sense of nostalgia and the irresistible urge to play have combined
to make arcade memorabilia and antique arcade games one of the
hottest collectible fields of our time.
This book is filled with 447 colour
photos of the greatest games ever to hit the arcade scene - the
earliest arcades' strength testers and fortune tellers, perennial
favourites like baseball games and SKEE-BALL, wild pinball games
from the middle of the century, and modern electronic video game
like PAC MAN and Q*BERT.
While American manufacturers have
maintained a solid grip on the market, some interesting offerings
are included from manufacturers of other countries. Also included
are a section on novelty products, a detailed discussion of the
development of different game trends, a history of significant
manufacturers and designers, and a thorough price guide.
Kurtz shares tips on how to begin
moving in the arcade trading circuit, how to locate your favourite
games, and how to maintain and repair your collection. Beginning
collectors and long-time fans alike will find Kurtz's information
helpful. With its foreword by Sha-Na-Na's Screamin' Scott Simon this
book is a must-read for anyone interested in the games of
yesteryear-and of today!