Author: Garitt Rocha
Publisher: Prima Games
Release Date: 2016-11-11
A Veritable Love Letter to Nintendo Fans! This paperback version offers a fascinating retrospective on 17 NES classics--including Super Mario Bros. 3, Donkey Kong, and The Legend of Zelda! Interviews and commentary from Nintendo visionaries who pioneered this era of gaming. A showcase of vintage advertising and priceless excerpts from Nintendo Power magazine back issues! Plus hand-drawn maps, character and game environment art, and much more! TM & � 2016 Nintendo.
Author: Sebastian Haley
Publisher: Prima Games
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Games & Activities
The Console: A nostalgic celebration and exploration of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in all its 16-bit glory. The Games: Discover everything you've always wanted to know about some of the most beloved SNES games, including the previously unreleased Star Fox 2! The History: Learn about the SNES development and the visionaries behind this groundbreaking console. The Legacy: An in-depth look at how the SNES has left its mark on the gaming industry, and how its legacy continues. The Memories: Featuring a plethora of fan art, music, and more, this book is a love letter to playing with Super Power! Speedrunning Tips: Some of the best speedrunners around share their tips and strategies for getting the best times in these beloved classic games. Exclusive Foreword: Written by Reggie Fils-Aim�, President and COO of Nintendo of America. Paperback version.
Author: Pat Contri
Release Date: 2016-05-15
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library 1985-1995 is an expansive and thorough look at one of the greatest video game libraries of all time - the Nintendo Entertainment System. This nearly 450-page book covers all 800+ licensed and unlicensed games released during the system's lifespan, and features information and reviews for these classic (and not so classic) 8-bit games.
Are you a fan of the original Nintendo or NES Classic Edition? This is a must have guide for anyone who has the NES Classic Edition or an original NES. In it you will find tips, tricks and strategies to all 30 games. Take a trip down memory lane and relive some of the most classic NES secrets ever made. Pages of passwords, codes, maps and hidden items which makes playing these games for the first time and mastering theses games that much easier. Strategies on how to beat bosses, which power ups help you the most, and much more. Tips, Tricks and Strategies for all these games: Balloon Fight Bubble Bobble Castlevania Castlevania II: Simon's Quest Donkey Kong Donkey Kong Jr. Double Dragon II: The Revenge Dr. Mario Excitebike Final Fantasy Galaga Ghosts 'n Goblins Gradius Ice Climbers Kid Icarus Kirby's Adventure Mega Man 2 Metroid Mario Bros. Ninja Gaiden Pac-Man Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream Star Tropics Super Contra Super Mario Bros. Super Mario Bros. 2 Super Mario Bros. 3 Tecmo Bowl The Legend of Zelda Zelda II: The Adventure of Link Don't delay, BUY THIS GUIDE today and start playing with power!
Good game design happens when you view your game from as many perspectives as possible. Written by one of the world's top game designers, The Art of Game Design presents 100+ sets of questions, or different lenses, for viewing a game’s design, encompassing diverse fields such as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, puzzle design, and anthropology. This Second Edition of a Game Developer Front Line Award winner: Describes the deepest and most fundamental principles of game design Demonstrates how tactics used in board, card, and athletic games also work in top-quality video games Contains valuable insight from Jesse Schell, the former chair of the International Game Developers Association and award-winning designer of Disney online games The Art of Game Design, Second Edition gives readers useful perspectives on how to make better game designs faster. It provides practical instruction on creating world-class games that will be played again and again.
Author: Math Manent
Publisher: Geeks - Line
Release Date: 2016-11
September 29th, 2016, marks the Nintendo 64's twentieth anniversary. To celebrate the birth of this incredibly avant-gardist machine, Matt Manent has written the most comprehensive and remarkable book about this legendary console. 348 pages long, this book inventories and chronicles the entire game library (388 games sold in Japan, the US, Europe, and Australia), sifts through the canceled games, accessories, collector's editions, and, of course, every Nintendo 64 version and bundle. By interviewing the people involved at the time - Martin Hollis (Rare - GoldenEye) and Eric Caen (Titus - Superman; acknowledged as one of the machine's worst games)- Matt Manent has worked to make this book an encyclopedia honoring the Nintendo 64 we've all come to love.
