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Before Mario Book Now Available for Pre-Order
« on: October 08, 2014, 02:30:08 AM »

A hardcover book showcasing a visual history of Nintendo’s older toys and games.

Before Mario, a new visual book about Nintendo history, is now available for pre-order from Omaké Books.

The Before Mario book focuses on Nintendo history from 1965 through 1983 and will describe, with plenty of visuals showing off the company's older products, how Nintendo evolved from a small toy manufacturer into the famous company we all know and love today.

Before Mario is written by Erik Voskuil, a well-known collector of vintage Nintendo toys, and features a foreword by Satoru Okada. Okada is a recently retired Nintendo manager known for co-creating the Game Boy, Game & Watch games, and several other pieces of Nintendo software, hardware, toys, and games.

The Before Mario book is hardcover, full-colored, 224 pages, and is both in English and French. Two versions are currently available: the first is the standard book with a white cover while the second version features a black cover, is limited to 500 copies, includes a bookmark signed by the author, and comes with an Omaké Books trading card. The contents of both versions are identical.


Those who pre-order will be shipped the book two weeks before its November 20 release date and will receive a discount on shipping. The book costs 28 Euros (approximately $35 USD) and can ship worldwide.

Those interested can pre-order from Omaké Books here. Check below to view some sample pages from the book, and make sure you visit the author’s Before Mario blog as well.