game guidebooks

ゲーム攻略本

Walkthroughs! Strategy guides! Tips 'n' tricks! Capture! Koryaku! Search engine optimisation! This page may also include pack-in booklets with magazines, just for the hell of it.

It's already eaten enough space on the manuals section, so just visit the Bomberman Shrine Place for the plethora of guidebooks I've scanned for that franchise.

Arabian Dream Scheherazade Technique Book (アラビアンドリーム シェラザード 完全攻略テクニックブック) JPN NES
City Connection: Famicom Urawaza Taizenshu (シティ コネクション ファミリーコンピュータ裏ワザ大全集) JPN NES
Croc! Pau Pau Island: Pau Pau Sightseeing Book (クロック!パウパウアイランド パウパウみっけ本) JPN PS1
Dairantou Smash Bros. Nintendo Official Guidebook (大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ―任天堂公式ガイドブック) JPN N64
Donkey Kong Nintendo Official Guidebook (ドンキーコング 任天堂公式ガイドブック) JPN Game Boy
Mario & Wario Nintendo Official Guidebook (マリオとワリオ―めざせ!5冠王 任天堂公式ガイドブック) JPN SNES
Mario Kart 64 Nintendo Official Guidebook (マリオカート64 任天堂公式ガイドブック) JPN N64
Mario's Picross (マリオのピクロス) JPN Game Boy
Mario's Picross 2 (マリオのピクロス2) JPN Game Boy
Mario's Super Picross (マリオのスーパーピクロス) JPN SNES
Star Fox 64 Uchu Koryaku Daisakusen (スターフォックス64宇宙攻略大作戦) JPN N64
Star Fox Assault Perfect Guide (スターフォックス アサルト パーフェクトガイド) JPN GameCube
Star Fox Super Capture Guide (スターフォックス スーパー攻略ガイド) JPN SNES
Star Fox Kanzenhan (スターフォックス 完全版) JPN SNES
Super Donkey Kong: A Book To Enjoy (スーパードンキーコングを一生楽しむ本) JPN SNES
Super Donkey Kong 2 Study Book: Kremling Island Adventure Journal (スーパードンキーコング2学習帳クレムリン島冒険日記) JPN SNES
Super Mario Bros. 3 Kanzenban (スーパーマリオブラザーズ3 完全版) JPN NES
Super Mario Bros. 3 Sokuhou-Ban (スーパーマリオブラザーズ3 速報版) JPN NES
Super Mario Collection Nintendo Official Guidebook (スーパーマリオコレクション 任天堂公式ガイドブック) JPN SNES
Super Mario Kart Nintendo Official Guidebook (スーパーマリオカート 任天堂公式ガイドブック) JPN SNES
Super Mario Land 2 Nintendo Official Guidebook (スーパーマリオランド2―6つの金貨 任天堂公式ガイドブック) JPN Game Boy
Super Mario RPG Ura Technique Guide (スーパーマリオRPG 裏テクニックガイド) JPN SNES
Super Mario World Kanzenban (スーパーマリオワールド 完全版) JPN SNES
Super Mario World Nintendo Official Guidebook (スーパーマリオワールド 任天堂公式ガイドブック) JPN SNES
Super Princess Peach Nintendo Official Guidebook (スーパープリンセスピーチ 任天堂公式ガイドブック) JPN DS
Turok Official Guide Book (時空戦士テュロック公式ガイドブック) JPN N64
Turok 2 Official Strategy Guide USA N64
Turok 2 Violence Killer Survival Manual (バイオレンスキラー 公式サバイバルマニュアル) JPN N64
VIRUS Hyper Complete (ウイルス ハイパーコンプリート) JPN Saturn

Arabian Dream Scheherazade
Perfect Strategy Technique Book

アラビアンドリーム シェラザード 完全攻略テクニックブック

Raw scans can be found on MEGA.

A guidebook for Arabian Dream Scheherazade (The Magic of Scheherazade) on Famicom, published by Tokuma Communications (徳間コミュニケーションズ).

Features basic item and enemy info, as well as full maps.

City Connection
Famicom Urawaza Taizenshu

シティ コネクション ファミリーコンピュータ裏ワザ大全集

Raw scans can be found on MEGA and the Internet Archive.

