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119 Reviews   |  
“An absolutely gorgeous tome” IGN
“A very impressive book” Kotaku 
“Metal Slug has the official book it deserves” Nintendo Life
“Chock-full of incredible artwork” Retro Gamer Magazine
“An Outstanding Tribute” The Gamer 


Metal Slug: The Ultimate History is the first officially-licenced book to document the lineage of one of gaming’s most beloved franchises.

An instant classic upon its debut in 1996, the original Metal Slug laid the foundations for an action-packed series which would become globally renowned for its tight gameplay, gorgeous hand-drawn visuals and playful sense of humour. Metal Slug has effortlessly retained these core attributes across multiple sequels and spin-offs in the years since, and this publication – the first officially-licenced and fully-endorsed book of its kind, ever – aims to not only illuminate the rich history of the franchise via hundreds of carefully curated screenshots and a comprehensive written account of its often mysterious history, but also seeks to celebrate the iconic artwork which has made millions of players fall in love with the antics of the plucky Peregrine Falcon Squad. 

To help achieve this goal, SNK has offered unprecedented access to its vast archives of high-resolution concept artwork and illustrations, some of which is being made publically available for the first time. The book also contains 11 exclusive and incredibly detailed interviews with key members of the development team, including Kazuma Kujo, Takushi Hiyamuta, Andoh Kenji and Takeshi Okui, the latter two of which have never spoken about the series previously. These insightful discussions bust myths and reveal the real truth behind the creation and evolution of this esteemed franchise, extensively covering the formation on Nazca and the truth behind Metal Slug Zero – the version of Metal Slug that existed, before Marco and Tarma, when you controlled only the SV-001 tank. The book also explores the roots of Metal Slug, looking at Irem titles In the Hunt and GunForce II and how these arcade cult classics influenced what was to come later.

Book specifications
452 pages, 210mm x 297mm, Special Pantone ink used throughout, Lithographic print, Hardback, Sewn binding, Black foil-blocked cover and spine, shrink-wrapped.

©SNK CORPORATION ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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12/13/2019
Christina P.
United States

Fast Shipping to US and Carefully Packaged

Got this as a gift and wow did it get to the US fast! I've ordered from abroad before and waited months. This got to me within the week! I would also like to mention the wonderful care they put in to wrapping the books, it arrived in perfect condition. The book itself looks great and high quality.

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12/11/2019
Tristan W.
Germany Germany

Very happy with the service

One of two orders was lost on shipping, Bitmap Books sent another copy at no additional charge. Very happy with the books! Excellent print quality!

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12/09/2019
Jacob K.
United States United States

A great amazing book for metal slug fans

The book was well protected and safe,very fast shipping, now about the book if your a hardcore fan of metal slug or just wanting to look at a amazing book with concept art this is the book for you

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12/06/2019
Scott P.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Fantastic book

A must buy. Quick and secure delivery. Highly recommended!

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12/06/2019
maria t.
Mexico Mexico

AMAZING book!

I was surprised by the care of the delivery, thanks it is an incredible book