For those of you who might have missed it there is a really good Humble Bundle deal going on right now. The folks at Humble Bundle have teamed up with the good people at SNK Playmore to bring you the Humble Neo Geo 25th Anniversary Bundle.
Here’s how it works you have $199 (£135) worth of games in one bundle. You pick the price you want to pay. If you pay over the average price paid by other people then you will unlock more games.On top of that you can choose how much of your purchase goes to charity.
If you have a computer with an i3 CPU and 4GB of RAM or better then you can play these games right inside of your web browser (no additional software required). How cool is that?
To top it all off if you want to download them then you will be able to download them then you will be able to do so on PC, Mac and Linux. Best of all these are DRM free, meaning that you can put them on as many computers as you want.
This time round the bundle includes The King of Fighters 2000, Metal Slug 2 and Samurai Showdown 2 and many more.
For paying above the average price you will also get Metal Slug 3, Neo Turf Masters and The Last Blade to name but a few.
At the time of writing there are only two days left so I would really recommend jumping on this one right now.
This is a really good bundle. For those of you interested in the underlying tech here’s how they are able to deliver these games to you. For some of these games, they are sticking them in an emulator and then passing the games onto you.
For years, people have been using MAME and other emulators to play these games on PC. I am glad that SNK Playmore have finally seen that people are doing this and answered the demand for this. Quite frankly anything that enables more people to play these games is a huge win for the gaming community at large.
True, there were some re-releases of some Neo Geo games on other game consoles but not everybody wants to shell out for a new console just to play older games. I just wish more companies would follow this example and allow people a fully legal way like this to play these older games.
What were your favourite Neo Geo games? Let me know!