Retro Gaming: A Byte-sized History of Video Games - From Atari to Zelda (Hardback)
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Retro Gaming: A Byte-sized History of Video Games - From Atari to Zelda (Hardback)

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Hardback 192 Pages / Published: 03/10/2019
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Take a trip down memory lane with Retro Gaming, and relive the glory days (and not so glory days) of your old retro tech favourites.

Packed with all the characters, games, consoles and franchises that you used to love (and possibly still do), this is a compact, conversational compendium of all-time highs - alongside just a handful of humorous (in hindsight) lows - from over forty years of arcade, computer, console and handheld hits.

From Atari's early arcade classics and home games consoles of the 1970s, through to classics that keep on giving, such as Halo and Tomb Raider, this book summarizes the significant releases, research and revolutions that have made video games a GBP100 billion (and rising) industry.

Evergreen favourites from Nintendo, SEGA and Sony are present and correct - no collection would be complete without entries for Mario and Sonic, Tetris and Crash Bandicoot. But we also give credit to the less-celebrated but utterly vital titles, characters, controllers and systems that have helped the world of gaming expand and evolve.

A guide, a companion and a window onto a joyous past, Retro Gaming is a perfect book to dip in and out of, as mood and your current gaming habits dictate.

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781912785100
Number of pages: 192
Dimensions: 198 x 152 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A fun read that offers a brief snapshot into some of the biggest games and systems from that period * Retro Gamer *
Superb coffee table book. Packed with enlightening nuggets of info and loads of lovely images. The ideal way to quickly get yourself (or a loved one) up to speed on decades of games, systems and much, much more * Nintendo Life *

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“A chunky bite of retro history”

If you pick up this bright little book with its thick binder and bright pictures you’d think this is just a simple beginners guide to retro gaming. You’ll be surprised to find it full of interesting facts, titbits and... More

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