I'm absolutely THRILLED to show you guys and gals a video preview of my forthcoming book, The NES Omnibus: The Nintendo Entertainment System and Its Games, Volume 1 (A–L), which will be shipping at the end of November from Schiffer Publishing. This company also published my SNES Omnibus books and The 100 Greatest Console Video Games: 1977 to 1987. This fun video has an excellent voiceover intro by Patrick Hickey Jr., author of The Minds Behind the Games series. In addition to showing you book pages and revealing some details about the book, I also discuss Kickstarter , where you can pre-order a signed copy of the book and get bonuses. The Kickstarter is now live, so click HERE to check it out.
The NES Omnibus Vol. 1 is a massive hardcover coffee table book with a 1200-word foreword by The Goldbergs creator Adam F. Goldberg, a HUGE NES fan. He absolutely LOVES the console and tells some great stories in his foreword. More than 350 games are featured in this expansive tome, including popular titles like Adventure Island, Castlevania (a personal favorite of mine), Contra (which I absolutely LOVED back in the day), Ghosts ‘n Goblins (SO danged difficult), and The Legend of Zelda (so epic, so great), as well as all the obscure titles. EVERY original U.S. release for the NES from A to L is featured, and each game gets at least one full page of gameplay info, history, box art, screenshots, reviews, and quotes from vintage magazines and respected writers.
In addition, many of the games are supplemented by vintage ads from magazines like Electronic Gaming Monthly and, best of all, nostalgic stories from such industry insiders as "8-Bit" Eric Perez (YouTube personality), “The Immortal” John Hancock (YouTube personality), John “Gamester81” Lester (YouTube personality), David Warhol (legendary Intellivision programmer), Steve Woita (Atari, Genesis, and PS1 programmer), Sean Tiedeman (director of The King of the Arcades), Greg Sewart (former Previews and Reviews Editor for Electronic Gaming Monthly), and Shane Stein (executive producer of The Game Chasers Movie).
The NES Omnibus Vol. 1 is well over 400 pages in length and has more than 2,000 photos and more than 220,000 words. The second and final book in the two-volume set, The NES Omnibus: The Nintendo Entertainment System and Its Games, Volume 2 (N-Z), will be out in the spring of 2021. As I mentioned above, the Kickstarter for Volume 1 will be going live pretty soon, and I will keep y’all posted. As always, thanks for reading!