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For a brief few years in the early 1990s, the NEOGEO was the pinnacle of video gaming. An elite, exclusive console that didn’t just emulate the arcade experience – as so many 8 and 16-bit consoles tried to do – it was the arcade experience, pixel for pixel on your TV at home.
Born in the days before polygons, the NEOGEO was a staunchly 2D system that gave birth to some of gaming's most iconic franchises such as Fatal Fury, THE KING OF FIGHTERS, Samurai Shodown and of course Metal Slug.
NEOGEO: a visual history is the first officially licensed NEOGEO art book of its kind released in the English language. A visual celebration of all things NEOGEO, it’s crammed full of beautiful visuals split into dedicated chapters, including Hardware, Box Art, Character and Concept Art and Pixel Art. The imagery has been collated and photographed the from all over the world, which has been handpicked to appear in this unique and exclusive volume. NEOGEO: a visual history also features official interviews with key staff integral to the NEOGEO’s history, including producer Yasuyuki Oda, artist Tatsuhiko Kanaoka (Falcoon) and composer Hideki Asanaka (sha-v).
The book weighs in at a healthy 400 pages in length, A4 in size and available in hardback only. Metallic gold ink is used throughout and the binding employs thread rather than glue, so it will be much more durable and can open flat, minimising imagery lost in the binding. Produced using the very best in print techniques, it will happily grace any gamer's coffee table.
NEOGEO: a visual history promises to be a real collector’s item for all fans of the NEOGEO system and of classic gaming in general. It provides a fascinating insight into the world of the mystical NEOGEO console – something that was so unobtainable for many of us back in the ’90s.
400 pages, 210mm x 297mm, Metallic gold ink used throughout, Lithographic print, Hardback, Sewn binding, Gold foil blocked cover and spine, shrink wrapped.
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A must have for snk lovers
Top quality, high production values book. With a very detailed write up on the history of SNK/NEOGEO, which actually made for a fascinating read (I was only their for the art in the first place). Really makes you appreciate what pioneers SNK were in the arcade (and early console) heyday and how through amazing creativity in gameplay design and art, SNK cemented themselves into the history of gaming. The teenager inside my heart with a NEO GEO Pocket Colour and a Dreamcast playing import JP SNK games is over the moon with this book. Would highly recomend.
Bitmap Books continues to impress
Another brilliant addition to the Bitmap Books catalogue. Well-researched and full of interesting facts about SNK and the Neo-Geo. Oh, and artwork to die for :)
This is a fantastic, well made book which I would thoroughly recommend. It is packed full of interesting information and beautiful artwork. Delivery was quick and the item was well packaged to ensure it arrived in perfect condition.