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Bitmap Books is proud to present 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. These are accompanied by tens of thousands of screenshots, specially taken, composed and selected for this volume, comprising a combination of single images, cut-outs, sprawling montages and gigantic level maps.

So, whether as a colossal spaceship, multi-screen boss monster, giant fortress, or 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 grouped by genre, alongside 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 pages. 250mm × 250mm. Spot-varnished 3mm protective board slipcase. Spot-varnished cover. Edge-to-edge high quality lithographic print. Hardback. 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.

Games featured include:
The 7th Saga / ActRaiser / ActRaiser 2 / Another World (Out of this World) / Arcana / Art of Fighting / Axelay / Bahamut Lagoon / Bass Masters Classic / Bassin’s Black Bass / Battletoads in Battlemaniacs / Breath of Fire / Breath of Fire 2 / Bust-a-Move (Puzzle Bobble) / Castlevania: Vampires Kiss / Chrono Trigger / Clay Fighter / Contra 3: The Alien Wars (Super Probotector) / Cool Spot / Cybernator / Demon’s Crest / Disney’s Aladdin / Disney’s The Jungle Book / Donkey Kong Country / Dragon Quest 6 / Dungeon Master / E.V.O.: Search for Eden / Earthbound / Earthworm Jim / Equinox / Extra Innings / Eye of the Beholder / F-Zero / Fatal Fury Special / Final Fantasy 2 / Final Fantasy 3 / Final Fight 2 / Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem / Flashback: The Quest for Identity / The Flintstones: The Treasure of Sierra Madrock / Front Mission / Gradius 3 / Hagane / Harvest Moon / Illusion of Time / Indiana Jones’ Greatest Adventures / Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball / Kid Clown in Crazy Chase / Killer Instinct / The King of Dragons / Kirby Super Star / Kirby’s Dream Land 3 / Knights of the Round / The Legend of the Mystical Ninja / The Legend of Zelda / The Lion King / Looney Tunes B-Ball / The Lost Vikings / Lufia & the Fortress of Doom / The Magical Quest Starring Mickey Mouse / Mario Paint / MechWarrior / Mega Man Soccer / Mega Man X / Metal Warriors / Micro Machines / NBA Jam / Ogre Battle / Paladin’s Quest / Parodius / Pilotwings / Pinocchio / Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure / Pocky & Rocky / Populous / Pop’n TwinBee / R-Type 3: The Third Lightning / Rock n’ Roll Racing / Samurai Shodown / The Secret of Evermore / Secret of Mana / Sensible Soccer / Shadowrun / Sim City / Smash Tennis / Soldiers of Fortune (The Chaos Engine) / Soul Blazer / Star Fox (Star Wing) / Street Fighter 2 / Street Fighter 2 Turbo / Stunt Race FX / Super Aleste (Space Megaforce) / Super Bomberman / Super Castlevania 4 / Super Ghouls ’n Ghosts / Super Mario All-Stars / Super Mario Kart / Super Mario RPG / Super Mario World / Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island / Super Metroid / Super Punch-Out!! / Super Soccer / Super Star Wars (Trilogy) / Super Street Fighter 2 / Super Tennis / Super Turrican / Tecmo Super Bowl 3: Final Edition / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time / Terranigma / Tetris & Dr. Mario / Tetris Attack / Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster Busts Loose! / Tiny Toon Adventures: Wacky Sports Challenge / Wario’s Woods / Wild Guns / Wing Commander / Wizardry 5: Heart of the Maelstrom / Yoshi’s Safari / Young Merlin / Zombies Ate My Neighbors

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PH
07/23/2021
Phil H.
United Kingdom
I recommend this product
Beautiful book

I’ve had a couple bitmap books before but this one is on another level. It’s super solid (really weighty) and looks stunning. The packaging was superb as well. There was absolutely no chance of any damage

JW
07/21/2021
James W.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product
Absolutely superb

Beautifully made, exquisitely presented and full of fantastic info. Bitmap Books are faultless in my eyes and there's always something special in the package. Totally recommended.

KH
07/21/2021
Kevin H.
United States United States
I recommend this product
A Beautiful Tribute

The images in this book are the stars of the show, and do they ever shine. The quality is unsurprisingly top notch, knowing Bitmap's pedigree. Seeing these images from my childhood blown up and in glorious HD is a surreal experience, and I'm constantly pushing the book into the hands of friends and insisting that they dive in.

JC
07/19/2021
Juan C.
Chile Chile
I recommend this product
Great trip down memory lane

This is a very high quality product, a great trip down memory lane for anyone who experienced the SNES era.

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MD
07/19/2021
Mick D.
Australia Australia
Unmatched Quality

It's like you get a hit of dopamine everytime you turn the page.