Category: Books

HG101 Presents: Japanese Video Game Obscurities

101 rare, weird and important Japanese video games Cover sketch by Thor Thorvaldson Now crowdfunding on Unbound! Japan has produced

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

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

HG101 Digest Vol. 2: Taito Arcade Classics

Cover artwork by Rusty Shackles Warning! A new HG101 book is approaching fast! The second HG101 digest comes in at 98

HG101 Presents: The 200 Best Video Games of All Time

Cover artwork by Thor Thorvaldson To Purchase: Paperbacks US Amazon: Color – $34.99 US Amazon: B&W – $12.99 UK Amazon: Color – £23.00 US

The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers: Volume 1

The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers: Volume 1 – by John Szczepaniak Volume 2 now available! The Untold History