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« Reply #210 on: June 24, 2017, 05:36:50 AM »


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

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« Reply #211 on: July 01, 2017, 07:18:50 AM »


This week we step back into the cold winter month of November 1993
with the brand new release of Super Play issue 13.
For being the holiday season it was a somewhat slow month when it comes to big names releases.
Yet this doesn't mean that this month had nothing to look forward to.
We start by looking at Jurassic Park by Ocean. Afterwards it's all about the B-list platform heroes of yesteryear.
Starting with Aero the Acrobat by Sunsoft. Then moving on to another Ocean game: Mr Nutz.
And finally we look at one of the weirder platforming heroes of the 16-bit era: Super Putty by System 3.



Super Play 13 - november 1993 (UK)


Jurassic Park
Aero the Acrobat
Mr Nutz
Super Putty

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« Reply #212 on: July 08, 2017, 05:19:38 AM »


This week we go back in time 25 years to the summer of 1992
with the remastered version of issue 8 of Sega Pro.
This issue includes quite a few timeless classics, so let's get started:
first of we have a review for the Mega Drive classic Alisia Dragoon.
Then we move on to the review of one of the best games on the Game Gear: Monster World 2: The Dragon's Trap,
known in the west as Wonderboy 3: The Dragon's Trap,
which just recently got a beautiful remaster of it's own for the PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
Now we move on to a classic movie conversion: The Terminator
and we finish off this update with a somewhat forgotten shoot em up: Trouble Shooter.



Sega Pro 8 - june 1992 (UK) (REMASTERED)


Alisia Dragoon
Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap
The Terminator
Trouble Shooter

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« Reply #213 on: July 21, 2017, 07:01:50 AM »


This week we return to October of 1993 with issue number 12 of Super Play.
For this issue, we have selected the following preview articles to read as the full magazine downloads:
A rare interview with the people who worked for the Nintendo Hotline.
The review for the awesome car battle Rock 'N' Roll Racing by Blizzard Entertainment before they were known as Blizzard.
And finally, not one, but two great Konami classics! The home conversion of the arcade smash Sunset Riders
as well as the cult classic Zombies Ate My Neighbors which was developed by none other than LucasArts.



Super Play 12 - october 1993 (UK) (REMASTERED)


Nintendo Hotline interview
Rock 'N' Roll Racing
Sunset Riders
Zombie Ate My Neighbors

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« Reply #214 on: July 29, 2017, 08:43:42 AM »

I was only just able to finish up OSSM issue 22 this evening, but that one still needs a final pass of checking if I missed anything, not to mention all the online articles and graphics put together.
So I wasn't able to finish it up in time for the weekend.
So I went with the remastered edition that I had ready for Sega Pro issue 9 instead.
The good news is that you'll have something really nice and brand new to look forward to for next week. Wink


This time we look back again to Sega Pro with the newly remastered edition of issue 9 from July 1992.
We have a ton of previews for this issue, so let's get started.
We begin with a special titled: Guide to Shoot 'Em Ups.
Then we take a look at The Winter CES of 1992.
We move on to reviews for Exile as well as Bart VS The Space Mutants, both of which are for the Mega Drive.
And then we look at two Game Gear reviews: Crystal Warriors and OutRun Europa
before finishing off this update with the Master System review for Prince of Persia.



Sega Pro 9 - july 1992 (UK) (REMASTERED)


Guide to Shoot 'em ups
The winter CES of 1992
Exile (Mega Drive)
Bart vs the Space Mutants (Mega Drive)
Crystal Warriors (Game Gear)
Outrun Europa(Game Gear)
Prince of Persa (Master System)

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« Reply #215 on: August 05, 2017, 05:48:54 AM »


This week we turn back the clock exactly 20 years to the summer of 1997
with the brand new digital rendition of the Official Sega Saturn Magazine issue 22.
This issue is filled to the brim with excellent content,
so much so that we put nearly half the magazine online in the form of preview articles.
So let's get started!
First up we have an interview with Kats Sato of Sega Europe on Sonic R.
From here we move on to a whole bunch of features for Dragon Force,
Last Bronx, Resident Evil, Dungeons & Dragons Collection, Sonic R and WipEout 2097.
But that's not all!
We also have the following reviews stacked up for you: Darklight Conflict, Dragon Force,
Sky Target, Sonic Jam and last but certainly not least WipEout 2097.



