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Old 31 December 2019, 11:57   #1
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Your MegaZone Magazine Rack

I noticed you're one of the very few websites preserving old copies of MegaZone magazine here:
http://amr.abime.net/issues_44

Am curious to know if any of the people who helped set that up are still here? And if you're interested in adding more content? (I'm guessing you're only interested in the early multi format era that covered Amiga and not the later Sega only era)

If so maybe we can help each other out as I have many issues from the multi format era and it looks like one or more of you guys have at least 3 pre issue 16 mags we don't have!

Also if others here are Australian, you have a good retro gaming mate who’s an Aussie, or you know a retro gaming influencer with Aus fans then maybe you can help with this preservation attempt too!

For those that have no idea what I'm talking about I’ve been working with others to try and digitally preserve copies of a great old Australian video game electronics magazine called MegaZone that covered PC & Amiga (with a particular focus on point & click adventures), Atari, Nintendo and a lots of SEGA stuff (it eventually became SEGA only in its final years).

At this point in time 42 of the 56 issues have been found and scanned by various collectors and myself leaving 14 issues still missing, all from the magazines earliest years. Many of the magazines found are missing their posters and some occasionally had supplement mini books that may be missing too. We’re also trying to digitize any MegaZone TV commercials out there on old VHS video cassettes as we have rescued 2 but know there are more (I remember seeing more as a kid).

More info about what MegaZone is and how people can help here:
https://blakessanctum.wordpress.com/...eds-your-help/

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Small update guys.. finally my efforts have netted a new find. A fellow named Colin contacted me over email and informed me that he has two MegaComp issues (pre-MegaZone Issue 2 and 4) and the first MegaZone along with several more early issues from 1990 (Issue 5 and what we believe is Issue 7 and 9). He's sent me pictures of all the covers however so far he's only scanned one mag for me and I haven't heard from him for a while since sadly so fingers crossed he does the others eventually. That one mag was MegaComp Issue 2 and sure enough it mentions the name change from MegaCom (Issue 1) which confirms the NLA records. The scan is not of the best quality but beggars can't be choosers so I've added it to The MegaZone Archive !



Another fellow recently posted a comment in one of my other threads about this search claiming that Issue 56 was not really the last one and that a few months later another issue appeared and that a letter he wrote to them was in it. I find that hard to believe as Issue 56 clearly states that it's the last plus I was a subscriber and the only thing I got sent to me from them after Issue 56 was a cheque in the mail refunding me the rest of my subscription lol!

On and yet another fellow sent me pictures of some sort of Sega bucket (called Mega Booster Pak) promotion that was associated with MegaZone. I can't see the word MegaZone written on them anywhere so I'm not sure about adding them to the archive at this stage. Maybe they were more of a Sega Club thing?

And finally I also saw some more little supplementary 'Mini Megazone' fold out booklets (similar to my one pictured below) on ebay recently. The seller wanted 80 bucks EACH for them though so no one bought them. :/ In the end I just took his pictures from the sale, maybe I'll fashion them into something for the archives.


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Nice find there. I hope issue 3 turns up, I recall it had an interesting article about the Australian cracking scene.
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Sadly after giving me Issue 2 the guy went quiet.. so no Issue 4, 5, 7 and 9 after all.
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Issue #1 just appeared here...

https://commodore.bombjack.org/gener...om/megacom.htm
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OH MY GOD.. you sir are a friggin legend!!!

The one that started it all.. unbelievable!

I need to go have a chat with the fellow running that site!
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Issue #4 is here:

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You just linked me to my own collection mate haha. When you see me posting about preserving the mags I find, THERE is where I put them lol.

You're fast though, I literally scanned and uploaded that last night and haven't finished setting up its fields lol! Managed to bag it on ebay..

EDIT: Oh wait.. that was Issue 9 I did last night. Issue 4 I put up a week or so ago after someone kindly scanned it and sent me the pdf over email. I did make some updates to it last night though which appears to have broken the thumbnail so I better go fix that!

Few other recent additions too. Will do a proper announcement later as I'm still editing and uploading stuff!

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