Apparently Metal Slug 7 for the Nintendo DS is to be published by Ignition Entertainment in the US this Autumn (sorry I mean "Fall" for you US guys and gals! :). Quote from 1-Up:
"Truth be told, I have a pink DS and was embarrassed to play it in public. Now with Metal Slug 7 loaded, I have no qualms," quipped Ajay Chadha, president of Ignition Entertainment. "Needless to say, and in all seriousness, we are very excited to announce our partnership with SNK Playmore USA to give both core and casual gamers a whole new insight into the unique, all-action, eye-popping world that is Metal Slug."
I must admit that despite being a huge Slug fan, I don't hold much hope for this one I'm afraid, but I am still hoping to be pleasantly suprised as it may yet turn out to be great! I still wish they would give us a completely new Slug game for home consoles with all new sprites and gameplay additions, but I highly doubt it will ever happen.
Ruckage, one of our members, has made some excellent high resolution custom moves sheets for Neo Geo games. I have uploaded them into a gallery for people to download and print out. I highly recommend that you check them out!
So far there are moves sheets for both The Last Blade 2, and Garou: Mark of the Wolves. Many thanks to Ruckage for making them!
The King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match for the PS2 is now finally out in Japan, and shipping from most retailers like Play-Asia. I will have the game pretty soon so I'll post a few impressions once I get it. I'm really looking foward to this one!
The Sunsoft Collection is also available now! It's a bit disappointing that it only includes two games (Waku Waku 7 and Galaxy Fight), so I'm not 100% sure it's worth it, but I should get to try it soon... again, I'll post my impressions of it once I do. I really hope WW7 includes the arranged soundtrack from the Sega Saturn version of the game as an option...
If you would like to vote on our next Game of the Week, you can do so by heading to our new webpoll. I've added a seperate poll to the one on the right which anyone (including non registered visitors) can vote on once a day. Whatever game is in the lead on Sunday will be our GotW for next week.
I'll try and put this poll in the sidebars next time, it's just I am having a bit of a problem in getting it to show up without making the rest of the page go fubar... for now, just go to the link below, until I fix it! :)
A new version of the software we use for the site is now out (or at least it's currently available in release candidate format right now), so we will be upgrading to this version of the software as soon as possible. I could very easily upgrade the site right now, but at the moment our themes will not work in the new version along with some of the mods we use for various things. Truth be told, due to new features that have been added we won't need a lot of those mods anymore, so the transfer should be fairly smooth and other additions will benefit all our visitors and make navigation/forum posting a better experience.
Can't really give an ETA on this but I am working on it, but it shouldn't be too long; I'm mainly waiting for a way to convert the old themes. Once I have this we should be good to go!
Game of the Week #15 - Andro Dunos | Chatroom News
Andro Dunos is now our game of the week - as mentioned before the GotW will now be back up to regular updates every Sunday evening, and I'll make sure it stays updated properly!
This is a very old game by Visco, 16 years old to be exact, but worth checking out if you like your shoot 'em ups! I reviewed it quite unfavourably many years ago, but many people seem to like it including Kurisu, who gave a much better review for it a couple of months back. I'll be giving the game another chance over the next week, if you want to do the same then check out our discussion thread for lots of media including screenshots, videos and music! Let us know your feelings on this title!
I have added a link to the new chatroom... it's only a test for now and the Flashchat we have been using is still online, but I'd appreciate it if you guys could igve it a try and see what you think! You'll need to sign up for an account (the link is on the page), so give it a try and please give us some feedback using the comments link below! If people like it, then we may go ahead and use it in place of Flashchat, mainly because it seems faster, but it all depends on whether people can login ok and it runs reliably. If not we'll look for another solution, as the current chat is too unreliable right now...
Just a quick piece of news; we now have a new chatroom that will be online oer the weekend. It's hosted elsewhere and provides us with a number of advantages, not least the fact that it is far more stable than the current flash chat. Although Flash Chat has been good, it's proving far too unstable and slow on this server so we needed to change it. The new chat also has some nice features like being able to turn your webcam on so other users can see and hear you (although this is optional of course! ;). Should be fun when we have a few people in there!
I'll post again when it's up and running, and the game of the week will also be updated on Sunday. As from now the game of the week will actually go back to being updated weekly as it should be!
NEOGEO is a registered trademark of SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION.
All intellectual property rights related to NEOGEO products and others belong to SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION.
Non SNK software titles belong to their respective authors.
This website is tested with Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. Best Viewed at 1024x768 or higher. Although it is tested with Firefox and IE, it should work with other browsers without problems - please contact me if you notice any issues!