For the final part of this feature, we're bringing you an interview with four of the creators that worked on some of the best known Neo Geo titles. It's loaded with stories of hardships, secrets that can only now be discussed, and plenty of 100 Mega Shock!
Naoto Abe (Designer): Mahjong Kyo Retsuden, Burning Fight, Savage Reign
Kazuhiro Tanaka (Designer): Metal Slug, Metal Slug 2, Metal Slug 3
Nobuyuki Kuroki (Designer): Fatal Fury series, Art of Fighting series
Hideki Asanaka (Sound): Real Bout Fatal Fury, Real Bout Fatal Fury 2: The Newcomers, KOF series
Anything But Metal Slug!
The Neo Geo Mini is finally on sale. So I'd like for all of you to talk about your memories of working on these well known Neo Geo titles as much as you'd like.
(Asanaka) I think you're the one who started there the earliest, Abe?
(Abe) I guess so. When I look back on it, the development environment there was really bad.
(Kuroki) Everyone "burned", right?
(Asanaka) I burned.
What does that mean?