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It wasn’t easy being a Nintendo fan in the early 90s: the wonderful Super Famicom was released in Europe as the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, but it was hobbled by a bordered, 50Hz image and delayed release schedule. True Nintendo fans got hold of a Japanese console and bought their games on the grey import market.

As well as the benefits of faster, smoother, full-screen gameplay, Japanese Super Famicom cartridges came in beautiful portrait-shaped boxes, rather than the landscape packaging sold in Europe and North America. The stylish, intricate Japanese designs were almost always superior to that afforded the western releases.

As a celebration of this unique artwork, Bitmap Books is proud to present Super Famicom: The Box Art Collection – a compilation of Japanese game packaging, professionally shot and presented as a glorious hardback edition. The book features around 250 titles, including many rare examples and some that have never before been documented in print. Sourced from the archives of renowned collector, Stuart Brett (aka Super Famicom Guy), each box is beautifully presented life-size, with a critique of the artwork, plus interviews with other collectors, explaining their love of the format.

Super Famicom: The Box Art Collection comes in a square format book, bound in charcoal grey wibalin with a gold foil block logo and lithographically printed to the highest standards. Long-time games journalist Steve Jarratt, launch editor of Edge and Nintendo magazine Total!, will oversee the text and also write the foreword.

Super Famicom: The Box Art Collection is an unmissable treat for anyone who had a passion for Nintendo’s 16-bit games console, and who came to embrace the distinctive Japanese artwork adorning these iconic games. 

Book specifications
276 page, 250mm x 250mm, Hardback, Lithographic print, Sewn binding, Charcoal Grey wibalin cover with gold foil blocked logo.


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RD
03/16/2020
Roberto D.
Brazil Brazil
I recommend this product
Amazing

Incredible book

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JR
03/06/2020
Jesse R.
United States United States
A Fitting Tribute to the SFC

Item was packed better than anything I've ever seen in my life. The book is fantastic, high quality and colorful. Super Famicom box art is so great and this shows it off quite nicely.

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AY
02/03/2020
Aliaksandr Y.
Belarus Belarus
Great book

Awesome quality, great art and annotations. Bitmap Books is the best!

VL
01/30/2020
VALENTIN L.
France France
Perfect quality

Very good book and good fabric

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SF
01/21/2020
Stefan F.
Germany Germany
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Beautiful pictures, trip down memory lane.