A lighthearted, accessible alternative to the super-fan guides, the Little Book of Video Games celebrates some of the most iconic and influential arcade, console, and computer games from the 1950s to 2000s, with brief profiles of 70 classic video game titles and franchises.
A source of inspiration and nostalgia, The Little Book of Video Games is a lighthearted collection of 70 of the most iconic and influential classic video games. From arcade favorites like Pong, Pac-Man, Galaga, Dragon's Lair, or Street Fighter to home console and PC games like The Oregon Trail, Super Mario Bros., Legend of Zelda, Myst, or Final Fantasy -- this accessible guide covers them all. With an brief introduction about the history and evolution of video games, as well as its significance in popular culture, this charming package comes packed with engaging profiles of classic video games from their creation up to the 2000s, plus sidebars about game genres, consoles, and more. Accompanied by graphic spot art, as well as surprising facts and trivia, this book is perfect for fans of all levels. Revisit your favorites, find something new, or play your way through, The Little Book of Video Games offers a way for everyone to learn, share, and enjoy their favorite classic video games without having to press a power button.