The Legend of Konami book

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By Feiraco

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27-08-2013, 09:23

Hi, did anyone order the book at Matra? I am charged €23.05 for shipping.

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By OeiOeiVogeltje

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27-08-2013, 18:03

23 Euro sounds a bit steep

By Feiraco

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27-08-2013, 18:14

I approached Bitwise Web Headquarters and they will ship in The Netherlands for €4,50.

By ray2day

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27-08-2013, 18:47

I bought it on the MSX Nijmegen fair, so no shipping cost for me...
Very nice, beautiful & amazing book. Makes me happy! Smile

By black hawk

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28-08-2013, 14:31

I also want to buy this book, but 14.80 EUR shipping to Germany is unbelievable ... Question

By Akiguchi

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28-08-2013, 15:31

I think about 15 euros might be right, though I don't know how big the book is. Here in Finland the cheapest package price to Europe is 20 euros, registered letter up to 1000 grams 19.30 euros and priority maxi-letter up to 1000 grams 14.30 euros. Normal letter must be under 3cm width and I can't believe this book is so small that it will fit under that measurement. If it is indeed so small, then I guess the postage is overpriced. I have sold couple of books at Ebay and I know what I'm talking about. Wink

By black hawk

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28-08-2013, 17:33

Hmmm ... I checked the price sending a 2.000 Grams package from Germany to Spain. The result: 8,90 EUR via DHL.

By jltursan

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28-08-2013, 18:40

So you must ask about the possibility of sending it through DHL or any other private courier. Correos is not cheap, look at the standard international rates: Paquete Internacional económico

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By Feiraco

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31-12-2016, 13:35

There was some discussion in the https://www.msx.org/forum/msx-talk/general-discussion/konami... topic on this book.

Personally I lik the Legend book a lot, mainly because of the fantastic design. All pages are in full colour and every Konami game has its own specific pictures. It gives a great impression of the days that Konami games ruled the world of MSX.

The English text contains a lot of language flaws. It probably was written by someone from Brazil or Spain. The strange thing is that some sentences are of a high standard, but others contain very basic mistakes. Even some (unintented, I hope...) crucial ones, when the word 'nigger' is used for a black figure in Hyper Olympics.

Of course, there are not a lot of books written on MSX games, so I am delighted to have this book and would recommend it. If there would be a second edition, I'd advise the authors to involve an English native for some corrections.

By wimpie3

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31-12-2016, 18:34

Visually this book is perfect. I can imagine the amount of work that went into that... However, there isn't a lot to read. No background story, no controls explained, no maps. Only two pages per title and lots of info on bootlegs. I'm glad I have this book but it has its flaws.

By Feiraco

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11-05-2017, 10:22

It seems there is a second edition after the book sold out. I hope that they read about my advice on language ;-)

https://twitter.com/star2024/status/862460397877694464/photo/1

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