This Is The Best Video Game Manual I Have Ever Seen

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You can love a good old-fashioned video game manual for any number of reasons. It might be enormous, like Falcon 3.0's, or slightly crazy, like Star Wars'. Rarely, though, are they genuinely beautiful.

Not like this. This is the manual for the Sega Master System version of Fist of The North Star, released in Japan in 1986 (where the console was known as the Mark III, which while we're on the subject is also my favourite all-time console design). You could frame each page and hang it on a wall, and I'd pay to go see it. The red print, the clear iconography, the magic rabbit, it's all incredible.

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Hokuto no Ken (北斗の拳) - Japan Manual [SMS Power, via VGJunk]


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el_pablo65
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The original Fallout game manual is one of my all time favorites.

Not to be confused with the Fallout 3 pamphlet, this was a spiral bound masterpiece filled with info, wit, and humor. Still have it and the original disks. They don't make them like they used to.