- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.; 1 edition (August 28, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0764346180
- ISBN-13: 978-0764346187
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1 x 10.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #525,984 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The 100 Greatest Console Video Games: 1977-1987 Hardcover – August 28, 2014
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*"This is an amazing book...detailed information...very high quality all around. - 8-Bit Eric
* "Truly beautiful from cover to cover...It should be a fixture on every coffee table in a video gaming household...Each section of the book is well-written and accompanied by high quality artwork and photos." - Patrick Scott Patterson
*"Author Brett Weiss knows his stuff...a respected name in the classic gaming community...he provides insightful behind-the-scenes information...the book is suitable for just about any type of video game fan." - The Video Game Critic
"100 Greatest Console Video Games 1977-1987 is truly an excellent book that anyone interested in video games should own. Whether you want to read about the details of the games or just admire the tons of images within its pages, this book is for you. Will you agree with every game selected? Unlikely, but thats part of the fun. If you dont find a game you think should have made it within the main book, be sure to check out the appendix at the end with 100 honorable mentions. That game may have made it there. Rating - 10/10." Retrovideogamer.co.uk
From the Author
I've been a gamer since 1974 and a professional writer since 1997. The 100 Greatest Console Video Games: 1977-1987 is a culmination of that experience, and I poured my heart and soul into the book, playing and critiquing hundreds of games, researching vintage and modern articles about classic games and legendary game companies and programmers, and doing my very best to write an interesting, informative, fun-to-read book.
Schiffer Publishing, the publisher of The 100 Greatest Console Video Games: 1977-1987, has done a fantastic job all around, from the gorgeous cover design to the awesome layout to the durable binding to the high quality paper to the full color photos and art. Schiffer is a class act all the way, and I'm proud to be an author of one of their books.
The 100 Greatest Console Video Games: 1977-1987 is much different from my "Classic Home Video Games" encyclopedia series in that it includes anecdotes, quotes from other reviewers, quotes from programmers, production histories, and collector pricing, among other features.
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I would recommend this book to any fan of video games - from the early years of the 70's and the golden era of the 80's all the way to the present day. If you love playing retro video games, gaming history, collecting games, or just reliving your youth through full color photographs and anecdotes, you can not go wrong with this Tome of Gaming Knowledge.
Weiss has done a remarkable job in putting all of this together and his love for the games shines through. It’s also clear that he has played each game - there are no fillers here. The graphical presentation is top class and each page has at least a couple of game-associated images. One could be critical of the lack of screenshots for the games; I can only assume related to copyright issues. Instead we get box art, cart art (if there is such a thing) and also my own personal favourite, original print advertisements from the era.
For anyone interested in the collecting aspect of older games, Weiss includes a commentary on the rarity and value of a particular game, when relevant, as well as a rough price guide. It’ll be interesting to the see the impact the digital download era has on classic game collecting in the next few years.
Overall, I can’t recommend this book enough, especially for gamers reared during the emerging years of video games. It would make a really great Christmas gift and who knows, waking up Christmas morning this year you may just be able to justify to your kids exactly why Joust is better than Destiny.
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