We are big fans of Bitmap Books' previous Visual Compendiums, so it is exciting to see that the next Kickstarter campaign is dedicated to everyone's favourite 16-bit machine of wonders, the almighty and all-conquering Super Nintendo.
While in Europe Sega put up an impressive fight with the equally brilliant Mega Drive, in Japan and the United States quality software ensured that Nintendo's machine stood well above the competition, with over 49 million units sold worldwide. That and a lot more will be covered in the upcoming visual compendium, with a Kickstarter campaign now live.
Despite only recently going live the project has already been funded with over 1000 backers at the time of writing; hopefully Bitmap Books and Nintendo have also taken precautions to avoid repeating the previous NES/Famicom Visual Compendium legal bump on the road. If you just can't wait to have some delightful SNES content on paper, why not try The Super Famicom Box Art Collection - previously published by Bitmap Books - to tide you over until this one gets released.
How excited are you for this book? You have stopped reading this and are hooking up your old Super Nintendo already, aren't you? Give your thoughts in the comments below.
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[source bitmapbooks.co.uk, via kickstarter.com]
I've got my pledge in. I've gone for the one that lets me write a mini-review for the book. I'm not sure which game to pick though!
My pledge is in. Not only went for the hardback book, but all the posters as well. They will look fantastic in my game room!
Excellent news. I've just started their NES Compendium having recently finished their SFC Box Art collection. I'll definitely buy this one when it's released.
I won't back it on Kickstarter, that's just not my thing. Call me old fashioned but if a project is commercially viable then surely they can fund it via traditional means? And you'd think they'd have the capital by now with the sales of all their excellent previous books to not need kickstarter anymore? Unless they don't make a profit. I'm probably just not with the times. Like social media, I just don't get it. But anyway enough rambling, this is excellent news! Mega Drive and N64 next please!
Another gorgeous book from these guys. I can't give them enough praise for the work they are doing. If I had the money, I'd buy every single one of their books. But, seeing as I don't, I can at least show some support:
Backed,hope it reaches the slipcase goal.
@GravyThief Yeah, a lot of companies these days seem to use Kickstarter more as a gloried online storefront and/or pre-order site, but still, when the quality is this high I can't really get too angry at them. I think it's true though; these guys surely don't really need "kickstarting" at this point. However, if this is what helps them stay around and creating these amazing and gorgeous books, then so be it. I just wish I could afford even one of them.
Went for the hardback again. Love this books! Must get number 3 in the series.
@impurekind yeah agreed, whilst I don't understand it if it means they produce books like this I'm not going to complain. I would also like most of their books (C64 and Amiga are on my 'nice to have list'), but as I can't I prioritise their Nintendo ones.
This is not the Super Nintendo VC I was looking for.
Did not wake soon enough to get an early bird special, so I just pledged for a regular copy of the book.
Wow looks incredible! Loving the catchy tunes in the video!
It was already live five minutes before the top of the hour, thus the early bird ones went awfully quickly. That was kind of weak but oh well, it's only £5 more. I still like the books, just wish he hadn't launched the KS before the posted time.
I love these books, but now that they're finally putting out a book on a system that I have a fairly good knowledge of, I'm not sure it holds the same thrill as those entirely foreign worlds of the Spectrum, C64, and Amiga (and, really, even the NES/Famicom). Still really ace books though.
It's Bitmap Books. I'd be surprised if they didn't hit the target!
Backed...just in case. Though few ppl I know understand why I buy these (even those who once had a Super NES grrrr), I really do need this. The NES ones are amazing, my favorite being "8-bit Art Book" by "ear books". Its half German text, but has by far the nicest art, and cover imo. Way nicer than Prima's "Playing with Power". Anyway, its always awesome to see some like minded retro fans, even if I have to go online to find them.
Just got the Hardback. Loved the Super Famicom Box art book and the NES Compendium. Looking forward to this one as well!
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