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18 minutes ago, youxia said:

It's so sad that this fantabulous franchise has ended in microtransaction hell.

Could be worse. Valis ended with an apparently really crappy porn game.

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Yeah Metal Slug at this rate is effectively dead to me, I won't touch those IAP death traps.  Not sure how where Valis ended in an err...climax, but hey, that still may not be as bad as what Konami has done. :)

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10 hours ago, youxia said:

It's so sad that this fantabulous franchise has ended in microtransaction hell.

I remember when SNK was SNK/Playmore and they were such dire need to raise profits so much that they used just about everyone of their franchises into Pachinko/slots youxia. Man, those were part of the dark years for the company. :|

 

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Hi guys,

 

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Windjammers 2 (Switch) Review

There’s something thrilling about playing 1v1 against someone in any competitive game.  The dance of getting an understanding of your opponent’s playstyle.  The push-and-pull, back and forth swings in momentum until getting the better of your opponent.  The thrilling victory or crushing defeat that comes from the conclusion of a match.  Team multiplayer can be just as exciting, but doesn’t reach the intimate understanding you get of an opponent going solo.  Windjammers 2 has come in lightning hot and could be the best game venue to beat your friends this year.

For the uninitiated, Windjammers is a sequel to the Neo Geo Arcade competitive multiplayer game that’s part Pong, part soccer, part badminton.  Two opponents line-up on the sides of a court with a net in center and something akin to a soccer net behind them.  Instead of a ball, players throw a disc back-and-forth until it either slips past them into the net or gets slammed into the ground for points.  Characters have a standard throw, an air volley, a dash, and a swat button.  If the stick is given the proper circle motions at a throw, it adds a curve to the throw.  The disc can also be tossed against the walls, making the return a matter of figuring out the geometry of where it’ll land.  Beyond the standard back-and-forth volley, each character has a super move meter that once filled unleashes a unique, screen filling mess of a throw that is equally a sight to behold and a nightmare to keep track of.  

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For scoring, each set goes to fifteen points, and the first to two sets wins the match.  Most nets have portions that are yellow and red – yellow nets give you three points, and red five.  There are several courts to choose from when matchmaking, all with their own unique modifiers.  A few have brackets in the center that shots can be banked off or blocked by.  Some have larger or smaller playfields than the standard size.  One that’s a casino has the point value of each disc randomized – guess you better play sharp for that 8 point disc.  In addition, the cast of competitors are equally diverse.  Each has a balance of speed vs power, and their own distinct power moves.  They are meaningfully different – the powerhouses can snap the disc so quickly that they can slam both you and the disc into the goal for points, while the more nimble ones can move briskly to grab a shot more out of reach and put a little more English on a throw.  

 

In short, each match is thrilling.  The back and forth, building a breakneck speed seems the name of the game, but that is misleading.  It’s tempting to take that fact with how exciting it is to win a snappy exchange that speeds up each throw like a runaway train, but success in Windjammers 2 is forcing the game to slow down to your level.  Once you set the pace, it opens up several options of attack, from straight throws, bank shots, curveballs, and super moves.  It makes those occasional quick shots more successful when they’re few and far between.
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Visually, Windjammers 2 is striking.  The characters, arenas, and even menus are bold in color with deep border lines.  The music is a perfect pairing to these 90s themed matches, great summer vibes with an upbeat tempo that accentuates it’s high energy, positive nature.  While I didn’t know of the series Neo Geo origins, a side by side comparison reveals just how much effort was put into taking a great bone structure and renovating the exterior to breathe into it new life.  It shows a reverence similar to what was given between the original Street Fighter 2 to the HD remix. 

It’s tough to find fault outside of a high difficulty curve, but those with patience will be rewarded with something special.  Windjammers 2 exudes a larger than life personality and style, but it’s fundamental gameplay with its slew of ways to approach an opponent that gives it a robustness unrivaled by any competitive experience I’ve had in a long time.  Get this game, play with a friend, practice hard, and meet me on the court.

