Konami's MSX Legacy: the unofficial story now available

Konami's MSX Legacy: the unofficial story now available

van Thom op 06-01-2019, 14:18
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Wim Dewijngaert, or wimpie3 here on MRC, is best known for his contributions to MSX Club Magazine and "The Big Peeks, Pokes and Tricks" book series (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) . More than 3 years ago, he started writing "Konami's MSX Legacy: the unofficial story".

With some help by the MSX-community the result can only be considered to be his magnum opus. This book provides an overview of all the hardware and software released by Konami on the MSX, including comparisons, screenshots, tips, tricks, facts and figures.

A staggering 840 pages in full color means it's the thickest book ever published on an MSX related subject. It can now be ordered through Amazon. However, as the book is "print on demand", it will take approximately 1-2 months before shipment takes place.

Prices (excluding P&P) may fluctuate, but indications are given below:
40-45 GBP
45-50 EUR
195-200 BRL
50-55 USD
3500-4000 RUB

Get your wallets out, now.

Order here:
Amazon UK
Amazon BR
Italy
USA
Amazon DE
Amazon ES

Related links:
Youtube video showing the book

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Reacties (103)

Van Alexey

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06-01-2019, 16:59

While I appreciate the hard work, a huge book full of screenshots is sold for 50 Euros? I would better buy a PDF version directly from the author (but for half the price).

Van valkyre

Champion (411)

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06-01-2019, 17:38

I suppose it's a matter of preference, l would always choose the hard copy Wink

Van Samor

Paragon (2023)

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06-01-2019, 18:39

Seems strange it's not available in the Netherlands...

Van Thom

Hero (546)

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06-01-2019, 18:45

I ordered my copy on January 04th and Today I got an e-mail from Amazon:

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Please be advised that we have a revised delivery date for the items you ordered on January 04 2019

Dewijngaert, Wim "Konami's MSX Legacy: the unofficial story"
Estimated arrival date: January 30 2019 - March 04 2019

You have not yet been charged for this item. We do not debit money from your payment card until just before your items are dispatched. We will send you a dispatch confirmation email on the date of dispatch.

Van Samor

Paragon (2023)

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06-01-2019, 18:48

Through amazon uk? Uh well ok, inconvenient but I'll have a look....

Van Tamagozawari

Rookie (18)

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06-01-2019, 19:25

I'll wait until it's available through Amazon Spain or Germany and we have reviews from the people who actually received it. At the moment only the UK site seems to accept orders, and if the system is gonna be 'print on demand', I can't understand why it can't even be 'demanded' from the others.

Van turbor

Champion (424)

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06-01-2019, 20:09

wh&*%t?!
After shipping costs and pound->euro conversion the total would be EUR 56,90?
That is the most expensive book I have ever ordered.

Van wimpie3

Master (249)

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06-01-2019, 20:42

Yes guys it's expensive. But my profit on this book is literally 0,0 euro. I'm giving it away for free after three years of hard work. 50 euro is simply the price you have to pay for such a huge book. If anyone can give me a better option, feel free. Most of you guys wanted a hardcopy book and not a PDF version (on which I probably make profit and get something in return). You should be realistic here guys, the price is as low as it can go and only covers the printing costs.

Van hamlet

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06-01-2019, 20:50

50 Euro is of course not peanuts but cheap in the world of printed books.
We are used to pay 100 of euros for hardware, aren't we?
And this is hard- not software. It's a book.
The price is a-ok and thank you wim for this masterpiece.

Van Samor

Paragon (2023)

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06-01-2019, 20:54

The price isn't a problem for me, just a bit surprised I have to go via a UK retailer for this.

If you can make more money off a pdf, by all means go for it.

Van wolf_

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06-01-2019, 21:06

Perhaps there can be a reasonable price reduction when ordering in batches of, say, ten?

Van wimpie3

Master (249)

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06-01-2019, 21:19

I have zero influence on where the book can be bought. It has an official ISBN number so in theory you could even order it from your local book store.

