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    Quote Originally Posted by Yart View Post
    I mean, I did suggest using multiplexing a few pages back that would allow twin-stick support for each player. I got slapped in the face for it though. lol

    I got my MD ROM. Game kicks ass, more specifically my ass. I can't imagine moving from 6 buttons for 8 directional aiming to the Neo stick. I'm glad I went with the MD version if the Neo version is going to stay within' the four button limit.
    No kidding this game is pretty tough I only made it to stage 3. I tried both control schemes and liked the 3 button mode since it reminded me of Shock Troopers and games like Last Alert. I need to go back and try out the 6 button layout again. I am curious what control options they are going to do on the Neo version. Great game I am glad I bought the genesis rom.

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    I really like this game, but it's tough. The first boss's shots, for example, are difficult to avoid.

    The more I play this, the more I think using start and select for roll and grenades on Neo Geo will be just fine. They'll have to include a second controller option for those using sticks and/or a cab, or course.
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    The first boss is pretty easy once you get the pattern down—it's basically just sweeping left and right with the right timing and generally aiming diagonally NW or NE to get some coverage on his adds at the same time—but you will definitely want to roll frequently during the last 40% of his healthbar or so, and rolling becomes even more vital later in the game (grenades are important, but a little less so). I can see getting used to using start/select for these on a CD pad, but I can't see it being nearly as intuitive as using shoulders on something like the Switch, the M30 or the Asciipad Sg-6. A custom pad or stick with the main 4 buttons in a cross configuration and start/select mapped to shoulders would work pretty well, though.

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    I need to get better at rolling and aiming without running into stuff. The first boss spawns a steady stream of enemies.
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    I've been playing this with a neo aes stick on my genesis and it's fine with the default 3 button control scheme. I appreciate that they did the 6 button scheme but it feels off regardless.

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    I also can't play with the 6 button control scheme but the 3 button scheme runs fine.

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    I'm almost OK with the 6-button option until I have to move my thumb to roll or throw a grenade. Everything falls apart when I try to find those direction buttons again.
    The 3-button layout feels less taxing on my brain but somehow I get about as far with both layouts. I think I need to pick one and stick with it.
    Right now the game feels hard because of the controls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bitmapbureau View Post
    Hey guys, thought I'd better stop lurking and say 'hello' - I used to hang around here back when I was an AES collector but now I'm here as a developer of Xeno Crisis, which we are of course very excited about bringing to the Neo Geo.

    I see there's been some talk about the controls - I can tell you that the the game plays great with every input device, from keyboards through to twin stick setups such as the XBox One controller. The controls actually mimic those of Shock Troopers, which I hope you'll agree are excellent. On top of this though you can also rotate your shot direction whilst shooting by tapping 'A' or 'C', as seen in Skeleton Krew on the Mega Drive. Personally, I play using keyboard with a 3 button configuration to mimic the Mega Drive's, but we've got the luxury of an extra button on the Neo Geo - we might assign this to either the melee attack or the 'discard weapon' action.

    Anyway, it's been interesting to read the comments so far, and if you have any questions at all then I'll do my best to answer them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gameofyou View Post
    Congrats on getting the Genesis version released. Any news on the Neo version? There haven’t been updates in a while.
    Yeah let's hear it!

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    Looks like they're doing well. I have to admit that even though we all knew the target dates were overly optimistic, the game seems tondo well and the team is a professional crew of great guys. Excellent, looking forward to the neo version!

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    No updates yet on the Neo version? Its been some time

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    Quote Originally Posted by todosnk View Post
    No updates yet on the Neo version? Its been some time
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    Neo Geo AES JP serial #108523 | Super Neo AES JP serial #081188

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    Not much of an update, but it seems they are nearing QA phase for Neo Geo release:
    https://twitter.com/BitmapBureau/sta...09092337594368

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    Quote Originally Posted by kuze View Post
    Not much of an update, but it seems they are nearing QA phase for Neo Geo release:
    https://twitter.com/BitmapBureau/sta...09092337594368
    Awesome. I’m glad they are making progress. I would think they will do an official update by end of month.
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    Just asked them, & there will be an official update posted by Tuesday at the latest. It’s been quite a while since the last update, so it should be interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gameofyou View Post
    Just asked them, & there will be an official update posted by Tuesday at the latest. It’s been quite a while since the last update, so it should be interesting.
    I can verify that, I emailed them and they said they were nearing completion of the dreamcast version and neo geo version is "not far behind."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bitmap Bureau
    Neo Geo versions nears completion!

    The Neo Geo versions continue to make steady progress - we had to jump on the Dreamcast heavily this last month or so to finalise it, but now it’s complete we can focus all of our efforts on the Neo Geo. Fortunately our codebase shares a lot of common code and a number of the features and changes from the Mega Drive we implemented for Dreamcast also benefit the Neo Geo.

    As with the Dreamcast version we’re making sure all of the extra details and features that are unique to Neo Geo games are in place and implemented properly. Little details like for example on the Neo Geo CD, we’ve implemented our own animated loading sequence, and the logo for the newer bios as found in the CD-Z and UniBios:

    As we’ve mentioned before we try to carry out extremely thorough testing where we can. For Neo Geo we’ve been actively buying one of every model AES, MVS and CD. We actually have 30 unique MVS model revisions now, although if you’ve got a spare MV1B-CHX we’d like to buy it to complete our set!

    We had at this point hoped to have ordered the PCBs, however in the final stages of testing our prototype with some continued soak testing we found a rare reset issue that would only occur on some models. We’re currently waiting for a prototype PCB revision to arrive, which we anticipate will solve the issue, and after some more testing we will then proceed with ordering all of the PCBs.

    For those of you that have ordered a Collector’s Edition for Neo Geo, we need to finalise hostage names and confirm your serial number. We will get an email to you soon, confirming what we have on record and giving you the opportunity to make any changes. Please look out for updates on social media confirming when this has been sent.

    We’re also pleased to say we will be getting 2 versions of the Neo Geo CD manufactured one with JP and the other with US/EU release styling. We will also be in contact with those of you that placed a pre-order to confirm your preference.

    On the subject of Neo Geo hardware, we were fortunate enough to have the amazing Simon Lock (https://twitter.com/A3rgan) fix some of our AES and MVS units for our QA phase - you can see some of his handiwork here:
    https://twitter.com/A3rgan/status/1253159266070007809

    Do get in touch with him through his website (https://aergan.wordpress.com/) if you have any retro hardware that needs some attention!
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