Category: Books

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: 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: 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

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 2

The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers Volume 2 – Yakuza, Robots and the PC Engine – by John Szczepaniak

HG101 Digest Vol. 1: Strider and Bionic Commando

Hardcore Gaming 101 Digest Vol. 1: Strider and Bionic Commando Cover artwork by Rusty Shackles Introducing the first HG101 digest! This

HG101 Presents: The Unofficial Guide to Konami Shooters

Cover artwork by Rusty Shackles Shoot the core! Hardcore Gaming 101 Presents: The Unofficial Guide to Konami Shooters includes 154 pages with full