IN AND OUT
SNK has absorbed a number of companies over the years, others have split off from it, and some even went full circle
Alpha Denshi was a prolific developer for all SNK hardware, producing games such as Twinkle Star Sprites, Beast Busters: Second Nightmare and Crush Roller. The company closed in 2003 and its properties were bought by SNK.
This group of former Irem staff only had its logo on two games – but those two were Neo Turf Masters and Metal Slug, two of the very best Neo-geo games. SNK wisely folded the team into its own ranks before long.
Formed during SNK’S troubles in
2000, Brezzasoft launched its own cartridge-based arcade board and was credited on games including The King Of Fighters 2001. It was purchased by Playmore not long after formation in 2002.
This company took over Neo-geo Land and
Bowl operations following
SNK’S 2001 bankruptcy, as well as distribution of Neo-geo MVS and AES games. It was purchased by Playmore in 2003.
Takashi Nishiyama and Hiroshi Matsumoto formed this company in the run-up to SNK’S 2001 bankruptcy. It has been a prolific developer, working on games including the Sonic Advance series and Street Fighter V.
Former SNK and Atlus designer Keiko Ijuu founded this developer, which worked closely with SNK for many years on games including Sengoku 3, Metal Slug games from Metal Slug 4 onwards and The King Of Fighters Neowave.