80’s TV Games

I got this book the other day. It’s all about 1980’s TV games. TV games is what Japanese people say instead of video games. The book has lots of pictures.

It goes through every year of the 80’s and shows the gaming highlights for that year. It covers Famicom (NES), Super Famicom (SNES), PC Engine (Turbografx), and Mega Drive (Genesis).  You can’t believe how popular the Turbografx was over here. It was more popular than the Genesis. Used Turbografx systems run around 5000 yen ($50) for one that is in bad shape. The only thing I wish about this book is…that it was in English. Why can’t we have cool books like this in English.


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