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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.

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Xavier P.
Spain Spain
I recommend this product
Beauty and quality

A book of immeasurable quality and beauty as well as careful and quality delivery.

Steve C.
Canada Canada
I recommend this product

Very quick delivery, well packaged and wow is the book nice. For all Snes collector, awesome piece of work. Thanks Bitmap :)

Lukasz G.
Poland Poland
I recommend this product

Oh my god, this book is soooo beautiful I have to wash my hands each time I want to touch this. Amazing piece of work beautifuly printed.

Christopher C.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Great quality product, beautiful presentation, and every bit as awesome as I hoped it’d be. If you’re considering buying this book, don’t hesitate, just buy it. It won’t disappoint

Christopher D.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Bitmap Books are amazing!

If you are any kind of fan of retro games, these books are great to look through and even better to display.