Official Sega Saturn Magazine 22 - august 1997 (UK)


Kats Sato interview on Sonic R
Dragon Force (feature)
Last Bronx (feature)
Resident Evil (feature)
Dungeons & Dragons Collection (feature)
Sonic R (feature)
WipEout 2097 (feature)
WipEout 2097 (feature)
Darklight Conflict (review)
Dragon Force (review)
Sky Target (review)
Sonic Jam (review)
WipEout 2097 (review)


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« Reply #216 on: August 18, 2017, 05:50:40 AM »


This week we return to the very first issue of Sega Pro from November of 1991, which we first released in 2011.
After a lot of editing and reworking, this issue has never looked better than the rendition you see before you today.
So let's have a look at what is inside: we start of with an all-time classic Sega RPG,
developed by Climax Entertainment on the Mega Drive: Shining in the Darkness.
From there we take a look at one of the cult classics created by the legendary Wolfteam: El Viento for the Mega Drive.
Moving on the the Sega Master System, we check out Shadow of the Beast,
and we finish this weeks update with Toejam and Earl on the Mega Drive.



Sega Pro 1 - november 1991 (UK) (REMASTERED)


Shining in the Darkness
El Viento
Shadow of the Beast
Toejam and Earl

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« Reply #217 on: August 24, 2017, 09:58:33 PM »

Wow, another set of awesome releases!!

Two standout titles for me, Saturn Wipeout 2097 and Alisia Dragoon. Saturn Wipeout got some poor reviews due to sloppy implementation of steering, but that issue was non existent with a Saturn steering wheel. I thoroughly enjoyed both games!

Alisia Dragoon is still one of my most played Megadrive games. This probably has to do with the great atmosphere of the game.

Shining in the Darkness is an absolute classic but I was a bit too young when it came out. Being used to Mario and Sonic the leap into RPGs via that title was a bit too much. I was more of a fan of the sequels but I had obviously matured a bit as a gamer - and my English was probably at a much better level too by then. The ultimate game from Climax for me is, and always has been, Landstalker. So many awesome hours with my trusty Megadrive playing that title!
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« Reply #218 on: August 25, 2017, 02:45:51 AM »

Oh, and there's one more that you'll find below today. Wink

Even till this day WipEout 2097 on Saturn has a bad reputation of forums. (Terrible frame rate, bad controls, less graphical fidelity, etc). If those people are to be believed, the only thing the port has going for it is that the draw distance is a little better than on PSone and that's it, everything else is negative and the game isn't worth playing at all on Saturn.

Well, as someone who spent a good three weeks playing pretty much nothing but WipEout 2097, Panzer Dragoon Zwei, Sega Rally and Layer Section on Saturn recently, I honestly say that is all very far from the truth.
The WipEout port might not be perfection, but after re-learning the controls a bit, they worked just fine for me.
It's actually been a long time since I had this much fun.

Yeah, I don't know what it is, but when I think of my Mage Drive, Alisia Dragoon always pops up as a special game to me.
Same with Jewel Master, Wardner and Alien Storm. Non of these are looked at as timeless classics these days, yet back then, they stood proudly with the best of them. Smiley

I had Shining in the Darkness back in the day. Still do in fact. Never finished it though. I found the game quite hard as well. I recently bought Shining the Holy Ark for the Saturn as it was one of the games that I somehow missed out on when the system was around.Haven't gotten around to playing it yet as I'm too busy with Breth of the Wild, Tales of the Abyss and would love to finally start on Soul Hackers or some other Shin Megami Tensei game, since I have a ton of them and never played one yet. (Way too much work time and not enough play time...)
It's always been hard sticking with a single RPG for me, especially with all those other games coming out all the time and screaming for my attention.

Never finished Landstalker for that very reason as well, even though I want to pick it back up again.
I did complete Dark Saviour on Saturn though and while everyone says that Landstalker is the better game, I really did enjoy it a ton. I remember not wanting to buy Alundra till I had finished Dark Saviour as I was afraid of once again dropping a game halfway through to play something new and not going back.
In the end I got Alundra after finishing Dark Saviour, but never got far into Alundra before some other new and shiny thing caught my attention.
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« Reply #219 on: August 25, 2017, 02:50:54 AM »

And now for the actual update I promised. Wink


This week we turn back the clock just a little over 10 years and look at issue 6 of NGamer magazine.
As always, we have selected a couple of preview articles to look through
as the full magazine downloads to your sytem.
We start of with Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin for the Nintendo DS.
Then we look at a somewhat overly harsh review for Excite Truck,
followed by Trauma Center: Second Opinion and Warioware: Smooth Moves,
all of these games are for the Wii.
We also selected two small import reviews for the Nintendo DS.
The first one is Jump Ultimate Superstars,
while the second one is the little known Tokyo Friend Pack II.



