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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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OA
07/14/2020
Oscar A.
Mexico Mexico
Wonderful book and packaging

The dispatch of the order was super fast and the package arrived very well protected to Mexico, transported by DHL in just 3 days. About the book, I have no words, the perfect visual history for NEO GEO fans, published in high-quality materials and with an excellent price for a premium book. A great addition to my growing collection of Bitmap Books.

OA
07/14/2020
Oscar A.
Mexico Mexico
Wonderful book and packaging

The dispatch of the order was super fast and the package arrived very well protected to Mexico, transported by DHL in just 3 days. About the book, I have no words, the perfect visual history for NEO GEO fans, published in high-quality materials and with an excellent price for a premium book. A great addition to my growing collection of Bitmap Books.

KO
07/14/2020
Ken O.
Sweden Sweden
Top notch

If you are into NEOGEO this book is for you. Top quality.

EL
07/14/2020
Eymeric L.
France France
The best on the best of the encyclopedia

It's very wonderful experiences of universe neo geo and snk corporation. Print art, style of write, picture and more are marvelous... Thank you for this beautiful Bible of snk

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JW
07/04/2020
Jimmy W.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Amazing Book covering the NeoGeo

Beautifully presented in a high quality, solid book, with great sections from details on individual games, the concept art through to in-game art accompanied by knowledgable, well written text. A fantastic read even for someone who's never seen a NeoGeo!