Humble Bundle for the Neo Geo 25th Anniversary Sounds Amazing

Humble Bundle for the Neo Geo 25th Anniversary Sounds Amazing

For only $10, Humble Bundle is offering an astounding cornucopia of classic gaming, but there's a catch.

It's been 25 years since SNK's Neo Geo arcade board and home console were released. The actual anniversary was on April 26 of this year, but SNK Playmore has been celebrating the anniversary for some time now, primarily with its work on the upcoming King of Fighters XIV. Today, SNK Playmore has tried to outdo itself in partnership with Humble Bundle.

The Neo Geo 25th Anniversary Humble Bundle looks like the best bundle many have seen on the site. It's not just that titles like King of the Monsters, The Last Blade, Shock Troopers, Twinkle Star Sprites, and Sengoku 3 are being officially released on PC for the first time ever. It's not just that paying $10 gets you 21 classic Neo Geo games and the Neo Geo 25th Anniversary soundtrack. It's not just the fact that you're getting two Samurai Shodown games (II and V), four Metal Slugs (1, 2, 3, and X), or three King of Fighters games (98, 2000, 2002).

Yessssssss.

The best part is the Neo Geo 25th Anniversary Humble Bundle is finally bringing legit copies of Garou: Mark of the Wolves to PC. For $10. Garou: Mark of the Wolves may be my favorite SNK fighting game ever. It never had a sequel, but it was just perfectly animated, the mechanics were solid without being too complicated, and the cast was just the right size. Garou is an amazing game that stands alone.

Of course, the headline says the Humble Bundle "sounds amazing". Here's why: the non-Steam games in the Bundle are literally ROMs of the original titles that run in a browser window. People are reporting that each game is packaged with a DotEmu emulator. They're running in MVS mode, with gamepad and save state support. You're not getting detailed graphical options and there's no online play if you wanted to challenge your friends. If you're willing to work with these stipulations, you should get on that bundle.

The full list of games:

Any Price:

  • Art of Fighting 2
  • Fatal Fury Special
  • King of the Monsters
  • Metal Slug 2
  • Samurai Shodown 2
  • Sengoku 3
  • King of Fighters 2000
  • Baseball Stars 2

Pay More Than the Average (Currently $8.87):

  • Last Blade
  • Pulstar
  • Metal Slug (Steam)
  • Metal Slug 3 (Steam)
  • Shock Troopers
  • Neo Turf Masters
  • King of Fighters 98 Ultimate Match Final Edition (Steam)
  • Twinkle Star Sprites
  • Neo Geo 25th Anniversary Soundtrack

Pay $10 or More:

  • Shock Troopers: 2nd Squad
  • Samurai Showdown V Special
  • Garou Mark of the Wolves
  • Metal Slug X (Steam)
  • King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match (Steam)

Pay $40 or More:

  • Neo Geo 25th Anniversary Metal Slug T-Shirt

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Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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