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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.

Book specifications
400 pages, 210mm x 297mm, Metallic gold ink used throughout, Lithographic print, Hardback, Sewn binding, Gold foil blocked cover and spine, shrink wrapped.

Book version
This is the second edition of NEOGEO: A VISUAL HISTORY. Latest version includes an extra 8 pages.Extra spread in 'THE LATER YEARS' to cover the new releases such as the NEOGEO Mini, the SNK 40th Anniversary Collection and the 2019 reboot of Samurai Shodown. Also, Shinsetsu Samurai Spirits Bushidō Retsuden has been included within the 'PIXEL ART' section of the book.


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David M.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product
An appropriately Neo Geo sized delve into nostalgia.

Suitably big and packed with content as you'd expect from a history scouring or encyclopedia. Features that retro gaming, art and tech lovers would all enjoy. Finally gives an overlooked corner of gaming the spotlight it's deserved for too long.

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Fabrizio C.
Italy Italy
I recommend this product
Amazing quality of printing

Very nice, for all neo geo fans

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Jesse R.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Excellent Tribute!

Item was packed better than anything I've ever seen in my life. The book is fantastic, high quality and colorful. Would recommend this to anyone interested in the NeoGeo.

France France
I recommend this product

Cet ouvrage est sublime, les photos très artistiques avec beaucoup de gros plans sont superbes! Un superbe livre de collection qui ravivent plein de souvenirs d’arcade et de parties de retrogaming! Gros coup de cœur!

Michael K.
Sweden Sweden
I recommend this product
Amazing book with Amazing content!

This was a monumental piece that landed in my mailbox! Incredible well layouted and a massive overview of the system and its games. A must buy for the serious collector!