Van Edevaldo

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06-01-2019, 22:02

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Yes guys it's expensive. But my profit on this book is literally 0,0 euro. I'm giving it away for free after three years of hard work. 50 euro is simply the price you have to pay for such a huge book. If anyone can give me a better option, feel free. Most of you guys wanted a hardcopy book and not a PDF version (on which I probably make profit and get something in return). You should be realistic here guys, the price is as low as it can go and only covers the printing costs.

Considering it is a print on demand book it is really cheap.

Thanks a lot for making that possible!

By the way, if I wanted to order it and make sure you get more than zero for it, is there a way?

Thank you!

Van Edevaldo

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06-01-2019, 22:08

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While I appreciate the hard work, a huge book full of screenshots is sold for 50 Euros? I would better buy a PDF version directly from the author (but for half the price).

If I took 840 pages of screenshots it would cost way more than that...
But you can always take yours for free.

Van Wolverine_nl

Paladin (1018)

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06-01-2019, 22:50

Great work!
Small question, will there be any copies for sale on the fair in february, or only online? Smile

Van Manuel

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06-01-2019, 23:56

Alexey wrote:

While I appreciate the hard work, a huge book full of screenshots is sold for 50 Euros? I would better buy a PDF version directly from the author (but for half the price).

Calling this a book full of screenshots is not fair... There's much more in it than screenshots, I can promise you.

Van santiontanon

Paladin (803)

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07-01-2019, 02:26

woah!! That's a huge book!!!! working remote for the whole of this year, so not going to order it just yet. But as soon as I get back home in July, a copy of this is going to be on my bookshelf for sure! Smile

Van TheKid

Paladin (806)

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07-01-2019, 08:11

I tried to use the amazon and amazon uk links, but they seem not to be correct. I try to seach for it but can't find it. Who has the correct link.

Van Pencioner

Paladin (906)

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07-01-2019, 08:42

Van wimpie3

Master (249)

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07-01-2019, 09:11

Proud to announce the book reached position 32 in Amazon's Best Sellers in PC & Video Games, which is quite amazing for a book on MSX games. Thank you all for ordering!

For this who can't find the book, use Amazon's search engine and search for the ISBN number: 1644673525

Van bobby

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07-01-2019, 09:57

Thank you for creating this book, it looks like the ultimate coffee table book that reflects a big part of my youth. Looking forward to receiving it Smile

Van Alexey

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07-01-2019, 11:48

Manuel wrote:
Alexey wrote:

While I appreciate the hard work, a huge book full of screenshots is sold for 50 Euros? I would better buy a PDF version directly from the author (but for half the price).

Calling this a book full of screenshots is not fair... There's much more in it than screenshots, I can promise you.

In the video showing the book there was very little text and a lot of full page screenshots. I am pretty sure that there are some useful hints and maps inside the book. I am in no way trying to criticize the author's hard work. But I think he would get more profit if he would be selling the PDF directly to those who wanted to have it. I would be one of them. But now all the profit goes to the publishing house.

Personally I dislike having any books in my hands because they are bulky and don't have the search function, so I always prefer a PDF or another electronic format.

Btw, this book is not available on the German Amazon for some reason...

Van TheKid

Paladin (806)

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07-01-2019, 12:03

Thanx for the links

Van Arom77

Resident (63)

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07-01-2019, 12:56

Not available either on French Amazon but I hope it will be soon Smile
Thanks a lot for this masterpiece!

Van wimpie3

Master (249)

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07-01-2019, 13:36

I can assure you there is a LOT of text in the book.

For those who have ordered the books through Amazon, I see their orders have arrived at the printing company. So rest assured, you WILL get the book.

Van Bert2011

Rookie (24)

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07-01-2019, 14:27

I cannot find the book on amazon uk, spain, germany.
I wait for germany, i order always there.
I prefer pdf......

