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Classic Home Video Games, 1989–1990: A Complete Guide to Sega Genesis, Neo Geo and TurboGrafx-16 Games Kindle Edition
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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 +!
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.
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