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Re: The Super Famicom Vol.5 No.16 (Sep. 16, 1994) early screenshots
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2020, 12:47:15 am »
https://mobile.twitter.com/parkerrsimmons/status/964036969444491266

I can track down the Dr. Slump and Crono cover, but the other two ("Cover" and Marle, Ayla, and Lucca) are proving more difficult. Does anyone know what issue those correspond to, or if they're also from the same V-Jump issues and just missed by that original scanner?

Throwing them under an Unknown header for now on the page.

Cover is easy. 3月号 means "March Issue". So March 1995 issue.

Also, I found this:

https://es-la.facebook.com/pg/VJumpArchives/photos/?tab=album&album_id=694091074038318&ref=page_internal

Has scans of a few issues. March 1995 included. There could something there not yet here. Like, there's this from the November 1994 issues:

https://scontent.ftij3-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/s960x960/10458958_579420502172043_8794147041675886508_o.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_sid=e007fa&_nc_ohc=jOOB-AIB0sAAX-bx-14&_nc_ht=scontent.ftij3-2.fna&tp=7&oh=069c49923f2c8d7cf976a55a8ab95555&oe=5F73BAFC

That I don't see in the section here:

https://www.chronocompendium.com/Term/Alpha_Version_Screenshot.html

As for the other picture... well, the picture next to it seems to be from the May issue. So unless they're unrelated, it might be also from May 1995.

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Re: The Super Famicom Vol.5 No.16 (Sep. 16, 1994) early screenshots
« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2020, 12:56:13 am »
Aha, thanks. Man, nothing is ever easy, is it? I'll go through and compare the Facebook links with what we have from the other scans tomorrow.

I had this attachment in my "Compendium Holding" folder (where I stick things for safekeeping that we're not allowed to put on the site yet, or that I haven't gotten around to putting on). micomBASIC_1994-10_0283. I'm not sure why I had it in holding. I probably saved it from Discord or something and just never uploaded it.

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Re: The Super Famicom Vol.5 No.16 (Sep. 16, 1994) early screenshots
« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2020, 01:13:04 am »
No problem. It's unfortunate they don't have full archives, but it's something.

Ah, I see, there's the picture too.

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Re: The Super Famicom Vol.5 No.16 (Sep. 16, 1994) early screenshots
« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2020, 02:54:24 am »
https://www.chronocompendium.com/wiki/index.php/Alpha_Version_Screenshot

I've moved Angerona's old scans to this page and have incorporated what I could. However:

  • She had the Chapter/Next Gate number sometimes and cover, but not the date
  • Frank deWindt II didn't always upload the cover

So the "Unknown" section at the top has grown quite large. Can anyone help figure out which scans need to go under which monthly issue's heading?

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Re: The Super Famicom Vol.5 No.16 (Sep. 16, 1994) early screenshots
« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2020, 02:58:54 pm »
Assuming all the ones labeled as the same Chapter do belong to the same issue, then it goes as follows:

October 1996 is already labeled as such.
Chapter 7 is November 1996
Chapter 8 is December 1996
Chapter 9 is January 1997
Chapter 10 is February 1997
Chapter 12 is April 1997
Chapter 13 is May 1997
July 1997 is already labeled as such, which by the numbering means that pic labeled Next Gate 25 would belong to it too
Chapter 16 is August 1997
September 1997 already labeled like so, corresponding to Next Gate 27
Chapter 18 is October 1997

In any case, the covers should be correct at least. Doesn't look that Next Gate skipped issues, in any case.

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Re: The Super Famicom Vol.5 No.16 (Sep. 16, 1994) early screenshots
« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2020, 04:05:11 pm »
So is the plan to turn the "Alpha Screenshot" page into a general magazine coverage page? Since it's going far beyond the release of the game.

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Re: The Super Famicom Vol.5 No.16 (Sep. 16, 1994) early screenshots
« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2020, 07:39:02 pm »
Pretty much.

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October 1996 is already labeled as such.

That's what made me hesitate. The October 1996 that Frank deWindt II scanned has a Magus portrait on the "NEXT GATE" intro page, but Angerona's has Ayla on that page instead, so wasn't sure if someone's copy is labeled wrong...

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Re: The Super Famicom Vol.5 No.16 (Sep. 16, 1994) early screenshots
« Reply #22 on: September 08, 2020, 01:12:28 am »
That's what made me hesitate. The October 1996 that Frank deWindt II scanned has a Magus portrait on the "NEXT GATE" intro page, but Angerona's has Ayla on that page instead, so wasn't sure if someone's copy is labeled wrong...

Interestingly, the Magus picture has an 8 where the Chapter numbers are displayed. Which means it's from NEXT GATE 8. Since it looks like no issue was skipped, NEXT GATE 8 should correlate with February 1996. Which means that yes, the Magus one got labeled wrong. The Ayla one with Chapter 16 is the one for October 1996. And the cover also displays October 1996, so that one was correct from the beginning.
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Re: The Super Famicom Vol.5 No.16 (Sep. 16, 1994) early screenshots
« Reply #23 on: September 08, 2020, 01:24:33 pm »
Finished. Angerona had labeled October 1997 as the final Next Gate, which is kind of bittersweet.

Now, to find a translator. The secrets must be yielded to us!

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Re: The Super Famicom Vol.5 No.16 (Sep. 16, 1994) early screenshots
« Reply #24 on: September 09, 2020, 01:53:06 am »
The pic with Lucca/Ayla/Marle—apparently I wrote this on the Official Art page about it:

From VJump's Atsusugiru souryoku tokushuu Appendix

If anyone knows what on earth that romaji refers to...

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Re: The Super Famicom Vol.5 No.16 (Sep. 16, 1994) early screenshots
« Reply #25 on: September 09, 2020, 02:38:38 am »
Let's see here...

Souryoku [Dai] Tokushuu (総力大特集) is Special Feature.
Atsusugiru (暑すぎる) is Too Hot.

So... Too Hot Special Feature? That's my take on it as-is. Since I'd think the actual phrase was slightly fuller or so.
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Re: The Super Famicom Vol.5 No.16 (Sep. 16, 1994) early screenshots
« Reply #26 on: September 09, 2020, 02:53:59 am »
While we're on the topic, I've been needing to post this here, courtesy of Cabbusses's Retro Obscurities: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4VN-nHzyEk&t=943s

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Uploaded for preservation purposes, and if YouTube doesn't like it, they can shove it.

Original NicoNico URLs:
http://nicovideo.jp/watch/sm21657890
http://nicovideo.jp/watch/sm21628083
http://nicovideo.jp/watch/sm21657890
This seems to no longer be present on NicoNico.

A rip of a Brut Press volume from Dec. 1994. Contains previews for various Super Famicom and PC-FX titles.

There's Chrono Trigger coverage in the first third—nothing jumps out visually, but the instrumentation!! There seems to be an actual non-SPU demo version of the Battle 1 percussion, plus the actual SNES songs featured sound rough or have different instrumentation. There is also moving footage of a couple test battles (one of those Black Omen monsters on Zenan Bridge, plus Gato on the Blackbird).

I'll get this uploaded and on the page as well. And on Material Requiring Translation  :o

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