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Know the Score

Know the Score coverKnow the Score: Video Games in Your High-Tech World

Submitter: When I found this book, I happened to glance over at the kids gaming on our computers–our slim, stream-lined computers and thought WOW! This should have been pulled years ago! I guess if someone wanted a laugh, they could flip through this book. Isn’t photo #3 the wizard from ‘Big’?? Haha.

Holly: I’m sure we posted this book in the early days of ALB, but darned if I can find the post. If it’s still lingering in libraries, it’s worth posting again! Continue reading

Game Boy Strategies of Yesteryear

Game Boy Strategies coverUltimate Unauthorized Nintendo Game Boy Strategies
Sandler and Badgett

Submitter: While weeding through the 700s in the juvenile section of a public library, I came across this title clearly written for the 1st generation Game Boy.  The graphics in the book made me laugh and brought back memories of my childhood.  Some games include “NBA All-Star Challenge,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” and of course the ever popular “Tetris.”  This book is perfect for people in their 30s, but definitely not appealing for children today.  Maybe it will have better use in the Nintendo World Store in Manhattan displayed next to the old gaming systems.

Holly: The University of Michigan Computer & Video Game Archive might have a use for this.  Your basic public library youth section? Not so much.  Is the quality of this book really this poor, or are the scans not doing it justice? It looks like photocopied pages and bad screen shots.

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