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Must Own Video Game Related Books...

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100 Greatest Console Games 1977-1987

This book celebrates the very best of the interactive entertainment industry's games from this highly crucial, fondly remembered decade. This pivotal period was marked by the introduction of the indispensable Atari 2600, Odyssey2, and Intellivision, the unleashing of the underrated Vectrex, the mind-blowing debut of the next-gen ColecoVision and Atari 5200, plus the rebirth of the industry through Nintendo's legendary juggernaut, the NES. Whether you're young or old, new to the hobby or a hardcore collector, this book will introduce you to or remind you of some of the greatest, most historically important games ever made.
224 2014

2007 Video Game Price Guide

The 2007 Video Game Price Guide has been completely updated with the newest pricing information for home console systems. It contains values for over 13,000 different games and pieces of hardware. The book covers 48 video game systems which span from the original platforms produced in the 1970s to modern day systems. Games which are unreleased as of press time are listed as well. Whether you are a dedicated classic system collector, or wanting to know how much the games that you have for your newest system are really worth to the video game store, you'll find it here.

164 2007
Arcade Fever: The Fan's Guide to The Golden Age of VG

Arcade Fever is a full-color illustrated history of video arcade games, with tributes to more than 50 classic games like Pong, Space Invaders, Pac Man, Q-Bert, Frogger, and TRON. Learn which game caused a yen shortage in Japan -- and which games inspired breakfast cereals, Saturday-morning cartoons, episodes of Seinfeld,and #1 pop-music singles. Meet the visionary musicians, writers, animators, cabinet artists, and other unsung heroes of the video game industry. The perfect gift for anyone who spent their childhood in video arcades, Arcade Fever is a pop-culture nostalgia trip you won't want to miss!

160 2001

ART OF ATARI

Sourced from museums and private collections worldwide, this book spans over 40 years of the company's unique illustrations used in packaging, advertisements, catalogs, and more! ART OF ATARI includes behind-the-scenes details on how dozens of games featured within were conceived of, illustrated, approved (or rejected), and brought to life. Whether you're a fan, collector, enthusiast, or new to the world of video games, this book offers the most complete collection of ATARI artwork ever produced!

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352 2016

Art of Soul Calibur II, The
 

Fully illustrated, contains full color plates of all art and animation used in the making of Soul Calibur 2. Includes all characters, all weapons, and all arenas. Limited edition, collector's item.

 

? 2003
Art of the Video Game, The

Every page features gorgeously rendered images (plus never-before-published sketches, models, and works-in-progress) from dozens of beloved games—everything from old school favorites like Tomb Raider and Sonic the Hedgehog to contemporary hits like Beautiful Katamari, Call of Duty, Half-Life 2, Kane & Lynch, and more. Along the way, readers will discover the history of video game art and an exciting glimpse of its future. Full of exclusive interviews and images, The Art of the Video Game is a must-have gift for gamers of all ages.

 
160 2008

Art of Video Games: From Pac-Man To Mass Effect, The

From the Space Invaders of the seventies to sophisticated contemporary epics BioShock and Uncharted 2, Melissinos examines each of the winning games, providing a behind-the-scenes look at their development and innovation, and commentary on the relevance of each in the history of video games.

Over 100 composite images, created by Patrick O’Rourke, and drawn directly from the games themselves, illustrate the evolution of video games as an artistic medium, both technologically and creatively.

216 2012

Britsoft: An Oral History

Britsoft: An Oral History is a collective story of the early British games industry. Composed of interviews with thirty-five people who shaped the modern videogame, including David Braben (Elite), Peter Molyneux (Populous), Rob Hubbard (Commando) and Jeff Minter (Attack of the Mutant Camels), it documents a vibrant period of invention in Britain’s cultural history – the start of a new form of entertainment, created on ZX Spectrums, Commodore 64s, Amigas and Atari STs, in bedrooms and living rooms.

Interviewees: Peter Molyneux, David Braben, Archer Maclean, David Darling, Jeff Minter, Charles Cecil, David Perry, Geoff Crammond, Julian Gollop, Julian Rignall, Dino Dini, Mo Warden, Rob Hubbard, Martin Kenwright, Fred Gray, Martin Galway, Mel Croucher, Mike Montgomery, Rod Cousens, Sean Cooper, Malcolm Evans, Steve Turner, Tim Tyler..
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420 2016

Capcom 30th Anniversary Character Encyclopedia
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The Capcom 30th Anniversary Character Encyclopedia celebrates Capcom's 30 years in the industry and gives fans concise information about every major Capcom character, their key artwork, statistics, background information, and interesting notes on the history of each character and game franchise. Including almost 200 characters from the Capcom family, this Character Encyclopedia sheds new light on these characters in a way nothing else does!

