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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Tommie H.
I recommend this product

Just awesome!

The quality of the book was top notch, and even though I never owned a NEOGEO myself, this was some really nice reading! It is really noticeable that the guys spend a lot of effort and care in making everything just perfect. I could not be more satisfied than this!

United States United States
I recommend this product

Brings back memories...

I remember as a kid wanting this system so badly. A rich kid in the neighborhood had it and it made him the most popular at the time. Years later I bought a jamma cabinet and put in a neo Geo 6 slot board and bought all the games I loved in my youth. This book vividly brings back all those memories and adds a lot of background history and details I didn't even know about. The pages are beautiful and I love all the art work. If you even just like neo Geo I think you'll love this book!

Moises G.
Spain Spain
I recommend this product

The best books

Is rellay fantastic all in him. I wish more books like this.

Philip N.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

NeoGeo Visual History

This book is amazing. Highly recommend to Neo Geo fans. Book is very high quality and shipping is fast and well packaged.

Dawn W.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Awesome book

All good Loved it