Super Mario Encyclopedia: The Official Guide to the First 30 Years

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Super Mario Encyclopedia: The Official Guide to the First 30 Years

Author: ,

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1630089451

Genre: Games & Activities

Page: 256

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Book Summary: Power Up! Super Mario Encyclopedia is jam-packed with content from all seventeen Super Mario games--from the original Super Mario Bros. to Super Mario 3D World. Track the evolution of the Goomba, witness the introduction of Yoshi, and relive your favorite levels. This tome also contains an interview with producer Takashi Tezuka, tips to help you find every coin, star, sun, and mushroom--even explanations of glitches! With information on enemies, items, obstacles, and worlds from over thirty years of Mario, Super Mario Encyclopedia is the definitive resource for everything Super Mario!


The Art of Super Mario Odyssey

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The Art of Super Mario Odyssey

Author: Nintendo

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1506713815

Genre: Art

Page: 368

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Book Summary: Take a globetrotting journey all over the world--and beyond!--with this companion art book to the hit video game for the Nintendo Switch(TM) system! In October of 2017, Super Mario Odyssey(TM) took the gaming world by storm. Now, discover the art and expertise that went into creating one of Nintendo's best-loved games! This full-color hardcover volume clocks in at 368 pages and features concept art, preliminary sketches, and notes from the development team, plus insight into some early ideas that didn't make it into the game itself! Explore the world of Super Mario Odyssey from every angle, including screen shots, marketing material, and more, to fully appreciate this captivating adventure


Super World of Mario

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Super World of Mario

Author: Triumph Books

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1641250739

Genre: Games & Activities

Page: 96

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Book Summary: The Super Mario franchise has been setting trends for more than 30 years, from the 1985 release of Super Mario Bros. to Super Mario Odyssey in 2017. Now Mario, Princess Peach, Bowser, and the crew have made their jump to the Nintendo Switch. This entertaining and informative guide covers everything you should know and love about Super Mario, including character profiles, game play tips, and surprising facts. It also features exclusive tricks for the hot new game Super Mario Odyssey and all the best strategies for Super Mario Run. With full-color screenshots from the latest releases—Super Mario Odyssey, Super Mario Run, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe—as well as a look back through decades of adventures, this is a must-have for any fan.


Super Mario

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Super Mario

Author: Jeff Ryan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101517638

Genre: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Book Summary: 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.


The NES Encyclopedia

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The NES Encyclopedia

Author: Chris Scullion

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1526737809

Genre: Games & Activities

Page: 264

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Book Summary: The NES is one of the most iconic video game systems of all time, and is credited with ‘saving’ the American video games industry in the early 80s when it looked likely to collapse. The NES Encyclopedia is the first ever 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 its lifespan, giving for the first time a definitive history of this important console's full library. Written by a retro gaming expert with 30 years of gaming experience and a penchant for bad jokes, the NES Encyclopedia promises to be both informative and entertaining. The NES continues to enjoy a strong cult following among Nintendo fans and gamers in general with wide varieties of officially licensed merchandise proving ever popular: both for older fans who remember it 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. Nintendo will be launching a variety of classic NES games for download on the system later in 2018, meaning a new audience of gamers is due to discover the NES for the first time.


The SNES Encyclopedia

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The SNES Encyclopedia

Author: Chris Scullion

Publisher: White Owl

ISBN: 1526737868

Genre: Games & Activities

Page: 272

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Book Summary: 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.


The Art of Splatoon 2

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The Art of Splatoon 2

Author: Nintendo

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1506713807

Genre: Art

Page: 384

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Book Summary: An amaze-ink behind-the-scenes look at the making of Splatoon 2, one of the best-selling Nintendo Switch games of all time! Dive into over 380 pages worth of illustrations, key art, and designs of your favorite colorful characters, weapons, gear, locations, maps, and brands. The Art of Splatoon 2 also features storyboards and other extras sure to make a splash with any fan! Don't miss this ink-redible look at the best-selling family-friendly game Splatoon 2!


The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia

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The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia

Author: Nintendo

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1506706436

Genre: Games & Activities

Page: 328

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Book Summary: This 320-page book is an exhaustive guide to The Legend of Zelda from the original The Legend of Zelda to Twilight Princess HD. Make sure to check out the other installments in this unparalleled collection of historical information on The Legend of Zelda franchise with the New York Times best selling The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia and The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts. Also look for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild -- Creating a Champion for an indepth look at the art, lore, and making of the best selling video game! A comprehensive collection of enemies and items, potions to poes, an expansion of the lore touched upon in Hyrule Historia, concept art, screencaps, maps, main characters and how they relate, languages, and much, much more, including an exclusive interview with Series Producer, Eiji Aonuma! This, the last of The Goddess Collection trilogy, which includes Hyrule Historia and Art & Artifacts, is a treasure trove of explanations and information about every aspect of The Legend of Zelda universe! An exhaustive compendium of everything from the first 30 years of The Legend of Zelda. An expansion of information from The Legend of Zelda timeline. Rare development sketches of your favorite characters. An extensive database of items and enemies.


The Art of Splatoon

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The Art of Splatoon

Author: Nintendo

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1506704115

Genre: Games & Activities

Page: 328

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Book Summary: The Art of Splatoon contains 320 inkredible pages of artwork, including 2D and 3D illustrations of your favorite characters, maps, concept art, weapon and gear design, storyboards, sketches, hand-drawn comics . . . and that's only an inkling of what's inside. We're not squidding around: this is a must have for all fans of Splatoon! Character illustrations! Concept art! Behind the scenes notes! All the content that splatters most!


The Game Console 2.0

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The Game Console 2.0

Author: Evan Amos

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1718500610

Genre: Games & Activities

Page: 312

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Book Summary: This revised and expanded second edition of the bestselling The Game Console contains brand new content, with coverage of 50 more consoles, variants, and accessories in 50 added pages. The Game Console 2.0 is a gorgeous coffee table book for geeks and gamers that brings together highly detailed photos of more than 100 video game consoles and their electronic interiors spanning nearly five decades. Revised and updated since the first edition’s celebrated 2018 release, The Game Console 2.0 is an even bigger archival collection of vividly detailed photos of more than 100 video-game consoles. This ultimate archive of gaming history spans five decades and nine distinct generations, chronologically covering everything from market leaders to outright failures, and tracing the gaming industry’s rise, fall, and monumental resurgence. The book’s 2nd edition features more classic game consoles and computers, a section on retro gaming in the modern era, and dozens of new entries — including super-rare finds, such the Unisonic Champion 2711, and the latest ninth-generation consoles. You’ll find coverage of legendary systems like the Magnavox Odyssey, Atari 2600, NES, and the Commodore 64; systems from the ‘90s and 2000s; modern consoles like the Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation 5; and consoles you never knew existed. Get a unique peek at the hardware powering the world’s most iconic video-game systems with The Game Console 2.0 — the perfect gift for geeks of all stripes and every gamer’s must-have coffee-table book.


The Art of the Last of Us Part II

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The Art of the Last of Us Part II

Author: Naughty Dog

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1506713823

Genre: Art

Page: 200

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Book Summary: Follow Ellie's profound and harrowing journey of vengeance through an exhaustive collection of original art and intimate creator commentary in the full-color hardcover volume: The Art of The Last of Us Part II. Created in collaboration between Dark Horse Books and the developers at Naughty Dog, The Art of The Last of Us Part II offers extensive insights into the making of the long-awaited sequel to the award-winning The Last of Us.