Category: Books

HG101 Presents: Arcade Cult Classics

Cover artwork by Rusty Shackles Ever play an arcade game from decades ago that you saw once and never saw again?

The Untold History of Game Developers: Volume 5

The Untold History of Game Developers Volume 5 is a spin-off of The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers trilogy.

HG101 Digest Vol 8: The Bride of Retro Horror

Now available just in time for Halloween!

HG101 Digest Vol. 7: Metroid and Kid Icarus

Nintendo’s Metroid series has become one of the most influential in the video gaming sphere, to the point where it’s responsible for the whole “Metroidvania” subgenre. Learn about the history of this sci-fi classic, as well as its star Samus Aran, in this Nintendo-themed HG101 digest.

HG101 Presents: The Guide to Beat-Em-Ups: Vol. 1

Cover artwork by Mike Morrocco Cover artwork by Rusty Shackles Now available! Paperback (Rusty Cover – Color): Amazon US: $25.00 Amazon UK:

A Guide to Japanese Role-Playing Games

Welcome to the world of Japanese Role-Playing Games! Video role-playing games, adapted for computers from their pen-and-paper forebears, have been

Retro Game Super Translation Selection II

A sequel to the first Retro Game Super Translation Selection book originally published in 2017, this volume analyzes even more lines of dialogue from classic video games, compares how they were localized, and includes some explanation for the business or cultural reasons surrounding such changes.

The NES Endings Compendium: Years 1985 – 1988

By Rey Esteban The Video Game Museum presents the NES Endings Compendium, covering the finales of Nintendo Entertainment System games

HG101 Presents: The Guide to Shoot-Em-Ups: Vol. 2

Blast off again and check out the second in HG101’s line of books on shoot-em-ups! This volume features the works of Namco (Xevious, Dragon Spirit), Toaplan (Tiger Heli, Truxton, Batsugun), Raizing (Sorcer Striker, Battle Garegga, Terra Diver), and Psikyo (Strikers 1945, Samurai Aces), as well as several other arcade and console shooters like Trouble Shooter / Battlemania, Gaiares, Phalanx, and more!

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