The 100 Greatest Console Video Games: 1977-1987

Brett Weiss

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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 the 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 | Price Guide/Index | 240 pp
ISBN13: 9780764346187

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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. Weiss, a full-time freelancer, is the author of the Classic Home Video Games book series (McFarland Publishers), and he's written for numerous publications, including the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Writer, Mystery Scene, Antique Week, Fangoria, Filmfax, Game Informer, Video Game Trader, Classic Gamer Magazine, Robot, Toy Shop, Toy Cars & Models, Back Issue Magazine, and Alter Ego. Weiss lives in Fort Worth, Texas, with his wife and two kids.