My forthcoming book, The SNES Omnibus: The Super Nintendo and Its Games, Vol. 1 (A-M), is now available for pre-order (it's due spring/summer of 2018, but you can pre-order now). 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)
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), Cat DeSpira (journalist and historian, retrobitch.wordpress.com), Rob Strangman (author of Memoirs of a Virtual Caveman), Michael Thomasson (author of Downright Bizarre Games, Guinness record holder), Juan Vaca (designer at Telltale Games), David Warhol (one of the original Mattel Intellivision “Blue Sky Rangers”), Steve Woita (longtime programmer for Atari 2600, Genesis, etc.), Martin Alessi (former Senior Editor and Art Director for Electronic Gaming Monthly, publisher of Littler Player), Chris Baker (author of WRONG! Retro Games, You Messed Up Our Comic Book Heroes!), Houston Bogus III (ShadowHB3 on YouTube), Jerry Bonner (game journalist for numerous publications), Van Burnham (author of Supercade: A Visual History of the Videogame Age), Rusel DeMaria (author of High Score Expanded), Tyler Esposito (iretrogamer on YouTube), Robert Ferguson (host of the Atari 2600 Game by Game Podcast), Patrick Hickey Jr. (author of The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews With Cult and Classic Game Developers), Ken Horowitz (author of Playing at the Next Level: A History of American Sega Games), Joshua L. Olson (The Game Grinder on YouTube), 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 booking passage 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!