Results 1 to 22 of 22

Thread: Pocket Rumble - a new NGPC style fighter

  1. #1
    Vice's Love Slave
    madmanjock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    The Secure Ward

    Posts
    2,174

    icon15.gif Pocket Rumble - a new NGPC style fighter

    I know this has been posted in the Switch main thread but I thought some people would miss it. A fun looking clone of NGPC fighters, even down to the two button gameplay is coming to the Switch this month, and Steam later on.



    More info here: http://nichegamer.com/2017/02/28/neo...ntendo-switch/

    It's not like there are many games on the Switch right now anyway, so while it is hardly going to be a system seller it might be worth a punt if you already have one.
    Last edited by madmanjock; 03-03-2017 at 06:42 AM.

  2. #2
    King's Dry Cleaner
    wingzrow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    U.S.A.

    Posts
    385
    too bad it's not actually on the pocket color, I would love to play it on a flash cartridge.

  3. #3
    Crazed MVS Addict
    Doom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    USA

    Posts
    134
    This looks (and sounds) really nice. I would buy it day 1 if it were actually on the NGPC. I might give it a try when I get my Switch.

  4. #4
    NeoSneth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    St Louis , MO

    Posts
    8,295
    im thrilled someone was inspired by the NGPC.
    They got the visuals right, but will the control be solid?


    Steam: SnethSS
    XBL:Sneth
    PSN:Sneth
    3DSxl: 1907-7977-5467
    Switch

  5. #5
    Morden's Lackey

    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    Pico Rivera, CA.

    Posts
    371
    Looks cool, the trailer video has me wanting this day one.

  6. #6
    . GregN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    In the land of Uff-da

    Posts
    16,838
    Looks tight. I'll be sure to check it out.



    Pre-Order now to avoid disappointment.

  7. #7
    Another Striker
    GhostSeed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Toaplan, USA

    Posts
    320
    Quote Originally Posted by wingzrow View Post
    too bad it's not actually on the pocket color, I would love to play it on a flash cartridge.
    They're porting it to NGP for free at some point.

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...nd/description

    Finally, we're excited to announce that there will be an actual Neo Geo Pocket Color port of Pocket Rumble by veteran homebrewer Thor!



    The ROM will be free for anyone to download and play using an emulator or a flash cart. It will probably only have arcade mode, and a lot of things about the game will have to be altered to accommodate the system's limitations, but we think it'll be really fun to see our game running on one of our favorite systems, alongside the games that inspired so much about it.

  8. #8
    King's Dry Cleaner
    wingzrow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    U.S.A.

    Posts
    385
    Quote Originally Posted by GhostSeed View Post
    They're porting it to NGP for free at some point.[/URL]
    Well, guess I'm going to order a second Neo Geo Pocket Color now. I've been putting it off, but that seals it.

  9. #9
    Thou Shalt Not
    Question Rot.
    xsq's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Muenster, Germany

    Posts
    7,307
    I hope it doesn't loose too much in the porting process... and I hope they still intent to port it at all. Other than that:
    Quote Originally Posted by xsq View Post
    yeah, this looks awesome.
    ...should buy it on steam I guess...

  10. #10
    Crazed MVS Addict
    Doom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    USA

    Posts
    134
    Quote Originally Posted by wingzrow View Post
    Well, guess I'm going to order a second Neo Geo Pocket Color now. I've been putting it off, but that seals it.
    That's great news!!! Can't wait to try that.
    Wait, you need a second one? You have issues with your NGP?

  11. #11
    Hardened Shock Trooper
    demirichris's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Indianapolis

    Posts
    432
    This game does look seriously rad. The fact that they are doing the pocket port as well is an awesome bonus!
    I'm developing a new JAMMA compatible arcade shmup and you should check it out! http://www.skycurser.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/skycurser

  12. #12
    King's Dry Cleaner
    wingzrow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    U.S.A.

