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Bitmap Books is proud to present its latest retrogaming title, 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. This is accompanied by tens of thousands of screenshots, specially taken, composed and selected for this volume, with a combination of single images, cut-outs, sprawling montages and gigantic level maps.

So whether it’s a colossal spaceship, multi-screen boss monster, giant fortress, or a 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 divided into classifications, with 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. 

Book specifications
272 page, 250mm x 250mm, Hardback, Spot-varnished cover. Lithographic print, Sewn binding, Spot-varnished 3mm protective board slipcase.

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United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Really love it one add to my collection.

Benjamin P.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product
Nostalgia as I remember it.

This book seems to understand almost exactly how I remember these games. Inasmuch as these don't feel like 25-30 year-old games in my head, and this books makes them feel fresh. I love the layout, and appreciate the way the book is split out into categories. I'll be referring back to it for many years to come.

Daniel O.
United States United States
A Great Book for the Pixel Art Junkie

If you're pixel art junkie, this is a great book to have. You won't regret it.

Johan H.
Sweden Sweden
Pristine quality

The content, editing and print quality are all exceptional. Well done. Quick delivery to Sweden as well.

Timo A.
Germany Germany
Nostalgia trip to highlights of 16bit gaming...

Well designed book containing (almost ;) all my personal favourites from the SNES era. Being German you realise that some of the texts are translated from German and sometimes actually might work better in the original language. However this did not limit the joy of reading this book and appreciating the gazillion screenshots assembled! The PDF version I can appreciate on my iPad is a great bonus. Also, have been able to very quickly enjoy the book as it arrived after 3 working days, despite international shipping. Great book. Great service from Bitmap Books.