The SNES Pixel Book

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Pre-orders launch on May 9th at 5pm BST. Shipping will begin on May 26th.

Bitmap Books is proud to present The Unofficial SNES Pixel Book. Created in collaboration with German publisher Elektrospieler this lavish, 272-page volume celebrates the golden age of 16-bit gaming on Nintendo’s ultra-popular home console.

The book, which has been painstakingly translated from the original German text, features in-depth articles exploring the major genres to be found in the SNES’s huge portfolio of games. These are accompanied by tens of thousands of screenshots, specially taken, composed and selected for this volume, comprising a combination of single images, cut-outs, sprawling montages and gigantic level maps.

So, whether as a colossal spaceship, multi-screen boss monster, giant fortress, or comprehensive level overview, you can admire your favourite games and characters in ways rarely seen before. The book features a huge number of titles, from obscure oddities to the biggest classics, including Street Fighter II, Super Mario World, Super Castlevania IV, Axelay, Chrono Trigger, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Final Fantasy VI – all beautifully presented and preserved for eternity.

The many games have been grouped by genre, alongside thoughtful and fascinating insights into the evolution of genres and design trends, and their impact on today’s video game landscape. Overall, the project represents the culmination of many years’ work by its authors, Robert Bannert and Christine Bauer, and translator Thomas Nickel.

The book is offered in hardback with a spot-varnished protective slipcase, and is produced to Bitmap Books’ usual superlative standards.

Book specifications
272 pages. 250mm × 250mm. Spot-varnished 3mm protective board slipcase. Spot-varnished cover. Edge-to-edge high quality lithographic print. Hardback. Sewn binding for enduring quality and the ability to lay flat for ideal double-page image viewing. Shrink-wrapped. Free PDF for viewing on the go.

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Alessandro C.
I recommend this product

Pixelated dream

A dream come true, memories of a past where pixels where genuinely a form of art. Amazing book, packed with passion a competence.

david s.
United Kingdom
I recommend this product

awesome book

brings back a lot of good memories from when i had this console.

Robert E.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Great quality and character

It’s obvious passion and detail were poured into this book. The visuals are great and the slipcover is a great touch. It’s a quality piece that feels sturdy enough to read through again and again while still looking great displayed on a shelf.

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Michael B.
Germany Germany
I recommend this product

Thanks for the translation

The Pixelbook series is really well done and every page shows the addiction and love to for videogames. Hope that Bitmapbooks is also translating the second book about Sega Megadrive and following books by Robert :-)

Dennis L.
Germany Germany
I recommend this product

Stunning Pixel Artwork

This book is more or less a time machine with the help of which one can travel to a better, simpler time. When you leaf through it, the feeling of nostalgia literally flows through you. Unlike the polygon graphics of the 90s/early 2000s, pixelartwork is simply much more charming and timeless. And the pixelartwork in this book looks just great because of the great quality. - Bouncie ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️