Brett Weiss, the author of such video game books as The SNES Omnibus and Retro Pop Culture A-Z is back at it with a tome for the good old NES. This one goes by the full title of The NES Omnibus: The Nintendo Entertainment System and Its Games, Volume 1 (A-L). It’s already funded on Kickstarter, and as of the time of writing you still have 26 days to get it for $50. As a bonus, Weiss will sign your book if you’re a backer.
The NES Omnibus promises over 400 pages of details behind every U.S. release for the Nintendo Entertainment System (with the upcoming second volume covering M-Z). It will feature interviews, essays, and more and will include pieces by a number of video game writers. Even genres of games like those based on comic books and accessories like the Power Glove get some love in this massive book.
The Kickstarter campaign originally asked for $2,000 with no stretch goals. This is my favorite type of crowdfunding project because it usually means that the product is almost complete and is very unlikely to get canceled. Aside from the NES Omnibus, Weiss has written 10 other nostalgia-themed books like this. They focus mainly on video games, but also take on topics such as popular culture, the writing industry, and the band KISS. Contributors include internet personalities like “8-Bit” Eric Perez and John “Gamester81” Lester, as well as notable industry figures such as the former Previews and Reviews Editor for EGM, Greg Sewart, and legendary programmer Steve Woita.
The NES Omnibus seems like a great addition to any gamer’s bookshelf. At over 400 pages, 220,000 words, and 350 games, the asking price of $50 is an amazing deal. And if that’s not enough, check out this amazing centerfold art by Thor Thorvaldson, who was the artist behind many old video game magazine pieces:
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