208 2013

Classic Home Video Games 1989-1990

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.
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344 2016

Collectible Microcomputers

This comprehensive field guide is invaluable for identifying and pricing more than 700 microcomputers made worldwide between 1971 and 1993. It's filled with over 340 photos and up-to-date information for collectors who want to fully enjoy this rapidly emerging hobby. Featured are early hobbyist computers, desktop business/professional computers, home computers, PC-compatibles, transportable computers, laptops, and notebook computers. They're all arranged alphabetically by manufacturer to aid in quick identification. Fascinating historical notes and anecdotes make this book a great read! Collectors will find advice for locating and evaluating micros, a glossary of computing terms, and a great list of resources. A must-have for everyone interested in vintage computers!

160 2002

Complete NES: Officially Licensed US Releases

The excellent NES collector's book released by Jeffrey Wittenhagen features all 678 licensed US NES games!

Not only that, but it also lists the release date, developer, publisher, as well as a mini review for each of the games. There is also handy check off boxes for the cart/box/manual for those keeping track.

It can be purchased here


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Hagensalley

2015
Confessions of the Game Doctor - by Bill Kunkle
Go behind the scenes w/ the man who covered
the Electronic Games Business from Day One!

AUTOGRAPHED BY BILL KUNKEL
(July 21, 1950 – September 4, 2011)
200 2005

Digital Press Collector's Guide: Edition 5


The Collector's Guide is an essential resource for video gamers, covering every 8-bit gaming system with complete cartridge lists, pictures, scarcity ratings, production notes, and pricing guidelines

 

306 1998

Digital Press Collector's Guide: Seventh Edition



Prepare yourself for the ultimate guide to video game collecting, our seventh edition of the Collector's Guide!

The Collector's Guide is an essential resource for video gamers, covering every 8-bit gaming system with complete cartridge lists, pictures, scarcity ratings, production notes, and pricing guidelines.

512 2002

Digital Press Collector's Guide: Advance Edition

You've kept the original Collector's Guide near you on all of your gaming ventures, here's the book you've been waiting for, picking up where "the guide" left off! The Collector's Guide Advance is an essential tool for classic gamers, covering every "retired" system from 1989 to present with complete cartridge lists, pictures, scarcity ratings, production notes, and pricing guidelines

500 2006

Docs 1 Minute Encyclopedia of Nintendo Game Instructions

Contains instructions for over 310 of the most popular Nintendo NES games! Plus Doc's contains; Doc's Super Strategy Tips: Enables you to score higher and have more fun.

Doc's Super Hotline Directory: A complete listing of phone numbers to all of the game manufacturer's game consolers.


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lots 1991
Dragon's Crown Artworks


Features artwork by art director George Kamitani
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64 2013

Encyclopedia of Game Machines

The history of computer and videogames in detailed chapters, tables and over 700 exclusive photos. Printed in color throughout, Game Machines 1972-2012 is the reference book for every gamer and anyone interested in the history of computer entertainment. Following the success of the sold-out first edition, this updated and extended volume presents classic videogame consoles, handhelds and home computers along with classic software in all of its pixelated glory. From Atari 2600 to Nintendo 3DS, from Apple II to iPhone: among the almost 500 gaming systems covered are million-sellers and exotic variants, dream machines and bizarre oddities.

224 2005

Game On: The History and Culture of Video Games

Examines the world of videogames from a global perspective. Highly illustrated throughout, the book is structured around ten essays focusing on key themes, from characters in games to future technical developments. Writers include J C Herz, Steven Poole and Henry Jenkins. Short essays by players also appear.

144 2002
Hardcore Gaming 101 Presents:
Castlevania
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Welcome to the hell house! Presented by the esteemed retro gaming website Hardcore Gaming 101, this book is an UNOFFICIAL and UNAUTHORIZED guide to Konami's video game series that includes 158 pages with full reviews of over thirty Castlevania titles - starting from the 1986 Nintendo original up to the 2014 Lords of Shadow 2 - plus reviews of clone games, soundtracks, books, trivia, and more!
158 2014
Hardcore Gaming 101 Presents:
The Unofficial Guide to Konami Shooters
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Shoot the core! Join retro gaming website Hardcore Gaming 101 to explore Konami's many contributions to the shoot-em-up pantheon, including Gradius, TwinBee, Parodius, Otomedius, Life Force, Salamander, Axelay, Thunder Cross, Space Manbow, Xexex, and many others!

152 2015
Hardcore Gaming 101 Presents:
Sega Arcade Classics: Volume 1
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Get ready to enter the world of Sega! Hardcore Gaming 101 Presents: Sega Arcade Classics Vol. 1 includes extensive reviews of over seventy classic games originating from the 1980s and 90s arcade scene, including: After Burner Golden Axe Space Harrier Shinobi OutRun Fantasy Zone Alex Kidd Altered Beast Gain Ground Alien Syndrome Wonder Boy / Monster World Galaxy Force Alien Storm Crack Down Dynamite Dux ESWAT Thunder Blade Quartet Power Drift
168 2012
High Score: The Illustrated History of
Video Games 2nd Edt.