Author: Jeff Ryan
Release Date: 2011-08-04
Genre: Business & Economics
The story of Nintendo's rise and the beloved icon who made it possible. Nintendo has continually set the standard for video-game innovation in America, starting in 1981 with a plucky hero who jumped over barrels to save a girl from an ape. The saga of Mario, the portly plumber who became the most successful franchise in the history of gaming, has plot twists worthy of a video game. Jeff Ryan shares the story of how this quintessentially Japanese company found success in the American market. Lawsuits, Hollywood, die- hard fans, and face-offs with Sony and Microsoft are all part of the drama. Find out about: *Mario's eccentric yet brilliant creator, Shigeru Miyamoto, who was tapped for the job because was considered expendable. *Minoru Arakawa, the son-in-law of Nintendo's imperious president, who bumbled his way to success. *The unexpected approach that allowed Nintendo to reinvent itself as the gaming system for the non-gamer, especially now with the Wii Even those who can't tell a Koopa from a Goomba will find this a fascinating story of striving, comeuppance, and redemption.
Author: Steven Poole
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 2011-11-07
Genre: Games & Activities
The Edge calls Trigger Happy a "seminal piece of work." For the first time ever, an aficionado with a knowledge of art, culture, and a real love of gaming takes a critical look at the future of our videogames, and compares their aesthetic and economic impact on society to that of film. Thirty years after the invention of the simplest of games, more videogames are played by adults than children. This revolutionary book is the first-ever academically worthy and deeply engaging critique of one of today's most popular forms of play: videogames are on track to supersede movies as the most innovative form of entertainment in the new century.
Design and create video games using Construct 2. No prior experience is required.Game Development with Construct 2 teaches you to create 12 different game projects from a variety of genres, including car racing and tower defense to platformer and action-adventure. The software is user friendly and powerful, and the games you create can be exported to run on the web, desktop computers, and smartphones. What You'll Learn Create complete functional games using the Construct 2 game engine Understand general logical structures underlying video game programs Use practical game design advice (such as visual feedback and gameplay balancing) Understand programming concepts useful throughout computer science Who This Book Is For Middle school and high school students with no prior programming knowledge, and only minimal mathematical knowledge (graphing (x,y) coordinates, measuring angles, and applying formulas)
Author: Jesper Juul
Publisher: MIT Press
Release Date: 2012-02-10
Genre: Games & Activities
We used to think that video games were mostly for young men, but with the success of the Nintendo Wii, and the proliferation of games in browsers, cell phone games, and social games video games changed changed fundamentally in the years from 2000 to 2010. These new casual games are now played by men and women, young and old. Players need not possess an intimate knowledge of video game history or devote weeks or months to play. At the same time, many players of casual games show a dedication and skill that is anything but casual. In A Casual Revolution, Jesper Juul describes this as a reinvention of video games, and of our image of video game players, and explores what this tells us about the players, the games, and their interaction. With this reinvention of video games, the game industry reconnects with a general audience. Many of today's casual game players once enjoyed Pac-Man, Tetris, and other early games, only to drop out when video games became more time-consuming and complex. Juul shows that it is only by understanding what a game requires of players, what players bring to a game, how the game industry works, and how video games have developed historically that we can understand what makes video games fun and why we choose to play (or not to play) them. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images found in the physical edition.
Author: Tim Lapetino
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: 2016-10-26
Atari is one of the most recognized names in the world. Since its formation in 1972, the company pioneered hundreds of iconic titles including Asteroids, Centipede, and Missile Command. In addition to hundreds of games created for arcades, home video systems, and computers, original artwork was specially commissioned to enhance the Atari experience, further enticing children and adults to embrace and enjoy the new era of electronic entertainment. The Art of Atari is the first official collection of such artwork. Sourced from private collections worldwide, this book spans over 40 years of the company's unique illustrations used in packaging, advertisements, catalogs, and more. Co-written by Robert V. Conte and Tim Lapetino, The Art of Atari includes behind-the-scenes details on how dozens of games featured within were conceived of, illustrated, approved (or rejected), and brought to life! Includes a special Foreword by New York Times bestseller Ernest Cline author of Armada and Ready Player One, soon to be a motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg. Whether you're a fan, collector, enthusiast, or new to the world of Atari, this book offers the most complete collection of Atari artwork ever produced!
Author: Prima Games
Publisher: Prima Games
Release Date: 2017-09
Genre: Computer adventure games
Complete Walkthrough: Traverse the Metroid-infested planet SR388 using the most effective strategies, with tips and tricks straight from Metroid experts! All Collectible Items: We show you how to get every weapon, ability upgrade, and power-up. Detailed Maps: Our maps are distinctly illustrated to help you navigate every area and find every secret. Exhaustive Enemy Database: We cover the behavior patterns and weaknesses of every foe in the game. Never be caught off guard! Unlockables: Unlock all endings, bonus content, and more! Free Mobile-Friendly eGuide: Includes a code to access the eGuide, a web-access version of the complete guide optimized for a second-screen experience.