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. Available here at Bitmap Books.

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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12/12/2019
Malcolm W.
Canada Canada

Awesome

Very well made book. Love it . Never have a seen or read a book about the master system with this much info. Great book

LC
12/09/2019
lee c.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

top quality

id recommend bitmap books to anyone super quality

MP
12/03/2019
Michael P.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Sega Master System Visual Compendium

I love this book. As one of the people in America who bought a Master System when it was new, this book was a great look into SEGA history from around the world. The visuals are grat and the writing is smart.

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12/02/2019
Antonio D.
Spain Spain

SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium

I can only say one word,Excellent!!!!! I think it is an essential document both if you are in love with Master System and videogames in general. Seeing the quality of both content and finishing the of book,I don’t think it will take time to buy any of the others you have published. A greeting!!!!!

PA
11/27/2019
Pete A.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Stunning!

Yet another stunning book from Bitmap Books. So many great Master System memories here, and as always it's well-presented and packed with info. The 3D glasses are a nice touch, but the real star here is the quality - the hard sleeve just makes it feel and look exceptional. A must for any Sega fan!