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You Must Play These 5 Neo Geo Games

Scratch that arcade itch with these five fantastic Neo Geo games

Neo Geo AES

 

Few consoles in the history of gaming bring with them quite the allure of SNK’s Neo Geo. Originally released in 1990, the 16-bit powerhouse reigned for over 14 years as a 2D juggernaut, and was home to some of the most iconic franchises of the 1990’s. The console, which was built from the same guts as SNK’s MVS (Multi Video System) arcade hardware, is best remembered for its ludicrously steep price tag when it was released — it was priced at $649 dollars when it launched in 1990, while games were nearly half that price — as well as its staggering stable of fighting game franchises such as The King of Fighters, Samurai Shodown and Fatal Fury series. However, there were more than brawlers to be had on the Neo Geo, which also featured a heap of brilliant puzzle games and some of the most unforgettable run-and-gun titles ever released. 

Without further ado, here are five must-play games for SNK’s Ferrari of 16-bit era.

Frank has been the caffeine-fueled evil overlord of HeyPoorPlayer since 2008. He speaks loudly and carries a big stick to keep the staff of the HPP madhouse in check. A collector of all things that blip and beep, he has an extensive collection of retro consoles and arcade machines crammed into his house. Before founding the site, Frank was a staff writer for the blogs Gaming Judgement and NuclearGeek.
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