In 1993 I was 12 years old I owned a Super Nintendo. It was the best.
But my local games store had a Neo-Geo. Goddamn. The lust. The pure lust. I wanted one. I wanted to play those spectacular games. But how? They cost like literally thousands of dollars.
Now, fast forward to 2016. You can buy them all for $10.
The future is a scary place.
Welcome to the Humble NEO-GEO bundle. It's back. it's absolutely ridiculous. Here's what's available:
Pay What You Want Art Of Fighting 2 Fatal Fury Special King of Monsters Metal Slug 2 Samurai Shodown II Sengoku 3 The King of Fighters 2000 Baseball Stars 2 Blazing Star IRONCLAD
Pay More Than The Average ($6.19 at time of writing) The Last Blade Pulstar Metal Slug Metal Slug 3 Shock Troopers Neo Turf Masters The King Of Fighters 98 Twinkle Star Sprites Neo Geo 25 Anniversary Soundtrack Real Bout Fatal Fury 2: The Newcomers The King Of Fighters 2002
Pay $10 Or More Shock Troopers: 2nd Squad Samurai Shodown V Garou: Mark Of The Wolves Metal Slug X The King Of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match
I'm imagining how much this would have cost my parents, circa mid-90s. Some of the games wouldn't have existed back then, but let's play along.
Probably enough to send them bankrupt. Legit.
Imagine telling 11-year-old Mark Serrels, who had lusted over those ludicrously expensive games. Imagine telling him that in 20-odd years he would be able to buy all of those video games for $10. Honestly, I would have called you a liar. Then asked you for a $1000 dollar loan to buy a NEO GEO.