Aug 20, 2007

1700 Arcade Game Manuals in sturdy PDF

Always loved video game manuals and always considered them the perfect gaming appetizer (or sometimes even dessert), but never really thought there was any point in them lovely arcade games having their very own papery things. Well, apparently, they actually do, seems like they always did and Jason Scott, the brain behind the excellent ASCII weblog, has managed to collect and upload an impressive 1700 arcade game manuals in PDF for your freeware reading pleasure.

Grab the files here and spend hours looking at arcane schematics, modification tips, upgrade guides, operation guides and even some proper gaming instructions. Happily, quite a few of the manuals are in lovingly untranslated Japanese too.

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16 comments:

  1. Unfortunately the poor server seems to be overworked and it's down at the moment.

    Bookmarked for future reference :)

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  2. Thankfully I managed to downlad a few PDFs, even if the speed wasn't that impressive. It'll probably be back up soon.

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  3. ...1700 game manuals offline.... why is no one concerned? this is a global catastrophe... well i'm going to do my part.... (dons rescuse gear and screwdriver.....looks at assembled group...) tsk!..

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  4. (organizes assemble group to cheer for the brave old man and orders chinese food)

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  5. Vegetable Chow Mein please Gnome!

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  6. chinese food?.. (checks watch...) well i dont' have to leave immeadiately.. i'll get the plates...

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  7. One veggie macaroni thingy for Father and Elderly, what will you have? A waitress perhaps?

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  8. ..really? you can order that?... bloody astounding.. i love Greece..

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  9. Sadly it burned. The waitress too.

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  10. hopefully not to be replaced by concrete.....

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  11. Oh no. They 're bringing brand new robotic ones. Waitresses that is.

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  12. ...fully functional i hope!!

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  13. And anatomically precise!

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  14. ....which reminds me...

    (re-orders viagra....)

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  15. Sure that thing is good for the heart?

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