The NES Encyclopedia

Every Game Released for the Nintendo Entertainment System

Chris Scullion

The NES is one of the most iconic video game systems of all time, and is credited with ‘saving' the American video games industry in the early 80s when it looked likely to collapse.
Date Published :
December 2019
Publisher :
White Owl
Illustration :
714 color illustrations
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Binding : Hardback
ISBN : 9781526737793
Pages : 270
Dimensions : 11 X 8.5 inches
Stock Status : In stock
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781526760159
Pages : 270
Dimensions : 11.5 X 8.25 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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The NES is one of the most iconic video game systems of all time, and is credited with ‘saving’ the American video games industry in the early 80s when it looked likely to collapse.

The NES Encyclopedia is the first ever complete reference guide to every game released on the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo's first industry-defining video game system. As well as covering all 714 officially licensed NES games, the book also includes more than 160 unlicensed games released during its lifespan, giving for the first time a definitive history of this important console's full library. Written by a retro gaming expert with 30 years of gaming experience and a penchant for bad jokes, the NES Encyclopedia promises to be both informative and entertaining.

The NES continues to enjoy a strong cult following among Nintendo fans and gamers in general with wide varieties of officially licensed merchandise proving ever popular: both for older fans who remember it the first time around, and younger gamers discovering the system for the first time through Nintendo’s regular re-releases of its older games.

Nintendo’s most recent console, the Switch, is the fastest selling video game console of all time in the United States and Japan. Nintendo will be launching a variety of classic NES games for download on the system later in 2018, meaning a new audience of gamers is due to discover the NES for the first time.

About The Author

Chris Scullion first fell in love with video games over 30 years ago with his discovery of the NES at age four. 13 years ago, he turned his passion into a profession as a video games journalist, most notably as the longest-running staff member of Official Nintendo Magazine. Chris has also written for Computer and Video Games, Official Xbox Magazine, Official PlayStation Magazine, Nintendo Life, Retro Gamer, GamesMaster, Polygon, Red Bull, Vice, and The Guardian, and has appeared on the BBC News to discuss goings-on in the world of video games. In 2018 he was nominated for Best Critic by the Games Media Brit List.

When Chris was nine years old and reading The Complete Guide To Consoles, he decided he wanted to pursue a dream of one day writing for a Nintendo video game magazine and writing something definitive, like the very guides that drew him to this dream. Chris has been living the first part of his dream for the past 13 years; The NES Encyclopedia is his realization of the second part.


As a catalog of all 876 NES games, this work is unique in its breadth of coverage and will be of great interest to old-school video gamers and collectors.

- Booklist

It's not often that we check out books here at GotGame, but this opportunity seemed too good to pass up. The Nintendo Entertainment System, or as it's commonly known, the NES, is an iconic console in the gaming industry.

- Got Game

A definitive resource that is more than worthy of the title Encyclopedia

- Nintendo World Report

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