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Classic Home Video Games, 1989-1990: A Complete Guide to Sega Genesis, Neo Geo and TurboGrafx-16 Games by [Weiss, Brett]
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an excellent book for game historians and newcomers to these consoles to have on their shelves...very intuitive and user-friendly Sega 16; one of the only works of its kind on the first generation of home video games ARBA; well written...well researched and well detailed Yourwolfsdengaming."

About the Author

Former comic shop owner Brett Weiss lives in Fort Worth, Texas. In addition to his reference books about classic home video games, he has written for numerous industry magazines.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 11956 KB
  • Print Length: 344 pages
  • Publisher: McFarland (21 Sept. 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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Amazon.com: 4.5 out of 5 stars 6 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive - a must for classic videogame collectors! 26 Jun. 2017
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Essential work for collectors of classic videogames. The era 1989-90 was a very exciting time for videogamers, as the great classic Japanese 16-bit+ systems were hitting the market here in North America. My favorite, the TurboGrafx-16, is well-covered in here (along with the Neo Geo and Sega Genesis). The book is well-researched and beautifully written. The entire series is truly a must for all videogame collectors - I started with this one because it covers my face system and I WAS NOT DISAPPOINTED. I was thrilled.

Even if you are a casual collector, or even just interested in videogame history - Weiss' series is a fascinating set to discover. Well worth the price and the hardbound cover is a nice touch.

Truly a must-have for anyone interested in the videogame systems of this era. Five stars +!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read, seems like this should really be a digital title doesn't it? 29 Jun. 2015
By Grand Slam Sam - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is a wonderful resource. The author spent an ungodly amount of time in research. The authors seem like he had a good time writing this and it seems to be. It is a great reference guide to individual games and is as close a complete guide in print form that I have seen. I like to read through this and revisit games I played as a kid. If you are a collector, or just an oddball that likes to read about video games this is one of the 3 books you should own.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 13 Jun. 2016
By Lisa J. Crisafulli - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Yes,my husband loves it for it was an anniversary gift
15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not a single in-game picture makes this book obsolete 12 Nov. 2012
By J.G. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book just doesn't deliver near enough for the price.

Besides offering a list of video games released for the U.S. market for the 3 listed consoles (Sega Genesis, Neo-Geo, TG-16) this book delivers very little else.

The brief descriptions for each title can hardly be considered reviews. There are no review scores or detailed comparisons made between Genesis and SNES titles of the same game. That would have actually been helpful when deciding which version to search for. (Example, Zombies Ate My Neighbors is noted that it was also released on SNES but there's no mention which version is considered better).

Sequels and follow up games are mentioned at the end of the descriptions for some games while others are not. Strange inconsistency. (Example: Afterburner 2 for Genesis says the game was followed by Afterburner 3 (Sega CD), Afterburner Climax (Arcade), and Afterburner Black Falcon (PSP) but fails to mention that Afterburner was released on 32X several years after the Genesis game.

I easily noticed the author uses the word `titular' in many reviews. I do not think it means what he thinks it does.

One of the greatest offences is the complete lack of pictures. There should absolutely be a color in-game screenshot for each and every game listed but unbelievably there isn't a single screenshot for any game. Not one! There are just over 100 box art pictures in glorious black and white. Was this just a lack of effort or is the author unaware that a picture is worth a thousand words?

This book isn't quite a travesty but it really is nothing more than a list of video games released for the U.S. market. I did not learn a single factual thing from the entire book that I didn't already know and I don't think the average gamer will either. There's just no content here that isn`t available (for free) from several video game related websites.

The 3 consoles that highlight this book deserve better representation than the author delivered.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Book 13 Feb. 2014
By HARMIK KHORONIAN - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Well worth the asking price and a great reference guide for the systems covered recommend you get the whole set.
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