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Updates:

3/13/2017: Boss design submissions for Rockman 4!
1/18/2017: PC Genjin alpha/beta shots, and a new comic quickly translated from Miso Suzuki's Untouchables series.
10/13/2016: I've scanned several pages from articles about 1990 Game Archaeologists and collectors!
7/9/2016: Yuzo Koshiro has released several pages of design documents for Actraiser!
10/23/2015: Oh, boy, a huge update here.  Check out: PCE game development at Hudson & Sunsoft, Ankoku Densetsu, Aoi Blink, Blade Land, Branders, Mummy Head, Dino Force, Space Thunder (GOT), Lode Runner II, PC Genjin's debut, PC Genjin 2, PC Genjin ideas, Paranoia, RPC Genjin, Tengai Makyo action/fighter, and Splendid Saga.

7/28/2015: The Amiga Computer turns 30 this week! So, in honour of that I've added more books covering the Amiga computer in Japan!
9/23/2014: Some pics from the booths and Super Famicom launch at the 1990 Nintendo Shoshinkai Show.
7/14/2012: An interview with the creators of Solstice II: Equinox.
7/12/2010: "The Stars of Famicom Games: How Video Games are Made", a book.

Welcome to "Your Weekly Famicom," a page I hope to update, if not weekly, then biweekly (like the old Famicom Tsushin magazine...) I'll scour the pages of Japanese video game magazines from the Famicom era (late 1980s/early 1990s), and present pictures and articles of interest to us all.

This page is a continuation of my "secret page" which had pictures taken from my various magazines. However this page should be a bit more high-tech than the old one, with proper scans, translated text, and PDFs of pages with plenty of juicy text and pictures, if I can manage that. So while this page builds up, check out the links below...

My main page is here: http://www.chrismcovell.com

Special Features:
* Japanese Magazine Covers! * Making of Famicom Games Making of DQVI FDS Hardware Super Famicom in 1988 Super Famicom in 1989 PC-Engine Tsushin Booster PC-Engine "Unrelease" List   TOP 30 '89-'94  Untouchables comic
Calendar of Articles:
YEAR
FAMICOM
GAME BOY
SUPER FAMICOM
PC-ENGINE
SEGA
OTHERS
MISC.
1986

FDS Flyers
Lionex
FDS Disk Writer

         
Jan-Mar '87
FDS Development & Fax            
Apr-Jun '87

Ai Senshi Nicol
Doki Doki Panic

           
Jul-Sep '87
      1st System Showcase!      
Oct-Dec '87
Rockman
Gun.Smoke
           
Jan-Mar '88
1988 Winter CES
Top Secret: Hitler no Fukkatsu
Ninja Gaiden
Meta Fight
           
Apr-Jun '88

Strider
Alien Syndrome
Famicom Wars
Sakamoto Ryoma

           
Jul-Sep '88
1988 Summer CES
Dungeon Hourouki
Rockman 2
    "Bike"
Alien Crush
Power Golf

Dungeon Explorer
     
Oct-Dec '88

Gyruss
Parody World Monster Party

  First Hardware Demo!! Hani in the Sky MD Announcement    
Jan-Mar '89

1989 Winter CES
ABADOX
Cosmic Epsilon

First Pictures   PC Genjin's debut
PC Genjin early screenshots
Unreleased Peripherals! USA Toy Report  
Apr-Jun '89
      Gunhed
NEC AV Golf
     
Jul-Sep '89
BATMAN   Second Hardware Demo
Super Mario World

BATMAN Platformer
Paranoia

  Atari Lynx  
Oct-Dec '89

KAGE
"The Stars of Famicom Games"

    PCE game development at Hudson & Sunsoft!      
Jan-Mar '90
  Death Ball  

Time Cruise
Blade Land

Aoi Blink

BATMAN
Insector-X

Winter CES Show  
Apr-Jun '90
RAF World
Zark Densetsu
Solomon's Club Actraiser design Ankoku Densetsu E-SWAT Neo-Geo

Game Archaeologists
Maniac Collectors
Comic Strips 1

Jul-Sep '90

Rockman 3
Aruden Raruden
Legend of Hero Tonma
Jungle Taitei
Battle Ball
Geopolitic Island
Metal Storm

Space Opera
Dark Sider / Sword Master

Over Horizon

Keith (ARPG)

Magical Saurus

Super Mario World
Big Run
SD Great Battle

Jelly Bean/Jerry Boy

Chohmakaimura
R-Type II

*Tsushin Booster*
PC-Genjin RPG
Tengai Makyo action game

Splendid Saga

Vasum / Dando
GAIARES
Game Gear Proto Hardware

1990 Nintendo Shoshinkai Show

1990 Summer CES

Tokyo Toy Show

 
Oct-Dec '90
Power Glove     Meikyuu Jima Special Explode Star
Head Buster
   
Jan-Mar '91
Biederman GB-to-NES Adaptor
FC Network System
Jajamaru Ginga Daisakusen
NES Sim City
    Chiki Chiki Grand Prix  

Game Copiers

PC ISA Famiclone/Devkit?

Macaulay Culkin & Michael Jackson
Comic Strips 2
Omake

Apr-Jun '91

Bio Force Ape
Ark Hound (Contra Force)

  Akumajou Dracula

PC Genjin 2
PC Genjin ideas

     
Jul-Sep '91
Rockman 4 pics & boss designs   Super Aleste
Axelay

Dino Force
Space Thunder (GOT)
Space Fantasy Zone

     
Oct-Dec '91
  Tinkle PoPo (Kirby)

Solstice II
Naxat Super Pinball

Branders
Adventure of the Mummy Head

  Taiwanese Game Magazines  
Jan-Mar '92
             
Apr-Jun '92
      Lode Runner II      
Jul-Sep '92
             
Oct-Dec '92

Deja Vu II
Switchblade II
Rockman 5

  Video Kid        

1993+

Sunsoft programmer interview Chalvo 55 "The Making of Dragon Quest VI"     Amiga 1200 Fred Savage's
Sweet Load