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About The Video Game Collector's Field Guide (updated 28 June 23)

Updated: Jun 28

How the Game Collector Field Guide started:


I LOVE VISUAL CHECKLISTS. I absolutely do and not enough of them exist. For the average and hardcore collector out there, a visual checklist or even just a list of games really puts into perspective how much media is out there for a given video game console. Collecting video games is hard enough but for a completionist of game sets or subsets, collecting without a list is a fool's errand.


During the beginning of COVID back in 2020 and right after Kickstarting the First Edition of the Video Game Console Collector's Field Guide, I found myself with an abundance of free time. As a fun side project I started to make visual checklists for some of the obscure game consoles that I personally collect for such and the Gizmondo, Nuon, Tapwave Zodiac, etc. I did this because to my knowledge, no one else has. Just like the console guide before it, I never intended to make a full on published book but as I got deeper and deeper into my personal project, it only made more and more sense to try and do so.



THE VIDEO GAME COLLECTOR'S FIELD GUIDE

FOUR VOLUME SET


VOLUME ONE A - O


VOLUME TWO P - Z


VOLUME THREE NINTENDO


VOLUME FOUR INDEX



RULES TO THIS GUIDE

  • No game variants (unless I felt like including them :P)

  • Lists over 200 games might not get the full picture treatment. It was entirely up to my discretion whether or not I would include pictures of certain libraries. There are books out there that focus solely on certain libraries that I would recommend over my book if you want in depth information about the games within.

  • All lists were checked and cross checked against at least 3 sources if possible.

  • I live in the US and don’t collect any UK/European games. I’m sorry UK/European aficionados but I didn’t include many (if any) UK libraries in the visual checklists.

  • I included some obscure consoles but not ALL obscure consoles. Some of them are simply too difficult to find reliable information on.

  • Homebrews & reproductions are in their own bonus section in the back of Vol. 4.

  • No visual libraries until after it’s considered a “dead” console. If I included anything it was by mistake or I simply broke my own rule.

  • Omissions or mistakes in these lists are possible. I did everything in my power to try and ensure that these are the most complete lists available. If you find anything amiss please just know that I did my best to give you the most complete collector guide ever made thus far. And if you aren’t satisfied with my product, by all means please make a better one!


TABLE OF CONTENTS - VOL 1


· ATARI 2600

· ATARI 5200

· ATARI 7800

· ATARI JAGUAR

· ATARI JAGUAR CD

· ATARI LYNX

· ATARI XEGS

· BALLY ASTROCADE

· BANDAI DESIGN MASTER

· BANDAI PLAYDIA

· BANDAI WONDERSWAN

· BANDAI WONDERSWAN COLOR / SWANCRYSTAL

· CASIO LOOPY

· CASIO PV-1000

· COLECO COLECOVISION

· COLECO TELSTAR ARCADE

· COMMODORE AMIGA CD32

· COUGAR USA COUGAR BOY

· ENTEX ADVENTURE VISION

· EPOCH CASSETTE VISION

· EPOCH SUPER CASSETTE VISION

· FAIRCHILD CHANNEL F

· FUJITSU FM TOWNS MARTY

· FUNTECH SUPER A’CAN

· GAMEPARK GP32

· GCE VECTREX

· MAGNAVOX ODYSSEY2

· MATTEL HYPERSCAN

· MATTEL INTELLIVISION

· MICROSOFT MSX

· MICROSOFT XBOX

· MICROSOFT XBOX 360

· MILTON BRADLEY MICROVISION

· NEC PC-FX

· NEC SUPERGRAFX

· NEC TURBOGRAFX 16

· NEC TURBOGRAFX CD

· NOKIA N-GAGE


TABLE OF CONTENTS - VOL 2


· PANASONIC 3DO

· PIONEER LASERACTIVE

· PIONEER PALCOM + MSX

· RCA STUDIO II

· SAMSUNG NUON

· SEGA MASTER SYSTEM

· SEGA GENESIS

· SEGA 32X

· SEGA CD

· SEGA SATURN

· SEGA DREAMCAST

· SEGA GAME GEAR

· SEGA PICO

· SNK NEO GEO AES

· SNK NEO GEO CD (JAPAN)

· SNK NEO GEO CD (USA)

· SNK NEO GEO X

· SNK NEO GEO POCKET / POCKET COLOR (USA)

· SNK NEO GEO POCKET / POCKET COLOR (JAPAN)

