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The “Coin-Op: The Arcade Guide” has been in the making for roughly 8 years now, I wanted to create a visual-heavy book dedicated to Coin-Op arcade games, and so this book was born. It features a huge collection of amazing arcade titles in one book for the very first time, ranging from the ’80s to the ’90s. This second book from me (Darren Doyle) & Greyfox Books will pay a huge tribute to this incredible and fascinating pastime we all loved during our childhood and even now into adulthood. These classic Coin-op arcade games have made a remarkable comeback in recent years, becoming very popular once more through emulation or even Mini Arcade cabinets.
The Coin-Op: The Arcade Guide is the first for a book specialising in the visual aspect of classic arcade games never represented in this manner before. The full premise of this book is to produce a visually rich experience based on multiple genres of classic arcade titles.
The book will be split into 9 chapters to cover all areas of the Coin-Op gaming scene in a fully-fledged hardback book. Chapters in the book will cover:
Side-scrolling Beat’em up games, Arcade Driving games, Arcade Shoot’em’ ups, Arcade Action games, Miscellaneous arcade games, Obscure arcade games, Arcade Horror inspired games, 1 vs. 1 Fighting games, Arcade Hall of Fame, Interviews, and two amazing gate-fold outspreads.
With over 100 classic arcade games covered, each one has its own bespoke layout to showcase each game in all its visual beauty. We have some amazing arcade trivia for you in here too and some exclusive interviews and much more ensuring a premium publication with a word count of 60,000 – 70,000 words. I have also included some really neat bespoke ideas that you will discover as read the book, but that will have to remain a surprise for now. The main aim is to produce the book in an A4 annual-sized orientation. I believe it would be criminal to have it any smaller than this and it will feature the following specifications:
- Annual Size format
- Book size: 8.5” x 11.5
- Book Cover: Gloss finish
- Paper stock: 140-150gsm page thickness
- Page count: 300 pages + endpapers (imagery)
- Print quality: Satin Silk Finish (highest finish)
- Binding: thread-sewn bind
- Weight: 2.066kg
Games listed in the book.
64th street – Alien vs Predator – Cadillacs & Dinosaurs – Double Dragon – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Kung Fu Faster – Shadow Warriors – Violent Storm – Tiger Road – WWF Wrestlefest – The Simpsons – Golden Axe – Chase H.Q. – Cisco Heat – Enduro Racer – Outrun – Pole Position – Rally – X – Road Blasters – Spy Hunter – Stun Runner – Super Hang-on – Super Sprint – Virtua Racing – Super Offroad – Galaga – Gunbird – Parodius da – Raiden – R-type 2 – Shock Troopers – Star Blade – Thunder Blade – Xevious – Zaxxon – Time Pilot – Scramble – Aliens – Joust – Black Tiger – Ghost ‘n’ Goblins – Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom – Strider – Rastan – Rolling Thunder – Shinobi – Sunset Riders – Alien Storm – Contra – Arkanoid – Commando – Bubble Bobble – Dig Dug – Dragons Lair – Gauntlet – Operation Wolf – Return of the Jedi – Tapper – Track ‘n’ Field – Tron – Wonderboy in Monster Land – Pac-Land – Chicken Shift – Psycho-Nics Oscar – Domino Man – Monster Maulers – Snap Jack – Laser Ghost – Timber – Blazer – The Astyanax – Bogey Manor – Chiller – Night Slashers – Evil Night – Haunted Castle – Space Gun – CarnEvil – Splatterhouse – House of the Dead – Beast Busters – Crypt killer – Karate Champ – Street Fighter – Mortal Kombat – Fatal Fury 2 – Virtua Fighter 2 – Street Fighter 2: The World Warrior – The King of Fighters ’94 – Tekken – Samurai Showdown – Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors -Final Fight – Galaxy Force 2 – Out Runners – Out Zone – Marble Madness – Ikaruga – Wonder Boy – Superman – Battle Zone – Undercover Cops – Toki – Major Havoc
Plus 64 Mini arcade reviews of the best arcade games of the 1980s and 1990s like Afterburner, Midnight Resistance and much more.