Around 1994 when everyone was getting excited about the PS1 and Saturn there was only one console that I wanted, a Neo Geo CD. I was a bit obsessed with fighting games in those days and was reading at the time about how SNK's fighters like King of Fighters 94 and Samurai Showdown 2 were way better than anything Capcom or any other company was putting out at the time. Of course the only way I could play them was in the arcade and my parents didn't like me hanging out in arcades back then.
Since then however I've realised that getting a Neo Geo CD would have been absolute folly due to the unbearable load times in most games, as demonstrated in the video below. The real way to play Neo Geo was on an AES home console or a MVS arcade system. Not being a multi millionaire means that the MVS was more within my price range but it still always remained out of my reach. Until now that is.
May I present to you my new baby in all its exposed circuit board glory. It's been a dream of mine to own for the last 15+ years but finally I get to own one :
Excuse the mess and the terrible picture quality. It might not be pretty but what it does makes up for it:
Anyway I hope I can get a few more MVS games together and can write about them. Been busy the last few days since I'll be in a play next week and am up to my eyes with rehearsals.