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    EGM supplement from March 1992

    I stumbled across this the other night on an archive site. You can read back issues of EGM on the archive site, and in March 1992, there was a cool 16-page Neo Geo supplement (link below). Iím not sure if they ever did this in other issues, but it was fun to read.

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    These were also sent out if you contacted SNK directly. They would send me these after I registered my Neo AES bitd.

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    It's doubly amazing that not only was game magazine writing absolutely atrocious back then but also that it hasn't improved at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kid Panda View Post
    These were also sent out if you contacted SNK directly. They would send me these after I registered my Neo AES bitd.
    What was it like owning a Neo at that time?

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    Man I miss EGM, GameFan, and Nintendo Power so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LoneSage View Post
    What was it like owning a Neo at that time?
    Kinda surreal to be honest. I worked that whole summer in Ď91 to save up the money to get one. I didnít get it that year because I wanted to get the gold system. No store near me had one. I ended up finally getting one the following summer with Nam 1975 as the pack in. Over the following months I got Ninja Combat and Magcian Lord used from some fly by night store that was advertising in Gamefan back then called Dragon Video based in Raleigh, NC.

    When I got Samurai Shodown the following summer, I all of a sudden got a bunch of new ďfriendsĒ.

    All in all it was cool to have and I still have that same console. Only one original game remains and itís a copy of Baseball Stars Professional. I do have a larger collection ive gotten over the years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GutsDozer View Post
    Man I miss EGM, GameFan, and Nintendo Power so much.
    It is cool to go back and read some of these old magazines. Here are a couple more Neo articles:
    https://tinyurl.com/y5d2n7xm
    https://tinyurl.com/yyusdlrg
    https://tinyurl.com/yxzj86g5
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    I do recognize that. I'm almost certain I have that issue. Makes me appreciate my old video game mags even more.

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    Lol, a letter from Dion.
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    Oh man, what a blast from the past. I remember that spread, lol. Thanks for sharing. Was a fun read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kid Panda View Post
    When I got Samurai Shodown the following summer, I all of a sudden got a bunch of new “friends”.
    That's a cool story. Man, to be ballin' enough to have a Neo in the early 90s.

    Rare picture of Kid Panda surrounded by new friends in the summer of '92:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kid Panda View Post
    Kinda surreal to be honest. I worked that whole summer in ‘91 to save up the money to get one. I didn’t get it that year because I wanted to get the gold system. No store near me had one. I ended up finally getting one the following summer with Nam 1975 as the pack in. Over the following months I got Ninja Combat and Magcian Lord used from some fly by night store that was advertising in Gamefan back then called Dragon Video based in Raleigh, NC.

    When I got Samurai Shodown the following summer, I all of a sudden got a bunch of new “friends”.

    All in all it was cool to have and I still have that same console. Only one original game remains and it’s a copy of Baseball Stars Professional. I do have a larger collection ive gotten over the years.
    I thought the gold system had Maglord as a packin?

    Great story KidPanda, I can only imagine how surreal would it be to be young and to buy a Neo with the sweat of your own brow. A mere genesis is enough to have "friends" pestering you to come over and play games, imagine a Samurai Shodown cart + home Neo Geo. Bet no one ever said "hey lets play some Ninja Combat" haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by LoneSage View Post
    That's a cool story. Man, to be ballin' enough to have a Neo in the early 90s.

    Rare picture of Kid Panda surrounded by new friends in the summer of '92:
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    I had my AES in the early 90's. I liken it to owning a colored TV in the 1950's or something. It was way ahead of its time. I first heard of the Neo Geo from a friend who came over with his Genesis which I had never played before. It was a point when I wasn't that much into video games, and I only had the 8 bit systems at that time. When I played the Genesis, I was so blown away with the graphics and gameplay and said something like 'it would be awesome to have a home system that was just like the arcade". He said "there is it's called Neo Geo; it's very expensive". I looked into it, and a few months later I had the system. Early 90's was the golden age of the Neo Geo AES!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burning Fight!! View Post
    I thought the gold system had Maglord as a packin?
    Some of them did.

    The gold system I'd bought bitd had Fatal Fury as the pack in and the mail order place I ordered it from was including a second game of your choice with it. So I picked KotM as my second game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gameofyou View Post
    It is cool to go back and read some of these old magazines. Here are a couple more Neo articles:
    https://tinyurl.com/y5d2n7xm
    https://tinyurl.com/yyusdlrg
    https://tinyurl.com/yxzj86g5
    32-bit huh? I only ever recall SNK self-proclaiming 24-bit.

    That and 4D graphics, since the Neo Geo defies the laws of time and physics.

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    Great stuff here. I only knew of one kid that had one early on. He was my rich friends even richer buddy. I remember him flexing on us about how much each game cost. I have a friend who I met about 10 years ago who had one as a kid. He busted his ass doing mowing jobs all over town to save up for it. He always mentions how glad he was that he decided against Cyberlip and got Maglord instead. He had a bunch of AES stuff he sold right before I met him. Let it go for next to nothing. Too bad I didn't know him back then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burning Fight!! View Post
    I thought the gold system had Maglord as a packin?

    Great story KidPanda, I can only imagine how surreal would it be to be young and to buy a Neo with the sweat of your own brow. A mere genesis is enough to have "friends" pestering you to come over and play games, imagine a Samurai Shodown cart + home Neo Geo. Bet no one ever said "hey lets play some Ninja Combat" haha
    A little bit after launch you could get nam/bsp/vag lord/ninja combat as the pack in. Many shops would just put in whatever you wanted. Iím curious if SNK just shipped gold systems with the game spot empty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kid Panda View Post
    A little bit after launch you could get nam/bsp/vag lord/ninja combat as the pack in. Many shops would just put in whatever you wanted. I’m curious if SNK just shipped gold systems with the game spot empty.
    I’ve seen a few pictures of Gold System boxes with UPC labels stating what game was packed in, with a different UPC for different pack in games. I’m not 100% sure if this was done on the retailer end or not, but I thought I’d share.


    http://www.neo-archive.com

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    It looks like they did a Neo Geo supplement in Feb of 1992, also. I donít know how I missed that, first time scanning through:
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    Very interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoneSage View Post
    That's a cool story. Man, to be ballin' enough to have a Neo in the early 90s.

    Rare picture of Kid Panda surrounded by new friends in the summer of '92:
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    I had a "rich kid" friend that had one back in the day - They had a 'Volcano" pinball machine too

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    These old articles are such good reads, thanks for sharing. Also, the letter from Dion cracked me up.

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    This is great to see. The sort of supplements that make you dream. Never had a hope of owning a Neo Geo back then.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fygee View Post
    32-bit huh? I only ever recall SNK self-proclaiming 24-bit.

    That and 4D graphics, since the Neo Geo defies the laws of time and physics.
    I think the 24 bit thing is 100% accurate. Technically because the the 68000 CPU has a 24 bit memory bus. So SNK wins on that one. Also the 68000 has 32 bit data registers. So it wins there too

    The 24 bit could also be right because it actually denotes a GENERATION not the bit rating of a CPU. That's why the Intellivision (1979) - which has a 16 bit CPU (but with only 8 small sprites) clearly isn't in the the "16 bit generation" of the SNES, Megadrive, Amiga, PC Engine etc. No one in their right mind would classify a console's power solely by the bit-size of it's CPU

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