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With its cutting edge graphics and extensive catalogue of iconic games, the NES/Famicom played a huge part in the history of videogaming.

Nintendo’s console stormed onto the market and immediately raised the bar with classic titles such as Donkey Kong, Super Mario Bros., Mega Man, The Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy, Fire Emblem and many more. Over the course of its 20-year lifespan the console sold in excess of 60 million units, making Nintendo a household name, and introducing youngsters everywhere to a whole new world of characters and stories. For many, this would be a turning point in their lives, leading them to become artists, game designers and programmers. It helped to popularise manga and anime among Western gamers, and brought icons of Western culture into Japanese homes. Nintendo’s little 8-bit console changed the world of entertainment forever, and its influence cannot be overstated.

NES/Famicom: a visual compendium aims to showcase the very best pixel art, box art and product design on each system. Spread over 536 pages, it features more than 170 classic games, with articles on the leading developers, interviews with key figures in the industry and mini-features on subjects such as packaging, fan art and unreleased games. 

Each book comes in a 3mm protective board slipcase which has a lenticular fascia and is shrink-wrapped.

Book specifications
536 pages, 170mm x 230mm, Gatefold pages, 3mm protective board slipcase with lenticular fascia, Metallic inks, Lithographic print, Hardback, Sewn binding, Spot varnish cover, Spot varnish dust jacket.
Contributor's include...
Kaz Aizawa / Martin Alessi  / Kevin Bayliss / Colette Bennett / Gary Bracey / René Boutin / Frank Cirocco / Samuel Claiborn / Wes Copeland / David Warhol / David Darling / Tom duBois / Andy Dyer / Marc Ericksen / Greg Ford / Tim Girvin / Alberto J. González / Steve Jarratt / Sam Kennedy / Wes Nihei / Jared Petty / John Pickford / Ste Pickford / Julian Rignall / Andy Roberts / Perry Rodgers / David Siller (Sushi-X) / Mat Sneap / Audun Sorlie / Bruce Schlickbernd / ‘Trickman’ Terry Minnich / Michitaka Tsuruta / Michael Winterbauer / Manabu Yamana plus many more...

Please note that some content may not be suitable for young children.
This book is unofficial and not licensed from Nintendo.

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LG
06/12/2019
Laura G.
United States

My boyfriend seems to like it

I got it for my boyfriend as a Father’s Day gift. He seems to like it although I knew he would because some YouTube channel he watches hyped it up. It always seems to be very nice quality and it was shipped very quickly. No issues. 10 out of 10 would recommend.

NL
06/05/2019
Nicholas L.
United States

Fantastic!

Great book, amazing art, fantastic packaging and presentation! Oh and they ship quickly too!

DL
03/06/2019
Dave Leach
Medford, Oregon, United States

Such a great book!!

If you love the NES you owe it to yourself to get this book. Filled with great pictures and information on hundred upon hundreds of original NES and Famicom games.

CS
02/28/2019
Chris Smialowski
Milan, Ohio, United States

NES Visual Compendium

I got this book last year, and it is a great book. The NES got me interested in video games, and this book got me interested in other NES games.

JL
02/19/2019
Jakejames Lugo
Hollywood, Florida, United States

NES/Famicom: a visual compendium

Very good book. Was happy to have reviewed it for our audience. Definitely enjoyed!