In this lavishly illustrated full-color retrospective, discover never-before-seen photos that bring to life the people and stories behind the most popular games of all time, including Space Invaders, Pac-Man, Centipede, Donkey Kong, Asteroids, SimCity, Quake, Myst, Tomb Raider, and more. This is the inside scoop on the history, successes, tricks, and even failures of the entire electronic games industry.
400 2003

High Score: The Illustrated History of
Video Games
(more information and sample pages here!)


From pinball to PlayStation, this photo-packed volume chronicles the history of electronic games--which has become both a billion dollar industry as well as a cultural phenomenon. Featuring hundreds of interviews with game creators and thousands of never-before-seen photos from the early days, this book honors the games that have captivated youngsters and the young-at-heart for more than 30 years--making this the ultimate tribute to electronic games.
328 2002
How to win at Pac-Man

"The only book that gives you all you need to challenge
the world's most popular computer game!"

This volume originally published in 1982 is an amazing throwback to arcade's golden days & reminds us of the time when games took real skill & grit to stretch that quarter as long as humanly possible. It features the necessary strategies & patterns needed to achieve mastery of this timeless arcade puzzler, and features beautifully illustrated diagrams & related charts throughout. It goes without saying that this book is a gorgeous piece for any retro-collector, gamer, enthusiast, or any other sort of niche-hobbyist-type-person interested in electronic gaming from days past or its history.
34 1982

I AM 8BIT: Art Inspired by Classic
Videogames of the '80s (Paperback)

Pac-Man. Frogger. Super Mario Bros. These classic videogames are burned into the collective consciousness of an entire generation, thanks to countless hours spent at pizza parlors and bowling alleys across the country. Now artists such as Gary Baseman, Tim Biskup, and Ashley Wood put their memories to paper, canvas, and wood to create original works of art inspired by the art of the videogame.

156 2006
Koji Kondo's Super Mario Soundtrack (33 1/3)

 
Koji Kondo's Super Mario Bros. (1985) score redefined video game music. With under three minutes of music, Kondo put to rest an era of bleeps and bloops-the sterile products of a lab environment-replacing it with one in which game sounds constituted a legitimate form of artistic expression. Andrew Schartmann takes us through the various external factors (e.g., the video game crash of 1983, Nintendo's marketing tactics) that coalesced into a ripe environment in which Kondo's musical experiments could thrive. He then delves into the music itself, searching for reasons why our hearts still dance to the "primitive" 8-bit tunes of a bygone era.
 168 2015
The Legend of Zelda:Art & Artifacts
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mint & factory sealed

The Legend of Zelda™: Art and Artifacts contains over four hundred pages of fully realized illustrations from the entire thirty-year history of The Legend of Zelda™ including artwork from the upcoming The Legend of Zelda™: Breath of the Wild! Every masterwork is printed on high-quality paper in an oversized format so you can immerse yourself in the fine details of each piece. This book includes rare promotional pieces, game box art, instruction booklet illustrations, official character illustrations, sprite art, interviews with the artists, and much, much more! The Legend of Zelda™: Art and Artifacts collects many of your favorite masterpieces from the storied franchise, as well as rare and never before seen content, presented in one handsome hardcover.
424 2017
The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia
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mint & factory sealed

Dark Horse Books and Nintendo team up to bring you The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, containing an unparalleled collection of historical information on The Legend of Zelda franchise. This handsome hardcover contains never-before-seen concept art, the full history of Hyrule, the official chronology of the games, and much more! Starting with an insightful introduction by the legendary producer and video-game designer of Donkey Kong, Mario, and The Legend of Zelda, Shigeru Miyamoto, this book is crammed full of information about the storied history of Link's adventures from the creators themselves! As a bonus, The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia includes an exclusive comic by the foremost creator of The Legend of Zelda manga — Akira Himekawa!

280

2013

The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past (comics)
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A full-color graphic novel by manga legend Shotaro Ishinomori based on the classic video game The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is an adaptation of the beloved, internationally bestselling video game originally released for Nintendo’s Super Entertainment System. This comic book version by Shotaro Ishinomori (Cyborg 009, Kamen Rider) was first serialized in Nintendo Power magazine and later collected into a graphic novel.

Long out of print, this stunning, full-color graphic novel is now available once again!

196 2015
Lucky Wander Boy (Paperback) by D.B.Weiss
Adam Pennyman is ruled by an obsession of his own creation: the Catalogue of Obsolete Entertainments, an encyclopedic directory referencing every video game ever played. 

But his chronicling hits a snag when Adam realizes that no matter where he looks, he can find nothing about “Lucky Wander Boy,” the game that meant the world to him as a kid.