    Posts
    385
    Quote Originally Posted by Doom View Post
    That's great news!!! Can't wait to try that.
    Wait, you need a second one? You have issues with your NGP?
    Someone did a frontlight mod on it for me years ago & it's basically ruined now. I actually own 3. One with a bad frontlight mod, one brand new one I got for close to nothing, & a third one because I needed a slim model for some reason. You never know. One day these may be impossible to find, so it's always nice to have a spare. I've been playing Metal Slug 2nd mission on & off.

  13. #13
    Ghost Of Captain Kidd

    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    ...

    Posts
    1,678
    Agreed there aren't a huge pile of the things lying around. I took the same strategy with the GB Micro. I have a CIB one, then I have a beater(not really but some wear), and I've had others and when they failed or I bought them for pennies to the dollar failed, I'd keep the battery packs and spare parts(screws, rubbers, buttons) just in case something croaks.

    I'm going to get this on Switch when it drops. I wish it was going to come to GoG, and while it is on development in Steam I don't see me using that kind of game much if ever on a computer.
    Games, Manga, Transformers (G1), Japanese Robots, and more... http://tanooki.byethost16.com/
    Looking for the above stuff, Neo-Geo MVS, Dreamcast, and Gameboy(any) too.

  14. #14
    King's Dry Cleaner
    wingzrow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    U.S.A.

    Posts
    385
    I wonder how long online matches would last on the switch. This feels like a game which might have people playing it for a week or two before it's impossible to connect to anyone.

  15. #15
    NeoSneth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    St Louis , MO

    Posts
    8,295
    Oh. ported to the ngpc. that's cherry on top right there.


    Steam: SnethSS
    XBL:Sneth
    PSN:Sneth
    3DSxl: 1907-7977-5467
    Switch

  16. #16
    New Challenger
    Kid Fenris's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    New York

    Posts
    28
    That looks damn nice. It's about time the NGPC's sprite style came back.

  17. #17


    Yoshi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    My Island

    Posts
    694
    I wish I could get a microswitch thumb stick Joycon for the Switch to play this.

  18. #18
    Pupil of Bonus-Kun

    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    France

    Posts
    7
    This game was kickstarted quite a while ago, I'm surprised it wasn't posted here at the time of the KS.

    Anyways as announced in the KS campaign, the NGPC port is not done by the PR devs, but by the french homebrower Thor, using the assets sent by the devs.
    Problem is that Thor had some difficulties with interpreting the code so he took a break because of the amount of manual work required. Hopefully he'll find the motivation to get back to it soon!

  19. #19
    King's Dry Cleaner
    coreykun667's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    California, United States

    Posts
    388
    Whoa, didn't know about a NGPC port. That's pretty rad. Shame that the Nintendo Switch version got pushed back. I was really hyped for it. Oh well. I'll get the Steam version in the meantime.
    -Always peanut butter
    -Confident strategy
    -Become president of peanut butters

  20. #20
    King's Dry Cleaner
    coreykun667's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    California, United States

    Posts
    388
    Haven't heard ANYTHING about the Switch port recently. RIP, looks like I'll just have to go with the Steam version if I want to play anytime soon...
    -Always peanut butter
    -Confident strategy
    -Become president of peanut butters

  21. #21
    Geese's Thug
    Jarofmayo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Michigan

    Posts
    275
    Quote Originally Posted by GhostSeed View Post
    They're porting it to NGP for free at some point.

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...nd/description
    That's pretty cool they're porting it to the NGPC. They've really nailed the look and style of a pocket color game.

  22. #22
    Ukyo's Doctor
    wyndcrosser's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Midwest

    Posts
    1,242
    I liked Thor's work, so that is cool.
    Looking for UK copies of Dive Alert Becky's Version, Puzzle Link 1 and 2, Gals Fighters, and Pocket Reversi.
    http://www.neo-geo.com/forums/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=41108&dateline=145772  3980

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •