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Neo Geo Comes to Virtual Console in September

by Aaron Kaluszka - August 31, 2007, 5:46 am PDT
Total comments: 13 Source: SNK Playmore PR

Three games debut next month, at least in Japan.

After first announcing that Neo Geo was coming to Virtual Console back in February, SNK Playmore has now revealed the first three games to be released for the service. The standard price for Neo Geo games is set at 900 Wii points.

The first game, Garou Densetsu, better known as Fatal Fury in North America, is a classic fighting game first released in 1991. SNES and Genesis versions of the SNK-developed game exist, but the Neo Geo version was the arcade original. This is the first of several Fatal Fury games, and it is scheduled to arrive on September 11.

The second game is also a fighter, this time developed by ADK. World Heroes was originally released in 1992. Much like Fatal Fury, it was released on various platforms and spawned sequels, but the Neo Geo version was the original. The game will be arriving later in September.

Finally, Magician Lord rounds out the pack. This ADK-developed fantasy-themed side-scroller first appeared in 1990 and is unique to the Neo Geo platform. Though also first appearing in the arcades, it was a pack-in game for the Neo Geo console system. Magician Lord also arrives later in September.

Currently, there are no scheduled Neo Geo game release dates for regions outside of Japan.

Talkback

BwrJim!August 30, 2007

and everyone said

"hazah!"

planetidiotAugust 30, 2007

Hahaha Magician Lord is such an awesome terrible game.

I don't see why they wouldn't release these over here eventually. But even then, I'd wait for KoF96 before buying anything. I'm sure they're going to release these in order.

MashiroAugust 31, 2007

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Neo Geo games is set at 900 Wii points


Are you freaking kidding me? 900 points? Wow . . .

Well, remember how ridiculously priced the Neo Geo was to begin with? $649.99 at launch with games over $200 each. And that was in 1990.

Caffeinated CheeseAugust 31, 2007

900 points? 900 USpoints! This is going to be the next 599. I can tell. It's going to so be the next 599 by so much, it's already over 599. 301 over, to be precise. In fact, this is the reason why I saw 17 Wii's at Best Buy yesterday.

Some Neogeo games are worth 900.

MashiroAugust 31, 2007

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Originally posted by: MegaByte
Well, remember how ridiculously priced the Neo Geo was to begin with? $649.99 at launch with games over $200 each. And that was in 1990.


Yeah I remember . . . but still 900 points just still seems like a lot.

Caffeinated CheeseAugust 31, 2007

It's one more dollar than an SNES or Genesis game. Remember, the NeoGeo was around the same time as these two systems. What you are buying is basically a complete arcade game. That's what a NeoGeo really was. A slightly modified arcade motherboard and it played slightly modified arcade games. The originals of these things cost thousands of dollars, usually. Honestly, I'm surprised it's not over 1000 points in price. It's a great value.

I'm guessing their logic is that the games came from a system more powerful than SNES but less than N64. The only even amount between those two systems is 900 -- which some SNES games even go for over there. I'm not trying to justify the prices; personally, I think the entire catalog is overpriced.

MashiroAugust 31, 2007

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Originally posted by: MegaByte
I'm guessing their logic is that the games came from a system more powerful than SNES but less than N64. The only even amount between those two systems is 900 -- which some SNES games even go for over there. I'm not trying to justify the prices; personally, I think the entire catalog is overpriced.


Yeah I see what you're saying and I agree, the whole catalog is overpriced. This just continues the trend so I shouldn't single it out.

Caffeinated CheeseAugust 31, 2007

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Originally posted by: MegaByte
I'm guessing their logic is that the games came from a system more powerful than SNES but less than N64. The only even amount between those two systems is 900 -- which some SNES games even go for over there. I'm not trying to justify the prices; personally, I think the entire catalog is overpriced.


Compared to the original price of the titles, everything on the VC is a great value. Compared to today's worth, a lot is overpriced. I think if Nintendo priced on a game-to-game basis and had a lot of the pathetic stuff priced lower, we'd see a lot more traffic in their sales. I also think Nintendo may want to start a deal-of-the-weak promotion. That's just stuff I need to add to my list. At any rate, I feel like they've got a "can't see the trees through the forest" type of attitude about the VC, in that they see the profit some of their titles make, but don't realize that less popular titles could become much more profitable at lower pricing schemes.

And they need ways to get rid of 100, 200, 300, and 400 points. I don't like sitting on inactive cash. It's not good economics-wise.

Anyways, time to go play some Raiden Jet Fighters at the student union!

GoldenPhoenixAugust 31, 2007

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Originally posted by: thatguy
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Originally posted by: MegaByte
I'm guessing their logic is that the games came from a system more powerful than SNES but less than N64. The only even amount between those two systems is 900 -- which some SNES games even go for over there. I'm not trying to justify the prices; personally, I think the entire catalog is overpriced.


Compared to the original price of the titles, everything on the VC is a great value. Compared to today's worth, a lot is overpriced. I think if Nintendo priced on a game-to-game basis and had a lot of the pathetic stuff priced lower, we'd see a lot more traffic in their sales. I also think Nintendo may want to start a deal-of-the-weak promotion. That's just stuff I need to add to my list. At any rate, I feel like they've got a "can't see the trees through the forest" type of attitude about the VC, in that they see the profit some of their titles make, but don't realize that less popular titles could become much more profitable at lower pricing schemes.

And they need ways to get rid of 100, 200, 300, and 400 points. I don't like sitting on inactive cash. It's not good economics-wise.

Anyways, time to go play some Raiden Jet Fighters at the student union!


I want to know where are all the neat little "bonus" stuff like Europe has like wallpaper, that is a good way to get rid of the pts.

Caffeinated CheeseAugust 31, 2007

Someone had a higher score than I did! I was upset! However, they reset the machine daily, so I don't know the highest scores of the game at UF face-icon-small-frown.gif

KDR_11kAugust 31, 2007

The bonus stuff is for star points, not Wii points. NoE claimed they'll let you trade stars for Wii points but I bet that won't happen until a year or two later since it hasn't been a year yet since their "star points expire after a year" policy has been introduced. I bet you they don't want people with 5k+ stars (you need about 20 first-party games to get that many but Nintendo doesn't care) converting them to Wii points.

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