As a PlayStation boy, my gaming history doesn’t go all that far back with the first game I ever played featuring an orange marsupial and boxes. It doesn’t mean, however, that I can’t appreciate the games that set the foundations for the games of today, which are detailed in this sumptuous book.
SNES/Super Famicom: Visual Compendium is a collection of images taken from arguably Nintendo’s most iconic console and is packed to the gills with over 536 pages of illustrations and artwork.
As well as featuring gorgeous art, the book also contains game reviews, editorials, and interviews with those on the inside of the development of some of the most unforgettable games ever released. I am also a sucker for a sheen of quality, which the book certainly seems to have thanks to its varnish cover and lithographic print.
Highlighting the likes of Street Fighter, Zelda, Star Fox and many more, SNES/Super Famicom: Visual Compendium is a collector’s item and then some. Just looking at this thing makes me feel like I was born ten years earlier.