Then his luck starts to turn: A chance encounter lands him a copywriting job at Portal Entertainment, the monolithic media company that holds the film rights to the “Lucky Wander Boy” concept.  Soon Adam embarks on a journey through the corporate sprawl of Hollywood that will ultimately lead him to the game’s beautiful creator, Araki Itachi.  But even with the help of a plucky fellow game-head named Clio, such a reckless expedition will require the agility of Pac-Man, the nerves of Mario, and the tenacity of Frogger.  Not to mention, a whole lot of luck.

288 2003
Medium of the Video Game, The

Over a mere three decades, the video game has become the entertainment medium of choice for millions of people, who now spend more time in the interactive virtual world of games than they do in watching movies or even television. The release of new games or game-playing equipment, such as the PlayStation 2, generates great excitement and even buying frenzies. Yet, until now, this giant on the popular culture landscape has received little in-depth study or analysis.

In this book, Mark J. P. Wolf and four other scholars conduct the first thorough investigation of the video game as an artistic medium. The book begins with an attempt to define what is meant by the term "video game" and the variety of modes of production within the medium. It moves on to a brief history of the video game, then applies the tools of film studies to look at the medium in terms of the formal aspects of space, time, narrative, and genre. The book also considers the video game as a cultural entity, object of museum curation, and repository of psychological archetypes. It closes with a list of video game research resources for further study.

223 2002
Memoirs of a Virtual Caveman

Join veteran gamer, video game fansite webmaster, and born storyteller, Rob Strangman as he takes you on a tour of some of the most defining moments in video game history as seen through his eyes. From the fall of Atari to the emergence of the Sony PlayStation and beyond, Rob relates tales of the adventures that were had during the golden age of gaming. Rob also discusses his experiences with importing, the "gamer" stereotype, and shares his opinions on the current state of gaming.

While Rob may have been the original "Virtual Caveman," he certainly wasn't the only one. Included here are many other stories and contributions from gamers both young and old. Also within these pages you will find interviews with many of the gaming industry's veterans: David Crane, Howard Scott Warshaw, Martin Alessi, Yuzo Koshiro, Kouichi "Isuke" Yotsui and more.

Visit his official website here
472 2014
N64 Anthology

September 29th, 2016, marks the Nintendo 64's twentieth anniversary. To celebrate the birth of this incredibly avant-gardist machine, Matt Manent has written the most comprehensive and remarkable book about this legendary console. 348 pages long, this book inventories and chronicles the entire game library (388 games sold in Japan, the US, Europe, and Australia), sifts through the canceled games, accessories, collector's editions, and, of course, every Nintendo 64 version and bundle.

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360 2017

NES / Famicom: a visual compendium  (Bitmap Books)

This is the 4th visual compendium from Bitmap Books.
Spread over 536 pages, it features more than 170 classic games, with articles on the leading developers, interviews with key figures in the industry and mini-features on subjects such as packaging, fan art and unreleased games.

Each book comes in a 3mm protective board slipcase which has a lenticular fascia and is shrink-wrapped. Book specifications
536 pages, 170mm x 230mm, Gatefold pages, Metallic inks, Lithographic print, Hardback, Sewn binding, Spot varnish cover, Spot varnish dust jacket.


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536 2017
Odin Sphere Leifthrasir Artworks

Features artwork by art director George Kamitani
 
64 2013

Phoenix: The Fall & Rise of Videogames (Paperback) 3rd Edition
 


A definitive temporal overview of joystick jiggling, covering the ups and downs of the phenomenon ... Herman treats popular favorites and dismal flops with even-handed reverence, rarely injecting opinion that could color the facts in any way. -- Wired

 

 

312 1997

Pinball Memories: Forty Years of Fun 1958-1998
(Schiffer Book for Collectors) (Hardcover)

Pinball games have long been regarded as the twentieth century's ultimate coin operated amusement, touching the lives of generations of players in numerous cultures. This visual chronicle, with examples from the game's beginnings to the present day, focuses in particular on the years from 1958 to 1998. It showcases fifty fascinating pinball games, each with its own chapter outlining the special features. Covered in detail are cultural influences, design and artistic trends, historical connections, collectibility, values, and unique game rules. Over 800 full color photographs display whole machine shots, close-ups of backglasses and playfields, and ball's-eye-view images. They put the pinball enthusiast right into the action! This beautiful book is an essential reference for the libraries of pinball collectors and aficionados everywhere.

272 2002
Playing With Power: Nintendo NES Classics

This paperback version offers a fascinating retrospective on 17 NES classics—including Super Mario Bros. 3, Donkey Kong, and The Legend of Zelda!

Interviews and commentary from Nintendo visionaries who pioneered this era of gaming.


A showcase of vintage advertising and priceless excerpts from Nintendo Power magazine back issues!


