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Thread Author: Sensi
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NEOGEO: A VISUAL HISTORY (BOOK)
Sensi
Hi guys,

Bitmap Books releases a (art) book about our beloved Neo.
I discovered it somewhat late at Neo-Geo.com this week, so it's no surprise the special editions are sold out.

You can order your copy at:

https://www.bitma...al-history

Bought it last thursday as a pre-order, but it has already been sent Smile
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Basashi King
heya sensi,

i think im gonna get myself one of those, too. if you get time, tap out a few of your thoughts on the book here! id be interested to hear what you make of it.
 
RiKo
I came late to this too (via NeoGeo.com) but managed to get a Collectors Edition. Mine arrived yesterday. I really like it so far. A very luxurious and heavy book, with glossy photos and scans. Perfectly suits the Neo Geo system. It's definitely more of a coffee table book than a heavy-on-written-content book. But there is still a good amount of that too.

Given it has the SNK licence I would have liked to have seen a bit more detailed information on the development of the Neo Geo hardware and the design of specific games. There are a few interviews with SNK staff (Falcoon etc) but they don't really go into that area. Anyway just a minor criticism.

I'd definitely recommend this. Book has a great smell too Thumbs Up
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Sensi
Thanks for your replies guys! Offcourse I will share my thoughts about it, no worries.

Nice to hear you like it RiKo. Getting the Collector's Edition is a bonus, it would also be my first choice regarding the little step up in price.
Would be indeed nice to have some more info about the games/hardware, but this is perfect if you want a bundle of Neo games and history in one (art)book.

I couldn't receive the book today being not at home, but next friday I will pick it up.
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Henke
Mega Edition arrived today, yay!
 
Sensi
Picked up the book yesterday. The cover is beautiful and the book itself is heavy, giving a nice feeling you have something in your hands. The engraved, golden letters are awesome! I also like the use of black with gold in the first section.

Looking at the photos of the hardware, some are a little too dark. Some are more of the same, more variation would have been welcome. I like the little info in the upper section of the page. Some facts were totally new for me, great to know.

I like this book a lot. What are your thoughts? Please share them, thanks!
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Murikov
I got the book yesterday as well. I think it's fantastic. It's perfectly crafted with lots of love and dedication.

I particularly like the mix of hardware photos, sketches, pixel artwork and background information. All very aesthetic.

I think so far I like the photos about rather obscure trivia most, like SNK's marketing campaigns and so on. I didn't know SNK launched a f***ing Zeppelin to the skies to promote Samurai Shodown II. LOL

RiKo wrote:
Book has a great smell too

^ This. Thumbs Up

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