NES Works Volume I & II Combo
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Nintendo launched its Family Computer console — Famicom —in its home country of Japan in July of 1983. In October 1985, after two years of false starts and failed gambits, they finally brought the system to the U.S. as the Nintendo Entertainment System. It became a monster hit... but that success was never guaranteed.
Written by Jeremy Parish, NES Works Vol. 1: 1985 explores the console's difficult journey to America, where it had to overcome disinterested retailers and a crashing industry through a grassroots marketing campaign. But Nintendo was armed with some great games, not to mention a charming robot companion, and this book explores them all — and more.
NES Works Vol. II: 1986 continues the story of the console's journey into the U.S. beyond its initial debut. This volume explores in depth the 19 NES games that shipped in America over the course of the year 1986: The second wave of Nintendo's own Black Box releases, including home versions of beloved arcade hits like Donkey Kong and Mario Bros, as well as a lineup of third-party releases like Ghosts 'N Goblins and Gradius. The NES library hits new highs and lows across 1986, but there's never a dull moment.
- 2 x Hardcover books - NES Works Volume 1 & NES Works Volume 2
- Written by Jeremy Parish