The Complete SNES: Definitive Edition is a comprehensive 600+ page Super Nintendo Collector's Book!
The original release, to my knowledge, was the first comprehensive book on the Super Nintendo that had covered every game released with complementary artwork. Now we are adding in even more content, and dropping the price, due to the amazing support we have received for previous projects!
Aside from the Licensed and Unlicensed US SNES releases, this book includes PAL Exclusives, Competition Carts, Homebrew Games, Accessories and now covers tons of Super Famicom games as well! This book is the Ultimate source for the Super Nintendo!
The book itself has been upgraded substantially to offer you the definitive second printing with a large 8.5" by 11" size, 600+ beautiful color pages and a glossy hard cover which is perfect for a coffee table; if it doesn't break it!
This is also completely consistent with previous Hagen's Alley Books' releases and will look perfect next to them on a shelf.
In my pledge to bring everyone the absolute best in content and quality, here are the additions for this definitive version:
- Now over 600 pages, including new SNES homebrew games!
- Over 300 Selected Super Famicom Games!
- Amazing SNES Character Collage Cover
- Full Glossy Pages
- Artwork on the inside of the cover endsheets
- Ribbon Bookmark
- Improved Binding
- Plus an awesome animated slip case!
*Items Pending Stretch Goals*
- Selected Satellaview Games
- Selected SNES Bootleg Games
This second printing will not only expand the homebrew section to include recent announcements, but will also offer upgraded binding, paper quality, end sheets and a ribbon bookmark! This is something that has been the goal since day one and it's amazing to finally get there. Also, as you can see we are offering a variant cover that is more in-line with the character collage that everyone loved from The Complete NES.
There is also a premium animated slipcase that is being offered that has a really cool old-school style motion to it; kind of like trading cards used to offer. The slipcase is something that's always been on the "want to have" list and it's great to finally be able to offer it to backers!
On top of all of this, we will also be going one step further and offering Super Famicom games that don't require extensively reading Japanese to enjoy! This was a really unique part of my previous book, NES Oddities & the Homebrew Revolution, and it will be fun to add SFC games to the Super Nintendo Book! Also, if we hit the stretch goals, there will be selected BS Satellaview Games as well as Bootleg games included.
For the main body of the book we are keeping the formatting consistent with our previous Collector Book releases by still giving a minimalist view with a brief synopsis for each game: including a picture of the box art, screenshot, game title (not in the first printing), developer, publisher, release date and a detailed amount of players.
Inconsistent things such as rarity and genre are still not included as those are typically topics that cause conflict amongst gamers. We also still kept the large check boxes so you can note if you have the cartridge, box and/or manual for each game.
Finally, things such as cartridge and manual images are still avoided as they would simply take up space since many have the same art as the boxes. As always we are bringing you the most concise and streamlined approach to a collector's guide in an amazing book format!
An All-Star Cast of Community Contributors!
This book would not have been the same without the amazing support of the gaming community. There are a lot of passionate content creators and writers that took the time to submit write-ups for games and we are very fortunate to have had so many people graciously offer up their talents to this project for the love of the Super Nintendo!
Jeffrey Wittenhagen - It's a me! Player, Collector and Writer of all things gaming as well as a co-host on the VGBS gaming podcast. Writer of a majority of the reviews in the book and a huge advocate for the Super Nintendo.
James Wormull - Cover Artist for Definitive Edition of The Complete SNES. He has also done various artwork throughout all the projects and the covers of the 1990 and 1991 Video Game Culture Chronicle books.
Shawn Long - Shawn Long, aka RGT 85 on YouTube, has been a lifelong gamer who started writing in the gaming industry in 2012. After starting RGT 85 in 2015, the channel has become one of the bigger channels in the retro gaming community with modern gaming mixed in for a complete package.
John Riggs - A frequent visitor on the Metal Jesus Rocks YouTube channel, Johnny boy has recently made a name for himself on his own channel doing tons of weird and wild videos including NES and SNES reproductions.
My Life in Gaming - My Life in Gaming was started by Coury Carlson and Marc “Try4ce” Duddleson in 2013 as an outlet for taking their professional experience in video production and creating projects that they could get excited about.
Dave Parks - Smells like Beefs, Cheeses and Dumpsters. Part of the Dee/Dave channel, he loves finding games for a great deal and is extremely knowledgeable on the SNES.
John Hancock - THE Immortal John Hancock is known around the retro gaming community for having an extremely large collection, consisting of multiple complete sets; some fully boxed. He is also a frequent visitor to the Metal Jesus Rocks channel, has his own YouTube channel on game collecting and runs the Cowlitz Gamers for Kids charity expo each year.
Scott Squatch - Scott runs the YouTube channel Scottsquatch and films the show Video Game Sellers. His channel also features weekly garage sale hunting videos, and tips for collecting. He's tall, he's hairy, he loves video games... he's Scottsquatch.
Vinnie Cooper - Vinnie aka 8-Bit Vintendo, loves playing video games as well as collecting. His favorite games for the SNES are the Mega Man X series. He also runs a YouTube channel which contains episodes on retro gaming with a splash of comedy.
Rob Strangman - Author of Memoirs of a Virtual Caveman and heavy into the Super Nintendo. Also an advocate for Super Famicom games, Rob used to run a few obscure gaming websites, such as West Mansion.
Reggie Williams - Another larger than life personality from the Metal Jesus Rocks YouTube channel. Reggie is a big time collector and advocate for hidden gaming gems, including those for the Super Nintendo.
