History Creator / SNK

9th Jul '16 1:04:34 AM Basara-kun
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* ''Buriki One'' (1999)

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* ''Buriki One'' ''VideoGame/BurikiOne'' (1999)
4th Jul '16 11:26:48 PM X2X
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* {{Foil}}: Usually to Creator/{{Capcom}}, but around 2015-2016, they became this to Creator/{{Konami}}. SNK was known for its shaky history, including its bankruptcy and rebirth as SNK Playmore, while Konami was a steadier company with a lot of A-games. However, around that year, Konami came under fire by fans and other developers alike due to controversial decisions and the move to the pachinko business, abandoning their A-grade video game industry. On the contrary, SNK Playmore instead abandoned their pachinko venture and made a full return to video game development to the point of returning to their old name (just SNK) and logo, and continued to improve ''The King of Fighters XIV'', [[TaintedByThePreview which suffered lackluster reception on its earlier graphics showcase]; now, it's considered to be a major improvement compared to the initial build and could even prove a match for Capcom's fighting game juggernaut ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV''. SNK has been considered by some as "Anti-Konami" this way.

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* {{Foil}}: Usually to Creator/{{Capcom}}, but around 2015-2016, they became this to Creator/{{Konami}}. SNK was known for its shaky history, including its bankruptcy and rebirth as SNK Playmore, while Konami was a steadier company with a lot of A-games. However, around that year, Konami came under fire by fans and other developers alike due to controversial decisions and the move to the pachinko business, abandoning their A-grade video game industry. On the contrary, SNK Playmore instead abandoned their pachinko venture and made a full return to video game development to the point of returning to their old name (just SNK) and logo, and continued to improve ''The King of Fighters XIV'', [[TaintedByThePreview which suffered lackluster reception on its earlier graphics showcase]; showcase]]; now, it's considered to be a major improvement compared to the initial build and could even prove a match for Capcom's fighting game juggernaut ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV''. SNK has been considered by some as "Anti-Konami" this way.
3rd Jul '16 1:51:01 PM X2X
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* FollowTheLeader - A lot of SNK's pre and early UsefulNotes/NeoGeo games were clones of what was popular at the time. Compare ''VideoGame/FinalFight'' and ''Burning Fight'', ''VideoGame/{{Xevious}}'' and ''Alpha Mission'', ''Hang-On'' and ''Riding Hero'', ''Twin Hawk'' (or, depending which way you look at it, the ''[[VideoGame/NineteenFortyTwo 19XX]]'' series) and ''Ghost Pilots''... etc.
** DuelingGames - As noted above, SNK was ''the'' big-name [[TheRival rival]] of Capcom back in the 1990s. This rivalry was plasmed [[VideoGame/SNKVsCapcom in the most predictable way possible]].
* {{Foil}}: Usually to Creator/{{Capcom}}, but at around 2015-2016, they become this to Creator/{{Konami}}. SNK was known for its shaky history, including its bankruptcy and rebirth as SNK Playmore, while Konami was a steadier company with a lot of A-Games. However, around that year, Konami came into under fire of ire by fans and other developers alike due to controversial decisions and the move to Pachinko business, abandoning the A-Grade video game businesses. On the contrary, SNK Playmore instead abandons their Pachinko venture and makes a full return to video game development to the point of returning to their old name (just SNK) and logo, and continues to improve ''The King of Fighters XIV'', which suffered lackluster reception on its earlier graphics showcase, now it's considered improving a lot and even matching Capcom's fighting juggernaut ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV''. SNK has been considered by some as 'Anti-Konami' this way.

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* FollowTheLeader - A lot of SNK's pre and early UsefulNotes/NeoGeo games were clones of what was popular at the time. Compare ''VideoGame/FinalFight'' and ''Burning Fight'', ''VideoGame/{{Xevious}}'' and ''Alpha Mission'', ''Hang-On'' and ''Riding Hero'', ''Twin Hawk'' (or, depending which way you look at it, the ''[[VideoGame/NineteenFortyTwo 19XX]]'' series) and ''Ghost Pilots''... etc.
** DuelingGames - As noted above, SNK was ''the'' big-name [[TheRival rival]] of Capcom back in the 1990s. This rivalry was plasmed [[VideoGame/SNKVsCapcom in the most predictable way possible]].
* {{Foil}}: Usually to Creator/{{Capcom}}, but at around 2015-2016, they become became this to Creator/{{Konami}}. SNK was known for its shaky history, including its bankruptcy and rebirth as SNK Playmore, while Konami was a steadier company with a lot of A-Games. A-games. However, around that year, Konami came into under fire of ire by fans and other developers alike due to controversial decisions and the move to Pachinko the pachinko business, abandoning the A-Grade their A-grade video game businesses. industry. On the contrary, SNK Playmore instead abandons abandoned their Pachinko pachinko venture and makes made a full return to video game development to the point of returning to their old name (just SNK) and logo, and continues continued to improve ''The King of Fighters XIV'', [[TaintedByThePreview which suffered lackluster reception on its earlier graphics showcase, now showcase]; now, it's considered improving to be a lot major improvement compared to the initial build and could even matching prove a match for Capcom's fighting game juggernaut ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV''. SNK has been considered by some as 'Anti-Konami' "Anti-Konami" this way.



