NES/Famicom: A Visual Compendium

by Bitmap Books

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The original Nintendo console was the undisputed champion of 1980’s living rooms. The instantly recognisable grey-box design is an iconic part of our popular culture. It brought many classic gaming icons like Super Mario Bros, Contra, Donkey Kong, Metroid and the Legend of Zelda – making Nintendo a household name.

This system began its life in Japan under a very different name and look; the Family Computer or “Famicom” for short. Putting aside its monumental impact on the gaming industry, it introduced many people to a new world of digital games, creating life-long gamers in the process, and inspiring many others towards becoming programmers, artists or game designers.

NES/Famicom: a visual compendium aims to showcase the very best pixel art, box art and product design on each system. Spread over 512 pages, it features more than 170 classic games, with articles on the leading developers, interviews with key figures in the industry and mini-features on subjects such as packaging, fan art and unreleased games. 

The gorgeous artwork features descriptions about the games including circumstances about its release, noteworthy attributes and how it plays. These were written by legendary figures in the games industry and developers who worked on the games itself, giving a new perspective and a greater appreciation for these classic games.

It comes with a slipcase that has a charming cover featuring an “alphabet” design comprising 26 system-themed letters. For instance, D stands for Duck Hunt, E for Excitebike and Z for the NES Zapper. All the images move in a fun 2-step animation when viewed from different angles.

If you love your original Nintendo or Famicom console, this is the perfect book for you.


512 pages, 17cm by 230cm – Hardcover book with sewn binding, spot varnish cover with dust jacket. Gatefold pages, 3mm protective board slipcase with lenticular fascia, Metallic inks, Lithographic print.

Some of the content may not be suitable for your children. This book is unofficial and not licensed by Nintendo.

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08 Jul 2020
Garry S.
Australia Australia
NES/Famicom: A Visual Compendium

What an amazing book! From the screenshots that span across the pages to the stories and insights from the game programmers and artists. It made me go back and replay my favourite childhood games with a new found appreciation. Very recommended! I couldn’t be happier with the service and speed of Pixel Crib! I ordered this book along with 2 others from the visual series, they were shipped extremely quickly and arrived in perfect condition. Thanks guys! I’ll be back.

07 Jul 2020

Heh thanks for your kind words. Loads more new books coming from this publisher in the next few months so keep your eye on us ;)

27 Apr 2018
Alfred G.

Great service. Pro: Item was recieved damaged.Pixel did not hesitate to send me out a replaceme Con: none