Plus hand-drawn maps, character and game environment art, and much more!
320 2016
Project Arcade: Build your own Arcade Machine

You can go back, and here's how. Remember the days and quarters you spent pursuing aliens, fleeing ghosts, and gobbling dots in that beloved arcade? They’re hiding in these pages, along with diagrams, directions, plans, and materials lists that will enable you to build your very own arcade game. Construct joysticks, buttons, and trackballs; build the console and cabinet; install and configure the software; crank up the speakers; and wham! Step across the time-space continuum and enjoy all those classic games, plus dozens of new ones, whenever you like.Start Here: 1. Plan for your space and budget, 2. Design and build the cabinet, 3. Construct the controllers, 4. Build the console, 5. Pick an old game’s brain, 6. Install the emulator, 7. Convince a PC it’s a game, 8. Connect a monitor and speakers, 9. Add a marquee, 10. GO PLAY! Includes diagrams, detailed instructions, essential software, and more.
504 2004
Sega Mega Drive / Genesis: Collected Works
by Darren Wall
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Sega Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works is the official retrospective of the console, featuring development and concept illustrations for Sega’s best-loved game franchises, original developer interviews and previously unseen hardware production plans. Much of the visual material – drawn from the Sega of Japan archives – has never been released before.
352 2014

SUPER iam8bit: More Art Inspired by Classic Videogames of the '80s (Paperback)
 


A follow-up to the original iam8bit book, more than 80 artists remix their retro gaming fantasies, employing a variety of techniques, from paint to sculpture, all inspired by the magical era that was the '80s arcade and console scene.

 

160 2011

Super Famicom The Box Art Collection (Bitmap Books)

As a celebration of this unique artwork, Bitmap Books is proud to present Super Famicom: The Box Art Collection – a compilation of Japanese game packaging, professionally shot and presented as a glorious hardback edition. The book features around 250 titles, including many rare examples and some that have never before been documented in print. Sourced from the archives of renowned collector, Stuart Brett (aka Super Famicom Guy), each box is beautifully presented life-size, with a critique of the artwork, plus interviews with other collectors, explaining their love of the format

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276 2016

Supercade: A Visual History of the Videogame Age 1971-1984
(hard cover edition)

Supercade pays tribute to the technology, games, and visionaries of one of the most influential periods in the history of computer science--one that profoundly shaped the modern technological landscape and helped change the way people view entertainment. Supercade includes contributions from such commentators and particpants as Ralph Baer, Julian Dibbell, Keith Feinstein, Joe Fielder, Lauren Fielder, Justin Hall, Leonard Herman, Steven Johnson, Steven Kent, Nick Montfort, Bob Parks, Carl Steadman, and Tom Vanderbilt.

448 2002

The Ultimate History of Video Games: From Pong to Pokemon--The Story Behind the Craze That Touched Our Lives and Changed the World (Paperback)

Inside, you'll discover:
·The video game that saved Nintendo from bankruptcy
·The serendipitous story of Pac-Man's design
·The misstep that helped topple Atari's $2 billion-a-year empire
·The coin shortage caused by Space Invaders
·The fascinating reasons behind the rise, fall, and rebirth of Sega
·And much more!
Entertaining, addictive, and as mesmerizing as the games it chronicles, this book is a must-have for anyone who's ever touched a joystick.

624 2001

VIDEO GAME OBSESSION - These are a few of my favorite games
Created by Matt Henzel in just 1 day. This is perhaps the rarest video game book ever created with only 4 copies ever printed! YouTube star Luke Morse owns one of the copies.

(Please click here for more information and pictures)

20 2008

Video Games in the Beginning by Ralph Baer

Videogames: In The Beginning is Ralph H. Baer’s account of how today’s $11-billion per year videogame industry began. A meticulous note keeper, Baer presents in his own words the real story of what led to the Odyssey… and beyond. But he doesn’t end there. In this book Baer also examines other products that he has worked on such as Simon, the most popular electronic toy ever created. He also discusses his pioneering work into early forms of CD-ROMs and digital imagery. Whether you are a student of videogame design, a game player, or a fan of inventions and history, you are sure to find Baer’s history fascinating and informative. Included in this book are: • The actual four-page treatise that Baer presented to his employers • Original schematics and photos of the first videogame prototypes • Original top secret internal notes and memos • Original United States patents

280 2005

Video Game Quest: The Complete Guide to Home Video Games

 


By Jon Dekeles
Video Game Quest: The Complete Guide to Home Video Game Systems, Video Games and Accessories.

