SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium
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The Master System was originally released as the SEGA Mark III in Japan in 1985, and was a direct competitor to Nintendo's Famicom home console. The library of games on the Master System is modest in volume, but packed full of quality and home to some of video gaming's most iconic franchises, such as Alex Kidd, Fantasy Zone, Shinobi and Phantasy Star.

SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium pays tribute to the amazing pixel art, product design and graphic design associated with this iconic 8-bit system. The book is officially licensed by SEGA and is the first book of this kind to be released for the Master System.

As the name suggests, the visuals are the main focus, with 200-word soundbites of text accompanying each single game spread. Overall, the book contains around 200 games. Within SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium is also a series of larger features and interviews with developers and artists, ensuring a great mix of visuals and words – in total, the book contains around 60,000 words. The foreword is written by Mark Cerny (Sony) and there are interviews with Mutsuhiro Fujii, Takashi Shoji, Steve Hanawa, Rieko Kodama, plus others.

SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium is printed lithographically to the highest standards. This ensures that colours in the book are really vibrant and the pages have a high-quality, luxurious feel to them. The book has a spot varnished cover, a spot varnished protective dust jacket and thread sewn binding. Every book also includes a lenticular heavy board slipcase and comes with a set of 3D Glasses!

Book specifications
424 pages, 170mm x 230mm, Gatefold pages, 3mm protective board slipcase with lenticular fascia, Lithographic print, Hardback, Sewn binding, Spot varnish cover, Spot varnish dust jacket.


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BB
08/25/2019
Bastiaan B.
Netherlands Netherlands

SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium

Great Book about my first real gaming experience. (Shinobi Wonder Boy III)

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EJ
08/20/2019
Eujin J.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Love it

One more great book by Bitmap :) A few surprisingly missing titles but overall it's pretty perfect

RG
08/02/2019
Robert G.
United States United States

Another amazing effort!

At this point, I've now ordered almost every book you guys have put out, and you never disappoint. Highest quality video game books out there, and I should know, I buy a lot of them!

RP
07/29/2019
Rumerio P.
France France

Great book, only a little flaw

The book is great, good coverage of the Master System, the book itself is awesome, as the others compendium. See typos mistakes her and there, but as a non english native speaker, it's not a big problem. The only big Flaw, is the absence of Wonderboy ... It should have been in the book ... maybe a matter of copyright or something, it's curious. So, as great is the book, il feels a little incomplete :/

M
07/20/2019
MResearcher

BRILLIANT BOOK

Took a picture with my precious SMS cartridge I always miss when I played these games Sometimes feel sad because I can't return to the precious moments Thanks for your staff's great efforts I owe you a lot https://imgur.com/a/w2QWUxo