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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.

Contributors include
Andrew Hayward, Craig Grannell, Damien McFerran, David Giltinan, Eric Dunstan, Greg Sewart, Heinrich Lenhardt, Ian Wall, John Sauer, Julian Rignall, Ken Horowitz, Kotaro Hayashida, Kouichi Yotsui, Matt Furniss, Manabu Kusunoki, Mark Cerny, Mutsuhiro Fujii, Naoto Ohshima, Nick Alexander, Omar Cornut, Patrick Gilmore, Paul Davies, Phil South, Robert Workman, Randy Nelson, Rieko Kodama, Stefano Arnhold, Steve Hanawa, Takayuki Hirono, Takashi Shoji, Tom Sloper, Tony Hartley, Tony Takoushi, Tsunetomo Sugawara, Yoji Ishii, Yutaka Sugano, Yuzo Koshiro.


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Joaquín V.
Spain Spain
I recommend this product
Me ha devuelto a mi niñez

Esta fue mi primera consola y me trae tantísimos recuerdos que este libro ha abierto una brecha a mi niñez. Supongo que ahí está hablando mi parte emocional pero a efectos prácticos el libro está increíblemente bien diseñado, con muchísimos detalles como las gafas estereoscópicas. Además el libro se complementa con interesantes textos y entrevistas. Muy recomendable

Glatin L.
France France
Perfect Book

I love this book! The package in itself is a beauty, books arrived really quickly, and, on the top of that, yo uhave a pdf version to enjoy your books on the go! The content is just amazing, but I had no doubt on that considering the rest of your book I already have :-) Laurent

David B.
United States United States
3rd Gen Console Greatness

This volume gives the Master System the attention it deserves. From the gorgeous photos of hardware, to the crisp pixel art, and the light but informative commentary; this book shows off just how beautiful the 3rd generation of consoles are. Bitmap does for the Master System what the Folio Society and Easton Press do for classic works of literature, only better.

David B.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
A must for all master system fans

The book is fantastic, a love letter to a classic console full of gorgeous art and brimming with nostalgia

Ron M.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Superb !

Wonderfully illustrated books with oodles of content. Won't hesitate in getting more in the future