N64: A Visual Compendium
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The end of the 16-bit gaming era left Nintendo in a position of strength that would be the envy of any game maker. The SNES (or Super Famicom if you lived in Japan) was an inarguable hit, selling countless consoles and games all over the world. With the dawn of 3D, however, Nintendo would be challenged by new competitors, new technologies and a changing landscape that would define the company’s course for decades to follow.
First released in 1996, the Nintendo 64 became home to a slew of revolutionary classics that are still influential today. At the same time, questionable decisions behind the scenes, and unfortunate hardware constraints, would leave Nintendo struggling in ways it had never experienced before.
N64: a visual compendium is a chronicle of this turbulent era in Nintendo’s history. With developer interviews and in-depth features, this book provides a unique look at Nintendo’s place in the cutthroat gaming market of the late ’90s.
In its pages, you will also find pictorial profiles digging into 150 of the N64’s most important and most interesting game releases. It doesn’t matter if you grew up on Super Mario 64, GoldenEye 007, or The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time – this book will help you look back on the best that the Nintendo 64 had to offer.
N64: a visual compendium measures 170mm × 230mm and its 436 pages are printed lithographically to the highest standards using special Pantone inks. This ensures that colours in the book are really vibrant and pages have a high-quality, luxurious feel to them. It also comes with four coloured bookmark ribbons and a 3mm protective board slipcase with animated-effect lenticular images.
436 pages. 170mm × 230mm.
3mm protective board slipcase with “animated” lenticular fascia. Edge-to-edge high quality lithographic print.
Special Pantone inks. Sewn binding for enduring quality and the ability to lay flat for ideal double-page image viewing.
- Spot varnished cover and dust jacket. Four bookmark ribbons. Shrink-wrapped.