The most powerful games console of the early 90s wasn't made by SEGA or Nintendo. Nothing at the time came close to replicating the true arcade experience – with compromises a-plenty on CPU or graphics. It was down to Shin Nihon Kikaku – or SNK – a small firm from Osaka, who stepped up to the mark and gave us the incredible NEOGEO AES.
NEOGEO: A Visual History from Bitmap Books is a visual celebration of all things NEOGEO! Crammed full of beautiful visuals of the hardware, characters, and concepts that made the NEOGEO the game-changing console it was. Collated and photographed from all over the world, each visual has been handpicked to appear in this exclusive book – the first officially licensed art book of its kind!
Exclusive interviews with key staff integral to the NEOGEO's history lift the lid on what it was like to work with the iconic console – including producer Yasuyuki Oda, artist Tatsuhiko Kanaoka (Falcoon) and composer Hideki Asanaka (sha-v).
NEOGEO: A Visual History weighs in at a healthy 400 pages in length, A4 in size and available in hardback only. Premium metallic gold ink is used throughout and the binding employs thread rather than glue for extra durability. The book can also open flat, displaying each page's stunning visuals in all their glory!
- Stunning visual history of the NEOGEO
- Packed full of character art and pixel art from the most iconic NEOGEO games
- Handpicked high-resolution photographs of the all-important hardware
- Interviews with key staff, integral to the system's success
- Officially licensed by SNK and complete with exclusive licensed content
- 400 pages in length, following the NEOGEO and SNK right up to present day
- A4 Hardback book made with high quality, durable print materials
NEOGEO: A Visual History is available now from FunstockRetro.co.uk! That is the good news. The bad news is that the book takes after the console if you want it in North America. It retails for £29.99 and shipping to North America is another £19.99. I have done the math for you. If you must have this in your collection, be prepared to shell out $68.11 and more if you live in Canada. It is what it is, your NEOGEO love will direct your course of action!