A guidebook for City Connection on Famicom, published by Futami Shobo (二見書房). Part of the Urawaza Taisenshu series of guidebooks sold in box sets. [src]

Features strategies for all stages.

Croc! Pau Pau Island
Pau Pau Sightseeing Book

クロック!パウパウアイランド パウパウみっけ本

Raw scans can be found on MEGA.

A guidebook for Croc! Pau Pau Island (Croc: Legend of the Gobbos) on PlayStation, published by Aspect (アスペクト).

Features screenshot-walkthroughs for all stages, as well as unique 2D illustrations for all the enemies and bosses.

Dairantou Smash Bros.
Nintendo Official Guidebook

大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ―任天堂公式ガイドブック

Raw scans can be found on MEGA.

A guidebook for Dairantou Smash Bros. (Super Smash Bros.) on Nintendo 64, published by Shogakukan (小学館).

Features movesets and Classic Mode strategies for each character, and that's kind of it. It's not even an exhaustive resource of official artwork either! What a con!

Donkey Kong
Nintendo Official Guidebook

ドンキーコング 任天堂公式ガイドブック

Raw scans can be found on MEGA.

A guidebook for Donkey Kong on Game Boy, published by APE Inc. (エイプ・小学館). Features walkthroughs for all the stages and an interview with the game's staff. More importantly, features some lovely illustrations by Benimaru Itoh (伊藤紅丸), including a front cover in the vein of Big Brother and the Holding Company's "Cheap Thrills" album cover by R. Crumb.

The manga (scanned by @imtherealgibbon) was kindly translated into English by MiloScat and HorseyPope.

Mario & Wario: Get The 5 Crowns!
Nintendo Official Guidebook

マリオとワリオ―めざせ!5冠王 任天堂公式ガイドブック

Raw scans can be found on MEGA.

A guidebook for Mario & Wario on Super Famicom, published by APE Inc. (エイプ・小学館).

Features maps and strategies for all stages, in addition to silly stuff like a Q&A between Mario and Wario, sheet music and lyrics for the game's theme, a "which character are you?" quiz, and words from the game's development staff.

Mario Kart 64
Nintendo Official Guidebook

マリオカート64 任天堂公式ガイドブック

Raw scans can be found on MEGA.

A guidebook for Mario Kart 64 on Nintendo 64, published by Shogakukan (小学館).

Maps and strategies and all that gubbins, plus some unique illustrations.

Mario's Picross

マリオのピクロス

Raw scans can be found on MEGA: [1] [2] [3]

Three tie-in books for Mario's Picross on Game Boy and Super Nintendo, published by APE Inc. (エイプ・小学館). Features a whole bunch of picross puzzles to solve, but it's also got a bunch of Benimaru Itoh (伊藤紅丸) art and manga. What would you rather have?

The manga was kindly translated into English by MiloScat and HorseyPope.

Star Fox 64
Uchu Koryaku Daisakusen

スターフォックス64宇宙攻略大作戦

Raw scans can be found on MEGA.

A guidebook for Star Fox 64 on Nintendo 64, published by Kodansha (講談社).

Features maps and walkthroughs for all stages of the story mode, and a mere two pages of multi-player strategies.

Star Fox Assault Perfect Guide

スターフォックス アサルト パーフェクトガイド

Raw scans can be found on MEGA.

A guidebook for Star Fox Assault on GameCube, published by Enterbrain (エンターブレイン).

Includes weapon and enemy data, and bulletpointed maps and walkthroughs for each single-player stage. No multi-player strategies, sorry!

Star Fox Super Capture Guide

スターフォックス スーパー攻略ガイド

Raw scans can be found on MEGA.

A pack-in booklet with the No.4 1993 issue of Dengeki Super Famicom (電撃スーパーファミコン), dated March 13th. Contains a basic walkthrough as well as a featurette on polygonal technology and an interview with Hiroyuki Takahashi (高橋 宏之) of Shining Force fame... but nuts to all that, it's got eight pages of Star Fox manga!!

MiloScat and HorseyPope kindly translated the manga into English: MEGA / Flickr

Star Fox Super Kanzenhan

スターフォックス 完全版

Raw scans can be found on MEGA.

A guidebook for Star Fox on Super Famicom, published by Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha (実業之日本社).

