Classic Home Video Games, 1985–1988

A Complete Reference Guide


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About the Book

A follow up to 2007’s Classic Home Video Games, 1972–1984, this reference work provides detailed descriptions and reviews of every U.S.–released game for the Nintendo NES, the Atari 7800, and the Sega Master System, all of which are considered among the most popular video game systems ever produced.
Organized alphabetically by console brand, each chapter includes a description of the game system followed by substantive entries for every game released for that console. Video game entries include publisher/developer data, release year, gameplay information, and, typically, the author’s critique. A glossary provides a helpful guide to the classic video game genres and terms referenced throughout the work, and a preface provides a comparison between the modern gaming industry and the industry of the late 1980s.

About the Author(s)

Fulltime freelancer and pop culture expert Brett Weiss lives in Fort Worth, Texas. In addition to his reference books about classic home video games, he has written for numerous magazines and newspapers.

Bibliographic Details

Brett Weiss
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 287
Bibliographic Info: 57 photos, glossary, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2012 [2009]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6937-6
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0141-0
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii
Foreword by Bill Kunkel      1
Preface      3

Atari 7800      7
Nintendo NES      27
Nintendo NES (a)      145
Nintendo NES (b)      184
Sega Master System      217

Glossary      255
Bibliography      267
Index      269

Book Reviews & Awards

• “Professionally executed and an obvious labor of love”—Booklist

• “This is a great book…information is spot-on…100% accurate…a must-own”—Video Game Trader

• “A great tome of reference…excellent…a must-own for any avid 8-bit collector”—Retro Gamer

• “Valuable…great…succeeds with flying colors…vivid commentary and descriptions…will save you time, money and frustration”—Nintendo Age

• “Brett is a talented writer whose passion for various artistic endeavors, such as video games and music, comes through in his own work. The Classic Home Video Games series is one worth reading. Whether you grew up with these games or you’re simply looking for an entertaining history lesson, there’s a lot here to enjoy. Pick up these books and game on!”—Michael Cavacini, award-winning communications professional, writer, and professor