Discussion in 'Neo Geo Discussion' started by TonK, Jun 1, 2009.
Found some pictures of the Japanese version:
Bang Busters : artworks are horrible :fresh:
The copyright in this Release of Bang^2 Buster is 2000, not 1994. I'm talking about the on-screen copyright. The game was completed or at least revamped in 2000, possibily having been considered for a late release just as Zupapa!, in those dark crisis days when SNK tried to push any title on the market to cash in as much as possible to avoid bankruptcy, and not having anything new or under developement, tried to hunt for former abandoned yet nearly completed titles.
Considering that, the snaplock case is the most appropriate, just as for Zupapa! Both game in their 'final' form has to be considered 2k titles/releases.
You can change copyright date with a simple hex edit.
That's for sure, yet the facts that 1) game is officially licensed by Visco, and 2) if 1994 was the original and the game has been released in 2010/12 don't lead you to think the '2000' copyright just isn't likely to be a nonsensical hack?
I'm sure it could be ported, since most of the neo games were ported to the neocd. But the end problem is that Neo Pool Master is not complete.
Pac-Man on the NeoGeo
I mentioned many years ago that there was a licensed version of Pac-Man scheduled for the neogeo mvs. Most people argued with me about it and called me names. Years later, Pac-Man was released on the NeoGeo Pocket, proving my inside information that Namco and snk were indeed working together.
If anyone else has any information on the official Pac-Man release for the neo, please join the discussion. I'm sure we would all love to see that game be found and/or released.
So, impressions of Bang Bang anyone?
Noone else got it?
Fun little title from a quick play. Will do a mini review in a day or two.
That doesn't even vaguely constitute "proof" of your original claim, though I won't call you names for making it.
Last blade 3 ?
Heavy glove boxing ?
Real voltage ?
News from neogeofreak .
Usually, when we play a new game like last blade 3, we give more details, is not it Dion?
September 24, 2000
While other online sites will only talk about the "TGS" toy show, we at NGF want to be the FIRST to confirm the complete success of the NeoGeo at the JAMMA show. The JAMMA show is not accessible by regular fans, magazines, and/or PRESS. It is only open to a select special group. The special show invites are for ARCADE INDUSTRY INSIDERS and OPERATORS and special "WELCOMED GUESTS." And there are no pictures or video footage allowed, even though pictures are sometimes taken. (we will post some pics in the next day or two - keep checking back for updates)
SNK in partnership with Aruze has pumped out some incredible Pachinko and Slot machine games (as we first reported back 4 months ago in May 1, 2000) to be introduced to casinos around the world. Also, in NeoGeoFreak news, we are extremely happy to once again be the FIRST to announce the new releases of Nightmare in the Dark, Ghostlop, and Last Blade 3. When we saw and played these games, we were in utter amazement. Last Blade 3 is truly incredible and it was only 50% complete at the show. As for Nightmare in the Dark, you just have to see it to believe it. It is one of the older games that will finally be released. We at NGF have known about this game for 2 years, but we never thought it would finally be released. It is a action platform game long the lines of Ghouls and Ghosts, but Neo style! Aruze seems to have the trend on releasing older games. This has been happening with Ganryu, Captain Tomaday, Flip Shot, and most recently with Diggerman, Nightmare in the Dark and Ghostlop. Hopefully this trend will continue and we will see more classic original titles for the NeoGeo. We have our list ready and we want to be able to check off the titles that we are waiting for.
King of Fighters 2000 was also shown on 6 machines and is still highly ranked in the arcade charts. When we asked about MotW2, a spokesman said they have not yet decided on a set release date, but the game is "in the works and ready." SNK/Aruze will no longer offer to support the consumer market end of the NeoGeo, but we at NGF will continue to provide ALL of these future Neo titles on AES cartridges for the TRUE NeoGeoFreaks!!!!