Van hamlet

Scribe (2353)

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07-01-2019, 14:38

Me is waiting for Germany, too.

Van Thom

Hero (546)

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07-01-2019, 14:41

Search for "Konami's Legacy".

I can't wait to get my hands on it. I don't buy real books anymore these days (only e-books for my Kobo), unless they're special and loaded with pictures. I don't think I would be very excited about a pdf-version of this book.

Van wimpie3

Master (249)

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07-01-2019, 14:57

Just put 1644673525 in the search field on amazon.co.uk and you'll find the book. For now, it's not available on .DE (don't ask me why, I don't see the logic behind this).

Van uberjack

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07-01-2019, 16:36

I love the idea (and will most likely order it at some point), but a preview PDF would work much better to give us an idea of what the book is like. The YT video is way too zoomed in, and the pages are flipped way too quickly for it to be useful.

Please consider a preview PDF with a sample of 10 or more pages.

Van wimpie3

Master (249)

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07-01-2019, 17:40

I've already shown plenty of preview pages in other threads here on the forum, but if there is a special need I can indeed create a preview PDF. Some people on the forum have already read the book, you can ask them if it's worth the money or not.

Van MichelM

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07-01-2019, 18:14

I agree with uberjack; a preview PDF, or being able to view inside the book through Amazon, would definitely be very nice to get a better idea of the book.

Van Thom

Hero (546)

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07-01-2019, 19:21

These are the preview pages made by wimpie3 I could find on the forum:

Van MsxIsAlive

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08-01-2019, 02:33

I saw some images from MSX Magazine. Are they for grabs?

Van MsxIsAlive

Supporter (6)

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08-01-2019, 02:39

I'm interested in the PDF version too. Let me know!

Van Lazzeri

Champion (261)

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08-01-2019, 09:30

Tried to ordem on Amazon Brazil and it shows as “unavailable”.

I’ll try later this week. Worst case scenario, I’ll get it from Amazon UK later on.

Van bas.alicante

Resident (43)

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08-01-2019, 10:38

Said "unavailable" earlier this week, but it's working now on the Spanish Amazon site too.

Link to the book on amazon.es

It costs €48,36 with Prime, printing and delivery takes 1 - 3 months apparently.

Looks great. Might get me a copy! Cheers Wim.

Van Alexey

Guardian (2228)

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09-01-2019, 11:55

I've seen that a few people were interested in the PDF version. I am not sure the author can sell it directly because usually the publishing house gets all the rights to distribute the content.

I would still like to buy the PDF version of the book if that is possible.

Van Uninteresting

Expert (92)

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08-01-2019, 20:56

Ordered my copy; that'll be my third coffee table book after a Megadrive one and the Art of Point & Click Adventure Games. Maybe a bit too big for the purpose actually, but I think my couch table can handle it.

Van QBee Sam

Master (196)

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09-01-2019, 10:21

wimpie3 wrote:

Yes guys it's expensive. But my profit on this book is literally 0,0 euro. I'm giving it away for free after three years of hard work. 50 euro is simply the price you have to pay for such a huge book. If anyone can give me a better option, feel free. Most of you guys wanted a hardcopy book and not a PDF version (on which I probably make profit and get something in return). You should be realistic here guys, the price is as low as it can go and only covers the printing costs.

I've just ordered my copy, thank you very much for your fantastic job!!!

Van journey

Champion (353)

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09-01-2019, 14:19

Ordered on December 19th
From Amazon Italy

Just received an email from amazon:
Estimated delivery between 14 and 16 january

Yeah! Smile

Van Meits

Scribe (5439)

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09-01-2019, 14:57

I'm not much of a bookshelve person and quite much in favour of a PDF with its zoom and ctrl+f advantages. When(if)ever that's possible (watermarks are no problem) I'd surely buy one... For now I think it's too much hassle for a format (paper) I don't value. Learning that the author does not get a cent for the hard work makes me want to buy a PDF straight from the author even more so he at least can take the wive out for diner.
If amazon does not allow the author to do so, I can image. I could respect the choice not to sell "grey" PDFs. But then again, how would amazon ever find out.

