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Back in 2015, Bitmap Books teamed up with arcade enthusiast Tim Nicholls to publish the first edition of Artcade, a labour of love that was born out of Nicholls’ quest to restore his massive archive of original arcade game artwork, comprised of titles from the last four decades.

Within this Extended Edition, we have been able to build on the amazing foundation laid down by Nicholls, massively expanding it with newly restored artwork and exclusive written content. Nicholls’ efforts to bring the artwork of classic coin-ops back to life remains at the core of this revised version, but it is accompanied by a wealth of additional art which has been kindly contributed to by other collectors, restorers and fans. As well as adding a larger selection of memorable marquee artwork, we’ve also included a lot more side panel and cabinet art this time around, giving you a better overall picture of the complete machine, and what it would have looked like in its full glory. Artcade Extended’s format has also been changed, in direct response to feedback on the first edition regarding images running across the spine. The design now has one image per page.

While the art naturally remains the main focus of Artcade, there’s a lot more written content to digest this time around, including a brand-new, exclusive interview with the legendary Larry Day, who worked on seminal titles such as Moon Patrol and the pinball machine Catacomb. Day’s insights into the history of the amusement arcade industry help bring these bold illustrations to life, while an in-depth ‘how-to’ chapter – with contributions from Escape Pod, one of the world’s leading creators of high-quality restored arcade artwork – serves as a great taster for those of you who are entertaining the idea of picking up a battered coin-op classic and bringing it back to life.

Artcade comes housed within a Glow-in-the-Dark slipcase made from heavy board that offers great protection to the book.

Book specifications
356 pages. 297mm × 155mm. Glow-in-the-dark heavy-board slipcase. Edge-to-edge high quality lithographic print. Spot-varnished cover. 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.

Extended Edition updates
In this new, improved edition, we’ve added more artwork, including marquee, side panel and cabinet art, along with new written content, including an interview with Larry Day and a new ‘how to’ chapter on resurrecting old coin-op game cabinets, with material by Escape Pod. In response to reader comments, the format has been changed to one marquee per page, without being obscured by the book’s spine.

Includes contributions from:
Python Anghelo, Larry Day, Damien McFerran, Tim Nicholls and Dan Soulsby.

