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.
Chris Scullion has been a gamer for over 30 years and first fell in love with the NES at the age of four. He has been a games journalist for the past 12 years, most notably as the longest-running staff member of the Official Nintendo Magazine UK. He’s also written for the likes of Official Xbox Magazine, Official PlayStation Magazine, Nintendo Life, Vice, Retro Gamer, Polygon, The Guardian, Computer & Video Games, GamesMaster and Red Bull, and has appeared on Sky News and BBC News in the past to discuss gaming. He was recently nominated for the Best Critic award by the Games Media Brit List 2018.
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