The Neo Geo was created by SNK as an arcade and commercial video game system. The hardware made its way into an (expensive) home console in 1990, with almost every arcade game available for it. This was back in an era where new arcade cabinets overshadowed consoles in quality. Granted, the Neo Geo doesn't quite fit in that pigeonhole, especially when you look at games at the end of its product cycle. Its draw, as an arcade cabinet, was its ability to store multiple games simultaneously.
1990 is now 25 years ago, and Humble Bundle has a huge collection of their titles for the next handful of days. These franchises include Art of Fighting, Fatal Fury, King of Fighters, Metal Slug, Sengoku, and more. They are all PC ports, of course. While some titles haven't been announced yet, most of them are available DRM-free on Windows, Mac, Linux, and Web (Chrome and Firefox). The two (current) exceptions are The King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match Final Edition and The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match, which are both Windows-only Steam keys.
The bundle lasts until Tuesday, December 22nd at 2pm EST (UTC – 5).
they’re also having a nice
they’re also having a nice book bundle going now too, in concert with all the R-Pi hype.
Dang it. I just got done
Dang it. I just got done setting up my favorite NEOGEO ROMs via RetroArch. I’m a bit confused as to how to play these games. HB mentions that you play them in a browser, with the exception of the two Steam games. Can’t they just do normal EXE installations?
They offer that choice too if
They offer that choice too if you like. Scroll down a bit below the HTML5 emulator.
The games in this bundle are
The games in this bundle are actually running on the old Gametap emulator, which is based on Nebula emulator. You can actually unpack the ROMs from the exe files and run them under MAME if you want to go that route, or any other emulator that supports NEO-GEO ROMs.
I purchased this bundle. Like
I purchased this bundle. Like the article mentions, most of the games are available DRM free (which is why I bought it) for Windows, Mac, and Linux. I was able to download 19 of the games as .EXE for Windows and .sh for Linux.
This is what Humble Bundle is supposed to be! I used to buy every single bundle because they used to provide mostly DRM free games. Many of the latest bundles have been providing only Steam keys (ok, but DRM is better), Origin keys (steam would be better), or Uplay keys (barf…) Hopefully we see more of these DRM free game bundles again soon.