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Review: The History of Nintendo Vol. Two – The Game & Watch Games


A couple of months ago, we wrote a review of The History of Nintendo Vol. One – 1889-1980 – and we loved it. That book is the best researched and fleshed out investigation of Nintendo’s pre video game history available.

So you can imagine that we were feverishly anticipating the release of the other books in the series. The History of Nintendo Vol. Two – The Game & Watch Games, has just been released in English by Pix’n Love Publishing, and it’s damn good, too.

The second book picks up where the first left off by venturing into the development of the Game & Watch. The book is split into four segments, the first chapter details the development of the Game & Watch technology, the games and its impact on the market, the second is a detailed breakdown of every Game & Watch game (of which there were more than 50) and variant ever released, the third is an examination of clones and variants inspired by the Game & Watch, while the last segment focuses on post-Game & Watch LCD games released by Nintendo. Read the rest of this entry »

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Pix’n Love’s History of Nintendo Vol. 2 coming March 9


You might remember a couple of months ago that I posted a gushing review of Pix’n Love’s The History of Nintendo Vol. 1 – 1889-1980 (which you should still totally buy if you haven’t already). Florent Gorges in-depth history of one of the greatest forces in gaming was packed full of facts you (probably) didn’t know about Nintendo, along with images of many of their pre-video game products.

The second volume of the series, The History of Nintendo Vol. 2 – 1980-1991, which exclusively covers the Game and Watch line up, will be available on March 9. You can preorder the book here.

This should be an excellent book, if the first is anything to go by.