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NES/FAMICOM ANTHOLOGY

A Monumental Book

NES/FAMICOM ANTHOLOGY

A Monumental Book

€61,493
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TWO NEW REWARDS! (including The N64 Anthology)

Many of you have been asking for a reprint of our Nintendo 64 Anthology, which has been sold out for over two years. To show our appreciation for your support in our latest campaign (funded in under three days), we are pleased to announce two new rewards, including the Nintendo 64 Anthology, which has been sold out for over two years.

NES/Famicom Anthology

A Monumental Book

IMPORTANT NOTE:
    This Tanuki Deluxe Edition is only available through our Kickstarter campaign and in limited numbers, meaning it will never be republished or reprinted.

THE TANUKI DELUXE EDITION
    When writing this Tanuki Deluxe Edition, Math Manent (also author of the N64 & GameCube Anthologies) surrounded himself with an exceptional team and set about making the most complete book possible on Nintendo's 8-bit wonder. Over 550 magnificently illustrated pages covering every single game on the console (Famicom Disk System games included), every accessory and peripheral, a unique look at the machine's inner workings, the various bundles, and, of course, the console's incredible life story. A truly monumental book on the subject.

THE NES/FAMICOM STORY: THE 8-BIT REVOLUTION
    Telling the full story of the NES/Famicom without repeating what has already been said in the past is no easy feat. And yet we made this our goal, while still covering as many of the details, dates, facts, and anecdotes as possible surrounding this machine that shaped a whole generation.
    A machine that no one really believed in to begin with (even its own designer!) but which ended up conquering the world and making Nintendo leader of the fast-changing video games industry. How many nostalgic gamers and collectors still consider themselves part of the NES/Famicom cult, 30 years on from its launch? And what about its staggering and unprecedented sales figures? Almost 62 million consoles sold around the world! Sure, quantity doesn't mean quality, but the NES/Famicom managed both, with a plethora of iconic and unforgettable games. They are what made a legend of the machine, a legend we'll share with you across one hundred pages.

History Chapters

  • Origin of the Famicom
  • A Decade on Top
  • The NES Legac

HARDWARE
    The electronics inside the NES/Famicom were revolutionary for the console industry. Much like the Super Nintendo Anthology, this chapter will focus on the technological innovations, all the components used, graphical and audio capabilities, sprites, scrolling, ports and of course the cartridges themselves. It also includes all the different accessories, peripherals, bundles, the R.O.B. robot made for the Disk System, as well as the compatible machines made by Sharp: The Sharpmicoms!

Hardware Chapters

  • The Way the NES Works
  • Models & Bundles
  • Controllers & Accessories

SOFTWARE

For this chapter, we have consolidated almost 1400 games released on cartridge, 1050 of which came from Japan alone! Of the 700 titles made for the NES, 670 were released in North America, while 'only' 343 were marketed in the PAL region; 33 of which were PAL exclusives (Region A or B). Some were even deemed fit for release back in Japan (like Road Fighter).The 199 games made for the Famicom Disk System are also analyzed and presented with their respective box art.

Sections:

  • The NES & Famicom Cartridges
  • Unofficial Games
  • Collector's & Alternative Editions
  • Classic Series & Re-Releases
  • Canceled Games
  • Compilations

FAMICOM DISK SYSTEM

Launched exclusively in Japan, the Famicom Disk System was a small revolution of its own for the industry. This peripheral sold over 4 million units and was host to almost 200 games, most of which were exclusives. Other than the improved storage capacity of the disk format and the ability to write data on them, it allowed many gamers to get their hands on Famicom games for much cheaper by downloading them at specially designed kiosks: The fabled 'Disk Writers'. Geeks-Line have dedicated 40 pages to the story of this add-on and all its games.

CONTENTS

  • The NES/Famicom Epic: From Its Genesis to Its Retirement
  • The Entire Software Library – Over 1400 Games
  • The Famicom Disk System Games Dissected
  • 'After-Market' Games
  • Unlicensed Games
  • Canceled Games
  • Collector's Editions
  • The Heart of the Hardware
  • All the Accessories & Peripherals
  • All the Spin-Off Machines, Even the Most Obscure
  • The Lost Bundles
  • All the Compilations
  • Classic Series & Re-Releases
  • In the Developers’ Words

CHARACTERISTICS:

NES/Famicom Anthology – Tanuki Edition

  •  Trim size: 8.50x10.5 inches (216x267mm)
  •  Cover: 4 pages, 4-color, Pantone, mat lamination, sport gloss UV varnish
  •  Paper Cover: Gloss coated, high density
  •  Inside: 550+ pages, 4-colors printed on 135 gsm gloss coated paper
  •  Binding: Hardcover, thread sewn, 2mm thick cardboard, head & tails, shrink wrapped

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Risks and challenges

Such a project requires thoroughness and precision in making sure nothing is left out. We tried to think of everything, particularly when conducting interviews with those involved in the process. A hardcover with more than 550 pages printed on high-end paper and exceptional editions were our tools for making this the ultimate book about a revolutionary console.
This book is an adaptation of the Anthologie NES/Famicom. It has been reworked and rewritten in order to meet the specific requirements of the British and American markets. The only risk of it not being published is by not reaching the Kickstarter goal.

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