The Best Game Manual I’ve Ever Seen

The Best Game Manual I’ve Ever Seen

You can love a good old-fashioned video game manual for any number of reasons. It might be enormous, like Falcon 3.0s, 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.

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



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