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Bitmap Books is proud to present its latest retrogaming title, 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. This is accompanied by tens of thousands of screenshots, specially taken, composed and selected for this volume, with a combination of single images, cut-outs, sprawling montages and gigantic level maps.

So whether it’s a colossal spaceship, multi-screen boss monster, giant fortress, or a 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 divided into classifications, with 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 page, 250mm x 250mm, Hardback, Spot-varnished cover. Lithographic print, Sewn binding, Spot-varnished 3mm protective board slipcase.

Customer Reviews
4.9 Based on 59 Reviews
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Jeffrey L.
United States United States
Extraordinary BMB quality

All the pixels!

Ronald L.
Netherlands Netherlands
Another great book.

As like every Bitmap Books release to date, the quality of the SNES Pixel Book is great. From the high quality slipcase to the beautiful images in the book, every detail is perfect. The book features a mix of screenshots and maps and such but also articles and information about the games, which makes for a nice read as well as a nice book to flip through and look at. Of course I should also mention the way these books are shipped, which is so neatly and secure, I can't imagine one ever arriving damaged.

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Milo C.
France France
Outstanding book

As in all Bitmapbooks, an outstanding production from packaging to printing. Great quality all around: gorgeous pixel art pictures page after page, great reading. Recommended 100%.

Lee M.
United States United States
Great book

Fantastic love this book

Charles C.
United States United States
beautiful book

Nicely printed and bound. Arrived to the US very quickly. I'll order again.