 

100+ 1990

What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy (Paperback)

James Paul Gee begins his new book with "I want to talk about vide games--yes, even violent video games--and say some positive things about them." With this simple but explosive beginning, one of America's most well-respected professors of education looks seriously at the good that can come from playing video games. Gee is interested in the cognitive development that can occur when someone is trying to escape a maze, find a hidden treasure and, even, blasting away an enemy with a high-powered rifle. Talking about his own video-gaming experience learning and using games as diverse as Lara Croft and Arcanum, Gee looks at major specific cognitive activities:
* How individuals develop a sense of identity
* How one grasps meaning
* How one evaluates and follow a command
* How one picks a role model
* How one perceives the world

240 2004

title
system
year
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How to Win at Super Mario Bros.
"A complete strategy guide to the world's most
popular video game!"

[Rarity: 8/10] mint
1987

The Legend of Zelda Tips & Tactics
(400dpi 3page Map [3500x1747] -click here-
[Rarity: 8/10] mint
1987
The Official Nintendo Player's Guide
200 pages


*copy #1 = near mint w/stickers in back)
*copy #2 = original, has pics cut out
*copy #3 = very good, 1 sticker missing
*copy #4 = good, some cover wear
*copy #5 = good, some cover wear

1988
NES Game Atlas - Nintendo Player's Guide

176 pages
Subscription only

mint

1991
GAME BOY - Nintendo Player's Guide

176 pages
Subscription only

mint

1991
Mario Mania - Nintendo Player's Guide

Contains full strategy guide for Super Mario World
Subscription only

mint

 

1991
Super NES - Nintendo Player's Guide

Subscription only

mint

1991
Top Secret Passwords - Nintendo Player's Guide

160 pages.
Free to subscribers in the "Super Power Club" only
mint

 

1991
Official SNES Nintendo Game Guide

Complete guide to nearly 320 SNES games!

mint
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1994
Super Game Boy Nintendo Game Guide

The complete guide to the colorful side of Game Boy -- 72 pages

mint

 

1994
20 Years of Nintendo Power

Includes the history of Nintendo as told through
articles from Nintendo Power
68 pages

mint

 

2009
Nintendo Power - Official Guide/The Legend of Zelda
Special Collector's Edition (No UPC! on cover!)

Includes:
In-depth info and fun trivia for every Zelda adventure
Stunning page layouts printed on premium paper stock

Contains stickers and posters.

mint

2010
Nintendo Power - Official Guide/The Legend of Zelda
2nd Revision

Includes:
In-depth info and fun trivia for every Zelda adventure
Stunning page layouts printed on premium paper stock
Pull-out (two-sided) posters posters featuring classic Zelda artwork
Second-edition revisions and updates

mint

2011
Nintendo Power - The Official Guide to Mario
1st Edition

Includes:
Nintendo Power presents: The Official Guide to Mario - The World's Most Popular Plumber - 1st Edition!

10 marvelous Mario posters
29 super Mario stickers
Profiles of Mario and his pals

mint

2010
Nintendo Power - Ultimate Guide to the 3DS

The Nintendo 3DS puts nearly limitless entertainment options at your fingertips, from awesome games to glasses-free 3D video to applications that are built right into the hardware.

Whether you've already picked up gaming's hottest handheld or you're thinking about making the plunge, The Ultimate Guide to the Nintendo 3DS is your ticket to ensure you get the most out of it!

mint

2012
Nintendo Power 2010 Calendar

Includes 89 Stickers x 1 Calendar + 12 Posters

mint

 

2010
Nintendo Gaming Super Stars Volume 1

Includes 10 pull-out posters (5 two-sided posters.)

mint

 

2011
Nintendo Power Summer Games

The 10 BEST NEW GAMES for Wii. How to be a Nintendo Dsi POWER USER, and much, much more!

mint

 

2009
Nintendo Power Advance Book 1

 

 
game specific guides
Banjo Kazooie

mint

1998
Banjo Tooie

mint

2000
Chrono Trigger

mint

1995
Conker's Bad Fur Day

mint

2001
Diddy Kong Racing

vg

1997
Donkey Kong 64

mint

1999
Donkey Kong Country

mint

1994
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest

mint

1995
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble

mint

1996
Dragon Warrior

vg

1989
Earthbound

(MIA!)

1995
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem

good condition

2002
F-Zero GX

mint (with giant poster)

2003
Final Fantasy I&II Dawn of Souls

mint with fold out map

2004
Final Fantasy III

mint

1994
Final Fantasy IV Advance

mint with fold out map
note to self: **might have 2 of these**

2005
Final Fantasy V Advance

mint with fold out map

2005
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles

mint

2004
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

mint

2003
Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance

vg

2001
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones

mint

2005
Goldeneye 007

mint

1997
Killer Instinct

mint

1995
Jet Force Gemini

Good condition

1999
Legend of Zelda: Collector's Edition

vg

(The reflective cover made it impossible to get a decent quality scan. A camera was used for the following pictures.)
 [1] [2] [3] [4]

2004
Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventure

mint

2004
Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past, A

mint

1991

Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
Includes extra DX Dungeon sheet from Nintendo USA. Photo 1 ~ Photo 2

mint

1998
Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

mint

2000
Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap, The

mint with giant Zelda poster!