Includes maps and layouts for all stages. The cute illustrations are only on the cover, unfortunately. Boo.

Super Donkey Kong: A Book To Enjoy

スーパードンキーコングを一生楽しむ本

Raw scans can be found on MEGA.

A guidebook for Super Donkey Kong on Super Famicom, published by Keibunsha (恵文社).

Features hand-drawn maps for every level in the game, as well as some silly original illustrations.

Super Donkey Kong 2 Study Book
Kremling Island Adventure Journal

スーパードンキーコング2学習帳クレムリン島冒険日記

Raw scans can be found on MEGA.

A pack-in booklet with the January 1996 issue of Famitsu Bros. (ファミ通ブロス). Contains a basic walkthrough for the first four worlds of Donkey Kong Country 2, with original illustrations of Diddy, Dixie and the bosses.

Super Mario Bros. 3
Sokuhou-Ban & Kanzenhan

スーパーマリオブラザーズ3 速報版 / 完全版

Raw scans can be found on MEGA: [1] [2]

Two guidebooks for Super Mario Bros. 3 on Famicom, published by Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha (実業之日本社).

Sokuhou-Ban is a hot-off-the-presses "quick report" of the game, with maps and tips for the first four worlds, and the scantest of information on everything else. The Kanzenhan is a more robust version with extensive info on the rest of the game. Also, lots of cute illustrations.

Super Mario Collection
Nintendo Official Guidebook

スーパーマリオコレクション 任天堂公式ガイドブック

Raw scans can be found on MEGA.

A guidebook for Super Mario All-Stars published by APE Inc. (エイプ・小学館). Features maps and info for all four games in the game, as well as a series of 4-koma from a variety of authors and special features, including an interview with Shigeru Miyamoto.

The 4-koma was kindly translated into English by MiloScat and HorseyPope.

Super Mario Kart
Nintendo Official Guidebook

スーパーマリオカート 任天堂公式ガイドブック

Raw scans can be found on MEGA.

A guidebook for Super Mario Kart published by APE Inc. (エイプ・小学館). Features strategies and statistics for courses, characters and items, and also features artwork and manga by Benimaru Itoh (伊藤紅丸).

The manga was kindly translated into English by MiloScat and HorseyPope.

Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
Nintendo Official Guidebook

スーパーマリオランド2―6つの金貨 任天堂公式ガイドブック

Raw scans can be found on MEGA.

A guidebook for Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins on Game Boy, published by APE Inc. (エイプ・小学館).

Features full level maps and enemy data, as well as an interview with the game's staff and a prose prologue with illustrations by Benimaru Itoh (伊藤紅丸).

Super Mario RPG
Ura Technique Guide

スーパーマリオRPG 裏テクニックガイド

Raw scans can be found on MEGA.

A guidebook for Super Mario RPG on Super Famicom, published by Aspect (アスペクト).

A follow-up to the Super Mario RPG: Gift From The Starry Sky (スーパーマリオRPG 星空からのおくりもの) guidebook, this focuses primarily on secrets and hidden goodies found off the beaten track. Includes maps with spotlighted secrets, and extensive enemy and item data.

Super Mario World Kanzenhan

スーパーマリオワールド 完全版

Raw scans can be found on MEGA.

A guidebook for Super Mario World on Super Famicom, published by Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha (実業之日本社).

A fully-mapped walkthrough with data on all levels and enemies, as well as a bunch of cute illustrations.

Super Mario World
Nintendo Official Guidebook

スーパーマリオワールド 任天堂公式ガイドブック

Raw scans can be found on MEGA: [1] [2]

Two guidebooks for Super Mario World published by APE Inc. (エイプ・小学館) on January and July 1991. Customary to APE's early books, it's full of extensive maps, quirky page design and oddball bonus content, including a look at Nintendo's history in Japan and America, interviews with the staff, and a variety of comics and 4-koma.

MiloScat and HorseyPope kindly translated the manga from both volumes into English: MEGA / Flickr

Super Princess Peach
Nintendo Official Guidebook

スーパープリンセスピーチ 任天堂公式ガイドブック

Raw scans can be found on MEGA.

A guidebook for Super Princess Peach on Nintendo DS, published by Shogakukan (小学館).

Features an extensive enemy data chart, mini-game tips, item locations, and full maps for every screen in the game.

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