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  1. 【新商品のお知らせ】 本日から『どき魔女 アクリルスタンド あやめ』&『どき魔女2 アクリルスタンドころん』販売開始!コトブキヤ秋葉原館イベントの先行商品だったアイテムをぜひGETしてくださいね♪ #SNK #どき魔女 https://buff.ly/2YOyxnT pic.twitter.com/jXbfmnxtwo

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    [News of new Products] From today [the Witch acrylic Stand Ayame] & [Witch 2 acrylic stand] start selling! Please ♪ get the item which was a leading product of the Kotobukiya Akihabara Pavilion event! #SNK #どき魔女 https://buff.ly/2YOyxnT

     

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  1. 【予約商品のお知らせ】 Ps4版『SAMURAI SPIRITS』、『NEOGEO mini サムライスピリッツ限定セット』などサムスピの商品多数販売中!発売中のグッズもありますので是非SNKオンラインショップをチェックしてください♪ https://buff.ly/2UgBSgP pic.twitter.com/CJjzUd7Lpe

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    [Notice of the reservation product] The PS4 version [sAMURAI SPIRITS], [NEOGEO Mini Samurai Spirits Limited set], while selling many products of SAMSPI! Please ♪ check THE SNK online shop because there are some goods on sale. https://buff.ly/2UgBSgP

     

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  1. The King of Fighters '97 is a fighting game by SNK for #NeoGeo arcade and home console originally. This SNK shockbox version is the one I went with, @LimitedRunGames manufactured 1500 physical copies. KOF’97 physically on PSVita WTF!!!?#VitaWednesday #WednesVitaday #vitaislandpic.twitter.com/6D2LEsQTbf

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  1. IN STOCK NOW!! KOF97 Global Match Classic Edition Bogard Bundle - PS4 KOF97 Global Match Classic Edition - PSVita KOF97 Global Match - PS4 Hey, c'mon, c'mon! With this hat, you're just one beautiful head of hair away from looking exactly like Terry #kof97 #kingoffighters97 pic.twitter.com/8NXF9Bkw14

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Checkout this official King of Fighters '94 promo video. I think you like it. Enjoy. :)

 

From the description,

"The King of Fighters '94

SNK / SCITRON / PONY CANYON GAME LIVE VIDEO
PCVP-11571 [VHS] 16 Dec 1994"

 

 

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  1. 【生放送】本日5月23日(木)20時から、声優・大坪由佳さんが新作『サムライスピリッツ』と『ポケモンスナップ』をプレイ!  https://www.famitsu.com/news/201905/23176669.html pic.twitter.com/LyVVn8BglR

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    [Live] Today May 23 (Thu) from 20:00, voice actor and Otsubo Yuka play the new [samurai spirits] and [Pokemon snap]! https://www. famitsu.com/news/201905/23176669.html

     

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  1. Happy to announce the official support of the Neo Geo Cup taking place at the Bareknuckle Altona in three weeks in Hamburg, Germany. Date: 08.-10. June Location: Baumacker 8A, Hamburg, Germany Registration at: https://smash.gg/tournament/bare-knuckle-ackerpool pic.twitter.com/uEuaCYvEMD

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  1. 【6月27日発売】 剣戟対戦格闘ゲーム『SAMURAI SPIRITS』 反逆の烏天狗「鞍馬夜叉丸」の紹介トレーラーを公開! #SNK #SAMURAISPIRITS #サムスピ #サムライスピリッツ >トレーラー https://youtu.be/JN2B_MbcftI pic.twitter.com/1kJhCYPyMo

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    [Released on June 27] Kengeki fighting game [sAMURAI SPIRITS] Introduction of the Rebellion of the Karastengu "Kurama Yasamaru" trailer released! #SNK #SAMURAISPIRITS #サムスピ #サムライスピリッツ > Trailers https://youtu.be/JN2B_MbcftI

     

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  1. 【New Product News】 "KOF MI2" acrylic stand has arrived! Please purchase it! <lineup> ・ KOF MI2 acrylic stand Alba ・ KOF MI2 acrylic stand soiree ・ KOF MI2 Acrylic Stand Ninon ■ZenPlus https://buff.ly/2IIhsIi ■Buyee https://buff.ly/2YYNPao pic.twitter.com/BOBsDKcNM8

