My forthcoming book, The SNES Omnibus: The Super Nintendo and Its Games, Vol. 1 (A-M), is now available for pre-order (it will release in June or July). You can pre-order through Amazon HERE (without bonus items), or you can pre-order directly from me (U.S. only, PayPal $59.98 to firstname.lastname@example.org) in order to get some COOL FREE BONUSES:
- my autograph in the book (I can personalize it if you’d like)
- 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)
The SNES Omnibus: The Super Nintendo and Its Games, Vol. 1 (A-M) features more than 2,000 full-color images, including box art, cartridges, screenshots, and vintage gaming ads. This is a beautifully illustrated, massive (9x12), professionally published (by Schiffer Publishing), full color, hardcover book—416 pages of Super Nintendo goodness, including a super cool work of art centerfold by the amazingly talented Thor Thorvaldson.
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.
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. PayPal $59.98 to email@example.com. THANKS!