The SNES Pixel Book

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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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Caroline S.
I recommend this product

Pixel art forever!

This book is a great addition to the SNES compendium. It's a real pleasure to flip through the pages!

大瀧 和.
Japan Japan
I recommend this product

The Art of Game Graphics

The current game graphics are very realistic and beautiful. I think this is a great art, but the dots have their own splendor. Everyone has their own taste, but I like this way of expression. I have been playing dot-picture games for a long time, so I like it even more. I recommend this book to game lovers of my generation (40-50 years old).

Henry T.
Germany Germany
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Great addition to my collection

I already bought a couple of books from Bitmap Books in the past and again this one didn't disappoint. It is a great addition to my gaming book collection and a very nice coffee table book to read in a half hour or longer whenever there are a few minutes to spare.

Paul M.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
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Fantastic as always

With the Snes being my fave console I was excited to see which games were shown in the book. As always the pages are well laid out and put together well.

Richard J.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Absolutely loved it!

Very informative, as well as packed full of things that I didn't know about so many different games!!