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Until the 1960s, Nintendo was a modestly successful company, which manufactured playing cards for the local Japanese market. Fast forward 25 years and Nintendo has become a world leader in electronic entertainment. How did this miraculous transformation come about?
BEFORE MARIO will answer that question, through a richly illustrated overview of over fifty Nintendo toys and games, that represent this crucial period in the company's history (1965 to 1983). Some of these toys appear here in print for the very first time. Together they show the path that Nintendo traversed, as it evolved into one of Japan’s most admired and valuable companies.
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Title : BEFORE MARIO (The Fantastic toys from the video game giant's early days)
Author/Photographer: Erik VOSKUIL
Foreword by: Satoru OKADA (co-creator of the Game Boy, Game & Watch and many vintage Nintendo toys)
Pages: 224 pages
Size: 20x24 cm
Quality: hard cover, 100% color.
I.S.B.N : 978-2-919603-10-7
Availability: 20 November 2014
Bilingual book (English/French)
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