Joe Bourrie "Syncoplay", Dustin Hansen (Cover Art)
"Beyond the NES" invites you to embark on a captivating journey into an alternate gaming history, where Japanese Famicom games found their way into English-language magazines and strategy guides, unlocking a world of hidden treasures and uncharted gameplay experiences. Drawing inspiration from the classic gaming magazines of the 1980s and 1990s, this labor of love pays homage to the era's original publications, strategy guides, and hint books.
Unlike traditional magazines of the time, "Beyond the NES" ventures beyond the well-trodden path of Western releases, shedding light on the English-friendly Famicom games that never made it to the West. Every page exudes period authenticity, with painstakingly scanned screenshots, cartridges, box covers, logos, and artwork from original sources. Hint guides stay true to the format of the original game manuals, allowing you to explore games as they were meant to be played while offering subtle guidance.
This book is a heartfelt celebration of Famicom's rich library, offering recommendations for the best and most intriguing games on the console. Say goodbye to trial and error, as "Beyond the NES" takes you on a curated journey through the hidden gems of the Famicom world, introducing you to exceptional titles that might otherwise remain undiscovered. It's more than a compendium; it's your guide to new adventures in the world of 8-bit gaming.