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 on: June 24, 2017, 05:36:50 AM 
Started by meppi - Last post by meppi

This week we return with issue 8 of the N64 Magazine, which was released in November of 1997.
 This was an issue with severe quality problems while scanning, due to the state of the magazine.
But with great care, all of these issues have been taken care of and with the new settings,
the magazine is now looking better than ever.
We begin with a look at the arcade racer San Francisco Rush.
Then we take a peek at the Japanese version of Bomberman 64.
From here we go to the review for the cover story: Lylat Wars / Starfox 64.
And finally we have a double header with Multi Championship Racing vs Top Gear Rally.



N64 Magazine 8 - november 1997 (UK) (REMASTERED)


San Francisco Rush
Bomberman 64
Lylat Wars / Star Fox 64)
Multi Championship Racing vs Top Gear Rally

The Maximum Resolution version (2560px) can be downloaded here.
The Tablet version (1600px) can be downloaded here.
The iPod/iPhone version (1136px) can be downloaded here.

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 on: June 20, 2017, 01:58:27 PM 
Started by meppi - Last post by meppi
Welcome back.  Cheesy

We've had a couple of very slow months, but lately I've been able to put out one magazine a week thanks to being home for about a month due to a shoulder issue, which turned out to be arthritis, so that's nice I guess...

With a bit of luck I should be able to keep up this release schedule throughout the summer.
As I've got 4 weeks of vacation time coming up and I'm planning on getting quite a bit of work done.
I've been scanning a ton of issues as well so there's a lot in the pipeline.
66 issues in fact as well as 26 more that need additional scanning. So that's quite a few magazines. Wink

All of these need to go through the editing process mind, so that'll take quite a while.

I've been editing up to 15 issues at a time which makes it harder to finish a single issue, but on the other hand helps a ton with avoiding burning out on doing the same thing over and over again.

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 on: June 20, 2017, 06:05:51 AM 
Started by meppi - Last post by RedTop
Wow, I've been out of the loop for well over a year following the birth of my son (kids are hectic, more than you can imagine before they arrive)... I went through the site to find that I missed TONS of great updates. Thanks so much!

And here I was thinking I only had to download a couple of issues to be up to date again. That's another thing having kids does... everything becomes a blur. Tongue

If there's a spike in traffic, that's me pulling down all releases since Jan 2016. Tongue

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 on: June 17, 2017, 04:16:43 AM 
Started by meppi - Last post by meppi

This week turn back the clock 26 years to July of 1991 to see issue 10 of Mean Machines on the store shelves.
This issue has gone through an extended restoration process
to make sure it looks as brilliant as it did the day it was brought home.
We start of with a forgotten and highly underrated arcade gem that got ported to the Mega Drive: Wardner no Mori.
Then we look at a shoot 'em up from one of the greatest developers the genre has ever seen: Zero Wing by Toaplan.
Furthermore we have the original Sonic the Hedgehog for the Mega Drive by Sega's own Sonic Team.
And finally we delve into some good old 8-bit classics with GG Shinobi for the Game Gear
and Shadow Warrior for the Nintendo Entertainment System.



Mean Machines 10 - july 1991 (UK) (REMASTERED)


Wardner no Mori (Mega Drive)
Zero Wing (Mega Drive)
Sonic the Hedgehog (Mega Drive)
GG Shinobi (Game Gear)
Shadow Warrior (NES)

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The iPod/iPhone version (1136px) can be downloaded here.

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 on: June 12, 2017, 02:06:09 PM 
Started by meppi - Last post by meppi
I'm pretty sure s/he's doing very well here.
Since the start of summer I see several hedgehogs every evening as I leave some cat food out for them.
I'm not sure how many they are but I can distinguish at least 4 and possibly even 6. Cheesy

A couple of weeks after finding the little guy above, I actually came across an even smaller one on the same road closer to home. Took him in as well and s/he's now part of the group as well.

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 on: June 12, 2017, 05:25:27 AM 
Started by meppi - Last post by KaleyJepson
Wow, that hedgehog is so adorable!
That's a blessing when such people don't pass by those poor animals :3
Wish you nice time posting here and best wishes Cheesy

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 on: June 10, 2017, 07:11:55 AM 
Started by meppi - Last post by meppi

This week we take a look at issue 169 of CVG which came out in December of 1995.
We originally released this issue all the way back in 2009, and after a ton of work being done on it recently,
this issue is looking better than ever before.
This is the second Computer and Video Games issue in the capable hands of Paul Davies.
This issue we see Tom Guise, Ed Lomas and Jaime Smith join the magazine and you will soon start to witness
how they take CVG to a whole new level.
The preview articles that we've selected are: reviews of Twisted Metal, Viewpoint and Worms on the PSone front.
And a review for Super Skidmarks on the Mega Drive.



CVG 169 - december 1995 (UK) (REMASTERED)


Twisted Metal (PSone review)
Viewpoint (PSone review)
Worms (PSone review)
Super Skidmarks (Mega Drive review)

The Maximum Resolution version (2560px) can be downloaded here.
The Tablet version (1600px) can be downloaded here.
The iPod/iPhone version (1136px) can be downloaded here.

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 on: June 05, 2017, 04:08:22 AM 
Started by meppi - Last post by meppi

This week we take a look back at the remaster of Club Nintendo Volume 1, Issue 4.
While the magazine might be tiny and weighs in at only 20 pages total,
it sure holds a lot of nostalgia for the people who used to get it in their mailbox straight from Nintendo back in 1989.
Since it's such a small issue we only have two preview articles up on the site.
The first one being Section Z by Capcom and the second one is Ikari Warriors by SNK.
Both games are for the Nintendo Entertainment System.



Official Sega Saturn Magazine 3 - january 1996 (UK) (REMASTERED)


Section Z (review)
Ikari Warriors (review)

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The Tablet version (1600px) can be downloaded here.
The iPod/iPhone version (1136px) can be downloaded here.

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 on: June 05, 2017, 03:58:00 AM 
Started by pulstar - Last post by meppi
Thanks for posting this! Smiley

Your tinypic image isn't working though. I tend to use imagur for hosting pictures.

Sadly I didn't get to read Mean Machines back in the day. The only magazine I had back then was the free Club Nintendo Magazine which was later on followed up by Nintendo Player here.

It was only in early 1993 that I came across a magazine called Joypad in a small specialist game shop where I played the Neo Geo AES for the first time. I still remember that like it was yesterday. Last Resort blew my mind back then. Smiley
Only later on found out about Mean Machines and was surprised to find a magazine with a very familiar feel to Joypad.

I only wish Joypad was in English instead of French so that more people would be able to enjoy it...
My French isn't very good at this point either, yet I'm still thinking of digging out my old copies and scanning them one day.

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 on: June 04, 2017, 04:55:36 PM 
Started by pulstar - Last post by pulstar
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-06-04-the-story-of-mean-machines-magazine



Admittedly I mostly read MMS, but the original was also awesome for its time. Outside "official" game publications, MM and Gamesmaster were my favourites, and CVG a close third.

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