The SNES Encyclopedia (Hardback)
Every Game Released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System
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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.Gamebyte
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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!On The Old Barbed Wire
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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.Nintendo Life
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.
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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.