Zen Arcade: Classic Video Game Reviews

2017. Paperback and eBook. 6″ x 9″, 433 pages.

Price: $8.99 ebook, $19.99 paperback

Release Date: November 21, 2017

Available on Amazon: Zen Arcade: Classic Video Game Reviews



Do you love retro video games? Are you a veteran collector, or a young player wondering where to begin? Are you a modern game designer searching for inspiration, or a writer seeking insight? Zen Arcade collects 140 reviews of video games across six classic platforms: Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Super NES, Nintendo 64, NEC Turbografx-16, Sega Genesis and SNK Neo-Geo. Author Daniel Thomas MacInnes, a video game writer for over 20 years, guides you through this living history with intelligence, humor and wit.

Zen Arcade is a celebration of the vitality and power of classic video games to inspire and entertain. It is essential reading for fans, collectors and designers alike — the new standard for video game criticism.

Zen Arcade reviews include: Altered Beast, Bonk’s Adventure, Donkey Kong Country, Ghouls ‘N Ghosts, Golden Axe, Ice Hockey, Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Ninja Gaiden, Sonic the Hedgehog, Super Mario Brothers, Wave Race 64, and 120+ more games.

We are very excited to bring you this groundbreaking soon-to-be-classic. Available November 21, 2017.



Sample Chapters

Altered Beast (1989, Sega Genesis)

Baseball Stars 2 (1992, Neo-Geo)

Bonk’s Adventure (1990, Turbografx-16)

The Legend of Zelda (1986, NES)

Sonic 3 & Knuckles (1994, Sega Genesis)

Street Fighter 2 Turbo (1993, Super NES)

Super Mario 64 (1996, Nintendo 64)

Super Metroid (1994, Super NES)

Super Mario Brothers (1985, NES)

World Class Baseball (1989, Turbografx-16)


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