Retro gamers, nostalgia buffs and anyone who enjoys reading about video games can now take a sneak peek at Schiffer Publishing’s forthcoming video game book, The SNES Omnibus: The Super Nintendo and Its Games, Vol. 1 (A-M), written by longtime gamer and author Brett Weiss. The book features detailed write-ups for more than 350 games, plus 2,000 full-color images, including box art, cartridges, screenshots, and vintage gaming ads.
In addition to Weiss’s write-ups for each game, The SNES Omnibus features nostalgic stories by a number of prominent gaming professionals, including Blake J. Harris (author of Console Wars), Kurt Kalata (Hardcore Gaming 101), Tim Lapetino (author of Art of Atari), Shawn Long (RGT 85 on YouTube), Brittney Brombacher (BlondeNerd.com), Eric “8-Bit Eric” Perez (YouTuber), Christopher “The Old Ass Retro Gamer” Pico (YouTuber), Benjamin Reeves (senior editor for Game Informer), John Riggs (RIGG’d Games on YouTube), David Warhol (one of the original Mattel Intellivision “Blue Sky Rangers”), Steve Woita (longtime programmer for Atari 2600, Genesis, etc.), and too many others to list.
The SNES Omnibus is a large (9×12), full color, hardcover coffee table book weighing in at 416 pages. $49.99. The book will be available late spring or sometime this summer.
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Here are some early reviews for The SNES Omnibus!
“I read the whole thing and loved it! My favorite chapters were the more intimate ones, where the contributing writers talked about how the games affected them from a personal standpoint…I kept turning the pages looking to connect with the writers, and it happened a lot…The quotes and factoids are great…Grammatically, it’s spotless…There’s a plethora of balance, knowledge, and fun here…This is the best book Weiss has written so far.” – Patrick Hickey, Jr., author of The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews With Cult and Classic Video Game Developers
“Brett Weiss proves again that he is the master of game directories”- Leonard Herman, author of Phoenix IV:The History of the Videogame Industry.
“Brett Weiss has captured an essential part of what made the SNES indelible and one of the classic video game systems. The personal stories and memories wrapped up in each game are a welcome time warp back to those halcyon days.” – Tim Lapetino, author of Art of Atari.