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Video Game Ad of the Day: Fatal Fury

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Fatal Fury was one of the early successful fighters that came out in the wake of Street Fighter II. In fact, it was actually designed by the creator of Street Fighter. The SNES version isn’t as good as the Neo Geo original, but it captures most of the spirit of the game.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Real Bout Fatal Fury 2: The Newcomers

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Real Bout Fatal Fury 2: The Newcomers is the third instalment of the Fatal Fury spin-off series Real Bout. In addition to being one of SNK’s better fighting games, it also has one of the best box arts of all time.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash

SNK vs. Capcom Card Fighters NGPC
There are a variety of Capcom and SNK crossovers out there, but the very first one came in the form of a card game, SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash. The game is a collectible card game, with cards based on popular SNK and Capcom characters. Two versions were available, one SNK and one Capcom, with different cards available in each.

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Tommo bites back on SNK’s public cancellation of Neo Geo licensing agreement

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Tommo is not taking the public announcement from SNK of the cancellation of their Neo Geo licensing agreement lightly. In fact, they’re not going to stop selling the system, games and peripherals, insisting that the licensing agreement is still valid and in effect until 2016.

In a statement issued today, Tommo CEO Jonathan Wan stated “We’re continuing to sell NEOGEO X products, including the NEOGEO X GOLD System, Arcade Stick, MEGA PACK Volume 1 and Classics Volumes 1-5. The license agreement which allows Tommo to sell and market these products remains in effect.”

You can read the full statement here.

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SNK cancels licensing agreement with Tommo, Neo Geo X discontinued

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In a rather surprising and brutal move, SNK has publicly announced the termination of its licensing agreement with Tommo. Tommo has been responsible for the manufacture and distribution of the Neo Geo X console, which was officially licensed by SNK and included many classic Neo Geo games, either built in or in retail bundles.

The statement issued by SNK reads:

To whom it may concern:

Please be informed that the License and Distribution Agreement between TOMMO Inc. and our company is terminated as of October 2nd, 2013.
The Licensed Products set forth in the agreement are as follows;

Terminated Licensed Products:
– NEOGEO X GOLD Limited Edition
– NEOGEO X MEGA PACK VOLUME 1
– NEOGEO X Classics Vol. 1
– NEOGEO X Classics Vol. 2
– NEOGEO X Classics Vol. 3
– NEOGEO X Classics Vol. 4
– NEOGEO X Classics Vol. 5

Upon termination of the License and Distribution Agreement, SNK has demanded that TOMMO Inc. immediately cease any and all manufacturing, distribution, marketing & promotion and selling of the Licensed Products.

In addition, SNK has demanded TOMMO immediately cease all sales of the “SNK NEOGEO X Arcade Stick” product being sold separately from the NEOGEO X GOLD Plug and Play Console, and remove the “SNK NEOGEO X Arcade Stick” product from store shelves and online retailers. In order to protect our intellectual property rights such as “NEOGEO” and “SNK”, decisive measures will be taken against all unapproved NEOGEO X products not subject to the License Agreement.

Regarding customer support for any/all of the Licensed Products, please contact the retail store / online retailer from which the product(s) were purchased.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation,

SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION

That sounds like a cancellation with prejudice, no? Maybe someone from SNK actually tried using one.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Crystalis

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Crystalis is one of, if not the most popular pre-Neo Geo game developed by SNK. It’s a pretty damn solid action-RPG for the NES, sharing a bit in common with Nintendo’s Legend of Zelda. Crystalis is also remembered for being quite heavily censored for its outside-Japan release: heck, the original title was God Slayer.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Samurai Shodown

Samurai Shodown 3DO
Samurai Shodown for the 3DO is arguably the best non-Neo Geo home release of the game. Shame you have to use the ghastly 3DO pad to play it.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Neo Geo

Neo Geo System Ad
The infamous Neo Geo weenie ad tends to get brought up from time to time, especially when people reminisce about how the system was seriously expensive when compared to its contemporaries. Still, the system was much more powerful than the SNES and Mega Drive – you just had to sign over your first born or live off two minute noodles to be able to afford one.

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Metal Slug 2 now available on iOS, Android

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SNK Playmore has just released Metal Slug 2 on iOS and Android devices. The latest release of the Neo Geo classic includes a few extra features like control customisation, local multiplayer and the ability to replay individual levels you’ve already completed.

It’s $AU5.29, and you’ll need an iPhone 3GS (or iPod Touch 3rd Gen) with iOS version 4.3 or better, or Android 2.3 or better.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Fatal Fury


Fatal Fury was the first fighting game to be released on the Neo Geo. It was designed by Takashi Nishiyama, the creator of Street Fighter, who had left Capcom for SNK in the late 1980s. This ad is for the Mega Drive version, which lacks a lot of the lustre of the Neo Geo version.