Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The 100 Greatest Console Video Games 1977-1987 - REVIEWED!

A new 5-star review of my recent book, The 100 Greatest Console Video Games 1977-1987, has appeared on Amazon. Here's the review, written by Holt Slack, reprinted for your reading pleasure:

In a word, this book is excellent. Well-written, beautifully illustrated, and even the squareback hardcover binding makes it a tactile pleasure to hold while you peruse each entry. The author has taken on a very polarizing subject in declaring this book to be the "100 Greatest Console Video Games" from 1977-1987, as every person who grew up gaming in those early formative years of video gaming will undoubtedly have strong opinions about each included game and each personal favorite that was excluded. While it is true that technically this is an opinion-based book, the crisp writing pulls you in to each chapter and through interviews with the games' creators, past reviews, technical data, and interesting personal stories, Mr. Weiss convinces you that each game actually IS a top 100 console game from that era. Games included come from almost every console of the golden age of gaming, including the Atari 2600, 5200, and 7800, Colecovision, Intellivision, Vectrex, Odyssey, and even the first few years of the genre-saving Nintendo Entertainment System.

I would recommend this book to any fan of video games - from the early years of the 70's and the golden era of the 80's all the way to the present day. If you love playing retro video games, gaming history, collecting games, or just reliving your youth through full color photographs and anecdotes, you cannot go wrong with this Tome of Gaming Knowledge.

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