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The NES Encyclopedia : Every Game Released for the Nintendo Entertainment System

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The NES is one of the most iconic video game systems of all time, and is often credited with saving the American video games industry in the early 80s when it looked likely to collapse.

The NES Encyclopedia is the first ever complete reference guide to every game released on the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo's first industry-defining video game system. As well as covering all 714 officially licensed NES games, the book also includes more than 160 unlicensed games released during its lifespan, giving for the first time a definitive history of this important console's full library.

Written by a retro gaming expert with 30 years of gaming experience and a penchant for bad jokes, the NES Encyclopedia promises to be both informative and entertaining with masses of information, full-colour screenshots and little-known facts.

The NES continues to enjoy a strong cult following among Nintendo fans and gamers in general with wide varieties of officially licensed merchandise proving ever popular: both for older fans who remember it the first time around, and younger gamers discovering the system for the first time through Nintendo's regular re-releases of its older games.

Nintendo's most recent console, the Switch, is the fastest selling video game console of all time in the United States and Japan. Nintendo recently launched an ever-growing library of classic NES games for download on the Switch, meaning a new audience of gamers is discovering the NES for the first time.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 210 x 297 x 20.32mm | 1,360.78g
  • White Owl
  • Barnsley, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 714 colour illustrations
  • 1526737795
  • 9781526737793
  • 61,348

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A definitive resource that is more than worthy of the title Encyclopedia-- "Nintendo World Report" As a catalog of all 876 NES games, this work is unique in its breadth of coverage and will be of great interest to old-school video gamers and collectors.-- "Booklist" It's not often that we check out books here at GotGame, but this opportunity seemed too good to pass up. The Nintendo Entertainment System, or as it's commonly known, the NES, is an iconic console in the gaming industry.-- "Got Game"
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About Scullion Chris

Chris Scullion has been a gamer for over 30 years and first fell in love with the NES at the age of four. He has been a games journalist for the past 12 years, most notably as the longest-running staff member of the Official Nintendo Magazine UK. He's also written for the likes of Official Xbox Magazine, Official PlayStation Magazine, Nintendo Life, Vice, Retro Gamer, Polygon, The Guardian, Computer & Video Games, GamesMaster and Red Bull, and has appeared on Sky News and BBC News in the past to discuss gaming. He was recently nominated for the Best Critic award by the Games Media Brit List 2018.
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