June 22, 2001
Real Excite Boxing
Back in the early Neo days, there was an announcement of a boxing game titled "Heavy Glove Boxing" and there was also a rumor of a game called "High Voltage 12+1." These games were never released or confirmed as really existing. Some speculated that "High Voltage 12+1" was the working name for "Voltage Fighter Gowcaizer," which was always questioned. But there is a new game that may be coming to the Neo titled "Real Voltage," and it is a BOXING game, which may be based on those other 2 titles. The interesting aspect is that the developer is "ARUZE." The game will feature rendered graphics with a view type as the original "Punch-out" games. Aruze is planning on bringing "Real Voltage" to the PSX2, DC, and even to their slot machines, as they did with Samurai Shodown (the SS slot machines with LCD screen have been a complete success, and Aruze will be using the same type slot cabinets with LCD screen for their upcoming "Real Voltage" slots). Aruze has confirmed with NGF-USA directly about this upcoming game. They told us that so far there are 6 characters (boxers): Ryuji, R3KO, Fujio, Shark, Gody, and Rudolf. They plan on adding another 6 characters to that line up, possibly more, bringing the total to 12+ boxers. If all goes well "Real Voltage" will be released on the NeoGeo MVS by March/April of 2002, and hit the PSX2 and DC shortly there after. We'll have to keep our fingers crossed and hope that this game will be released on MVS and not passed or "lost."
So there was a Last Blade 3?
So, NCI has announced that their next Neo Geo release will be the puzzle game Treasure of the Caribbean.
Unfortunately, NCI have stated they don't own Last Odyssey, but they are working on releasing an apparently unknown Neo Geo shooter/shmup :clap:
As for Last Blade 3, well that could have possibly been the greatest thing in the world ever.
I concur. I had only heard descriptions. MOTW 2 and Last Blade 3 could of saved the Neo IMO. There is a level of quality in those franchises that will never be achieved again.
The unknown shooter has been revealed as Lost Star: The Final Chapter of the Space War. The proto is from 1998 by Yumekobo and that's all the information there is so far.
Neo games I'd most like to see are Bowling Revolutions and Irritating Maze Returns for neogeo trackball cabinet. SNK printed promotional material mentioning 6 new games for their new trackball cabinet; including golf, pool, and progressive shooting. circa 1997/1998.
Don't suppose you could post photos of the promotional material for said games (assuming you have it)?
Also Dion, do you have any further information on Lost Star at all? Do you recall hearing about it or even seeing it running?
Do you have any specific names for the games (i.e for the 'progressive shooting' game)? Was the golfgame supposed to be "Neo Turf Masters 2/Big Tournament Golf 2"?
The printed material was from snk-usa and was a New Release news letter (promo/sale pitch) for arcade operators to invest in the neogeo trackball cabinet (with Irritating Maze) and/or to invest in the trackball conversion kit.
Leaflet advert promised:
"As with the original neogeo convertible video game system with over 100 software titles, operators can easily swap out and plug in new cartridges designed specifically for use with the new neogeo trackball controller. 6 new titles are currently lined up."
Mentions by name:
Irritating Maze, Bowling Revolutions, and Irritating Maze Returns.
It also says "New games such as Golf, Pool, New Progressive Shooting, and many more titles currently in development."
It further states:
"SNK Corporation of America has released test samples throughout the country and the reports have been extremely positive. Reports are provided herewith for you to review and evaluate with your sales staff."
Granted, this all could have been part of the sales pitch. But I'm sure snk wouldn't invest tons of money into such a nice/high priced cabinet without having a plan for many more titles to be released. We're all curious as to where/what happened to all the trackball games? The only thing that has surfaced is Irritating Maze and an very early/pre-alpha Neo Pool Masters.
Thanks! Would have been nice, if they would have released some of those announced titles...
How many different boards are there for Neo Geo prototypes. Can someone just buy a cheaper common game and turn it into an unreleased game?
Here is a Windjammers prototype.
How does this board fit into the case anyway?
Separate names with a comma.