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Super Famicom: The Box Art Collection launches this month, but we've been lucky enough to have the chance to thumb through an advance copy ahead of its official release. Published by Bitmap Books and created by fanatical Super Famicom fan Stu Brett, this 276 page tome highlights some of the best cover artwork of the 16-bit years.

The titles included within come from an era when the packaging of a video game arguably had more impact on your purchasing decision than any other factor; a time before detailed internet previews, screenshot galleries and pre-release trailers. Some of the covers included here will be instantly familiar to fans and collectors, while others are rather more obscure and some haven't been previously documented in print outside of Japan.

(Click to enlarge the images below.)

Super Famicom: The Box Art Collection can be pre-ordered from Bitmap Books and Funstock. You can check out a video interview with Brett below, and don't forget to watch our exclusive unboxing of the limited edition version of the book.