Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Just Look At This Super Nintendo Book

It’s a good time to be alive if you like books about consoles from the 90s. Sega fans got an amazing Genesis/Mega Drive coffee table book last year (which you should go buy right now), and now SNES fans are getting one, albeit with a slightly different approach.

Stuart Brett, curator of the wonderful Super Famicom Guy Instagram account, has completed a book that chronicles his collection of Super Famicom games.  Games that are so cool, even just looking at the box art is enjoyable.  Especially in super clear photographs on high quality paper.

This is the good stuff.

Called Super Famicom: The Box Art Collection (after the awesome Japanese name for the SNES), and being published by Bitmap Books, the hardcover book features box shots of “around 250 titles, including many rare examples and some that have never before been documented in print.”

It's yet another entry in the field of passionate people really trying to preserve video games in a way that sadly, until recently not too many people have thought/cared about.  This stuff is too cool to lose, and it's great that there are finally people out there documenting the history of my favorite pastime.
Oh yeah.

If there is one thing that is a shame about this collection it is that sadly, it’s not due out until next year.  However, you can keep up to date on how it’s going here.  And the wait will give you enough time to buy a new coffee table to showcase your sweet sweet video games books.

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