Bitmap Books Opens Preorders For Their Atari 2600/7800: a visual compendium Book

Bitmap Books Shows Lots of Love to Atari with the Atari 2600/7800: a visual compendium, which you can preorder now!

Bitmap Books are now accepting preorders for their upcoming Atari 2600/7800: a visual compendium book.

Atari 2600/7800: a visual compendium aims to showcase the very best pixel art, cover art and product design on each system. Spread over 528 pages, it features over 200 classic games, with articles on the leading third-party developers, interviews with key figures in the industry and features on subjects, such as cover art, prototypes and homebrew releases. 

Before you head on over to preorder your copy, let us break down the different versions for you:

The hardback version is 528 pages.  It includes a 170mm x 230mm, 3mm protective board slipcase with lenticular fascia, Lithographic print, sewn binding, spot varnish cover, and a spot varnished dust jacket.

Then there’s the collectors edition! Limited to just 1,000 units, Bitmap Books have devised a special Collector’s Edition of Atari 2600/7800: a visual compendium that comes with a free bookmark, A2 2600 Blueprint poster, A2 7800 Blueprint poster and a pack of 5 postcards – each one featuring an iconic Atari game. Note that the posters come rolled in a heavy duty tube and the postcards come within a polythene bag for protection.


A softback book is also available.  Each book will include a PDF version of the book as well.

Books are due to ship this April.

This will be the seventh visual compendium from Bitmap Books. Previous titles in the series have focused on the Commodore 64Commodore AmigaZX SpectrumNES/FamicomSNES/Super Famicom and SEGA Master System.

Head on over to Bitmap Books and preorder your copy!

Mike Vito has been a slave to gaming ever since playing his grandfather's Atari 2600. A collector of all things retro, his main focus is obtaining a full NES collection. Being a father has rekindled his spirit for Nintendo and he now spends most of his time teaching his daughter about the games of yesteryear. Check out his other work in Pat Contri’s Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the SNES Library. Follow him @veryevilash on Twitter Current favorite games: Air Zonk, NHL Hitz 2003, Castlevania Symphony of the Night, & Super Dodgeball.

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