Submitted by Jackhass 340d ago | opinion piece

An Ode To Instructions: Why I'll Miss Video Game Manuals

The coming of a new generation of always-on, super-connected consoles surely spells doom for the humble video game manuals, which is a shame, because video game manuals used to be a real art form. (Bubsy, Culture, Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!, Retro, StarTropics, Super Mario Bros., Super Metroid, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time)

shodan74  +   340d ago
I used to really enjoy reading game manuals. The best offered cool little bits of extra background and detail to the gameworld, and had a distinctive tone/style. The one for the PS version of Doom really sticks in my mind because of that.
Software_Lover  +   340d ago
I miss manuals, but they started getting real cheap with them. Nothing really enjoyable. PS2 and Xbox had some great game manuals.
TheOneYouHate  +   340d ago
I still have the box and manual for super Mario bros 3 :-)
sonicsidewinder  +   340d ago
They smelt great.
Auron  +   340d ago
I loved the way brand new Super Nintendo boxes smelled.
eye no toe fu  +   340d ago
LMAO, I thought I was the only one who would smell new game manuals. That's one thing I began to miss greatly this gen - the dwindling of quality game manauls. Curse you technology!
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