The friendly folks at Humble Bundle have unleashed another retro-inspired offering designed to rekindle our love of Neo Geo arcade games. Unfortunately, this package is limited to Android users and not available on other platforms. The Humble Neo Geo Android Bundle‘s $1 or more tier includes Garou: Mark of The Wolves, Blazing Star, The King of Fighters ’97, Metal Slug 2 and Metal Slug X. As a passionate retro-gaming fan, these titles provide a great deal of entertainment, but I’m unsure how well they translate using touch controls.
If you decide to beat the current average of $4.57, the second tier becomes unlocked and grants access to Fatal Fury Special, Samurai Shodown II, Metal Slug 3 and a number of undisclosed games coming soon. The final option requires payment of $29.99 or above and features everything from tier 1,2 and a Neo Geo 25th anniversary Metal Slug T-shirt.
The Neo Geo AES contains an extensive back catalogue with fighters, platformers, racers and shooters. While this bundle creates a legitimate means to purchase the older Neo Geo classics, I wouldn’t expect to gain the satisfying feel which comes from a micro switched stick. Nevertheless, a proportion of the money received goes to The American Red Cross and I’m sure a brief blast on Metal Gear X is well worth the minimum asking price.