Games featured include:
1942 / 1943: The Battle of Midway / 720° / Act-Fancer / Airwolf / Alien Syndrome / Alien vs. Predator / Altered Beast / American Speedway / Area 51 / Arkanoid / Arkanoid: Revenge of Doh / Asteroids / Asteroids Deluxe / Astro Invader / Astyanax / Baby Pac-Man / Bad Dudes vs. Dragon Ninja / Badlands / Bagman / Bank Panic / Battlezone / Beast Busters / Berzerk / Bionic Commando / Black Tiger / Black Widow / Blaster / Block Out / Blue Print / Bomb Jack / Bonanza Bros. / Bosconian / Bowl-O-Rama / Break Out / Bubble Bobble / Buck Rogers / Bucky O’Hare / Bump ’n’ Jump / BurgerTime / Buster Bros. / Cabal / Captain America and the Avengers / Centipede / Champion Wrestler / Chase H.Q. / Chiller / Choplifter / Circus Charlie / Cloak & Dagger / Cobra Command / Commando / Conquest / Crazy Climber / Crossbow / Cruis’n Exotica / Cruis’n USA / Crush Roller / Crystal Castles / Cyber Police ESWAT / Cyber Police ESWAT94 / Dead Angle / Death Race / Defender / Dig Dug / Domino Man / Donkey Kong / Donkey Kong 3 / Donkey Kong Junior / Double Dragon / Double Dragon II: The Revenge / Dr. Mario / Dynamite Duke / Dyno Bop / Eagle / Elevator Action / Empire Strikes Back / Exerion / Final Fight / Firefox / Food Fight / Forgotten Worlds / Frogger / Front Line / Galaga / Galaxian / Gaplus / Ghosts ’n Goblins / Ghouls ’n Ghosts / Golden Axe / Golden Axe: The Revenge of Death Adder / GORF / Gravitar / Gyruss / Hang-On / Heavy Barrel / Hellfire / Hunchback / I, Robot / Ice Cold Beer / Ikari Warriors / In the Hunt / Inferno / Jail Break / Joust / Jungle King / Kageki / Karate Champ / Karnov / KLAX / Knights of the Round / Kram / Krull / Kung Fu Master / Last Duel / LED Storm / Legendary Wings / Life Force / Lode Runner / Looping / Lunar Lander / Mad Planets / Magic Sword / Major Havoc / Marble Madness / Mario Bros. / Mat Mania / Mechanized Attack / Mega Zone / Metro-Cross / Midnight Resistance / Mikie High School Graffiti / Millipede / Missile Command / Moon Cresta / Moon Patrol / Moon War / Mortal Kombat / Motorace USA / Mr. Do! / Mr. Do!’s Castle / Ms. Pac-Man / NARC / NBA Jam / The New Zealand Story / Ninja Baseball Bat Man / Ninja Gaiden / Nitro Ball / Omega Race / Operation Wolf / Out Run / Pac-Land / Pac-Man / Paperboy / Pengo / Peter Pack Rat / Phoenix / Piranha / Polaris / Pole Position / Pooyan / Popeye / Primal Rage / Punch-Out!! / The Punisher / Pyros / Q*Bert / Qix / R-Type / R-Type II / Radical Radial / Raiden II / Rainbow Islands: The Story of Bubble Bobble 2 / Rally-X / Rampage / Rampart / Rastan / The Real Ghostbusters / Renegade / Return of the Jedi / Ring King / Road Blasters / Robotron: 2084 / Rod Land / Rolling Thunder / Rush’n Attack / Rygar / Salamander / Samurai Shodown II / SAR: Search and Rescue / Satan’s Hollow / SCI: Special Criminal Investigation / Scramble / Shadow Dancer / Shinobi / Shooting Master / Side Arms / Silkworm / The Simpsons / Sinistar / Sky Shark / Smash T.V. / Snacks ’n Jaxson / Snow Bros. / Solar Fox / Space Firebird / Space Fury / Space Invaders / Speed Racer / Spider-Man: The Video Game / Splatterhouse / Spy Hunter / Star Wars / Stargate / Street Fighter / Street Fighter Alpha / Street Fighter Alpha 2 / Street Fighter II: The World Warrior / Street Smart / Strider / Super Dodge Ball / Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo / Super Qix / Superman: The Video Game / Tapper / Tempest / Terminator 2: Judgment Day / Terra Cresta / Tetris / Thunder Blade / Time Pilot / Toki / Tournament Cyberball 2072 / Track & Field / Trog / TRON / Twin Cobra / Vigilante / Violence Fight / Vs. Gradius / Vs. The Goonies / V’Ball / Warlords / Warp Warp / Willow / Wizard of Wor / Wonder Boy / Yie Ar Kung Fu / Zaxxon

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Terry W.
United Kingdom
I recommend this product
Pure Nostalgia

Ah remember the good old days of the late 1970s & early 80s when arcade games were so much more fun (with added social interaction – unlike today!). This excellent, compact, but very comprehensive and beautifully produced, volume brings back many happy memories as a young teenager of lots of time spent (and even more ten pence coins!) in my local Cinema foyer. Another 5* winner from Bitmap Books!

Oren D.
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Beautiful book!

This book is awesome. The reproduction is excellent and the high production value shines through!

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Mark P.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

As usual the print quality is top notch and I love the shape and size of this book. It goes perfectly with my table top arcade machine.

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Marc W.
United States United States
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Lives up to the hype

Bitmap books are second to none. The photos, writing and slipcase are all top-notch quality.

Xavier L.
Spain Spain
I recommend this product

Good quality, perfect packaging and an incredible content!