I've not yet seen a reply (here) of Wim concerning this. I'd like to know for my, an a couple of others, sake. I wouldn't mind throwing € 30 euros at the (watermarked) PDF.

Van wimpie3

Master (249)

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09-01-2019, 15:37

A PDF won't happen in the near future. The majority of all readers here wanted a printed version... and thinking of it, a PDF file will also be copied in a matter of seconds, people will be able to copy texts and republish them elsewhere... nah... perhaps later. First enjoy the "real deal".

Van ren

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09-01-2019, 16:45

First of: congrats on realizing the book.

So how does this work, does the printing company periodically print a number of books, or does it wait until a certain no. of orders are received, or a combination of those 2 perhaps?

Wolverine_nl wrote:

Small question, will there be any copies for sale on the fair in February, or only online? Smile

Yeah, would be great to have some (well, I think you could go for at least 20?) copies @ Nijmegen fair. I'm pretty confident (talking a bit on his behalf now.. Wink) hamlet, as stand holder, would be happy to play middleman(?)

Another thing I was wondering about: is it just okay to use all these images / Konami copyrighted material? ('Fair use'?) (I assume you don't have official clearance/approval from Konami, right?) (Simply interested Smile)

Van Manuel

Ascended (15539)

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09-01-2019, 16:51

Anyone who would go for 20 copies to bring to the fair would have to pay them first, so this is a 900 euro investment...

Van wimpie3

Master (249)

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09-01-2019, 17:43

@ren Good point. Entire magazines are filled these days with info on old eighties games and none of them have licenses. The book is an unofficial work of journalism, which is clearly mentioned in the book. There are of course screenshots and box shots of the game in the book, and if Konami really wants, I suppose they can ask me to stop selling the book. So be it. It's a possibility. But then again, they didn't do that with the Mantra Konami book.

Van Ivan

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09-01-2019, 19:20

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hat with the Mantra Konami book.

They are called Matra Smile

Van wolf_

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09-01-2019, 22:05

I can certainly understand the kick of releasing a real book. That's about every writers' big wet dream, a real paper book. Cool

Van PhilipsMSX

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12-01-2019, 09:26

Ordered from Amazon.uk from Jan 6. Not ship yet for Switzerland.
Not available in Amazon.fr.
So Happy because obviously these times not so many books about MSX.
The Konami book from Spain "Matra" now sold out, was great then I can imagine this one excellent with maybe few informations about games not released (Tentochito, Break-Shot) Nishi

Van MichelM

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12-01-2019, 18:48

The price for the book has suddenly gone up to $92.67 on Amazon USA. Very weird.

Van MichelM

Expert (72)

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12-01-2019, 18:57

To whoever wrote the initial article on the book: The links to the "The Big Peeks, Pokes and Tricks" book series (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) in the article are all referring to the first book only.

Van wimpie3

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12-01-2019, 19:41

The book is not for sale in the USA. The price you see there is from a UK bookstore shipping the book from England to the USA.

Van Lazzeri

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13-01-2019, 12:33

Ordered mine from Amazon UK. 9 pound postage to Brazil.

Amazon USA crossed the 100 dollars barrier; Amazon Brazil apparently won´t handle it.

Ordering from UK was the cheapest, most straightforward way.

Van Thom

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13-01-2019, 14:24

My copy will arrive within a couple of days Running Naked in a Field of Flowers

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We are pleased to report that the following item will dispatch sooner than expected:

Dewijngaert, Wim "Konami's MSX Legacy: the unofficial story"
Previous estimated arrival date: January 30 2019 - March 04 2019
New estimated arrival date: January 16 2019

MichelM wrote:

To whoever wrote the initial article on the book: The links to the "The Big Peeks, Pokes and Tricks" book series (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) in the article are all referring to the first book only.

