SNES/Super Famicom: a visual compendiumPRE-ORDERS LAUNCH ON 28TH SEPTEMBER
It would be a massive understatement to say that the Super Nintendo had a formidable act to follow when it arrived at the dawn of the 1990s. Nintendo's previous console the NES (or Famicom as it was known in its native Japan) enjoyed seven years of almost unrivalled dominance following its initial launch in Japan in 1983 and had almost single-handedly rehabilitated the home video game market, turning Nintendo into a household name across the globe.
Focussing on the Super Famicom in Japan and the SNES across North America and Europe, SNES/Super Famicom: a visual compendium offers a visual snapshot of the best games, developers, box art and product design from across these territories. As the name suggests, the book is mainly visual; it won't be a super-detailed insight into the SNES/Super Famicom, but more a visual companion designed to stir up excitement and nostalgia for this fantastic machine and its legacy of classic games.
The book measures 170mm x 230mm and is printed lithographically to the highest standards. This ensures that colours in the book are really vibrant and pages have a high-quality, luxurious feel to them. As standard, all visual compendiums now come with a spot varnished cover and a spot varnished protective dust jacket. The binding is 'thread sewn' which means that the book can lie flat so the imagery can be fully enjoyed. The binding does not use glue which can crack over time and result in loose pages. Thread sewn binding is the best available.
SNES/Super Famicom: a visual compendium comes as a hardback edition and 500+ pages long. It also comes with four Super Famicom coloured bookmark ribbons and a 3mm protective board slipcase which has a lenticular fascia and is shrink-wrapped.
536 pages, 170mm x 230mm, 3mm protective board slipcase with lenticular fascia, Lithographic print, Hardback, Sewn binding, Spot varnish cover, Spot varnish dust jacket.
Please note that some content may not be suitable for young children.
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Another quality tome from Bitmap Books. Goes far beyond mere pixelated nostalgia; an artistic and textual celebration of a pioneering gaming era. No retrocave coffee table should be without one. Search out the games you missed and the other books in this collection too.
I thought I knew a lot about the SNES but this book surprised me. I also love how beautifully designed all of the visual Compendiums are and the lenticular art on the slipcase is a nice touch too. Also, the shipping was lightening fast and I love in the US. Thank you.
At the time I was too young to own a SNES and "only" got a Game Boy from my parents in the late 90s. Still, I have memories from playing this with friends and have always liked the graphics and sounds. Naturally I had to get this book the moment I learned about it. It provides great insight into the world of SNES games, the console itself and also the perspective of developers/artists. I especially enjoyed reading the interview with Samwise Didier, who I greatly appreciate for his contributions to Warcraft III, one of my favorite games of all time. Make no mistake about it, this is full force nostalgia and if you've owned a SNES back in the day you'll probably like it even more than I do.
This was just like the others I have purchased from Bitmap Books. Very High quality and visually beautiful.
This book is beautiful, filled with wonderful images and text. Anyone with any interest in the SNES or the 16-bit era of gaming owes it to themself to pick this one up.