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  1. Les Neo Geo Mini Samurai Shodown Édition limitée (3 coloris au choix) sont disponibles en précommande à 149,99€ 1f440.png1f449.pnghttp://bit.ly/2YM8Iod Contient la console, 2 manettes, 40 jeux intégrés et 3 stickers. Dispo le 12 Juillet 2019.pic.twitter.com/obAwfE1ZKs

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    The Neo Geo mini Samurai Shodown Limited Edition (3 colours to choose from) are available for pre-order at 149.99 € http://bit.ly/2YM8Iod Contains the console, 2 joysticks, 40 integrated games and 3 stickers. Available 12 July 2019.

     

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  1. Just For Games distribuera en Europe les NEOGEO Samurai Shodown Limited Edition Mini. 3 versions : 1f3ae.png Haohmaru (Blanc transparent) 1f3ae.png Nakoruru (Rouge transparent) 1f3ae.png Ukyo Tachibana (Bleu transparent) Ouverture des précommandes dès maintenant ! https://www.justforgames.com/neo-geo-mini-samurai-shodown-edition/ pic.twitter.com/hUZeiNlDag

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    Just for games will distribute in Europe the NEOGEO Samurai Shodown limited edition mini. 3 versions: Haohmaru (transparent white) Nakoruru (transparent red) Ukyo Tachibana (transparent blue) Pre-order opening now! https://www. justforgames.com/neo-geo-mini-samurai-shodown-edition/

     

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Thank you for all the info Anthony!

You are always a great help to me.

You're welcome Dale. Always a pleasure. :thumbsup: :)

 

Nin-Nin-Game.com is a great place to buy goodies. I've done a few orders with them and they're really top-notch to work with. Never had a problem with them. :)

 

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Gunlord X Review (Switch eShop)

Version Reviewed: European

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The Switch has become home to an absolute smorgasbord of retro-inspired games. Whilst a lot of these may rarely be worth a second glance, a select few – such as Dead Cells and Undertale – might very well become some of your all-time favourites.

Gunlord X likely won't be on your radar at all, but it really should be. Its very existence is a bit of an anomaly in itself: initially releasing simply as Gunlord back in 2012 for the SNK Neo-Geo, it's arguably not technically old enough to be considered truly retro, despite clearly gunning for that particular aesthetic. It's also entirely possible, if not outright guaranteed, that very few Switch owners have ever experienced it before, despite it getting a little-known Dreamcast release. But by masterfully combining exploration gameplay with fluid, engaging combat (and a few surprises), this is a game that you won't want to pass up.

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If you happen to be familiar with the classic 'Eurostyle' action series Turrican, you'll have a good idea of what to expect with Gunlord X. For everyone else, it's a 2D run 'n' gun action adventure elevated by a dollop of 'Metroidvania' sauce and a sprinkling of R-Type seasoning. Across nine sprawling stages you'll traverse a range of gorgeous locales, from moonlit castles complete with hulking gargoyles to dark dystopian facilities littered with deadly lasers. You'll spend your time seeking out secret pathways and collectables whilst gunning down everything in your path before finding your way to the spectacular end-of-stage boss.

Developer NG:DEV.TEAM has done a remarkable job in making the stages incredibly vast and expansive whilst ensuring you never stray too far from the intended path. This is partly thanks to some handily-placed markers that point you in the right direction, but these aren't generally required. Chances are that if you can navigate down a particular pathway, you can be sure that it will eventually lead you to the end of the stage. Along the way, you’ll come across dozens of enemies big and small, all of which are fully capable of taking you down. Make no mistake, Gunlord X isn’t easy, but we found that it always felt fair, providing you with ample opportunity to recover health where needed.

