Sunday, January 31, 2010

Neo Geo MVS!

I was going to make my blog exclusively about anime, but I keep finding myself bouncing back and forth from either being hardcore into anime and being bored with games or losing my mind over games and not giving a damn about anime. Right now I'm more into video games, but strangely enough I'm not ready to throw half my anime collection out the window. Great!

In the back of my mind for the last few months I've been searching for a Neo Geo arcade machine, also known as an MVS (Multi Video System!) I guess I discovered it by getting into trying out some games on an emulator and my previous, yet brief, interest in Neo Geo games with my Neo Geo Color Pocket. When I was younger the Mazzio's Pizza in our town had an MVS with Metal Slug in it and I can remember being quite impressed with it back in the day. One day up at work I was browsing Craigslist and ran across a 2-slot MVS in Vidor. So after promptly losing my mind I drove my ass down to the bank and took out a loan. When the loan officer asked me what I was using it for I replied, without hesitation, "an arcade machine!" Somehow, I got approved and now I'm the proud owner of my very own beautiful arcade machine along with several games.

No, make that a shit-ton. I love lists so I'm going to see if I can remember them all.

Art of Fighting
Art of Fighting 2
Metal Slug (sadly, a bootleg. I'll have to replace it)
Metal Slug X
Metal Slug 3
King of Fighters 97
King of Fighters 98
King of Fighters 2003
Garou: Mark of the Wolves
Puzzle Bobble (bootleg too? It was free...)
Magical Drop III
Last Blade 2
Blazing Star
Real Bout Fatal Fury Special
Samurai Shodown 2

I'm looking for these games:

Neo Turf Masters
Baseball Stars 2
Waku Waku 7

I love my MVS. The only thing that kind of bums me out is that I have to keep it at my friends house and so I don't get to play it as much as I might want to, but it's awesome to have for parties. Hell, I think we are about due for another party!

The machine is in shockingly good condition, but I need to do a few things like replace one of the joysticks and read up a bit on understanding how the monitor works because I'd like to adjust it a bit without shocking myself and dying. Yes. That is possible.

Later on I'll make a post about why I love SNK games so much and talk about my favorites. By the time I get the pictures to look right in this post it'll be past my bedtime!

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