Facebook X YouTube Instagram Pinterest NetGalley
Google Books previews are unavailable because you have chosen to turn off third party cookies for enhanced content. Visit our cookies page to review your cookie settings.

The SNES Encyclopedia (Hardback)

Every Game Released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System

Colour Books Hobbies & Lifestyle > Gaming P&S History > By Century > 20th Century Photographic Books

By Chris Scullion
Imprint: White Owl
Pages: 264
Illustrations: 714 colour illustrations
ISBN: 9781526737830
Published: 13th October 2020
Last Released: 2nd November 2023



You'll be £30.00 closer to your next £10.00 credit when you purchase The SNES Encyclopedia. What's this?
+£4.99 UK Delivery or free UK delivery if order is over £40
(click here for international delivery rates)

Order within the next 6 hours, 27 minutes to get your order processed the next working day!

Need a currency converter? Check XE.com for live rates

Other formats available Price
The SNES Encyclopedia Paperback Add to Basket £19.99
The SNES Encyclopedia ePub (35.6 MB) Add to Basket £4.99

Following on from the previously released NES Encyclopedia, the SNES Encyclopedia is the ultimate resource for fans of Nintendo's second home video game console, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Containing detailed information on all 780 games released for the SNES in the west, this enormous book is full of screenshots, trivia and charmingly bad jokes. It also includes a bonus section covering the entire 22-game library of the Virtual Boy, Nintendo's ill-fated 3D system which was released at the end of the SNES's life.

I have so many half-memories of SNES games which were – I thought – lost to the rivers of time. This book is the tool I’ve needed to unlock all the childhood delights first gifted to me by Nintendo so many years ago, and I couldn’t be more thrilled about it. A wonderful present both for yourself and for your friends, The SNES Encyclopedia: Every Game Released For The Super Nintendo Entertainment System is a joy to behold, and firmly deserves a place on every gamer’s bookshelf.

Read the full review here


Chris Scullion has been passionately playing many of these games and doing extensive research on all the others. The result is a book that can't be missing near your consoles, be it NES, SNES or the recent Mini NES and Mini SNES reissues!

Read the full Italian review here

On The Old Barbed Wire

Like the NES book, this proves to be an exhaustive reference when it comes to picking out the very best SNES titles, so if you're a newcomer to the format, then leafing through its 264 pages is going to be a revelatory experience – as well as highly entertaining, as Scullion's writing is infused with plenty of humour.

However, unlike a lot of gaming writers who trade laughs for knowledge, Scullion clearly knows his stuff and does an excellent job of summing up precisely why you should (or shouldn't) seek out a particular game. While we all have fond memories of titles such as Super Mario World, Zelda: Link to the Past and Secret of Mana, there are a shocking number of duds on Nintendo's 16-bit powerhouse, so Scullion's book should help you pick out the gems and avoid the duffers.

Just like its predecessor, the SNES Encyclopedia comes in hardback format and is printed on high-quality, glossy paper stock, making it the ideal coffee-table tome for anyone who is even remotely interested in video games or Nintendo consoles. Scullion's next project tackles the SNES' rival, the Mega Drive / Genesis, and we can't wait to get our hands on that.

Read the full review here

Nintendo Life

About Chris Scullion

Chris Scullion is a Scottish video game journalist with more than 15 years of experience writing about games professionally. He’s been playing games since the early ‘80s and is the author of the NESSNES and Mega Drive Encyclopedias for Pen and Sword Books / White Owl Books. Although he’s best known for his six years at the UK’s Official Nintendo Magazine, he’s also written for the likes of Computer & Video GamesOfficial Xbox MagazineOfficial PlayStation MagazineNintendo Life and Retro Gamer. Chris is currently the Features Editor for Video Games Chronicle (VGC).

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) was released

21st November 1990

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) is a 16-bit home video game console developed by Nintendo that was released in 1990 in Japan and South Korea. Designed by Masayuki Uemura, the designer of the original Famicom, the Super Famicom. It was an instant success. Nintendo's initial shipment of 300,000 units sold out within hours.

View all events View all anniversaries

More titles by Chris Scullion

Customers who bought this title also bought...

Other titles in White Owl...