 

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Hi guys,

 

Back with AtariAge member @AnubusDWicked continuing were he left off with more Metal Slug action. Enjoy. :)

 

From the description,

"Just a spot for my therapeutic purposes. Hopefully this will help out whoever watches it like it helps me to make it. The videos are freestyled. There's no rhyme or reason, just discussing whatever clouds my brain."

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Charlie Cat said:

Back with AtariAge member @AnubusDWicked continuing were he left off with more Metal Slug action. Enjoy

Yeah I went over and subscribed to him the other day. He seems to appreciate our community and is glad he found us. I hope more members go check him out.

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Actually inspired me to go break out my own run & gun to play. I sensed death around the corner and thought I better grab my score picture while I could.

 

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8 hours ago, roots.genoa said:

Uh... What about the upcoming Metal Slug Tactics?

 

Insta-buy when available. It's also the reason that I have not completely given up on Metal Slug. I didn't know that this was something that I wanted, but then they announced it and I became aware that I did in fact want it. I LOVE strategy games, so it needs to be excellent or I will be very disappointed.

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7 hours ago, neogeo1982 said:

Yeah I went over and subscribed to him the other day. He seems to appreciate our community and is glad he found us. I hope more members go check him out.

Yeah bro. I agree. Anubus really likes it here and  he wants to make videos to share for us here on the Neo-Geo thread and for the rest of the AtariAge members to enjoy. :)

 

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7 hours ago, neogeo1982 said:

 

 

 

Excellent choice with Shock Troopers neogeo. I was thinking about this game this morning and wanting to play it. :)

 

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2 hours ago, ohfivepro said:

 

 

These are amazing Paul. I never seen these screen shots before. But certainly find them to be very interesting to say the least. Thank you for stopping by and sharing them bro. Always a pleasure to see you posting away with us. :)

 

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Hi guys,

KOF fans, we want you! Come to the King of Fighters XV 2022 event and prepare for the competition!  YOU CAN FIND US AT THE DEMO BOOTH ON FRI. 1/28 & SAT. 1/29.  Get your badge now at https://smash.gg/ffxiv
 
 
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28 minutes ago, MarkoCG77 said:

Mail call - just arrived from LRG KoF 94 and KoF 95 signed Vinyl and KOF Orochi Collection

 

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That looks pretty sweet

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2 minutes ago, neogeo1982 said:

That looks pretty sweet

Thanks I’m planning to pick up all the Vinyls for KoF that comes out, I have KOF 98, now waiting for KoF 2000 and KoF 2002 vinyl to ship.

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3 hours ago, MarkoCG77 said:

Thanks I’m planning to pick up all the Vinyls for KoF that comes out, I have KOF 98, now waiting for KoF 2000 and KoF 2002 vinyl to ship.

Looking good Marko. They look fantastic to have. KOF 2000 and 2002 coming soon to your pad bro? Now this I gotta see. :D

 

Thank you for sharing this with us Marko. Hope they give you many years of enjoyment. :D

 

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Hi guys,

 
 
#KOF fans! We are coming to the Chicago area this weekend with a special opportunity to demo King of Fighters XV at ! Come find us at the show Friday & Saturday, and tag us in a pic! https://smash.gg/tournament/frosty-faustings-xiv-2022/details #KOF15 #SNK
 
 
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Hi guys,

 
SNK titles are going for upwards to 75% OFF during the Steam LUNAR NEW YEAR SALE! Now is the BEST time to experience great series such as THE KING OF FIGHTERS, SAMURAI SHODOWN, METAL SLUG, and more! Sale ends February 3rd(PT)10:00 am, so act now! https://store.steampowered.com/publisher/SNK/ #SNK
 
 
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Hi guys,

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[Start today! ] The final order for Haohmaru's favorite sword "Kawabuta Poison" imitation sword has started! Both the blade and brim are hand-polished and hand-made one by one ♪ . Reservation period: Until Thursday, February 24, 2022 Delivery date: Scheduled to be shipped in early June 2022 https://snk-onlineshop.com/item/4580015695348.html #SNK #サムライスピリッツ
 
 
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