I'm afraid that's my fault. However, I cannot change it.

Van hamlet

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13-01-2019, 14:47

I did. Thanks for the wink!

Van MSXArnhem

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13-01-2019, 23:02

I like MSX. I like Konami games. (If only I had more time...) And I definitely like books, especially "old fashioned" hard copy books. So this 840 page hard cover "ultime" MSX Konami book immediately drew my attention.

I already have the Matra MSX Konami book which I really like. But this new book looks much more impressive. So no surprise I ordered a copy at Amazon.co.uk. It was GBP 41,65/EUR 45,40. Shipping to The Netherlands was GBP 4.52/EUR 4,93.

Van TheKid

Paladin (806)

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15-01-2019, 16:54

yup, ordered 3 copies for an uncle, nephew and myself. It's too bad none of that money goes to wim. Expected delivery date is 29 januari - 12 februari. So that is going to be stalking the mailman the couple of weeks Smile

Van bas.alicante

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16-01-2019, 14:11

Just got this message from Amazon Spain. It translates to: We'll deliver the book next week - Hurray!

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Hola:

¡Tenemos buenas noticias! Podemos conseguir esta parte de tu pedido antes de lo prometido inicialmente:

Dewijngaert, Wim "Konami's MSX Legacy: the unofficial story"
Fecha de llegada estimada previa: 05 de febrero de 2019 - 19 de marzo de 2019
Nueva fecha de llegada estimada: 23 de enero de 2019 - 24 de enero de 2019

Van raymond

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17-01-2019, 20:08

hamlet wrote:

Me is waiting for Germany, too.

Me too, but unfortunally it is still not there yet Crying

Van raymond

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18-01-2019, 09:47

I had contact with the Amazon support department and it is listed now on the German site Big smile

However, you cannot order it yet... Sad

amazon.de

Van hamlet

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18-01-2019, 11:14

Thanks man! Order complete!

Van wimpie3

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18-01-2019, 13:20

Available on Amazon France as well, and also on BOL.COM for those living in Belgium and The Netherlands.

For those ordering on Amazon, I haven't seen any reviews yet :-)

Van raymond

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18-01-2019, 13:37

wimpie3 wrote:

Available on Amazon France as well, and also on BOL.COM for those living in Belgium and The Netherlands.

For those ordering on Amazon, I haven't seen any reviews yet :-)

Ordered via bol.com Big smile

Van Pencioner

Paladin (906)

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18-01-2019, 14:05

I'm still waiting for delivery. It has been dispatched but not arrived yet

Van bobby

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18-01-2019, 20:57

Received my copy of the book today (via Amazon UK). Paper, printing and binding are of good quality. Content-wise I am very impressed. The book is extremely detailed/thorough and of got tons of box art, screens, maps and textual descriptions. You can call it a magnum opus indeed Smile Thanks for the great work Wim!

Van svBEERs

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21-01-2019, 16:13

Hello!

Seems to be unavailable now at amazon.es Sad
Any plans to have new stock?

Van bas.alicante

Resident (43)

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22-01-2019, 12:38

Mine arrived today from Amazon Spain. I'm pretty sure I'll never need another book on MSX Konami games ever again; It's absolutely stunning. Thanks Wim!

Van wimpie3

Master (249)

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22-01-2019, 19:11

Amazon seems to pull back the book. It's only available in the UK for the moment. I'm not sure why.

