They’re a series of books that are each written as one-offs — each book is about one specific game. Sometimes they’re written by the game’s creator, and sometimes they’re not.
That’s by design: Like the jam-packed gaming stores of Tokyo’s Akihabara district, Pink Gorilla is intended to celebrate games.
Only the very nerdiest among us will be excited by the Boss Fight Books series — which is why I got very excited and bought one (on “Spelunky” by Derek Yu).
Seattle’s Pink Gorilla is a delightful, unique video game store.
Its two locations in Seattle are a pilgrimage for video game devotees, and I finally made the trip during a visit to the area earlier this year.
It outshines the hype, even.
Now that I have, I’m here to tell you: It lives up to the hype.
Upon entering Pink Gorilla, I felt overwhelmed. Despite the store’s diminutive size, it packs a pretty intense blast of video games.
Here’s what it’s like:
After hearing about it for years, I finally visited Seattle's iconic Pink Gorilla video game store. The hype is beyond justified.