SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium
SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium 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.

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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LJ
01/26/2020
Lodi J.
Canada
I recommend this product

Amazing

Exceeded my expectations.

MN
01/13/2020
Mats N.
Sweden Sweden

Sega master system

Good awesome excellent

HL
01/09/2020
Holger L.
Germany Germany

One more nice pixel-picture book

Nearly all in the shape I like. What I miss: special pictures from unknown games. What a surprise: the 3d-glasses. Reminds me back to the 80ies, where I watched flics like Creature of the black lagoon ... All in all a nice jewel in the book-shelf.

JH
01/04/2020
Janet H.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Gift recipient very happy

I bought this book as a Christmas present for someone else who was delighted with it.

HL
01/03/2020
Henry L.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

SEGA Master system

Great design, dust jacket and quality materials and paper, i especially klick the 3d glasses would be nice if i could get an a simple how to use(what are they for?) for newer audience who is new to the sega master system, its fine for people who know the system but other might not know what’s it for as it is bundle outside the book. all in all fabulous content and visuals. p.s not revenant to this title but separately on my snes compendium the dust jacket is creased at the lower right corner on arrival brand new copy. The hardcover is fine though.