2005
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

mint

1998
Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons/Oracle of Ages

mint

2001
Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker, The

mint

2003
Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

mint

2007
Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Collector's Edition [Hard Cover]
**While not an official Nintendo guide the quality of this is worthy of a post. Name another hard cover guide with gold around the edges and a map made of cloth! Nintendo should have done this themselves.
MORE PICTURES: [1] [2] [3] [4]

mint/sealed

2007
Luigi's Mansion

mint

2001
Mario & Luigi Partners in Time

mint

2005
Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga

mint

2003
Mario Kart 64

mint

1997
Mario Kart: Double Dash

mint

2003
Mario Paint

mint

1992
Metroid Fusion

mint

2002
Metroid Prime

mint

2002
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes

mint (metallic cover)

2005
Metroid Prime Hunters

mint
with pull-out map

2007
Metroid Zero Mission

mint

 
New Super Mario Bros.

mint

2007
Nintendogs: Pups, The Official Companion

mint

2006
Paper Mario

mint

 
Perfect Dark

mint

 
Pikmin

mint

 
Pikmin 2

mint

 
StarFox 64

mint

 
StarFox Assault

mint with fold-out poster

2004
StarFox Adventures

mint

2002
Star Wars -Episode I- Racer
Official Pilot's Guide

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Star Wars: Rogue Squadron

mint

 
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader

mint

 
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike

mint

 
Street Fighter II Turbo

mint/sealed

 
Super Mario 64

mint

 
Super Mario Advance 3: Yoshi's Island

near-mint

2002
Super Mario Advance 4: SMB 3

mint

2003
Super Mario Maker

mint

2015
Super Mario All-Stars

mint

 
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

mint

 
Super Mario Sunshine

mint

 
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island

mint

 
Super Metroid

mint

 
Super Paper Mario

mint

2007
Super Smash Bros Melee

mint

 
Sword of Mana

mint

 
Yoshi's Island DS

mint

2007
Yoshi's Story

mint with Collector's "Pop-Up"

 
Wario World

mint

 
Wave Race Blue Storm

vg

2001

 

All SNES Related Official Nintendo Player's Guides

All Metroid Related Official Nintendo Player's Guides

 

 

more strategy guides
company
year
system condition
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Army Men 3D Prima ? Playstation mint
Batman & Robin Prima ? ? mint
Battletanx: Global Assault Prima ? ? mint
Blasto Dimension ? Playstation mint
Body Harvest Prima ? N64 mint
Buck Bumble Prima ? N64 mint
Centipede Prima ? Playstation mint
Colony Wars: Vengence Prima ? Playstation mint
Crash Bandicoot The Official Guide Dimension ? Playstation mint
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Dimension ? Playstation mint
Darkwatch Bradygames

