SNK Corporation

Overview

SNK (abbreviation of Shin Nihon Kikaku [新日本企画, "New Japan Project"]) is a hardware and software company based in Osaka, Japan. It is most known for its Neo Geo family of electronic game systems manufactured during the 1990's, as well as for arcade-style game series such as Fatal Fury, Samurai Shodown, Metal Slug, The King of Fighters, and others.

SNK was founded in July 1978 by Eikichi Kawasaki. Its first game was the arcade vertically-scrolling shooter Ozma Wars (1979). Near the end of the Neo Geo family at the turn of the millennium, SNK was acquired by Aruze. On October 22, 2001, the company filed for bankruptcy. However, Kawasaki's new company Playmore, after having been awarded the intellectual rights of SNK, started to re-hire many of its employees, and was renamed SNK Playmore in 2003, effectively continuing the company's legacy.

Also Known As

  • SNK Electronics Corp. -- Original company name.

Games

Magician Lord(2010)
NeoGeo Online Collection Complete Box Jikkan(2009)
NeoGeo Online Collection Complete Box Gekan(2009)
King of Fighters Collection: The Orochi Saga, The(2008)
Samurai Shodown: Anthology(2008)
King of Fighters: Nests Collection(2008)
SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1(2008)
World Heroes: Anthology(2007)
Fu'un Super Combo(2007)
Fatal Fury: Battle Archives Volume 2(2007)
Metal Slug: Anthology(2006)
Fatal Fury: Battle Archives Volume 1(2006)
Art of Fighting: Anthology(2006)
King of Fighters: Orochi-Hen, The(2006)
Bakumatsu Roman Gekka no Kenshi 1・2(2006)
King of Fighters '94 Re-bout, The(2004)
King of Fighters '94 Re-bout (Special Edition), The(2004)
Samurai Shodown V Special(2004)
Metal Slug: Collector's Edition(2002)
King of Fighters 2002: Challenge to Ultimate Battle, The(2002)
Sengoku 3(2001)
Super Real Mahjong Premium Collection(2001)
King of Fighters 2001, The(2001)
ZuPaPa!(2001)
King of Fighters 2000, The(2000)
Densetsu no Ogre Battle: Zenobia no Ōji(2000)
Ganbare Neo Poke-kun(2000)
King of Fighters: Evolution, The(2000)
Metal Slug 3(2000)
Last Blade: Beyond the Destiny, The(2000)
SNK Gals Fighters(2000)
Fantastic Night Dreams: Cotton(2000)
Faselei!(1999)
Samurai Shodown: Warriors Rage(1999)
Koudelka(1999)
Densha de Go! 2(1999)
Pac-Man(1999)
Dive Alert: Becky's Version(1999)
King of Fighters '99: Millennium Battle, The(1999)
Fatal Fury: Wild Ambition(1999)
Metal Slug X(1999)
King of Fighters: Dream Match 1999, The(1999)
Neo Geo Cup '98 Plus(1999)
Sonic The Hedgehog Pocket Adventure(1999)
Shanghai Mini(1999)
King of Fighters R-2(1999)
Metal Slug 1st Mission(1999)
SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters' Clash - Capcom Cardfighter's Version(1999)
Fatal Fury: First Contact(1999)
SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters' Clash - SNK Cardfighter's Version(1999)

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Trivia

The NeoGeo AES console was launched in 1991 with the slogan Bigger, Badder, Better.

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