THE 100 GREATEST CONSOLE VIDEO GAMES: 1977-1987

Brett Weiss, Walter Day (Foreword)



 

There have been many top 100 books before, but rarely one like this. Here are the best of the early video games, shown in over 400 color photos and described in incredible detail in the entertaining and informative text. Each game's entry features production history, critical commentary, quotes from industry professionals, gameplay details, comparisons to other games, and more. This book celebrates the very best of the interactive entertainment industry's games from this highly crucial, fondly remembered decade. This pivotal period was marked by the introduction of the indispensable Atari 2600, Odyssey2, and Intellivision, the unleashing of the underrated Vectrex, the mind-blowing debut of the next-gen ColecoVision and Atari 5200, plus the rebirth of the industry through Nintendo's legendary juggernaut, the NES. Whether you're young or old, new to the hobby or a hardcore collector, this book will introduce you to or remind you of some of the greatest, most historically important games ever made.

 

PUBLICATION DETAILS

LANGUAGE

BINDING

EDITION

ISBN

YEAR

PAGES

English

Hardcover

9780764346187

2014

240

English

eBook

N/A

2014

240

 

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Authors: #BrettWeiss #WalterDay

Publishers: #SchifferPublishing (Schiffer Publishing)

Languages: #English

Format: #Hardcover #eBook

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Year: #Year2014

Genres: #Compendium #EarlyYears


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Public Figures:

#WalterDay (Walter Day)


Games:

#Adventure (Adventure)

#AirSeaBattle (Air-Sea Battle)

#AntarcticAdventure (Antarctice Adventure)

#Arkanoid (Arkanoid)

#ArtilleryDuel (Artillery Duel)

#Asteroids (Asteroids)

#Atlantis (Atlantis)

#BalloonFight (Balloon Fight)

#BeautyAndTheBeast (BeautyAndTheBeast)

#Berzerk (Berzerk)

#BoulderDash (Boulder Dash)

#Breakout (Super Breakout)

#BumpNJump (Bump 'n' Jump)

#BurgerTime (BurgerTime)

#Carnival (Carnival)

#Castlevania (Castlevania)

#CatTrax (Cat Trax)

#Centipede (Centipede)

#Choplifter (Choplifter)

#Circus (Circus)

#Combat (Combat)

#CommunistMutantsFromSpace (Communist Mutants From Space)

#Defender (Defender)

#DemonAttack (Demon Attack)

#DigDug (Dig Dug)

#Diner (Diner)

#DodgeEm (Dodge 'Em)

#DonkeyKong (Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr., Donkey Kong 3)

#DragonStomper (DragonStomper)

#EscapeFromTheMindMaster (Escape From The MindMaster)

#FantasyZone (Fantasy Zone, Fantasy Zone II)

#FoodFight (Food Fight)

#FortressOfNarzod (Fortress of Narzod)

#Freeway (Freeway)

#Frenzy (Frenzy)

#Frogger (Frogger)

#Galaga (Galaga, Galaxian)

#GhostsNGoblins (Ghosts 'n Goblins)

#Gradius (Gradius)

#Gremlins (Gremlins)

#HERO (H.E.R.O.)

#Indy500 (Indy 500)

#Jawbreaker (Jawbreaker)

#Joust (Joust)

#Kaboom (Kaboom)

#KCMunckin (K.C. Munchkin!, K.C.'s Krazy Chase!)

#KillerBees (Killer Bees!)

#LadyBug (Lady Bug)

#Mario (Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros.)

#MegaMan (Mega Man)

#Metroid (Metroid)

#Miner2049er (Bounty Bob Strikes Back!, Miner2049er)

#MineStorm (MineStorm, MineStorm II)

#MissileCommand (Missile Command)

#MoonPatrol (Moon Patrol)

#MouseTrap (Mouse Trap)

#MrDo (Mr. Do!, Mr. Do!'s Castle)

#PacMan (Jr. Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Pac-Man)

#PBABowling (PBA Bowling)

#Pengo (Pengo)

#Pepper (Pepper II)

#Phoenix (Phoenix)

#PickAxePete (Pick Axe Pete!)

#Pitfall (Pitfall!, Pitfall II: Lost Caverns)

#Popeye (Popeye)

#Qix (Qix)

#Rambo (Rambo: First Blood Part II)

#RiverRaid (River Raid)

#Robotron (Robotron: 2084)

#Scramble (Scramble)

#SharkShark (Shark! Shark!)

#Slither (Slither)

#SolarFox (Solar Fox)

#SpaceDungeon (Space Dungeon)

#SpaceInvaders (Space Invaders)

#SpyHunter (Spy Hunter)

#Stampede (Stampede)

#StarCastle (Star Castle)

#TheIncredibleWizard (The Incredible Wizard)

#Turbo (Turbo)

#Turmoil (Turmoil)

#Turtles (Turtles!)

#Tutankham (Tutankham)

#VideoOlympics (Video Olympics)

#Warlords (Warlords)

#WebWars (Web Wars)

#WormWhomper (Worm Whomper)

#YarsRevenge (Yars' Revenge)

#Zaxxon (Zaxxon)

#Zelda (The Legend of Zelda)


Misc:

#Arcadia (Arcadia 2001)

#Astrocade (Bally Astrocade)

#Atari2600 (Atari 2600, Atari VCS)

#Atari5200 (Atari 5200)

#Atari7800 (Atari 7800)

#Coleco (ColecoVision)

#Intellivision (Mattel Intellivision)

#NES (NES, Nintendo Entertainment System)

#Odyssey (Magnavox Odyssey2)

#SMS (Sega Master System)

#Vectrex (Vectrex)

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