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Bitmap Books is proud to present 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. These are accompanied by tens of thousands of screenshots, specially taken, composed and selected for this volume, comprising a combination of single images, cut-outs, sprawling montages and gigantic level maps.
So, whether as a colossal spaceship, multi-screen boss monster, giant fortress, or 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 grouped by genre, alongside 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.
272 pages. 250mm × 250mm. Spot-varnished 3mm protective board slipcase. Spot-varnished cover. Edge-to-edge high quality lithographic print. Hardback. Sewn binding for enduring quality and the ability to lay flat for ideal double-page image viewing. Shrink-wrapped. Free PDF for viewing on the go.
Games featured include:
The 7th Saga / ActRaiser / ActRaiser 2 / Another World (Out of this World) / Arcana / Art of Fighting / Axelay / Bahamut Lagoon / Bass Masters Classic / Bassin’s Black Bass / Battletoads in Battlemaniacs / Breath of Fire / Breath of Fire 2 / Bust-a-Move (Puzzle Bobble) / Castlevania: Vampire’s Kiss / Chrono Trigger / Clay Fighter / Contra 3: The Alien Wars (Super Probotector) / Cool Spot / Cybernator / Demon’s Crest / Disney’s Aladdin / Disney’s The Jungle Book / Donkey Kong Country / Dragon Quest 6 / Dungeon Master / E.V.O.: Search for Eden / Earthbound / Earthworm Jim / Equinox / Extra Innings / Eye of the Beholder / F-Zero / Fatal Fury Special / Final Fantasy 2 / Final Fantasy 3 / Final Fight 2 / Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem / Flashback: The Quest for Identity / The Flintstones: The Treasure of Sierra Madrock / Front Mission / Gradius 3 / Hagane / Harvest Moon / Illusion of Time / Indiana Jones’ Greatest Adventures / Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball / Kid Clown in Crazy Chase / Killer Instinct / The King of Dragons / Kirby Super Star / Kirby’s Dream Land 3 / Knights of the Round / The Legend of the Mystical Ninja / The Legend of Zelda / The Lion King / Looney Tunes B-Ball / The Lost Vikings / Lufia & the Fortress of Doom / The Magical Quest Starring Mickey Mouse / Mario Paint / MechWarrior / Mega Man Soccer / Mega Man X / Metal Warriors / Micro Machines / NBA Jam / Ogre Battle / Paladin’s Quest / Parodius / Pilotwings / Pinocchio / Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure / Pocky & Rocky / Populous / Pop’n TwinBee / R-Type 3: The Third Lightning / Rock n’ Roll Racing / Samurai Shodown / The Secret of Evermore / Secret of Mana / Sensible Soccer / Shadowrun / Sim City / Smash Tennis / Soldiers of Fortune (The Chaos Engine) / Soul Blazer / Star Fox (Star Wing) / Street Fighter 2 / Street Fighter 2 Turbo / Stunt Race FX / Super Aleste (Space Megaforce) / Super Bomberman / Super Castlevania 4 / Super Ghouls ’n Ghosts / Super Mario All-Stars / Super Mario Kart / Super Mario RPG / Super Mario World / Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island / Super Metroid / Super Punch-Out!! / Super Soccer / Super Star Wars (Trilogy) / Super Street Fighter 2 / Super Tennis / Super Turrican / Tecmo Super Bowl 3: Final Edition / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time / Terranigma / Tetris & Dr. Mario / Tetris Attack / Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster Busts Loose! / Tiny Toon Adventures: Wacky Sports Challenge / Wario’s Woods / Wild Guns / Wing Commander / Wizardry 5: Heart of the Maelstrom / Yoshi’s Safari / Young Merlin / Zombies Ate My Neighbors
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Shipping was extremely fast even to the US, book was very well-padded and packaged and arrived in flawless condition. Gorgeous framing, layouts, a solid translation, I'm very pleased all around. Can't beat the source content of course.
A really great companion to the other SNES titles. Slightly different in that focuses almost wholesale on the pixel art of selected titles, whereas the compendium and box art books have space for more esoteric games. The experience of reading this is like poring over an old games magazine from the early 90s. Typically high Bitmap production standards as you would expect.
Stunning book full of info and amazing images
Loved the packaging it came in, was really carefully packed and arrived in perfect condition really fast. Book itself is top quality
High quality of print, exceptional collection of content. Two thumbs up!