This summer marks the 10th anniversary of the “Classic Home Video Games” series, written by longtime gamer and author Brett Weiss. The original hardcover version of Classic Home Video Games 1972-1984 was published in July of 2007. It was the first video game book published by McFarland Publishers (which now has an entire line of video game books), and it was the first book in the history of publishing to fully catalog and describe every U.S. release for such consoles as the Atari 5200, ColecoVision, Intellivision, Odyssey 2, and Vectrex.
“a labor of love…comprehensive…
recommended” –Library Journal
“thoroughly researched” –Game Informer
“A must-read…both fun and informative, a highly recommended purchase.” –Video Game Collector
“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
The series, which was awarded several official Twin Galaxies Trading Cards, also features the first books to catalog and describe every game for the NES, TurboGrafx-16, Neo Geo, Sega Genesis, Sega Master System, Atari 7800, Adventure Vision, APF MP1000, Astrocade, Fairchild Channel F, MicroVision, Odyssey, RCA Studio II, and Telstar Arcade.
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