Van Pencioner

Paladin (906)

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22-01-2019, 20:24

I think there's issues on manufacturing quality and packaging. I have received my book today, it is alittle bit crumpled at one corner because of improper packaging and also have stains of glue on the front. I'm not sure if i just try to remove glue stains and get used to corner (it is not too much, but noticeable), or try contacting Amazon and ask for replacement. I remember someone on forum got simiilar issue. But it seems that might be the reason for book is not being available (i think replacement in UK is much easier because of low postage costs while for outer lands it is quite a loss)

@Wim: the book is great, thank you again! I think i might try playing some games which i passed aside after reading Wink

Van wimpie3

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23-01-2019, 08:09

Van bas.alicante

Resident (43)

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23-01-2019, 11:53

Packaging from Amazon Spain was definitely crap. It came tossed in a box with no wrapping or protection. The box was bigger than the book in all dimensions, so it must have been bouncing around during the entire transport. A little bit of damage was visible on the corners. But all in all I was very surprised it wasn't worse than that.

There also was just a tiny bit of glue ( or something else ) on the cover. Really have to look at it in the right light at the right angle to see it.

So I'm not going to ask for a replacement. It's not 100% perfect, but perfectly acceptable. And I'm very pleased with it Cool

Van raymond

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23-01-2019, 16:40

My copy should arrive on February 8th...

Van jsepl

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24-01-2019, 07:43

My copy will be delivered today, ordered on Jan 9th. I'll keep you informed, I'm very excited!!!!

Van jsepl

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25-01-2019, 06:43

Received it, it's wonderful!!!! Very, very good work, @wimpie3!!! And I thought I knew a lot of things about Konami games, how wrong I was!!!!

About Amazon Spain packaging...Mine arrived just as stated by like bas.alicante, but at least they added a SMALL piece of wrapped paper inside the box to try (TRY!) to minimize damage from transportation. Of course, that didn't happen; corners are a bit damaged.

Van svBEERs

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25-01-2019, 10:00

Let me say that the book is really-really-really amazing and it´s worth every page but be careful with “Amazon Spain”. I had no choice (after a looongg internal fight against myself) and I had to return it.

Here some pictures how I received:

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The worst of everything was the comment of the delivery man when my wife asked for the “outsides” condition: “Who cares! It´s just a book!".

Obviously I leave my feedback in the site two days ago but I think that they´re not too much interested in post it.

Yesterday I´ve received a message that the book is available again …… probably the same I return.

I´m, planning to order through other sites now.

Van Pencioner

Paladin (906)

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25-01-2019, 11:19

@svBEERs I have exactly the same packaging and damages and glue marks as you posted, though i ordered via UK amazon, so i'm not sure if ordering at other site helps... still i decided that it is not that bad and kept the book (again, color printing 800 pages for this price is almost impossible to find btw)

Van svBEERs

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25-01-2019, 12:08

So seems to be a problem with Amazon everywhere Sad

Van wimpie3

Master (249)

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26-01-2019, 12:57

Great news guys, Amazon is back in full force. The book is available on almost every Amazon store except the USA.

Van Arom77

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26-01-2019, 16:07

Available on Amazon USA too if I'm correct

Van Manuel

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26-01-2019, 17:16

Ah, ordering at Amazon.de is quite a lot cheaper than bol.com! Smile

Van Manuel

Ascended (15539)

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27-01-2019, 15:25

Ordered!

Van wimpie3

Master (249)

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29-01-2019, 15:56

Nice (honest) review over here:
https://www.destructoid.com/--540350.phtml

I do wonder what he means with "a visual glitch in the Salamander maps". I don't see it.

As for the rest, I'd like to thank you all for sending me your remarkt. I'll add them to the first revision, which will probably be published in April (WITH a whatsnew.txt so you don't miss out on what has been added if you already ordered the book).

Van wimpie3

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29-01-2019, 17:58

OK, found the glitch... :-) Will be corrected.

Van Uninteresting

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29-01-2019, 18:01

@wimpie3
I confess to being the "reviewer" (I try not to call my blogs reviews); I didn't look through the book with enough care or fact-checking to call it a review in my opinion. I haven't played even a quarter of the games covered in the book, and I didn't make that clear enough in the blog post.