* NintendoHard - These guys are probably outdone only by Creator/{{Nintendo}} themselves and {{Atlus}} (and if you're willing to stretch the lines, ''maybe'' Capcom).
* RougeAnglesOfSatin - The game ''Mutation Nation'' has the BigBad saying "How dare you beat me! Hear is your graveyard."

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* NintendoHard - These guys are probably outdone only by Creator/{{Nintendo}} themselves and {{Atlus}} Creator/{{Atlus}} (and if you're willing to stretch the lines, ''maybe'' Capcom).
* RougeAnglesOfSatin - The game ''Mutation Nation'' has the BigBad saying "How dare you beat me! Hear [sic] is your graveyard."



** With the exception of ''KOF '99'', Kyo (with or without the rest of the Japan Team) [[ThemeNaming always had a theme with the word "Esaka" in it]] during ''KOF'''s pre-bankruptcy run. Esaka is a train station in Osaka near the site where SNK's headquarters resided (technical first stop of the Midosuji line that hits all the major stops in the city), and when SNK went bankrupt, they moved out of the building. Thus, Esaka was interchangeable with SNK to their fans. In ''2000'', the swan song of the old SNK, Kyo receives a heartful, emotional ballad known as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgI3q3LL5u8 "Goodbye Esaka."]] They might as well just called it "Goodbye SNK" for all it's worth.
*** And to twist the knife further, that theme had been preceded only ''three'' games earlier with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aL8KiPsrvU "Esaka Forever."]] [[HarsherInHindsight Looking back, it's tragically ironic.]]

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** With the exception of ''KOF '99'', Kyo (with or without the rest of the Japan Team) [[ThemeNaming always had a theme with the word "Esaka" in it]] during ''KOF'''s pre-bankruptcy run. Esaka is a train station in Osaka near the site where SNK's headquarters resided (technical first stop of the Midosuji line that hits all the major stops in the city), and when SNK went bankrupt, they moved out of the building. Thus, Esaka was interchangeable with SNK to their fans. In ''2000'', the swan song of the old SNK, Kyo receives a heartful, emotional ballad known as [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgI3q3LL5u8 "Goodbye Esaka."]] They might as well just called it "Goodbye SNK" for all it's worth.
*** And to twist the knife further, that theme had been preceded only ''three'' games earlier with [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aL8KiPsrvU "Esaka Forever."]] [[HarsherInHindsight Looking back, it's tragically ironic.]]
27th Apr '16 2:51:51 AM ChrisX
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* {{Foil}}: Usually to Creator/{{Capcom}}, but at around 2015-2016, they become this to Creator/{{Konami}}. SNK was known for its shaky history, including its bankruptcy and rebirth as SNK Playmore, while Konami was a steadier company with a lot of A-Games. However, around that year, Konami came into under fire of ire by fans and other developers alike due to controversial decisions and the move to Pachinko business, abandoning the A-Grade video game businesses. On the contrary, SNK Playmore instead abandons their Pachinko venture and makes a full return to video game development to the point of returning to their old name (just SNK) and logo, and continues to improve ''The King of Fighters XIV'', which suffered lackluster reception on its earlier graphics showcase, now it's considered improving a lot and even matching Capcom's fighting juggernaut ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV''. SNK has been considered by some as 'Anti-Konami' this way.
25th Apr '16 10:59:54 PM WolfThunder
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''SNK'', an acronym for ''Shin Nihon Kikaku'' 『新日本企画』 (Japanese for "New Japan Project"), is one of the better known video game companies. Besides developing arcade games dating back to 1978, SNK is also responsible for the UsefulNotes/NeoGeo home console, as well as the short-lived Hyper Neo Geo 64 and portable NeoGeoPocket. The company's legal and trading name became SNK in 1986. It also possesses a unique story of collapse and rebirth: After things started to look bad in the beginning of 2000, SNK [[DarkestHour was forced to declare bankruptcy in 2001 and sold many of its rights to various companies]]. Eventually, with hard work and effort, its CEO, Eikichi Kawasaki, eventually [[PuttingTheBandBackTogether gathered up many of its former rights and employees]] and [[HesBack rebuilt SNK, now named SNK Playmore]]. Kawasaki was the company's largest shareholder until August 2015, when his shares (along with his wife's) were bought over by a Chinese video game company. In April 2016, SNK Playmore announced that they were changing their name back to SNK.