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By default, you start off each level with a basic automatic spread shot. This is more than adequate for dealing with most enemies, but if you find yourself in want of something a bit meatier, the game generously doles out new weapons via boxes throughout the stages. These can be shot at to unveil several options to select from, including everything from powerful missiles to a bounce shot that ricochets around the walls in spectacular fashion. In addition to the basic weaponry, you’ll also have command of the ‘dragon whip’, a powerful beam that you can control with the right analogue stick, giving you full 360-degree range to vanquish enemies and even deflect hostile projectiles. Keep in mind, however, that it will easily deplete with use and only refill over time, so be sure to use it sparingly.

Alongside the standard run ‘n’ gun stages, NG:DEV.TEAM throws a delightful spanner in the works with the game’s second stage. Here, you’ll take to the skies in a straight up side-scrolling shooter, complete with a monstrous boss that fans of R-Type will absolutely adore. We’d have liked this stage to be a little bit longer, as it’s a bit short in comparison to the regular stages, but nevertheless, its a very welcome change of pace.

As is so often the case with games that imitate '80s and '90s design, Gunlord X can be beaten in just over an hour if you're a skilled player and know exactly what you're doing. Getting to the stage where you're so familiar with the game that you can achieve this kind of completion time is obviously not easy, and will take several days of committed repeat play. Still, once the end credits roll there's little reason to return, and that certainly counts against the game. While it lasts it's engaging and thrilling, though, which does raise a valid argument: is it best to have a game which artificially stretches its challenge over many hours or one which offers tightly-focused entertainment in a shorter space of time? If you're already a fan of this genre, then we suspect the answer is obvious.

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Gunlord X looks absolutely stunning whether you play it docked or in handheld mode. Colours pop from the screen and it runs at a rock solid 60FPS with no noticeable dips. Should you choose to, you can also alter the display settings to suit your own preferences. Scanlines can be added for a more authentic CRT look, and you can stretch out the action to fit the entirety of the Switch’s screen, if you so wish. This doesn’t look quite as bad as you might expect, but rest assured you’ll have a decent selection of frames (or no frame at all) to choose from if you wish to keep the game at its intended display.

We’d be remiss not to mention the game’s soundtrack, which is – in a word – astonishing. Composed by Rafael Dyll, it’s the kind of soundtrack you’ll want to download immediately after playing the game – it’s that good. Each track is fully suited to its respective stage, and manages to make the action feel even more epic and frantic. We've had the music stuck in our heads hours after putting the game down.

Conclusion

If you’re a fan of classic run ‘n’ gun action games, then Gunlord X is an absolute pleasure to play from start to finish. It joins the ranks of must-own retro-inspired titles for the Switch, delivering blistering action, stunning visuals and an absolutely stellar soundtrack. It could be argued that there’s little originality on offer and the longevity of the game is also questionable thanks to the fact that it's 'built' like an old-school coin-op release, but honestly, when the experience is this good, it seems churlish to grumble.


 

Gunlord X Review (Switch eShop)

Version Reviewed: European

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The Switch has become home to an absolute smorgasbord of retro-inspired games. Whilst a lot of these may rarely be worth a second glance, a select few – such as Dead Cells and Undertale – might very well become some of your all-time favourites.

Gunlord X likely won't be on your radar at all, but it really should be. Its very existence is a bit of an anomaly in itself: initially releasing simply as Gunlord back in 2012 for the SNK Neo-Geo, it's arguably not technically old enough to be considered truly retro, despite clearly gunning for that particular aesthetic. It's also entirely possible, if not outright guaranteed, that very few Switch owners have ever experienced it before, despite it getting a little-known Dreamcast release. But by masterfully combining exploration gameplay with fluid, engaging combat (and a few surprises), this is a game that you won't want to pass up.

900x.jpg

If you happen to be familiar with the classic 'Eurostyle' action series Turrican, you'll have a good idea of what to expect with Gunlord X. For everyone else, it's a 2D run 'n' gun action adventure elevated by a dollop of 'Metroidvania' sauce and a sprinkling of R-Type seasoning. Across nine sprawling stages you'll traverse a range of gorgeous locales, from moonlit castles complete with hulking gargoyles to dark dystopian facilities littered with deadly lasers. You'll spend your time seeking out secret pathways and collectables whilst gunning down everything in your path before finding your way to the spectacular end-of-stage boss.

