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As I started in on this task of building a list and collecting these guides .... I can to realize there really isn't any one solid source for a list with variants on this set.  It is an incredible guide set that was top notch during creation.  Many useful guides covering all sorts of platforms.  I am nearing completion myself and figured I'd get this list out into the public space for any other crazy people that are trying to go for a full set or maybe want to check out a guide from a different publisher than the known Bradygames / Prima empires that were popular during this time span.  

There are some discrepancies on numbering in the beginning and with the last book.  Otherwise this should be the full run.  If anyone has any other variants (particular Blockbuster covers), please speak up!  I'd love to see new things to add to this list as I've been consistently doing so for the better part of a year now.  

If the book is highlighted in red.... I'm interested in buying ! hahaha, sorry had to put a shameless plug into this as it's been a beast to complete.    

And to those that are interested, essentially every book they did had a poster included specific to Versus books.  Only a few were missing posters (001 / 04 / Counterstrike) that I have found so far.

Hopefully the internet now has a better resource for these Perfect Guide books.  Such a great run from a great publisher ....  Enjoy! 

Total number of guides with variants found thus far:   65


Versus Guide Books
001 Massive Online Gaming
01 Street Fighter Alpha 2
02 Final Fantasy VII (standard)
02 Final Fantasy VII (better - more text on cover)
03 Tekken 3 (Arcade)
04 Resident Evil 2 Perfect Guide (Unauthorized)
05 Metal Gear Solid (blue foil)
05 Metal Gear Solid (red foil)
05 Metal Gear Solid (silver foil)
06 Legend of Zelda : Ocarina of Time (regular edition)
06 Legend of Zelda : Ocarina of Time (collector's edition)
07 Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time ($7.99 cover variant)
07 Dino Crisis
08 Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow
08 Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow ($7.99 cover variant)
09 Resident Evil 3 Nemesis
10 Donkey Kong 64
11 Pokémon Trading Card Game
12 Wild Arms 2
13 Perfect Dark (collector's edition)
13 Perfect Dark (collector's edition - blockbuster cover)
14 Ecco the Dolphin
15 Baldur's Gate II- Shadow of Amn
16 Pokémon Gold & Silver Adventure Guide
17 Legend of Zelda, The: Majora's Mask
17 Legend of Zelda, The: Majora's Mask (blockbuster cover)
18 Tekken Tag
18 Tekken Tag (blockbuster cover)
19 Ridge Racer V
20 Shenmue
21 Grandia II (DC)
22 Pokémon Gold & Silver Collector's Edition
22 Pokémon Gold & Silver Collector's Edition ($7.99 cover variant)
23 Phantasy star Online (DC)
24 Pokémon Stadium 2
25 Legend of Zelda - Oracle of Ages & Oracle of Seasons
26 Super Mario Advance
27 Baldur's Gate II - Throne of Bhaal
28 Gran Turismo 3 A-Spec
29 Pokémon Crystal
30 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon
31 Luigi's Mansion
31 Luigi's Mansion (Blockbuster cover variant)
32 Half Life
33 Devil May Cry
34 Rayman Arena (still yet to confirm this)
35 Grandia II (PS2)
36 Maximo
37 Sonic Adventure 2 Battle / Sonic Advance
38 Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast (PC)
39 Digimon World 3
40 Neverwinter Nights Adventure Guide
41 Neverwinter Nights World Builder Guide
42 Eternal Darkness
43 Super Mario Sunshine
44 Grandia Xtreme
45 Starfox Adventures
46 NBA 2K3
47 Wild Arms 3
48 Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (PS2,XBOX,PC)
49 Evolution Worlds
50 Phantasy Star Online (GC,XB)
51 Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast (PC,GC,XB)
52 Metroid Prime
NONE Counter-Strike



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Just out of curiosity, is this one missing as I own it.

I've got the Pokemon Special Pikachu Edition Official Perfect Guide or is that #8 on your list?

Only reason I ask, what I wrote it as, is the actual title on the cover and spine.  It is #8 on my spine too, just found it strange to not be written up with the actual title.

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