NGamer 6 - february 2007 (UK)


Castlevania Portrait of Ruin (DS)
Excite Truck (Wii)
Trauma Center Second Opinion (Wii)
Warioware Smooth Moves (Wii)
Jump Ultimate Superstars (DS)
Tokyo Friend Pack II (DS)

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« Reply #220 on: September 09, 2017, 06:37:28 AM »


This time we look back at one of the classics from 1991:
 Mean Machines issue 11 from August.
We found a lot of great stuff so it was hard to pick only four preview articles,
so we ended up with eight instead.
We start of by looking at an often forgotten Mega Drive classic: Alien Storm,
then move on to the fantastic Ice Hockey that started a whole series.
Moving on to the Sega Master System, we look at Psycho Fox as well as Spider-Man vs the Kingpin.
On the NES side we have Kabuki Quantum Fighter and Boulder Dash.
And to finish things off we look at Snow Bros. Jrs for the GameBoy as well as the Summer CES of 1991.



Mean Machines 11 - august 1991 (UK)


Alien Storm (Mega Drive)
Ice Hockey (Mega Drive)
Psycho Fox (Sega Master System)
Spider-Man vs the Kingpin (Sega Master System)
Kabuki Quantum Fighter (NES)
Boulder Dash(NES)
Snow Bros. Jrs (Game Boy)
Summer CES of 1991 (feature)

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« Reply #221 on: September 16, 2017, 05:11:27 AM »


We're delivering a huge amount of nostalgia in a tiny package this week,
especially when the magazine weighs in at a slim 20 pages.
This is the final issue of Club Nintendo for 1989.
The other volumes normally go up to 6 issues per a year.
We were only just able to get 4 full previews out of these 20 pages,
all of them are reviews/features for some timeless Nintendo Entertainment System classics.
The first one is Life Force / Salamander from Konami. Next up is Mega Man by Capcom.
The next one is Robowarrior / Bomber King by Hudson Soft and Aicom.
And finally we have a classic by Rareware: Wizards & Warriors.
If you enjoy this issue, we should be able to have some great news next week that you might like. Wink



Club Nintendo Volume 1 Issue 5 - 1989 (UK)


Life Force/Salamander
Mega Man
Robowarrior
Wizards & Warriors

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« Reply #222 on: September 30, 2017, 04:39:01 AM »


Originally released here at the start of 2015, issue 10 of Sega Pro
just received the remaster treatment and thus, has never looked better.
This issue dates back to the summer of 1992 and therefor
has quite a bit of Game Gear content to keep you busy during that long vacation.
We found a lot of great stuff so it was hard to pick only four preview articles,
so we ended up with eight instead. We have an abundance of Game Gear content up as a preview for this issue,
so lets jump right in and take a look at the reviews for Prince of Persia, Klax, Popils
and last but not least Marble Madness, all of which are for the Sega Game Gear.
Then we have a look at Batman for the Mega Drive, followed by
 the Friday the 13th inspired game Splatterhouse II, also for the Sega Mega Drive.



Sega Pro 10 - august 1992 (UK) (REMASTERED)


Prince of Persia (Game Gear)
Klax (Game Gear)
Popils (Game Gear)
Marble Madness (Game Gear)
Splatterhouse II (Mega Drive)
Batman (Mega Drive)

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« Reply #223 on: October 03, 2017, 03:08:42 AM »

Besides the local post office now probably thinking I'm an international drug cartel, the day started of rather brilliant. Tongue









All of these magazines were donated by John, a very generous person from the UK.
Nearly 200 Nintendo magazines. Most of which are Official Nintendo magazines from the UK that I didn't have in my possession. Only a duplicate here and there, maybe 5 or so in total.

So it looks like I'm just about set for life when it comes to scanning and restoring classic magazines. Wink
That's quite the workload to pile on top of everything else, but it's also a great motivational force to keep me pushing forward.
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« Reply #224 on: October 06, 2017, 09:39:01 AM »


Today we are extremely proud to be to be able to present a very rare issue from 1989.
I'm talking about none other than the very first issue of Club Nintendo Magazine from the UK.
It's taken me nearly a decade of searching on and off to get my hands on this very magazine.
So be sure to grab it because you might have to wait
till the next blue moon for a physical copy in excellent condition. Wink
From the way the magazine is put together, you can clearly see that they were still
figuring things out a bit. The first preview article is an introduction to the Nintendo Entertainment System.
Next up we have a review for the infamous Top Gun by Konami. Then we look at
two all-time classics for the NES: The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Bros.
Enjoy!



Club Nintendo Volume 1 Issue 1 - 1989 (UK)


Introducing the Nintendo Entertainment System
Top Gun
The Legend of Zelda
Super Mario Bros.

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