The "visual glitch" is in my copy on pages 491 and 492. I just sent you an image of what I mean by e-mail. I doubt the red strip on the side that looks 1:1 match to Operation 3A is intentional. The red strips on both pages even have the "4" from the text "CHAPTER 4".

Van wimpie3

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29-01-2019, 19:03

@uninteresting We've been in contact in the mean while, thanks.

A new request for the upcoming update: does anyone have コンピュータビリヤード, which is the Japanese version of Sony's Computer Billiards? That box is missing in the book and I need a picture from the side of the box. I'm unable to find one.

I'm also looking for a good picture of the metal version of Hyper Shot.

Van Tamagozawari

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31-01-2019, 21:18

My copy arrived today. Same crappy Amazon packaging as others reported previously: a hole in the cardboard, the book loose inside the box, a corner damaged and glue stains on the cover.

Van Bas040

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31-01-2019, 22:25

@Wimpie3, I can send you (this week end) pictures of JE 502, the metal version of Hyper Shot.

Some small remarks:
KV2 MSX mini euro is missing
Not only Nemesis 2 but also Salamander came with telephone cards

Van Lazzeri

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01-02-2019, 01:57

Just got my book. Amazing work, Wimpie3, you should indeed be proud. :-)

(yes, package was a mess too. Come on, Amazon!)

Van wimpie3

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01-02-2019, 06:06

The phone cards of Salamander are mentioned in the book, right?

Van Bas040

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01-02-2019, 11:32

Oops, you're right, missed it...

Van uberjack

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27-02-2019, 05:07

Just got my copy. Exceeded expectations - thank you!
It cost me ~$40 less to buy it from amazon.co.uk than local (I'm in the US) - even with the international shipping cost. As others mentioned, mine arrived in a mangled package as well (though the book was OK, luckily).

Could I suggest a Table of Contents for a future revision (unless I missed it?)?

Thanks again

Van wimpie3

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27-02-2019, 16:10

You missed it. At the end of the book.

Van black hawk

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27-02-2019, 22:06

I got my copy two weeks ago. I bought it from blackwells in uk. The package was perfect and it came very fast. Great book!

Van uberjack

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03-03-2019, 05:04

By the way, in the section for Cabbage Patch Kids, the game is listed as having been only released in Japan. However, generation-msx lists a European release, even includes some photos: https://www.generation-msx.nl/software/konami/cabbage-patch-...

Van wimpie3

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03-03-2019, 10:06

I think the info on Generation MSX is wrong, but if someone has a European Cabbage Patch Kids, please speak out.

Van Feiraco

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20-06-2019, 17:21

Hi Wimpie3, is the revised version already out there? I'd love to acquire the updated version :-).... Thanks!

Van hamlet

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20-06-2019, 17:45

I bought another one in early may, which was still the first revision.

Van Thom

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21-06-2019, 13:41

Slightly off-topic, but not unrelated:
The latest issue of the UK magazine Retro Gamer features an article about 50 Years of Konami.

Van cklayman

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21-06-2019, 14:10

wimpie3 wrote:

Nice (honest) review over here:
https://www.destructoid.com/--540350.phtml

Firefox would not display the page, states "Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead". Even clicking "Accept the risk and continue" does not display the page

Van Meits

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21-06-2019, 14:19

That's not due to firefox. Here the page shows in firefox.

Van FiXato

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21-06-2019, 18:44

Uninteresting wrote:

I confess to being the "reviewer" (I try not to call my blogs reviews)

Do you have any control over the colour scheme of your blog, or is that all Destructoid? If you do, I would suggest increasing the contrast between fore- and background colour a bit, as that would improve legibility some. Smile

Van Uninteresting

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28-06-2019, 20:02

@FiXato: I think some -- but the background is white on Chrome and black on Firefox, so I'm not going to touch it Smile . A bit too often the site feels like the duct tape is coming apart... there was (is?) a period this year when the image upload to blogs was broken. There's some trouble staying signed in. Comments weren't visible in quickposts when viewed different ways...