The Official Nintendo NES Classics Book

Months and months ago, we told you about a Kickstarter for The NES Visual Compendium book…and you may have heard that in the days before it would have successfully completed, Nintendo served a cease & desist. It sounded ludicrous that they’d step in, but now we have a better idea why—they had their own book in the works!

Fortunately, Nintendo and the Kickstarter team of Bitmap Books were able to solve their dispute, and we have a “love letter to Nintendo fans” coming out as an official hardcover published by Prima Games. The title is Playing with Power: Nintendo NES Classics, and will have plenty for you to pore over:

  • Exclusive embossed slipcase holds hardcover tome in a package resembling a classic NES Game Pak
  • Retrospective on 17 NES classics—including Super Mario Bros. 3, Donkey Kong, and The Legend of Zelda
  • Interviews and commentary from Nintendo visionaries during this gaming era
  • “Vintage advertising” showcase plus excerpts from Nintendo Power magazine back issues
  • Plus hand-drawn maps, character and game environment art, and more!
  • 320-page hardcover by Garitt Rocha, releasing November 18th

And even better? It’s up for pre-order right now! Check it out:


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Micah has been playing games since his first pong machine, and has been writing for as long as he could grip a pencil and not drool on the paper. So, for about a week.

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