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ColecoVisionist



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:33 pm    Post subject: Classic Home Video Games Reply with quote

Hey everyone,

The third book in my Classic Home Video Game series is finally available. You can order Classic Home Video Games, 1989-1990: A Complete Guide to Sega Genesis, Neo Geo and TurboGrafx-16 Games on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Classic-Home-Video-Games-1989-1990/dp/0786441720/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1313463525&sr=1-3

Don't let the cover dates fool you--the book includes descriptions/reviews (and more) of EVERY single official U.S.-released game for all three systems, regardless of when those games came out (the next book will cover the SNES and other subsequent systems).

FEATURES INCLUDE:

*Foreword by Leonard Herman
*Durable hardcover binding
*Descriptions/Reviews for every game for the Sega Genesis, Neo Geo, and TurboGrafx-16
*Detailed gameplay information
*Developer/publisher info
*Historical data
*Console Biographies
*Genre definitions
*Video game term definitions
*Comparisons to arcade classics
*Crisp B&W Photos
*Author preface
*Editorial content based on the author's 35 years experience playing video games
*336 pages
*And much more!

This is a book you will refer to again and again. It is perfect for taking to conventions and retro game stores, and for having on hand while shopping for games online. Or, for simply kicking back and getting lost in the nostalgia.

Here's the official description of the book:

The third in a series about home video games, this detailed reference work features descriptions and reviews of every official U.S.-released game for the Neo Geo, Sega Genesis and TurboGrafx-16, which, in 1989, ushered in the 16-bit era of gaming. Organized alphabetically by console brand, each chapter includes a description of the game system followed by substantive entries for every game released for that console. Video game entries include historical information, gameplay details, the author’s critique, and, when appropriate, comparisons to similar games. Appendices list and offer brief descriptions of all the games for the Atari Lynx and Nintendo Game Boy, and catalogue and describe the add-ons to the consoles covered herein--Neo Geo CD, Sega CD, Sega 32X and TurboGrafx-CD.

Here are accolades for the previous two books in the series:

Classic Home Video Games, 1985-1988:

"This is a great book...information is spot-on...100% accurate...a must-own"
--Video Game Trader

"A great tome of reference...excellent...a must-own for any avid 8-bit collector"
--Retro Gamer

"Valuable...great...succeeds with flying colors...vivid commentary and descriptions...will save you time, money and frustration"
--Nintendo Age

"Classic Home Video Games 1985-1988 offers exactly what you want in a collection of capsule reviews: well-written text that is clear and to the point...this is the current gold standard for video game reference guides."
--Retro Gaming Australia

Classic-Home-Video-Games-1972-1984:

"a labor of love...comprehensive...recommended"
--Library Journal

"a great-looking new book"
--classicgaming.gamespy.com

“thoroughly researched”
--Game Informer

“a must-read...both fun and informative, a highly recommended purchase”
--Video Game Collector.

"Brett Weiss knows his video games, and this book is a must for all fans"
--Bart Bush (former editor of Larry Bieza's Pinball Price Guide)

“Weiss’s deep familiarity with his chosen subject matter is an asset of the text, and as a writer he conveys information clearly and without pretension...Weiss’s reviews of obscure games make the book a treasure...impressive and fun book...valuable...the breadth of coverage here is astounding...a fun read and a nostalgic trip supreme...undeniably smart, historically valuable and wide-ranging in coverage”
--GameCulture Journal

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Thanks to all of you who have supported this exhaustive (not to mention exhausting) project!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heh, late response...

So these books basically go over every game released on each system by era? That sounds pretty cool. Definitely a good means of discovering some out-of-print games. Sega Genesis rocks! And I always want more information about systems I know thus far little about. The customer reviews on Amazon seem pretty positive.

The only problem I have is with the price of these volumes. Are they really large-sized or something? Are paperback versions on the way? I don't have a Kindle, unfortunately.
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ColecoVisionist



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SqualidPumpkin wrote:
Heh, late response...The only problem I have is with the price of these volumes. Are they really large-sized or something?


These books are bound like text books: slick, sturdy, hardcover binding.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 7:51 am    Post subject: Sample Pages Now Available! Reply with quote

Sample pages from Classic Home Video Games, 1989-1990 are now available:

http://www.mcfarlandpub.com/excerpts/978-0-7864-4172-3.Preface.pdf

http://www.mcfarlandpub.com/excerpts/978-0-7864-4172-3.Samurai.pdf

http://www.mcfarlandpub.com/excerpts/978-0-7864-4172-3.BubsyII.pdf

http://www.mcfarlandpub.com/excerpts/978-0-7864-4172-3.MortalKombat.pdf

http://www.mcfarlandpub.com/excerpts/978-0-7864-4172-3.PacLand.pdf

You can order the book here:

http://www.amazon.com/Classic-Home-Video-Games-1989-1990/dp/0786441720/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1315657554&sr=1-3
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