Developer NG:DEV.TEAM has done a remarkable job in making the stages incredibly vast and expansive whilst ensuring you never stray too far from the intended path. This is partly thanks to some handily-placed markers that point you in the right direction, but these aren't generally required. Chances are that if you can navigate down a particular pathway, you can be sure that it will eventually lead you to the end of the stage. Along the way, you’ll come across dozens of enemies big and small, all of which are fully capable of taking you down. Make no mistake, Gunlord X isn’t easy, but we found that it always felt fair, providing you with ample opportunity to recover health where needed.

900x.jpg

By default, you start off each level with a basic automatic spread shot. This is more than adequate for dealing with most enemies, but if you find yourself in want of something a bit meatier, the game generously doles out new weapons via boxes throughout the stages. These can be shot at to unveil several options to select from, including everything from powerful missiles to a bounce shot that ricochets around the walls in spectacular fashion. In addition to the basic weaponry, you’ll also have command of the ‘dragon whip’, a powerful beam that you can control with the right analogue stick, giving you full 360-degree range to vanquish enemies and even deflect hostile projectiles. Keep in mind, however, that it will easily deplete with use and only refill over time, so be sure to use it sparingly.

Alongside the standard run ‘n’ gun stages, NG:DEV.TEAM throws a delightful spanner in the works with the game’s second stage. Here, you’ll take to the skies in a straight up side-scrolling shooter, complete with a monstrous boss that fans of R-Type will absolutely adore. We’d have liked this stage to be a little bit longer, as it’s a bit short in comparison to the regular stages, but nevertheless, its a very welcome change of pace.

As is so often the case with games that imitate '80s and '90s design, Gunlord X can be beaten in just over an hour if you're a skilled player and know exactly what you're doing. Getting to the stage where you're so familiar with the game that you can achieve this kind of completion time is obviously not easy, and will take several days of committed repeat play. Still, once the end credits roll there's little reason to return, and that certainly counts against the game. While it lasts it's engaging and thrilling, though, which does raise a valid argument: is it best to have a game which artificially stretches its challenge over many hours or one which offers tightly-focused entertainment in a shorter space of time? If you're already a fan of this genre, then we suspect the answer is obvious.

900x.jpg

Gunlord X looks absolutely stunning whether you play it docked or in handheld mode. Colours pop from the screen and it runs at a rock solid 60FPS with no noticeable dips. Should you choose to, you can also alter the display settings to suit your own preferences. Scanlines can be added for a more authentic CRT look, and you can stretch out the action to fit the entirety of the Switch’s screen, if you so wish. This doesn’t look quite as bad as you might expect, but rest assured you’ll have a decent selection of frames (or no frame at all) to choose from if you wish to keep the game at its intended display.

We’d be remiss not to mention the game’s soundtrack, which is – in a word – astonishing. Composed by Rafael Dyll, it’s the kind of soundtrack you’ll want to download immediately after playing the game – it’s that good. Each track is fully suited to its respective stage, and manages to make the action feel even more epic and frantic. We've had the music stuck in our heads hours after putting the game down.

Conclusion

If you’re a fan of classic run ‘n’ gun action games, then Gunlord X is an absolute pleasure to play from start to finish. It joins the ranks of must-own retro-inspired titles for the Switch, delivering blistering action, stunning visuals and an absolutely stellar soundtrack. It could be argued that there’s little originality on offer and the longevity of the game is also questionable thanks to the fact that it's 'built' like an old-school coin-op release, but honestly, when the experience is this good, it seems churlish to grumble.

Great 8/10

 

 

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Back with Ch3FfsFaMiLyTV, Here we see the kind sir doing a fun unboxing and gameplay video of the SNK 40th Anniversary Collection for the Playstation 4. Enjoy. :)

 

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"SNK 40TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION (COLLECTORS EDITION PS4) UNBOXING AND GAMEPLAY REVIEW

Welcome back to another video. In this video I wanted to show you the SNK 40th Anniversary Collection for the PS4. This is the collectors edition which includes collectors cards, a soundtrack CD and a hardback book. This compilation disc features 24 great SNK games, that were released in the arcades (and on 8-bit consoles) prior to the Neo Geo AES and MVS systems.

