The NES Encyclopedia: Every Game Released for the Nintendo Entertainment System by Chris Scullion is an incredibly comprehensive guide to one of the greatest gaming systems of all time. It covers more than 700 officially licensed games and over 160 unlicensed titles released in the UK and US.
The book itself is a beautiful, large, hardcover-bound edition with an eye- popping cover that really grabs your attention. It has full color pages with a screen shot and fun fact for each game. A brief history of the NES starts the book out with some original advertise-
ments and then goes right to an alphabetical listing and a quick summary of each game. Most are four to a page, with some exceptions. Some more iconic games get a full page spread, like The Legend of Zelda and Final Fantasy, as they should.
I really enjoyed the fun facts and had to read every one. It’s always fun to find out something about one of your favorite games that you didn’t know before.
The author discovered the wonders of the NES by chance while visiting the U.S. when he was four years old. Then, he had to return to a land where there was no NES! I’d say that’s one way to become completely obsessed. Chris has been a staff writer, an online writer and a games editor at Official Nintendo Magazine, an online editor for Nintendo Gamer and games editor for Computer and Video Games magazine. He has the credibility to pull off an undertak- ing as large as this and it shows in this labor of love, along with some strange off-the- wall humor.
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