SNES/Super Famicom: a visual compendium

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It would be a massive understatement to say that the Super Nintendo (SNES) had a formidable act to follow when it arrived at the dawn of the 1990s. Nintendo's previous console, the NES (or Famicom, as it was known in its native Japan), enjoyed seven years of almost unrivalled dominance following its initial launch in Japan in 1983; by 1990 it had almost single-handedly rehabilitated the home video game market, turning Nintendo into a household name across the globe.

Focussing on the Super Famicom in Japan and the SNES across North America and Europe, SNES/Super Famicom: a visual compendium offers a visual snapshot of the best games, developers, box art and product design from across these territories. As the name suggests, we’ve concentrated on the stunning visuals contained in SNES/Famicom games, alongside text snapshots and anecdotes. The result is a visual companion designed to stir up excitement and nostalgia for this fantastic machine and its legacy of classic games.

The SNES/Super Famicom: a visual compendium measures 170mm × 230mm and its 500+ pages are printed lithographically to the highest standards. This ensures that colours in the book are really vibrant and pages have a high-quality, luxurious feel to them. It also comes with four Super Famicom coloured bookmark ribbons and a 3mm protective board slipcase with animated-effect lenticular images.

Book specifications
536 pages. 170mm × 230mm. 3mm protective board slipcase with “animated” lenticular fascia. 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. Spot-varnished cover and dust jacket that highlight key elements against a matte background. Four coloured bookmark ribbons. Shrink-wrapped. Free PDF for viewing on the go. 

Reprint updates
In this latest reprint of SNES/Super Famicom: a visual compendium, we have removed the gatefold pages and reformatted the content so nothing has been lost with this change. 

Includes contributions from:
Masanori Adachi, Martin Alessi, Ryouji Amano, Colin Anderson, Kazuhiko Aoki, Sophia Aubrey Drake, Gregg Barnett, Kev Bayliss, Matt Bielby, Gary Bracey, Ritchie Brannan, Thomas Brockhage, Michael Brook, Jason Brookes, Nick Bruty, Simon Butler, Samuel Claiborn, Nigel Cook, Don Coyner, Dylan Cuthbert, Jonathan Davies, Samwise Didier, Julian Eggebrecht, Brian Fehdrau, Greg Ford, John Gillin, David Giltinan, Giles Goddard, Steve Harris, Andrew Hayward, Kevin Henderson, Yuji Horii, Keiji Inafune, Taichi Ishizuka, Shigesato Itoi, Steve Jarratt, Eugene Jarvis, Robert Jerauld, Sam Kennedy, Hiroki Kikuta, Yoshiro Kimura, Mike Koelsch, Hideki Konno, Hifumi Kono, Ned Langman, James Leach, Tim Lindquist, Frank Matzke, Gregg Mayles, Steve Mayles, Damien McFerran, Mick McGinty, Trickman’ Terry Minnich, Masatoshi Mitori, Shigeru Miyamoto, Tomoyoshi Miyazaki, Jun Nagashima, Toshihiko Nakago, Satoshi Nakai, Akira Nishitani, Soyo Oka, Jeff Peters, Howard Philips, Ste Pickford, Julian Rignall, Andy Roberts, Stephen Robertson, Perry Rodgers, Kelly Rogers, Hironobu Sakaguchi, Yoshio Sakamoto, Jez San, Greg Sewart, Hidenori Shibao, Yoko Shimomura, Mark Stevenson, Michael Stragey, Chris Sutherland, Masayuki Suzuki, Phil Theobald, Gail Tilden, John Tobias, Takashi Tokita, Masahiro Ueno, Yasuhiro Wada, David Warhol, Krister Wombell, Ted Woolsey, Robert Workman, Will Wright, Kinuyo Yamashita, Kouji Yokota and Mario Zavala.

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KM
07/31/2022
Kamyar M.
United States
I recommend this product

SNES is the best

My son loved it, for his birthday gift

MA
07/24/2022
Moein A.
Germany Germany
I recommend this product

A book full of pixels

I never saw a good delivery like this. The book is packaged really well. The quality of print is quite good and I couldn't expect more. I liked the design and overall, I really recommend this book, specially if you have memories with SNES,

MK
07/18/2022
Mark K.
Ireland Ireland
I recommend this product

Fantastic book as always

I have numerous books in the compendium series already so knew this would be of the highest quality content wise and aesthetically. Mix of interviews with devs, artists, composers and journalists you will not get anywhere else. I will buy all in the series and hope they keep releasing more for other systems. I bought a book elsewhere twice the price and half the quality of bitmap books productions so they definitely blitz other publishers. Keep up the great work!

HW
07/15/2022
Hervé W.
France France
I recommend this product

Excellent work!

I love the book, it brings back a lot of memories. I was also impressed by the quality of the book itself, and by the packaging. This is a big plus for me!

RF
07/12/2022
Ryan F.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Awesome Quality

I'd recommend these books to anyone who is a fan or has memories of related consoles and games. They're incredibly well made and every page is colorful and interesting.