Game Boy: The Box Art Collection

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Whether you're an old-school Game Boy fan, or discovering the wonders of Nintendo's million-selling portable system for the very first time, Game Boy: The Box Art Collection is the book for you it's a vibrant celebration of some of the finest cover artwork for this monochrome marvel, which kick-started the handheld games industry.

Despite the fact that we live in a world where the average smartphone makes the Game Boy look like an abacus, in purely technical terms, Nintendo's trailblazing handheld still manages to capture the attention of gamers all over the world – and flicking through these pages, it's easy to see why. It's home to some of the most famous names in the videogame business, such as Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Mega Man, Castlevania, Gradius and Final Fantasy, and many of its best titles hold up surprisingly well by modern standards – with technology this basic, developers of the period needed to make sure the gameplay was compelling and addictive.

We've worked closely with some of the world's most renowned Game Boy collectors to pull together a varied selection of titles that spans both Western and Eastern tastes. We've tried to strike the right balance between the two, and we hope you'll enjoy seeing some familiar pieces of art rubbing shoulders with covers for games you perhaps know from the dim and distant past, but have never before seen presented in the packaging shown here.

The other notable addition is the inclusion of screenshots on each page, giving you the opportunity to see what the games in question actually look like. As if that wasn't enough, we've gone to the extra effort of professionally translating the titles of Japanese games into Romaji – something that, to our knowledge, has never been properly attempted before in any English-language book. Game Boy: The Box Art Collection also includes a foreword by Gameboycameraman, a collector's interview and an extensive feature on the history of the Game Boy.

At 372 pages long, Game Boy: The Box Art Collection also boasts a metallic silver textured cover with a metallic blue foil logo. As with all our books, we use thread sewn binding for extra durability and print lithographically on high-quality paper to showcase the gorgeous visuals as they deserve.

    Book specifications
    372 pages. 250mm × 250mm. Metallic silver textured cover with metallic blue foil blocked logo. 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.

    Includes contributions from:
    Jas Austin, Jean-Jacques Calbayrac, Tim Girvin, Vincent Haucourt, Michael Lynch, Paul Machacek, Damien McFerran and Chris Sutherland.

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    Niccolò B.
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    Excellent product

    Very protective packaging, book arrived in perfect conditions. Comprehensive coverage of Game Boy games. Excellent quality also, as usual

    Nico V.
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    The game boy was one of the very first consoles that I had as a kid and this “tome” brings back all the memories of when I had it!

    Rob D.
    United States United States
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    Awesome if you love the Game Boy

    Excellent retrospective, it's not every Game Boy game ever made but it's still very comprehensive. Was happy to see some of my personal hidden favorites in here like Tiny Toons Adventures.

    Laura M.
    Germany Germany
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    Very nice!

    The book is of really good quality and every GameBoy-Fan will love it.

    Zachary M.
    Australia Australia
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    Beautiful book

    The book made it all the way to Australia in record time, and in perfect condition. It is beautiful, every page brings a smile to my face. You can see slight hints of wear and tear in each picture, proving that they’re real photos. So much love went into the making of this book and it shows.