· SONY PLAYSTATION LONGBOX

· SONY PLAYSTATION

· SONY PLAYSTATION COLLECTOR’S EDITIONS

· SONY PLAYSTATION GREATEST HITS

· SONY PLAYSTATION FIGHTER’S EDGE

· SONY PLAYSTATION 2 GREATEST HITS

· SONY PLAYSTATION 2 SEGA AGES 2500

· SONY PLAYSTATION 2 ORETACHI GAME CENTER ZOKU

· SONY PLAYSTATION 2

· SONY PLAYSTATION 3

· SONY PLAYSTATION PORTABLE GREATEST HITS

· SONY PLAYSTATION PORTABLE

· SONY PLAYSTATION VITA

· TAPWAVE ZODIAC

· TIGER GAME.COM

· TIGER R-ZONE

· TIGER TELEMATICS GIZMONDO

· WATARA SUPERVISION

· WELBACK HOLDINGS MEGA DUCK

· WORLDS OF WONDER ACTION MAX

· ZAPIT GAME WAVE


TABLE OF CONTENTS - VOL 3


· NINTENDO NES

· NINTENDO SNES

· NINTENDO 64

· NINTENDO 64DD

· NINTENDO IQUE

· NINTENDO GAMECUBE

· NINTENDO WII

· NINTENDO WII U

· NINTENDO GAME & WATCH

· NINTENDO GAME BOY

· NINTENDO GAME BOY COLOR

· NINTENDO GAME BOY ADVANCE

· NINTENDO VIRTUAL BOY

· NINTENDO POKEMON MINI

· NINTENDO DS

· NINTENDO 3DS

· NINTENDO PLAYCHOICE

· NINTENDO SUPER SYSTEM

· NINTENDO VS. SYSTEM


TABLE OF CONTENTS - VOL 4


GAME LIBRARY CHECKLISTS


· APPLE PIPPIN

· ATARI 2600

· ATARI 5200

· ATARI 7800

· ATARI JAGUAR

· ATARI JAGUAR CD

· ATARI LYNX

· ATARI XEGS

· BALLY ASTROCADE

· BANDAI DESIGN MASTER

· BANDAI PLAYDIA

· BANDAI WONDERSWAN

· BANDAI WONDERSWAN COLOR / SWANCRYSTAL

· CASIO LOOPY

· CASIO PV-1000

· COLECO COLECOVISION

· COLECO TELSTAR ARCADE

· COMMODORE AMIGA CD32

· COUGAR USA COUGAR BOY

· ENTEX ADVENTURE VISION

· EPOCH CASSETTE VISION

· EPOCH SUPER CASSETTE VISION

· FAIRCHILD CHANNEL F

· FUJITSU FM TOWNS MARTY

· FUNTECH SUPER A’CAN

· GAMEPARK GP32

· GCE VECTREX

· MAGNAVOX ODYSSEY2

· MATTEL HYPERSCAN

· MATTEL INTELLIVISION

· MICROSOFT MSX

· MICROSOFT XBOX

· MICROSOFT XBOX 360

· MILTON BRADLEY MICROVISION

· NEC PC ENGINE + CD

· NEC PC-FX

· NEC SUPERGRAFX

· NEC TURBOGRAFX 16

· NEC TURBOGRAFX CD

· NINTENDO FAMICOM

· NINTENDO FAMICOM DISK SYSTEM

· NINTENDO NES

· NINTENDO SNES

· NINTENDO 64

· NINTENDO 64DD

· NINTENDO IQUE

· NINTENDO GAMECUBE

· NINTENDO WII

· NINTENDO WII U

· NINTENDO GAME & WATCH

· NINTENDO GAME BOY

· NINTENDO GAME BOY COLOR

· NINTENDO GAME BOY ADVANCE

· NINTENDO VIRTUAL BOY

· NINTENDO POKEMON MINI

· NINTENDO DS

· NINTENDO 3DS

· NINTENDO PLAYCHOICE

· NINTENDO VS. SYSTEM

· NOKIA N-GAGE

· PANASONIC 3DO

· PHILIPS CD-i

· PIONEER LASERACTIVE (US)

· PIONEER LASERACTIVE (JAPAN)

· PIONEER PALCOM + MSX

· RCA STUDIO II

· SAMSUNG NUON

· SEGA SG-1000/SG-3000

· SEGA MASTER SYSTEM

· SEGA GENESIS

· SEGA 32X (US)

· SEGA 32X (JAPAN)

· SEGA 32X (EUROPE)

· SEGA 32X (BRAZIL)

· SEGA CD

· SEGA SATURN

· SEGA DREAMCAST

· SEGA GAME GEAR

· SEGA PICO

· SNK NEO GEO AES (USA)

· SNK NEO GEO AES (JAPAN)

· SNK NEO GEO CD (USA)

· SNK NEO GEO CD (JAPAN)

· SNK NEO GEO X

· SNK NEO GEO POCKET / POCKET COLOR (USA)

· SNK NEO GEO POCKET / POCKET COLOR (JAPAN)

· SNK NEO GEO POCKET / POCKET COLOR (EUROPE)

· SONY PLAYSTATION LONGBOX

· SONY PLAYSTATION

· SONY PLAYSTATION COLLECTOR’S EDITIONS

· SONY PLAYSTATION GREATEST HITS

· SONY PLAYSTATION FIGHTER’S EDGE

· SONY PLAYSTATION 2

· SONY PLAYSTATION 2 GREATEST HITS

· SONY PLAYSTATION 2 SEGA AGES 2500

· SONY PLAYSTATION 2 ORETACHI GAME CENTER ZOKU

· SONY PLAYSTATION 3

· SONY PLAYSTATION 3 GREATEST HITS

· SONY PLAYSTATION PORTABLE

· SONY PLAYSTATION PORTABLE GREATEST HITS

· SONY PLAYSTATION VITA

· TAPWAVE ZODIAC

· TEXAS INSTRUMENTS TI99/4A

· TIGER GAME.COM

· TIGER R-ZONE

· TIGER TELEMATICS GIZMONDO (EUROPE)

· TIGER TELEMATICS GIZMONDO (USA)

· WATARA SUPERVISION

· WELBACK HOLDINGS MEGA DUCK

· WORLDS OF WONDER ACTION MAX

· ZAPIT GAME WAVE


BONUS CONTENT


SAMPLE PAGES












The Video Game Collector's Field Guide has not yet gone to print but is about 90% complete weighing in at 4 books totalling about 2400 pages total. I plan on Kickstarting these books in mid-2023.

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