Fast Striker released for the NeoGeo MVS

Shaggy October 7, 2010 6

This past April we first heard about a new game for the NeoGeo MVS called Fast Striker by NG:DEV.TEAM in Germany. Now some months later the developers have had a chance to test the game out in a few arcades and now the game is available as a full MVS kit for 600EUR (around $830USD with today’s exchange rate), which includes plenty of artwork as well as the MVS cart. It’s exciting to see someone resurrect the MVS like this with a professional quality release. Development on systems which have been abandoned by the primary company is often a difficult task with little promise of a monetary payback, especially if dev kits are scarce or a key needs to be used to get past the anti-piracy mechanisms the hardware has in place.  Hopefully NG:DEV.TEAM will have some other MVS projects in the works (or take on another cart based system).

If you are unfamiliar with Fast Striker then the trailer below should get you up to speed rather quickly. It has already been picked up by a few locations according to the developer, including the Try Tower in Japan. For those with a working Dreamcast they can also look forward to the game as NG:DEV.TEAM has announced a version for that console as well, which has seen several shmups come along for it on the homebrew scene.Try Tower has also posted videos of the game at their location, which you can see here and here

[NG:DEV.TEAM website]


6 Comments »

  1. arcades4ever October 8, 2010 at 2:49 am - Reply

    wow that looks pretty cool and I love the 3D backdrop in the buildings when does this game get released? I love shmp’s and there’s is deffinatly no chance they can say no to releasing this game since its made in europe long live pixelated old style games 😀

    • arcadehero October 8, 2010 at 6:28 am - Reply

      As the article says above, it’s out now 😉

  2. BDD October 8, 2010 at 11:57 am - Reply

    The Dreamcast will never die…

  3. Nomax October 10, 2010 at 1:46 am - Reply

    Worth noting is that the consumer MVS version (with time released credits) was released in July 2009 and sold for 360 € ($500).

    The commecial version for coin-op use was released in April 2010.

    The game doesn’t feature multiplayer gameplay which makes it is a no go for me but I’ll buy the Dreamcast version (which will likely have a 2P mode).

    Seeing what these guys can do on the MVS, I can’t imagine what they could release on Naomi. Especially since they already master Dreamcast development!

    • Nomax October 10, 2010 at 1:54 am - Reply

      Sorry for so much bullshit, it’s July 2010 not 2009 and at that time, you had to contact them regarding commercial usage.

    • arcadehero October 10, 2010 at 6:33 am - Reply

      Yeah the NAOMI would be amazing but unfortunately it’s extremely unlikely that homebrew development will happen on that platform, unless Sega Japan suddenly decided to make it an open platform and release development info to the public. Most documentation is in Japanese and at the moment the only way to get something made on the platform is going through a bunch of red tape. 🙁

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