My forthcoming book, The SNES Omnibus: The Super Nintendo and Its Games, Vol. 1 (A-M), is now available for pre-order (it's on its way to the printer soon). You can pre-order through Amazon HERE, or you can pre-order directly from me (U.S. only, the "Buy Now" link is at the bottom of this page) and get some COOL FREE BONUSES, including:
- my autograph in the book (I can personalize it if you’d like)
- YOUR NAME listed/immortalized in the patron section of my next book (THIS A LIMITED TIME OFFER), The SNES Omnibus: The Super Nintendo and Its Games, Vol. 2 (N-Z)
- a set of “Classic Home Video Games” book marks
- one of my signed Twin Galaxies trading cards (issue will vary)
- a free digital copy of my book, Retro Pop Culture A to Z: From Atari 2600 to Zombie Films (sent through Facebook)
In addition, 1 out of every 10 people (chosen at random) who pre-order the book directly from me will receive a free download code for a digital copy of a game for a current console or handheld (my choice—if you don’t have the system or already have the game, feel free to pay it forward).
The book is a fun, informative, and historically important look at ALL the original Super Nintendo games released in the U.S. beginning with the letters A-M. More than 350 games are featured, including such iconic titles as Chrono Trigger, Contra III: The Alien Wars, Donkey Kong Country, EarthBound, F-Zero, Final Fantasy II and III, Gradius III, and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Each game, whether obscure or mainstream, is covered in exhaustive detail, with thoroughly vetted, accurate information. In addition to thorough, well-written gameplay descriptions, the book includes reviews, fun facts, historical and development info, quotes from vintage magazines, and, best of all, nostalgic stories about many of the games from programmers, authors, convention exhibitors, video game store owners, YouTube celebs, and other industry insiders. There are also supplemental essays on the Console Wars and Emulation for the Super Nintendo.
Contributing writers of the wonderful, funny, sad, nostalgic, and life- and game-affirming stories in the book include Blake J. Harris (author of Console Wars), Kurt Kalata (Hardcore Gaming 101), Tim Lapetino (author of Art of Atari), Shawn Long (RGT 85 on YouTube), Rob McCallum (filmmaker), Brittney Brombacher (BlondeNerd.com), Eric “8-Bit Eric” Perez (YouTuber), Christopher “The Old Ass Retro Gamer” Pico (YouTuber), Benjamin Reeves (senior editor for Game Informer), John Riggs (RIGG’d Games on YouTube), Greg Sewart (former Previews and Reviews Editor for Electronic Gaming Monthly), Zoe Howard (writer, www.retroislife.com), and too many others to list.
These stories will take you back to the 1990s, when people read Nintendo Power, GamePro and Electronic Gaming Monthly to get their fill of info on new games, when renting a fistful of cartridges at Blockbuster to play with friends all weekend was a rite of passage, and when grabbing those little tickets in the aisles of Toys “R” Us and taking them to that magical, game-filled room at the front of the store was about as thrilling as going to Disneyland.
This is a book for collectors, retro gamers, nostalgia enthusiasts, Super Nintendo fans, and anyone who wants a nice, colorful addition to their coffee table, office, or game room library. $49.99 plus $9.99 shipping/handling. U.S. only. Click on "Buy Now" below to pre-order the book. Thanks!