Hey video game fans, there’s a new book for you to devour.

It may have been released a few weeks ago, but Jeff Ryan‘s account of How Nintendo Conquered America was just reviewed by the Wall Street Journal.

The WSJ review notes that the book isn’t quite the treasure trove of deep, intricately detailed accounts of the smallest, most specific aspects of the development of the Mario brand and image, but it’s still supposed to be a pretty decent read.

The review sums it all up with the following: Is “Super Mario” a quick, entertaining survey of Nintendo? Sure. Is this the comprehensive history it deserves? For the general reader, and especially for the buff, that princess is in another castle.

It sounds like Ryan’s book is a good overview of all things Mario, sure to appeal to longtime fans of the innovative and now-legendary series. Go pick it up at Amazon if you’re so inclined.

Have you read the book? Are you interested in this sort of account of Super Mario’s history? Leave a comment below and let us know.


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