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SNK is a Japanese video game company. SNK stands for "Shin Nihon Kikaku," translated to "New Japan Project." Image File history File links Please see the file description page for further information. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into SNK. (Discuss) SNK-Playmore is a Japanese video game producer. ... SNK logo File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A computer game is a game composed of a computer-controlled virtual universe that players interact with in order to achieve a defined goal or set of goals. ...

The company was founded by Eikichi Kawasaki in 1978, who presided over SNK until its collapse in fall 2000, due to (purportedly deliberate) under-financing by then-parent company Aruze. SNK's properties were then scattered out amongst several other entities, from Korean-based Eolith and Mega Enterprises to Japan-based Noise Factory. However, in anticipation of Aruze's actions, Kawasaki founded a new holding company by the name of Playmore, then spent the following year chasing down the rights to these intellectual properties; as of mid-2002, Kawasaki had regained all of SNK's property -- most recently, the SNK name itself. As such, in 2003, the company name was changed to "SNK Playmore". Many of SNK's former staff, as of 2000, are currently employed at the new company. Even so, there remains mixed sentiments amongst the fan community; while some think Playmore has done a great job in handling the SNK properties, there are those who remain disgruntled over the changes made as ownership of the game franchises changed hands. 1978 was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Aruze is a Japanese pachinko and slot machine manufacturer. ... SNK Playmore is a Japanese video game company, successor to SNK. In 2001(found the company), its name is Playmore and changed to current name in 2003. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into SNK. (Discuss) SNK-Playmore is a Japanese video game producer. ...

SNK is best known for its NeoGeo video game console and arcade system, which they have been developing for since the early 1990s. The majority of their popular games were released for the NeoGeo, and some were later ported over to other more popular systems. SNK also had a few variations of the Neo-Geo, such as the Neo Geo AES, the Neo Geo CD, the Neo Geo CDZ, and the Neo-Geo 64. They also made two handheld systems, the Neo Geo Pocket and the Neo Geo Pocket Color. The original Neo-Geo console was greatly advanced for its time. ... The system, with four games The Neo Geo CD was released shortly after its cartridge-based equivalent in an effort to reduce cost. ... The Neo Geo CDZ was the same as a Neo Geo CD except that it has a larger cache and better CD head controller. ... The Neo-Geo 64 was a prototype video game system created by SNK. It was conceived to replace the companys aging, 16-Bit Neo-Geo console and was capable of rendering in true 3D, a first for SNK hardware. ... Neo Geo Pocket (Monochrome) The Neo Geo Pocket was SNKs original hand held system. ... Neo Geo Pocket Color The Neo Geo Pocket Color (or NGPC) was released in 1998 in Japan. ...

SNK PLAYMORE USA has been showing the Xbox a great deal of support with many ports of 2D games that the SCEA does not approve of. Currently, the Xbox has Metal Slug 3, SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos and an updated PS2 port of the 3D game The King of Fighters: Maximum Impact - Maniax with Maniax added onto the title. SNK PLAYMORE plans to release The King of Fighters 2002/2003, Metal Slug 4 & 5, Samurai Shodown V, The King of Fighters '94 Re-bout and The King of Fighters NeoWave. The Xbox was Microsofts first game console, released on November 15, 2001. ... Sony Computer Entertainment America is the division of Sony that markets the PlayStation family of gaming consoles. ...



The Arcade


NES Software


  • Athena
  • Alpha Mission
  • Ikari Warriors


  • Ikari Warriors II: Victory Road
  • P.O.W.


  • Guerilla War (Guevara)
  • Ikari Warriors III: The Rescue
  • Baseball Stars


  • Crystalis (God Slayer)


The Aruze Scandal

Shin Shin Nihon Kikaku

Standout Games

SNK is perhaps best known for the following games (many of which are fighting games): Screenshot of Kung Fu Master. ...

Art of Fighting (龍虎の拳: Ryūko no Ken, in Japan and in video game music archives), or AOF (or RnK in video game music archives) for short, is a fighting game series created by SNK. It is one of the many SNK series that ties into The King of Fighters. ... Screenshot Athena is a arcade game, produced and published in 1987 by SNK. It was later ported to the NES. Only the NES version has been released in North America. ... Baseball Stars is a 1988 baseball game that was produced for the NES by SNK. Baseball Stars became a major hit in many countries worldwide, particularly in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. ... Crystalis gameplay screenshot Crystalis is an action Role-playing video game produced by SNK in 1990 for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). ... Fatal Fury (餓狼伝説: Garou Densetsu, meaning Legend of the Hungry Wolf, in Japan) is a fighting game series developed by SNK for the Neo-Geo system. ... Notes First game to use rotary joysticks Ikari Warriors is a 1986 arcade game by SNK (manufactured in the United States by Tradewest). ... The King of Fighters (or KOF for short) is a Japanese fighting video game series by SNK that debuted in 1994. ... The Last Blade (月華の剣士: Gekka no Kenshi), or LB for short, is a fighting game series created by SNK. The game takes place during the Bakumatsu era of Japan, and also has a take on Japanese mythology. ... Metal Slug is a series of action-shooter video games for the Neo-Geo game console created by SNK. It has also been ported over to other consoles, such as the PlayStation, the Sega Saturn, the Neo Geo Pocket Color and more recently the Game Boy Advance and Xbox. ... Super Sidekicks, series of football (soccer) video games made by SNK for its console, the Neo-Geo. ... Samurai Shodown (Samurai Spirits in Japan), or SS for short, is the name of a fighting game series by SNK. It is considered to be the premier 2D weapons fighter, and is one of the best-known video games created by SNK. This series also started SNKs reputation for... The SNK vs. ...

See also

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SNK vs. series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (488 words)
The SNK vs. series is a collection of video games by either Capcom or SNK in which characters that appear in games created by both of these two companies.
The "vs. series" terminology originates from the fact that many of these games (but not all) are fighting games, while SNK is added to distinguish itself from Capcom's other vs.
There were two versions of this game: SNK and Capcom, indicating the game with the higher amount of characters from that company.
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