Pix 'N Love's History of Nintendo Book Part 1 Now Available

Pix-N-Loves-History-of-Nintendo-Book-Part-1-Now-AvailablePlaying retro games is one thing, but how much do you know the history behind them? Pix 'N Love's recently translated 240 page History of Nintendo book features every last drop of information about the early days of the Japanese juggernaut, accompanied by a wealth of imagery showcasing their rich past.

While Pix N' Love's The History of Nintendo was translated a while back, it's only as of recent that the retro game book publishers have setup HQ in the UK. Since arrival the company has taken liberty to make sure that their encyclopedia of Nintendo's past will be more readily available for the masses.

So for those who are only just tuning in, what does this book offer? Being the first in the series, this volume travels as far back as possible to the origins of Leave Luck To Heaven by starting off with the various toys and playing cards Nintendo manufactured from 1889 onwards. The pages then traverse forward towards the more recent 1980, venturing into the wonderful world of Game & Watch.

With the next book in the series set to cover the most important decade to date in Nintendo's history, 1981-1991, you can bet there will plenty more to be reading up to do in the near future. Until then, you can expect to see The History of Nintendo Part 1 in the likes of HMV, Travelling Man, Forbidden Planet and various online stores for just £24.99.

So how much do you really know about Nintendo?

Link: Pix N' Love Publishing

Last Updated ( 09 September 2011 )  


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(Link to this comment) cusser 2011-09-09 19:26
looks like it could be a good read. i haven't read a video game based book in ages. "ultimate history of videogames" and "Power-up" both have a fair amount of Nintendo history. It would be nice to read a bit more about their earlier years.
(Link to this comment) PageVGP 2011-09-09 19:29
it still amazes me that Nintendo used to make Hanafuda cards when the started. I have a set!
(Link to this comment) gunstarhero 2011-09-10 08:38
I got the book from my wife for Christams lasy year. I still haven't put it on the shelf with my other videogame books as I'm always looking through it. It's certainly one of the best reads I've had the pleasure of experiencing in the last year.

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