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''SNK'', an acronym for ''Shin Nihon Kikaku'' 『新日本企画』 (Japanese for "New Japan Project"), is one of the better known video game companies. Besides developing arcade games dating back to 1978, SNK is also responsible for the UsefulNotes/NeoGeo home console, as well as the short-lived Hyper Neo Geo 64 and portable NeoGeoPocket. The company's legal and trading name became SNK in 1986. It also possesses a unique story of collapse and rebirth: After things started to look bad in the beginning of 2000, SNK [[DarkestHour was forced to declare bankruptcy in 2001 and sold many of its rights to various companies]]. Eventually, with hard work and effort, its CEO, Eikichi Kawasaki, eventually [[PuttingTheBandBackTogether gathered up many of its former rights and employees]] and [[HesBack rebuilt SNK, now named SNK Playmore]]. Kawasaki was the company's largest shareholder until August 2015, when his shares (along with his wife's) were bought over by a Chinese video game company. In April 2016, SNK Playmore announced that they were changing their name back to SNK.
SNK, and brought back their old motto as shown above.
25th Apr '16 3:41:01 AM Unityd3v
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-->-- '''Company Motto''', 1986-2001

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-->-- '''Company Motto''', 1986-2001
1986-2001, 2016-
25th Apr '16 3:36:51 AM Unityd3v
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''SNK'', an acronym for ''Shin Nihon Kikaku'' 『新日本企画』 (Japanese for "New Japan Project"), is one of the better known video game companies. Besides developing arcade games dating back to 1978, SNK is also responsible for the UsefulNotes/NeoGeo home console, as well as the short-lived Hyper Neo Geo 64 and portable NeoGeoPocket. The company's legal and trading name became SNK in 1986. It also possesses a unique story of collapse and rebirth: After things started to look bad in the beginning of 2000, SNK [[DarkestHour was forced to declare bankruptcy in 2001 and sold many of its rights to various companies]]. Eventually, with hard work and effort, its CEO, Eikichi Kawasaki, eventually [[PuttingTheBandBackTogether gathered up many of its former rights and employees]] and [[HesBack rebuilt SNK, now named SNK Playmore]]. Kawasaki was the company's largest shareholder until August 2015, when his shares (along with his wife's) were bought over by a Chinese video game company.

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''SNK'', an acronym for ''Shin Nihon Kikaku'' 『新日本企画』 (Japanese for "New Japan Project"), is one of the better known video game companies. Besides developing arcade games dating back to 1978, SNK is also responsible for the UsefulNotes/NeoGeo home console, as well as the short-lived Hyper Neo Geo 64 and portable NeoGeoPocket. The company's legal and trading name became SNK in 1986. It also possesses a unique story of collapse and rebirth: After things started to look bad in the beginning of 2000, SNK [[DarkestHour was forced to declare bankruptcy in 2001 and sold many of its rights to various companies]]. Eventually, with hard work and effort, its CEO, Eikichi Kawasaki, eventually [[PuttingTheBandBackTogether gathered up many of its former rights and employees]] and [[HesBack rebuilt SNK, now named SNK Playmore]]. Kawasaki was the company's largest shareholder until August 2015, when his shares (along with his wife's) were bought over by a Chinese video game company.
company. In April 2016, SNK Playmore announced that they were changing their name back to SNK.
7th Apr '16 8:01:23 PM Unityd3v
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16th Feb '16 10:49:42 AM eroock
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->''The Future Is Now''

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'''SNK''', an acronym for '''Shin Nihon Kikaku''' 『新日本企画』 (Japanese for "New Japan Project"), is one of the better known video game companies. Besides developing arcade games dating back to 1978, SNK is also responsible for the UsefulNotes/NeoGeo home console, as well as the short-lived Hyper Neo Geo 64 and portable NeoGeoPocket. The company's legal and trading name became SNK in 1986. It also possesses a unique story of collapse and rebirth: After things started to look bad in the beginning of 2000, SNK [[DarkestHour was forced to declare bankruptcy in 2001 and sold many of its rights to various companies]]. Eventually, with hard work and effort, its CEO, Eikichi Kawasaki, eventually [[PuttingTheBandBackTogether gathered up many of its former rights and employees]] and [[HesBack rebuilt SNK, now named SNK Playmore]]. Kawasaki was the company's largest shareholder until August 2015, when his shares (along with his wife's) were bought over by a Chinese video game company.

