20 Years Ago This Humble Bundle Would Have Sent You Bankrupt

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.

How much?

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.


    IIRC these can all be played in a browser too? Pretty neat.

    What if it still sends some of us bankrupt now Mark? HMMM? But seriously holy shitballs I want this nowww....

    I just built a couple of arcade sticks, then this comes along.

    Time to neo my geo.

      dude, keep it G rated, please.

    Link for the lazy: https://www.humblebundle.com/neo-geo-encore

    Heck, 5 years ago I would never have thought any company would actually sell legal roms...

    and for those who bought this the first time around (25th Anniversary Bundle, which this is an Encore of), the Steam keys for the games which are now on Steam but were not then (eg. Metal Slug 2, Twinkle Star Sprites and a couple of others) have retroactively been added to the original bundle so you don't need to re-buy anything to fill gaps.

    I bought the first one but this has more KOF and SS games so I'm gonna be buying it again. Despite owning almost all KOF games on PS2... I'm a sucker when it comes to KOF.

    Last edited 21/06/16 11:38 am

      Mad Danny's earlier comment suggests you may not need to.

    Awwww man! The title of this article made me feel ooooooollllldddd!!

    TWENTY YEARS?? How did that happen??

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