We’ve always enjoyed collecting Neo Geo carts and marquees. In fact our first arcade was a Neo Geo 2 slot more than 10 years ago. So we’ve decided to start a little category on our website called Neo Geo World. Our first participant is Trevor, check out his story below:
First name or gamer tag: Trevor
Years collecting: 3
Rarest game: Twinkle Star Sprites
Favorite game: Metal Slug
Anything about the Neo Geo world: I always loved playing in the arcades any chance I could. When I saw metal slug in the 90s I thought the graphics and gameplay were the best they could ever get.
Now that I’m a little (lot) older I’ve got space in my home for 1 arcade machine, which has always been a dream. I immediately thought of the Neo Geo for metal slug, and then when I realized Neo Geo cabinets took cartridges that could easily be swapped, and hold up to 6 games at once. I was sold. If you can only get 1 arcade machine, why not get one that can natively play over 100 games!
I had to search for a long time, and could never find any dedicated Neo Geo cabinets where I live in Canada, so I bit the bullet and shipped one from TNT Amusements in the United States who restores arcade cabinets.
I try and fit at least one 10-15 minute arcade session in everyday, as really gives me something to look forward to at the end of the day.
I love spending time on this thing, and have ordered over 60 mini marquees from Tim to be used for my collection once I get the new led marquee lights.