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'''SNK''', ''SNK'', an acronym for '''Shin ''Shin Nihon Kikaku''' Kikaku'' 『新日本企画』 (Japanese for "New Japan Project"), is one of the better known video game companies. Besides developing arcade games dating back to 1978, SNK is also responsible for the UsefulNotes/NeoGeo home console, as well as the short-lived Hyper Neo Geo 64 and portable NeoGeoPocket. The company's legal and trading name became SNK in 1986. It also possesses a unique story of collapse and rebirth: After things started to look bad in the beginning of 2000, SNK [[DarkestHour was forced to declare bankruptcy in 2001 and sold many of its rights to various companies]]. Eventually, with hard work and effort, its CEO, Eikichi Kawasaki, eventually [[PuttingTheBandBackTogether gathered up many of its former rights and employees]] and [[HesBack rebuilt SNK, now named SNK Playmore]]. Kawasaki was the company's largest shareholder until August 2015, when his shares (along with his wife's) were bought over by a Chinese video game company.
18th Dec '15 8:33:05 PM nombretomado
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'''SNK''', an acronym for '''Shin Nihon Kikaku''' 『新日本企画』 (Japanese for "New Japan Project"), is one of the better known video game companies. Besides developing arcade games dating back to 1978, SNK is also responsible for the NeoGeo home console, as well as the short-lived Hyper Neo Geo 64 and portable NeoGeoPocket. The company's legal and trading name became SNK in 1986. It also possesses a unique story of collapse and rebirth: After things started to look bad in the beginning of 2000, SNK [[DarkestHour was forced to declare bankruptcy in 2001 and sold many of its rights to various companies]]. Eventually, with hard work and effort, its CEO, Eikichi Kawasaki, eventually [[PuttingTheBandBackTogether gathered up many of its former rights and employees]] and [[HesBack rebuilt SNK, now named SNK Playmore]]. Kawasaki was the company's largest shareholder until August 2015, when his shares (along with his wife's) were bought over by a Chinese video game company.

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'''SNK''', an acronym for '''Shin Nihon Kikaku''' 『新日本企画』 (Japanese for "New Japan Project"), is one of the better known video game companies. Besides developing arcade games dating back to 1978, SNK is also responsible for the NeoGeo UsefulNotes/NeoGeo home console, as well as the short-lived Hyper Neo Geo 64 and portable NeoGeoPocket. The company's legal and trading name became SNK in 1986. It also possesses a unique story of collapse and rebirth: After things started to look bad in the beginning of 2000, SNK [[DarkestHour was forced to declare bankruptcy in 2001 and sold many of its rights to various companies]]. Eventually, with hard work and effort, its CEO, Eikichi Kawasaki, eventually [[PuttingTheBandBackTogether gathered up many of its former rights and employees]] and [[HesBack rebuilt SNK, now named SNK Playmore]]. Kawasaki was the company's largest shareholder until August 2015, when his shares (along with his wife's) were bought over by a Chinese video game company.



* NeoGeo (19902004)

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* NeoGeo UsefulNotes/NeoGeo (19902004)



* FollowTheLeader - A lot of SNK's pre and early NeoGeo games were clones of what was popular at the time. Compare ''VideoGame/FinalFight'' and ''Burning Fight'', ''VideoGame/{{Xevious}}'' and ''Alpha Mission'', ''Hang-On'' and ''Riding Hero'', ''Twin Hawk'' (or, depending which way you look at it, the ''[[VideoGame/NineteenFortyTwo 19XX]]'' series) and ''Ghost Pilots''... etc.

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* FollowTheLeader - A lot of SNK's pre and early NeoGeo UsefulNotes/NeoGeo games were clones of what was popular at the time. Compare ''VideoGame/FinalFight'' and ''Burning Fight'', ''VideoGame/{{Xevious}}'' and ''Alpha Mission'', ''Hang-On'' and ''Riding Hero'', ''Twin Hawk'' (or, depending which way you look at it, the ''[[VideoGame/NineteenFortyTwo 19XX]]'' series) and ''Ghost Pilots''... etc.
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