It's incredible that not so long ago a book such as this could be published. There's nothing wrong with the idea of it--brief reviews and miniature strategy guides was also the format of Jeff Rovin's excellent How to Win at Nintendo Games series, after all--but there are only twelve games included in the book, and the entries are far from thorough.
The average entry contains one full-page screenshot and about two pages of text, half of which is a description and review, and half tips, passwords, and trivia. The reviews are brief sketches at best. The tips are often useless, too; for Tetris, Lampton offers:
Another tip informs us that the line piece, though rare, is useful. Gee, thanks.
The 'Fascinating Factoids' are no better. From the entry for Ninja Gaiden:
Nice story. It'd be nicer if it were true. The gaiden (外伝) in the title means, roughly, 'side story'. There is a word gaiden (外電) meaning telegram, but it's not the one that is used in the game's title. Better luck next time.
In the future, I'll take a look at Rovin's work for an example of this kind of book done right. As for this one--well, don't trust it more than any random blog on the internet, I suppose.