NES/Famicom: a visual compendiumBUY NOW - TRACKED GLOBAL SHIPPING
As always with Bitmap Books, superb production quality, enticing layout, visually sublime and written by aficionados passionate as to gaming history and culture. An absolute must for anyone interested in console gaming history. I now have most of their books and can hand on heart testify that the quality of these volumes is amongst the best of any collection out there.
Playing With Power
Bitmap Books have a way with words, pictures, layouts, and narrative that belie a sense of being just another video game book publisher… their platform-based visual compendiums communicate not just the history of a given system and its software, but give a sense of what it was like to experience said system and software. Turning the pages of this volume was like being 9 again and playing a cart until I was ready for the next, popping that cart out of the console and popping the next adventure in with the imperceptible electric snap of the Power switch. It felt like an experience instead of a book. Beautiful work in every way.
Another Excellent Compendium
I have been thoroughly enjoying the SNES visual compendium, and while I've only skimmed the NES visual compendium so far, it appears to be just as high quality. A great deal of games are covered, typically with a full two-page spread of beautifully printed game pixel art, and paired with a few paragraphs about it from either a games journalist/enthusiast or a developer or publisher who worked on the game. It's a high quality product that's easy to recommend to anybody interested in the NES, its games, and its history.
The whole quality of these "compendium" books are top notch, With the additional slipcase and gorgeous lenticular design art. Extremely great looking. Full for amazing retro gaming content.
Absolutely needed if you own and love the NES
As with each of the Visual Compendiums, they are a treasure trove of every system they cover. The books themselves are of the highest quality and you will cherish each and every book you add to your library. I have almost all of them now and I absolutely love them. 15/10 With every order, you get the physical book, the digital download, and the best support you could ever imagine. Your money is well spent here