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Classic Home Video Games, 1972-1984 A Complete Reference Guide by Brett Weiss
  

Classic Home Video Games, 1972-1984 A Complete Reference Guide

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Synopsis

Classic Home Video Games, 1972-1984 A Complete Reference Guide by Brett Weiss

This reference work provides a comprehensive guide to popular and obscure video games of the 1970s and early 1980s, covering virtually every official United States release for programmable home game consoles of the pre-Nintendo NES era. Included are the following systems: Adventure Vision, APF MP1000, Arcadia 2001, Astrocade, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 7800, ColecoVision, Fairchild Channel F, Intellivision, Microvision, Odyssey, Odyssey2, RCA Studio II, Telstar Arcade, and Vectrex. Organized alphabetically by console brand, each chapter includes a history and description of the game system, followed by substantive entries for every game released for that console, regardless of when the game was produced. Each video game entry includes publisher/developer information and the release year, along with a detailed description and, frequently, the author's critique. An appendix lists homebrew titles that have been created by fans and amateur programmers and are available for download or purchase. Includes glossary, bibliography and index.

Reviews

a labor of love...comprehensive...recommended --Library Journal; thoroughly researched -- Game Informer; useful --ARBA; Weiss's deep familiarity with his chosen subject matter is an asset of the text, and as a writer he conveys information clearly and without pretension...Weiss's reviews of obscure games make the book a treasure...impressive and fun book...valuable...the breadth of coverage here is astounding...a fun read and a nostalgic trip supreme...undeniably smart, historically valuable and wide-ranging in coverage --GameCulture Journal; a must-read...both fun and informative, a highly recommended purchase --Video Game Collector; a quality production...offers exactly what you want in a collection of capsule reviews, well-written...clear and to the point...the current gold standard for video game reference guides --Retro Gaming Australia.


About the Author

Fulltime freelancer and pop culture expert Brett Weiss lives in Fort Worth, Texas. In addition to his reference books about classic home video games, he has written for numerous magazines and newspapers.

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Book Info

Publication date

7th March 2012

Author

Brett Weiss

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Publisher

McFarland & Co Inc

Format

Paperback
316 pages

Categories

Computer games / online games: strategy guides
Bibliographies, catalogues

ISBN

9780786469383

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