This is a great collection of games, and is a must own for any SNK fans and/or fans of retro games from the golden era of arcade gaming.

I hope that you all enjoy the video. Please Like and Subscribe for future videos."

 

 

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  1. 【予約商品のお知らせ】 「NEOGEO mini サムライスピリッツ限定セット」好評予約受付中! SNKオンラインショップ予約すると「オリジナルインストステッカー」がついてくる!要チェックです! #サムスピ #SNK #NEOGEOmini https://buff.ly/2EvdxuF pic.twitter.com/g8YPqpcAy5

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    [Notice of the reservation product] "NEOGEO Mini Samurai Spirits Limited Set" is being accepted for booking! When you book SNK online shop, "original sticker" comes with it! It is necessary to check! #サムスピ #SNK #NEOGEOmini https://buff.ly/2EvdxuF

     

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  1. 【お知らせ】 今週もアクリルスタンドやスマホカバーなど新商品が多数登場! ぜひSNKオンラインショップをチェックしてくださいね♪ #SNK #NEOGEO #KOF https://buff.ly/2Dx1I78 pic.twitter.com/eOX7jOfaU2

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    Notice New products such as acrylic stand and smartphone cover appeared a lot this week! Please ♪ check out THE SNK online shop! #SNK #NEOGEO #KOF https://buff.ly/2Dx1I78

     

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  1. 【新商品のお知らせ】 コトブキヤ秋葉原館の先行商品だった『KOF MI2』アクリルスタンドが入荷しました!ぜひご購入ください! 〈ラインナップ〉 ・KOF MI2 アクリルスタンド アルバ ・KOF MI2 アクリルスタンド ソワレ ・KOF MI2 アクリルスタンド ニノン https://buff.ly/2Wn2MVd pic.twitter.com/kApdbytiNz

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    [News of new Products] [KOF MI2] Acrylic Stand was the leading product of Kotobukiya Akihabara Pavilion is in stock now! Please buy it by all means! Lineup KOF MI2 acrylic Stand Alba KOF MI2 Acrylic Stand Soirée KOF MI2 Acrylic Stand Nnon https://buff.ly/2Wn2MVd

     

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Great video from Japanese Game Exchange regarding collecting for the Neo-Geo MVS in 2019. Tips, tricks, and a whole lot more will be mention in the video. Enjoy. :)

 

 

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Posted over in the Mini Arcade thread, but thought this may be of greater interest here.

 

Haven't posted in a while, but I recently purchased a Neo Geo Mini International. My unit is different from others I've seen in reviews, as it contains the International game set with the Japanese cabinet design. I shot a short video of me playing Magician Lord on it.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIX8ucIFFsk

 

Also worth pointing out is that my unit came with one sticker in the box, and surprisingly, it's G-Mantle. I believe this sticker was sold separately in Japan. G-Mantle has cameos in several games, of course, but I can't find any English promotional material featuring G-Mantle which makes me wonder why this sticker in particular came in the box. What confuses me is that G-Mantle isn't playable in any Neo Geo game, and is only a secret Striker in King of Fighters 2000.

 

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But what is more surprising than the redesign is that I believe SNK fixed issues with previous versions. The screen brightness at max is perfect for me; I can see everything except some tiny text perfectly, despite playing it way down at my feet. The controls also feel spot on, both the Mini's stick and the external joypads (I opted for the $110 bundle with controllers and generic mini-HDMI cable, all packaged separately). I've never felt like I had more control in Metal Slug than when playing the Mini (I play the Neo Geo X handheld recently, and felt the microswitch controls to be inpercise for non-fighting games). I can do King of Fighters supers that I consistently on the Mini (the ones I know), though I haven't attempted to do Geese's pretzel super yet. Although it still does not have an internal battery, personally I LOVE having this thing powered on all day through my computer. And from the brief time I played in HDMI, it seemed the same as in earlier reviews, but mine came with a generic cable so I can't say for sure if the official cable would be any better. Does anyone else own one of these? And have access to the black International mini? I have not seen much discussion on my Mini anywhere.

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