Schiffer Publishing announced the release of 100 Greatest Console Video Games: 1977–1987 by Brett Weiss. Here are more details about this wonderful new reference to some of the greatest and most historically important video games ever made.
There have been many top 100 books before, but rarely one like this. Here are the best of the early video games, shown in over 400 color photos and described in incredible detail in entertaining and informative text. Each game’s entry features production history, critical commentary, quotes from industry professionals, gameplay details, comparisons to other games, and more. This book celebrates the very best of the interactive entertainment industry’s games from this highly crucial, fondly remembered decade. This pivotal period was marked by the introduction of the indispensable Atari 2600, Odyssey2, and Intellivision, the unleashing of the underrated Vectrex, the mind-blowing debut of the next-gen ColecoVision and Atari 5200, plus the rebirth of the industry through Nintendo’s legendary juggernaut, the NES. Whether you’re young or old, new to the hobby or a hardcore collector, this book will introduce you to or remind you of some of the greatest, most historically important games ever made.
Size: 7″ x 10″ | 411 color photos | 240 pp
ISBN13: 9780764346187| Binding: hard cover | $34.99
An authority on retro pop culture, Brett Weiss grew up playing such classic consoles as the Atari 2600, Intellivision, ColecoVision, and Nintendo NES. He has kept current with every generation of game system since, from 16-bit Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo to the original PlayStation to the present. A full-time freelancer, he has authored the Classic Home Video Games series (McFarland). He has also written for many publications, including Game Informer, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Antique Week, and Video Game Collector.