Steve aka RVG Fanatic - Steve is a teacher by day and a Super Nintendo webmaster by night. A lifelong gamer, Steve has been sharing his SNES reviews and remembrances on his one man site, RVGFanatic, since 2007.
Matt Ezero - Defender of crappy games, Matt aka Cygnus Destroyer enjoys a lot of games that people often discount or dislike. What games will he focus on for the SNES?
Sergio Elisondo - Talented musician who does video game covers featuring live shows with holograms behind him playing the parts, Sergio is an extremely passionate gamer and loves the Super Nintendo. His all-time favorite is the Rushing Beat series. He also did the music for the Kickstarter video!
Rewind Mike - Rewind Mike runs a YouTube channel and frequently covers games from the 16-bit era, including the Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo. Mike frequently likes to go over obscure games or focus on the history a specific companies; like Konami and Capcom.
Steven Wilds - Wilds is a writer that has contributed to many different publications over the years and really just enjoys talking about different aspects of retro gaming.
Mike Levy - Mike Levy, also known as Miketendo, runs a YouTube challenge called "Dude, Have You Played That Game?" as well as PixelTunes Radio. He really enjoys the Super Nintendo and it is one of his all time favorite systems.
@ $20,000 - Free Stuff! All physical book backers will get a free custom designed SNES sticker with artwork designed specifically for this project! Backers get to vote on the design.
@ $40,000 - Satellaview & Bootleg Games Added! I will go over Satellaview and Bootleg games, on top of the SFC games already included, for their own sections. This will be with the same aspects of being able to be enjoyed without knowing how to read Japanese. These will be added to The Complete SNES book directly!
@ $60,000 - More Free Stuff! All physical book backers will get a free custom designed SNES bookmark complete with artwork designed specifically for this project! Backers get to vote on the design.
@ $80,000 - Bonus Game Checklist! In the back of The Complete SNES there will be a game checklist "insert" for those of you that don't want to take the book out with you on the go. This will be the size of a SNES manual.
What else would you like to see? 2 Ribbon Book Marks in the same book? A dust jacket with alternate art? Let us know in the comments!
The Complete SNES Hardcover Book (Definitive Edition) - Physical Copy of the Book!
Hardcover Book with Definitive Edition Slip Case - House your book in a high quality case with awesome art that is a tribute to the greatness that is the Super Nintendo. The front cover will offer lenticular animation, featuring the definitive edition art. It's a combination of old school SNES goodness with new custom art.
Contributor Tier - Not only do you get the book and premium slip case, but you also get to write a short review on your favorite SNES game that will replace the old review in the original book! Game choices are allocated based upon backer number. You will also get added to a special contributor section in the back of the book with a picture and quote.
Leather Cover (includes the Book) - Want some added protection to your book and make it look extremely classy at the same time? This is your opportunity! The Leather Cover is subdued and will be of the new artwork created for the definitive edition along with the same amazing back cover.
Leather-Bound "Tome" Edition - This excessive version will be ridiculous but is extremely awesome! You get the content from Both SNES Books, however both will be one gigantic "Tome". The cover will be leather bound in black and will have a full color Foil-Embossed Jacket. Why you ask? Because why not!
*The tome cover Design will still be from the first printing, however it will be the new book within*
International Shipping has always been a big hot button item. We have begun working with a distributor in Europe that will help lower the shipping costs in those countries. Be sure to message me if you think your country has been left off, as they have to be manually inputted for each and every tier! Also, if there is someone interested in doing something like that for other countries, let me know as it would also allow us to lower the cost in those countries, saving everyone shipping costs.
As with previous projects, if the shipping ends up being less you will be reimbursed the difference, however typically it goes the opposite way, as shipping rates have continually increased every year.
Our Kickstarter Budge Estimate remains the same!
Thank you for all the support with the book projects! We are eternally grateful for all the amazing support!
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Risks and challenges
This campaign is a true grass-roots project and we are the definition of the term indie. Our goal is to make this Kickstarter interactive with all backers, having fan interaction, backer submitted game reviews, polls and even online gaming opportunities; as in the end we are gamers and collectors too, just like you!
This campaign strives to be as self sufficient, and give back to the community, as much as possible. Not only is each person involved with the project responsible for their part; you, as the backer, will also be directly supporting them and their endeavors. You are helping us make everything possible and on a much larger scale. This is the true meaning of a diverse community project, and everything, from the perk pricing to the stretch goals, has been structured as such. We have tried to add as many bonuses to reward tiers as we can to make each reward tier worthwhile and think outside of the box for ways to create special limited edition items for those that are interested.
Talking with multiple other creators of successful Kickstarter campaigns, their biggest problem was not accounting for "Overhead" when running their projects. Due to those conversations, we decided that the easiest way to cover this is to account a simple 20% for all overhead expenses. This means Kickstarter fees, taxes, excess shipping/packaging costs, etc are all accounted for within each item's price.
As for challenges, the wait for the printing company to get us the books is the biggest hurdle. That being said, there could be unforeseen circumstances, out of our control, that delay this process, such as waiting on book backer contributors. Our pledge to you is that we will keep all backers up to date with anything that happens with the project, typically through monthly updates here on Kickstarter. We want to keep you involved as much as possible as this is your project as much as it is ours!
All tiers will be released as they are completed, which will all be shipped out at the same time. Combination tiers will be shipped as one package, in order to save on shipping costs and avoid confusion. We will put out a poll after the completion of the Kickstarter, once the initial items are ready to be shipped out, that will have an address field for all backers with a physical reward. It is extremely important for this to be up-to-date as this will be the address we use for shipping rewards!
Thank you for supporting our endeavor and we look forward to seeing how much of this we can make a reality for everyone!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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