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Kickstarter for Neo-Geo MVS(arcade) cartridge shells/labels

#1DarrentgPosted 4/28/2013 7:02:00 PM
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/113891498/omega-neo-geo-mvs-replacement-cartridge-shells

A Neo-Geo fan has created his own custom plastic cartridge shells for Neo-Geo MVS cartridges, they look quite a bit like the AES(home console) style cartridge shells; and now has set up a kickstarter to get it off the ground.

For the uninitiated, the MVS cartridges came in super plain cartridge shells, with the most dull cartridge labels there are; worse yet, arcade operators didn't particularly take good care of them and so many of them are really scuffed up and dirty.

So now Neo-Geo MVS gamers can make their MVS games look as pretty as AES games; great for the gamer that cares on any level about how their collection looks.

These are by the same guy that made the Omega consolized Neo-Geo MVS system; this kind of work is pretty impressive and further illustrates why Neo-Geo fans are the most hardcore of all.

Also: www.arcadeworks.net.

I think regardless, he plans to set this thing up as service via his website so people can buy these and labels similar to how southtown homebrew specialists sells MVS ShockBoxes(cases) plus inserts; but hopefully the kickstarter will be successful
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#2MaximotheladPosted 4/28/2013 8:46:58 PM
Who owns a Neo Geo?! Seriously? I've never met ONE PERSON who's ever owned one. Not in my entire life!
#3Darrentg(Topic Creator)Posted 4/28/2013 9:21:40 PM
Maximothelad posted...
Who owns a Neo Geo?! Seriously? I've never met ONE PERSON who's ever owned one. Not in my entire life!


Me, and quite a few other people. Not sure why you're bothering posting your pointless anecdotes....
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#4SuperDeaditePosted 4/29/2013 5:22:13 AM
So sacrifice original SNK MVS cart casing and labels. This is horrendous, and any real Neo-Geo fan should hate this idea. If you want home cart style, buy friggen home carts. If you want pretty home carts, buy MVS Shock Boxes and use whatever art you want. But throw away original MVS case with the label and serial number for this crap? This is beyond terrible.
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#5jenekiPosted 4/29/2013 7:51:01 AM
This seems like a product geared towards people with certain styles of console-ized MVS. MVS carts and console-ized motherboards seems to be hot again right now, so new products like this shouldn't be too surprising. My carts aren't visible during play, however I can see why some people would want it.
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#6ZoqFotPikPosted 4/29/2013 1:45:33 PM
Darrentg posted...
Me, and quite a few other people. Not sure why you're bothering posting your pointless anecdotes....

It's Maximo. Visit the Nintendo console boards and you'll get used to posts like that.

Also, out of all the hardcore gamers I've met, only two had AES consoles out that I played around with. Any others had them in storage. Which actually leads me to wonder -- Darrentg, are you in the former or the latter group?
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#7Cinder6Posted 4/29/2013 3:26:26 PM
Well, I own an MVS, and it's out and ready to play right by all my other systems, so I guess I'm one of the latter.

With that said, this is a project clearly targeted toward CMVS owners, as cabinet owners don't ever see the carts once they're installed. As such, I'm not interested in the kickstarter. However, I'm not sure how much I would be interested if I did have a CMVS. The game labels lie along the seam between the two halves of the cart casing. When removing the boards (yes, boards; Neo Geo games have two boards each), you run the risk of damaging the label. After that, you then have to decide whether to store the old plastic or get rid of them. I'm just not sure it's worth making things pretty, and I'd worry it will eventually drive up the cost of "virgin" MVS games.

I do like shockboxes, though. I don't buy CIB games, so I don't have to worry about storing the original cardboard boxes.
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#8Darrentg(Topic Creator)Posted 4/29/2013 5:12:28 PM
SuperDeadite posted...
So sacrifice original SNK MVS cart casing and labels. This is horrendous, and any real Neo-Geo fan should hate this idea. If you want home cart style, buy friggen home carts. If you want pretty home carts, buy MVS Shock Boxes and use whatever art you want. But throw away original MVS case with the label and serial number for this crap? This is beyond terrible.


I don't know why you came to the assumption that this will sacrifice original MVS cart casing/labels, or that you would have to throw them out. You simply just remove the PCBs from the original shell and then put them in the new shell, you can keep your original MVS shells all you like. The only thing is that games that have the silver SNK seal sticker on the side, that sticker will have to be tampered with if you want to open the cart, and you need to be careful not to open the cart shell too much so you don't put heavy creases in the original MVS cart end label.

Anyway, this kickstarter was posted on neo-geo.com, the center of neo-geo fandom on the internet, and the reaction has been overwhelmingly positive, because no sacrifice of the original MVS shells is necessary at all. And a lot of MVS carts are really banged up, they all have bland labels; and the prices between the AES & MVS versions of MANY games is hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars. So that's a pretty damn good reason to buy MVS over AES, and there's nothing wrong with wanting good aesthetics for your MVS carts. And these fit in shockboxes, so they go along with them to make the entire thing look a lot better.
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#9Darrentg(Topic Creator)Posted 4/29/2013 5:13:36 PM
ZoqFotPik posted...
Darrentg posted...
Me, and quite a few other people. Not sure why you're bothering posting your pointless anecdotes....

It's Maximo. Visit the Nintendo console boards and you'll get used to posts like that.

Also, out of all the hardcore gamers I've met, only two had AES consoles out that I played around with. Any others had them in storage. Which actually leads me to wonder -- Darrentg, are you in the former or the latter group?


I have an Analogue Interactive CMVS, it's hooked up, and I play it regularly.
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#10MaximotheladPosted 4/29/2013 7:16:38 PM
Darrentg posted...
Maximothelad posted...
Who owns a Neo Geo?! Seriously? I've never met ONE PERSON who's ever owned one. Not in my entire life!


Me, and quite a few other people. Not sure why you're bothering posting your pointless anecdotes....


Post some pics of you with it then and hold up a card with the Date on it. Because I don't believe you. And have these "Other" people do the same.


I still have yet to meet one person in 15 states that I've been to who's ever owned one. I"ve seen people own the arcade cabinet but NEVER the home version.