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Slur
Mar 6, 2013

It's the Final Countdown.

sharrrk posted:

what the hell guide is that from, goddamn that's awful

I recognize some of them being from the Pokemon Red/Blue instruction manual.

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sharrrk
Feb 13, 2012

It's time to party!


i'm pretty sure only the Rare Pokemon picture is from the instruction manual

Babylon Astronaut
Apr 19, 2012


早く書く

But Rocks Hurt Head
Jun 30, 2003

DAMN, THAT MUST BE KOOPA. I'M SURE IT'S ALSO HIM WHO'S TAKEN THE PRINCESS AWAY. OK, LET'S GO GET HIM TOGETHER!


Pillbug


i just google translated that, lol

rocket_man38
Jan 23, 2006

My life is a barrel o' fun!!

sharrrk posted:

what the hell guide is that from, goddamn that's awful

Zubat is a rare Pokemon. Also Pikablu lol.

elf help book
Aug 5, 2004

It's not a dream, or a lie.
I know my sister is alive out there.


But Rocks Hurt Head posted:

i just google translated that, lol

lmao

lesbian baphomet
Nov 30, 2011



Slur posted:



Not sure if this counts, but this certainly comes to mind.

it's canon for Oak to be a god damned retard

lesbian baphomet
Nov 30, 2011




hahahaha

LOVE LOVE SKELETON
Nov 11, 2007



Lipstick Apathy

I read a Grim Fandango guide written by CJayC that was written in a "funny" Q&A format. Even at 12 it was real lame.

lesbian baphomet
Nov 30, 2011




O__O;

Yinlock
Oct 21, 2008






is there anything else from this, I can't stop thinking about the concept of FORBIDDEN GAME SECRETS. codes so intense they were sealed away in a monastery

my game guides are mostly nintendo power subscription bonuses from when i was a kid, they're okay. never touched Prima though, you can tell it's crappiness from a glance.

Pastry of the Year
Apr 12, 2013



Yinlock posted:

is there anything else from this, I can't stop thinking about the concept of FORBIDDEN GAME SECRETS. codes so intense they were sealed away in a monastery

Pastry of the Year
Apr 12, 2013



Yinlock
Oct 21, 2008





oh my god

quickly look away, don't look at the forbidden knowledge that is A lovely Gamefaqs Post In Book Form

Silver Striker
May 21, 2013




I want to end this person's life, specifically because they called Zelda a role playing game.

lesbian baphomet
Nov 30, 2011



Silver Striker posted:

I want to end this person's life, specifically because they called Zelda a role playing game.

it was an earlier time.... nobody knew what anything meant back then

Bolverkur
Aug 9, 2012



half life is my favorite role playing game

Kylra
Dec 1, 2006

Not a cute boy, just a boring girl.


Playing the role of Mario in real life and goomba stomping things was one of my favorite things as a kid. It was a pretty good game.

get that OUT of my face
Feb 10, 2007



Bolverkur posted:

posted this in another thread but idgaf



that guide and that game set my imagination on fire as a kid. now i am a broken shell of an adult and nothing does it for me.
the Earthbound player's guide was also really good

The Taint Reaper
Sep 4, 2012

by Shine


Final Fantasy 9's guide was garbage because they tried to shoe-in PlayOnline, so for anything vital you had to look it up online on Square's Website.

Silver Striker
May 21, 2013



*Bursts into thread out of breath*

Has anyone said FF9 yet? I heard that guide required you to use the internet. What the fuckballs?

multijoe
Oct 15, 2007

NYO~HO


Slur posted:



Not sure if this counts, but this certainly comes to mind.

this is amazing

FactsAreUseless
Feb 16, 2011



I don't get what's wrong with any of the tips in that Pokemon picture. That Fearow I captured proved invaluable on my journey.

get that OUT of my face
Feb 10, 2007



A Steampunk Gent posted:

this is amazing
i'm pretty sure that's from the Nintendo Power guide, which are usually very good

multijoe
Oct 15, 2007

NYO~HO


there's this dude on gamefaqs who writes loads of jrpg faqs and literally every one is 'get to this OP spot and grind for ten hours until you're max level and can pointlessly faceroll everything', i really wanna punch him

Silver Striker
May 21, 2013



A Steampunk Gent posted:

there's this dude on gamefaqs who writes loads of jrpg faqs and literally every one is 'get to this OP spot and grind for ten hours until you're max level and can pointlessly faceroll everything', i really wanna punch him

There are an insane number of GameFAQs guides like that. Or ones that say "To beat this boss you must deplete his health. goodluck"

Endorph
Jul 22, 2009


my fav. gamefaqs guide is this one for guest 64 that spends half of its length talking about how much they hate RPGs and how much quest 64 sucks balls

Lumpy the Cook
Feb 4, 2011

Drippy-goo-yay, mother-gucker!


Slur posted:



Not sure if this counts, but this certainly comes to mind.

Endorph
Jul 22, 2009


Poolparty
Aug 18, 2013



The old Sierra hint books had fake hints in case you decided to read the whole hint book or the text could only be read with red cellophane glasses

Cubivore_
Nov 6, 2013





get a load of the detailed maps

Valex
Nov 28, 2009

~*fabulous*~



My favorite part of FF6 was the abortion part

Endorph
Jul 22, 2009


Valex posted:

My favorite part of FF6 was the abortion part
i think hes talking about how the espers didnt want maduin and that human lady to gently caress and make terra

maybe

i dont think anyone ever said 'kill the baby' though

extremebuff
Jun 20, 2010


i remember an ocarina of time guide that was written at a 2nd grade level. poo poo like (on gohma) "after you hit the red eye with nuts, finish it with the sword as many times as you can!" like this was a book you could buy in-stores

Mega64
May 23, 2008





If we're counting GameFAQs then this FAQ where the strategy for every boss is "break rods".

FactsAreUseless
Feb 16, 2011



FINAL BOSS: Exdeath
HP - ???
He has two forms (duh.). You should be familiar with them because you should
have beaten this game before. Just attack and heal. Use your brain and think
about different strategies, Golem helps. A lot. There aren't too many things
you can do. Attack and pray that you can win.

lesbian baphomet
Nov 30, 2011




+ LEVEL UP! I can't stress this enough, besides equipment, levels are the most
important thing.

extremebuff
Jun 20, 2010


FactsAreUseless posted:

FINAL BOSS: Exdeath
HP - ???
He has two forms (duh.). You should be familiar with them because you should
have beaten this game before. Just attack and heal. Use your brain and think
about different strategies, Golem helps. A lot. There aren't too many things
you can do. Attack and pray that you can win.

Endorph
Jul 22, 2009


FactsAreUseless posted:

FINAL BOSS: Exdeath
HP - ???
He has two forms (duh.). You should be familiar with them because you should
have beaten this game before. Just attack and heal. Use your brain and think
about different strategies, Golem helps. A lot. There aren't too many things
you can do. Attack and pray that you can win.
use your brain and think about different strategies

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But Rocks Hurt Head
Jun 30, 2003

DAMN, THAT MUST BE KOOPA. I'M SURE IT'S ALSO HIM WHO'S TAKEN THE PRINCESS AWAY. OK, LET'S GO GET HIM TOGETHER!


Pillbug

Yinlock posted:

is there anything else from this, I can't stop thinking about the concept of FORBIDDEN GAME SECRETS. codes so intense they were sealed away in a monastery

i owned it, they had huge tables of monster stats that i think they just made up

e: just found a pdf copy online, gonna dl and check it out after i wade through like 17 popups and lovely download sites

But Rocks Hurt Head fucked around with this message at 02:04 on Oct 25, 2014

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