NEOGEO: A Visual History

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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 to be released in the English language. A pictorial celebration of all things NEOGEO, it’s crammed full of beautiful images split into dedicated chapters, including Hardware, Box Art, Character and Concept Art, and Pixel Art. This imagery has been collated and photographed from all over the world, then 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 is 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 × 297mm. Edge-to-edge high quality lithographic print. Metallic gold ink used throughout. Hardback, Sewn binding for enduring quality and the ability to lay flat for ideal double-page image viewing. Gold foil blocked cover and spine. Shrink wrapped. Free PDF for viewing on the go.

Reprint updates
This latest reprint of NEOGEO: A Visual History, includes an extra 8 pages. An extra spread in THE LATER YEARS covers new releases such as the NEOGEO Mini, the SNK 40th Anniversary Collection and the 2019 reboot of Samurai Shodown, and a ‘PIXEL ART’ addition covers Shinsetsu Samurai Spirits Bushidō Retsuden.

Includes interviews with:
Hideki Asanaka (sha-v), Brian Hargrove, Tatsuhiko Kanaoka (Falcoon), Massimiliano Macri, Yasuyuki Oda and Frazer Rhodes.


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Mark B.
United Kingdom
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Exceptional quality and customer service.

What an impressively professional company with customer care at it’s heart. I am very impressed with this book as it is extremely well compiled with gorgeous artwork. I had a slight issue with the binding on my first copy but it was replaced in a heartbeat without hesitation. Second copy is flawless and arrived the following day. I’ll definitely be buying more from Bitmap Books �

United States United States
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Great Neo Geo Book

I recently got my first Neo Geo AES and have been delving into learning everything I can about the system. This is a great book that highlights beautifully the Neo Geo systems and it's library. This book gets me in the mood to play!!! I would recommend for any fan of the Neo Geo!! The book was packaged with care and arrived in perfect new condition as always from bitmapbooks.

Brazil Brazil
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Outstanding for SNK fans

I'm really impressed with the material and the content quality. It's quite a book for a hardcore SNK fan as I am.

Hector E.
United States United States
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A Great Book!

Bitmap has the best books about video games,the quality and information are very accurate,I’m having a lot of fun reading this book,if you are an old school Neo Geo gamer and fan,this book is for you.

miguel o.
United States United States
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Love SNK

If you love anything SNK this books is for you, details of games their story plus more. just buy it!!