-depth strategies: Rainbow Six, Shogo: Mobile Armor Division, Ultima Online the Second Age, Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome
    Developer Interview: Roberta Williams

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  16. Tips & Tricks Issue 009 (November 1995)

    In-depth strategies for:
    WWF Wrestlemania
    Air Combat
    Scooby-Doo Mystery (Genesis)
    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Fighting Edition
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  17. Play Online No.06 (November 1998)

    To coincide with the release of Ultima Online: the Second Age, this issue features a lengthy interview with Richard Garriot in additional to a feature covering the game itself.
    There is also a 21-page feature on flight sims.
    Always a pleasure, this month's "English Conversation For Network Games" article teaches Japanese players how to speak in the faux Shakespearean English used in Ultima games.  As someone who teaches English in Japan, it amuses me to think of Japanese players barely competent in English trying to greet foreign players using some of the phrases covered:
    "Hail, honored knight of Chaos!"
    "Well met, sir!"
    "Fortune guard thy steps, m'lord!"

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  18. Play Online No.05 (October 1998)

    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.

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  19. Dengeki PlayStation Vol.182 (July 27, 2001)

    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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  20. Play Online No.04 (September 1998)

    demo CD not included

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  21. Game Players Nintendo Guide Vol.5 No.03 (March 1992)

    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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  22. Play Online No.03 (August 1998)

    *demo CD not included

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  23. Dengeki Super Famicom Vol.2 No.10 (June 17, 1994)

    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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  24. Dengeki PlayStation Vol.071 (April 10, 1998)

    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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  25. Ride the Ocean Wave!

    This is a supplementary magazine included with an issue of Game Players Nintendo Guide from 1992.  It covers releases from Ocean Software for the SNES, NES, Game Boy, PC and Amiga.
    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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