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

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

by Chris Scullion


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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 a 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 the system's lifespan, giving for the first time a definitive history of this important console’s full library.

The NES continues to enjoy a strong cult following among Nintendo fans and gamers in general, with games like Super Mario Bros, The Legend Of Zelda and Metroid remaining well-loved to this day: both for older fans who remember them 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. With Nintendo recently launching an ever-growing library of classic NES games for download on the Switch, a new audience of gamers is discovering the NES for the first time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781526760159
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publication date: 12/27/2019
Pages: 270
Sales rank: 651,403
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 11.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Chris Scullion first fell in love with video games over 30 years ago with his discovery of the NES at age four. 13 years ago, he turned his passion into a profession as a video games journalist, most notably as the longest-running staff member of Official Nintendo Magazine. Chris has also written for Computer and Video Games, Official Xbox Magazine, Official PlayStation Magazine, Nintendo Life, Retro Gamer, GamesMaster, Polygon, Red Bull, Vice, and The Guardian, and has appeared on the BBC News to discuss goings-on in the world of video games. In 2018 he was nominated for Best Critic by the Games Media Brit List.

When Chris was nine years old and reading The Complete Guide To Consoles, he decided he wanted to pursue a dream of one day writing for a Nintendo video game magazine and writing something definitive, like the very guides that drew him to this dream. Chris has been living the first part of his dream for the past 13 years; The NES Encyclopedia is his realization of the second part.

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