2005

XB&PS2

mint

Dead or Alive Offical Prima ? Playstation mint
Destrega Prima ? Playstation mint
Donkey Kong 64 Perfect Guide Versus ? N64 mint
DOOM 3 Official Game Guide ? 2006 Xbox360 mint
Fifth Element, The Dimension ? Playstation mint
Fighting Force: The official guide ? 2005 Playstation mint
Fighting Force 64 N64 ? N64 mint
Fighter's Edge (CAPCOM) Prima ? Playstation mint
Final Fantasy XII Signature Series BradyGames 2006 Playstation 2 mint
Gex: Enter the Gecko Dimension ? Playstation mint
Gex 64:Enter the Gecko Millenium ? Playstation mint
Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko Millenium ? Xbox360 mint
Glover Prima ? N64 mint
Grand Theft Auto III Official BradyGames ? PS2/PC mint
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories BradyGames ? PSP mint
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Official BradyGames ? Playstation 2 mint
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories BradyGames 2006 PSP mint
Half-Life 2 Prima 2006 PC/Xbox mint
Halo 2 PiggyBack 2004 Xbox mint
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How to Win at Super Mario Bros. Games Jeff Rovin 1994 Picture vg
Industrial Spy: Operation  Guide Sega 1999 Dreamcast mint
Jade Cocoon: Story/Tamamayu Prima ? Playstation mint
Jade Empire Official +DVD-Video Prima ? Xbox mint
Kameo Elements of Power Prima 2005 Xbox 360 cg
Knockout Kings 2000 Prima ? Playstation mint
Lara Croft Phenomenom Prima ? Playstation mint
Legend of Zelda:TOOT Perfect Versus ? N64 mint
Lord of the Rings Middle Earth II Prima 2006 Xbox360 mint
Mario Kart Super Circuit Official BradyGames 2006 GBA mint
Metal Gear Ac!d BradyGames 2006 PSP mint
Metal Gear Solid Official Handbook Millenium ? Playstation mint
Metal Gear Solid Prima ? Playstation mint
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater BradyGames ? Playstation 2 mint
Mission Impossible Official Guide ? ? ? mint
Monkey Hero Prima ? Playstation mint
Mortal Kombat 3 Komplete ? ? snes/gen mint
Mortal Kombat 3 Fighter's Kompanion BradyGames ? ? mint
Mortal Kombat 4 Fighter's Kompanion BradyGames ? ? mint
NiGHTS The Official Stretegy Guide Prima ? Saturn mint/seal
Nightmare Creatures Prima ? Playstation mint
Ninja: Shadow of Darkness Prima ? Playstation mint
One Prima ? Playstation mint
Outfit, The BradyGames 2006 Xbox360 mint
Pandemonium Zach Meston ? Playstation mint
Parasite Eve Official Guide Squaresoft ? Playstation mint
Perfect Dark Zero Official Guide Prima 2006 Xbox 360 mint
Pokemon Special Pikachu Edition Versus ? N64 mint
Prey BradyGames 2006 Xbox 360 mint
Primal Rage Unauthorized ? ? Playstation mint
Quake Prima ? ? mint
Quake 4 Prima 2005 Xbox360 mint
Ready 2 Rumble Boxing Prima ? Dreamcast mint
Ready 2 Rumble Boxing Official BradyGames ? Dreamcast mint
Resident Evil Strategy Guide ? ? Playstation mint
Resident Evil 2 Perfect Guide Versus ? Playstation mint
Resident Evil 2 Guide Leon/Clare ? ? Playstation mint
Resident Evil 3 Official Perfect Versus ? Playstation mint
Road Rash Jailbreak Prima ? Playstation mint
Rogue Trip Exclusive Prima ? Playstation mint
Shadow Madness Prima ? Playstation mint
Socom 3 U.S. Navy Seals Piggyback 2005 Playstation 2 mint/seal
Soul Blade: The Official Guide Zach Meston ? Playstation mint
South Park Acclaim ? Psx/N64 mint
Space Station Silicon Valley Prima ? N64 mint
Star Gladiator Official Strategy Guide Capcom ? Playstation mint
Super Mario 64 GAMEFAN'S Guide Dimension 1996 N64 mint
Super Mario Advance (SMB2 Guide) Prima   GBA mint
Super Smash Brothers Prima ? N64 mint
Tekken - The Official Guide Namco ? Playstation mint
Tekken 3 Official Hardcore Gamin' Imagine ? Playstation mint
Tekken 3 Prima ? Playstation mint
Tekken 5 Prima ? Playstation mint
Tenchu: Stealth Assassin Official ? ? Playstation mint
Thrasher: Skate & Destroy Prima ? Playstation mint
Tomb Raider: The Official Guide Zach Meston ? Playstation mint
Tomb Raider II: The Official Guide Dimension ? Playstation mint
Tomb Raider II Prima ? Playstation mint
Tomb Raider III: The Official Guide Dimension ? Playstation mint
Turok 2: Seeds of Evil Prima ? N64 mint
Turok 2 Official Strategy Guide ? ? N64 mint
Turok Rage Wars ? ? N64 mint
Unholy War, The Prima ? Playstation mint
Wargames ? ? Playstation mint
Wargasm [book] Prima ? Playstation mint
WCW Nitro Prima ? Playstation mint
WCW/NWO Thunder Prima ? Playstation mint
WWF War Zone Official Guide Acclaim ? N64 mint
X-Men VS. Street Fighter Prima ? Playstation mint
Prima's Playstation Game Secrets 1 Prima ? Playstation mint
Prima's Playstation Game Secrets 6 Prima ? Playstation mint

PC only Strategy Guides

Army Men II Prima ? PC mint
Blood II The Chosen GW ? PC mint
Carmageddon II: Carpocalpyse Now Prima ? PC mint
Falcon 4.0 Prima ? PC mint
Grim Fandango (full color insert) Prima ? PC mint
Half-Life (1st printing) Prima ? PC mint
Quake II Prima

?

PC mint
Shogo Official Guide Sybex ? PC mint
Star Wars X-Wing Alliance Prima ? PC mint
Thief: The Dark Project Prima ? PC mint
Total Annihilation: Kingdoms - Official Prima ? PC mint

Text only list of all Nintendo books and strategy guides seen here (updated 11/03/2016)

   [CLICK] Bookshelf of VGO's "Must Own Video Game Books" (Picture taken 06/09/2017) (5-2008) [CLICK] 

   [CLICK] Bookshelf of Guides (Picture taken 09/21/2016) (5-2008) [CLICK] 

**= Bookmonkey JR. shrieks! "Be patient!!!,
more pictures will be posted ASAP!" Then he throws his feces at you!
UPDATED 06/16/2017


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