Category: Books

HG101 Presents: The Unofficial Guide to Shin Megami Tensei and Persona

Cover artwork by Jonathan “Persona” Kim & Chris “Black” Flores Beginning as a 1986 science fiction/horror novel, Megami Tensei has since

HG101 Presents: Wrestling with Pixels

Cover artwork by Rusty Shackles Authored by Audun Sorlie Over 300 games across two dozen machines, pachinko machines in the smokiest

The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers Blu-Ray

Now available on Amazon for $23.99 Author and journalist John Szczepaniak spent three months travelling around Japan, interviewing over 80

HG101 Digest Vol. 6: Namco Arcade Classics

Cover artwork by Thor Thorvaldson Now available! To Purchase: Paperbacks US Amazon – $17.99 US Amazon: Kindle – $5.99 UK Amazon – £17.00 UK

HG101 Digest Vol. 5: Treasure

Now available! This book covers the work of cult classic developer Treasure, plus several other related titles!

HG101 Presents: Japanese Video Game Obscurities

101 rare, weird and important Japanese video games!

HG101 Presents: Épopée – Tales from French Game Developers

By Thomas Ribault Now available! Amazon US Paperback – $20 Amazon US Kindle – $9.99 Amazon UK Paperback – £16 Amazon UK

HG101 Digest Vol. 4: Star Fox and F-Zero

Our latest book, covering Star Fox, F-Zero, and several other topics, is now available for purchase!

HG101 Digest Vol. 3: The Guide to Retro Horror

Cover artwork by Rusty Shackles Now available! Hardcore Gaming 101 is proud to present The Guide to Retro Horror! Within these

HG101 Presents: NES Cult Classics

Now available! Cover artwork by Thor Thorvaldson Whenever anyone thinks of the best developers on the Nintendo Entertainment System, the most

The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers: Volume 3

The third and final volume of The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers is complete! It’s 423 pages and features

HG101 Presents: Retro Indie Games Vol. 1

Cover artwork by Kaibuzetta With the introduction of Steam and other digital download services, the indie game development scene has greatly

HG101 Presents: The Complete Guide to the Famicom Disk System

By Kurt Kalata and Dustin Hubbard Released in 1986, the Famicom Disk System was an attachment for Nintendo’s 8-bit console

Verb/ose: A Personal Analysis of the Graphic Adventure Game Genre, By Duncan R. Piasecki

By Duncan R. Piasecki  The adventure game genre goes back to the late 1970s, but what makes a good one? This

HG101 Presents: Contra and Other Konami Classics

Cover artwork by Rusty Shackles UNOFFICIAL AND UNAUTHORIZED. Let’s attrack aggressively! Contra and Other Konami Classics, brought you to by long-standing

Retro Game Super Translation Selection

By Hanenashi Error Localization is a tricky business, especially due to the myriad of differences between both the English and Japanese

HG101 Presents: The Guide to Shoot-em-Ups: Vol. 1

Blast off and check out the first in HG101’s line of books on shoot-em-ups! Volume 1 covers over fifty titles from the glory days of the 80s and 90s, by such legendary developers as Compile (Zanac, Aleste / Power Strike, MUSHA, Space Megaforce, The Guardian Legend), Hudson (Star Soldier, Gate of Thunder, Sapphire), Technosoft (Thunder Force, Hyper Duel), Irem (R-Type, X-Multiply, Dragon Breed), Cotton, Rayxanber, and several other individual titles like Recca, Magical Chase, Coryoon, and Gleylancer. Featuring a cover inspired by the works of Naoyuki Kato, who illustrated the Japanese artwork for The Guardian Legend.

HG101 Presents: Sega Arcade Classics Vol. 2

Cover artwork by Thor Thorvaldson Get ready to re-enter the world of Sega! The long-awaited Sega Arcade Classics Vol. 2 delves

The HG101 and Sonic & Sega Fan Jam 2016 Fanbook

Master System Cover Sonic Variant Cover Cover artwork by Doryan Nelson Produced in conjunction with SegaBITS, and this fanbook was created to

HG101 Presents: Data East Arcade Classics

Cover artwork by Rusty Shackles Are you a bad enough dude to buy this book? Hardcore Gaming 101 Presents: Data East

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