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Wait... what? This game was made by SNK?
« on: March 12, 2012, 09:20:56 PM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crystalis

Never played this game, but I've heard from many people and on some websites that it was one of the best games for the NES. I had no idea SNK made this game, though. Makes me wonder why they didn't expand this series more so that they could have a well-known RPG series under their wing.
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Re: Wait... what? This game was made by SNK?
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2012, 03:22:50 AM »
Yeah, I have it but have never played it. They also made Baseball Stars on the NES and a really awful port of Ikari Warriors.
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Re: Wait... what? This game was made by SNK?
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2012, 06:18:43 AM »
SNK thought that there was more money developing arcade games than console games, sans why they only developed arcade games for the neo geo, with companies like takara doing ports from their bigger hits, IMO snk lost some potential money in the SNES era, when they tried to enter in the PSX era, it was too late

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Re: Wait... what? This game was made by SNK?
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2012, 12:15:34 PM »
Hey, Crystalis is a good game, played it back in early 90's. Although my very first SNK game would be Ikari Warriors like most people.

Heh, it wasn't focusing on arcade that's the main reason why SNK failed. It was NEO GEO WORLD!!...it's huge, unnecessary and a colossal blunder. They already had smaller Neo Geo Lands arcades, and those are doing fine...but someone came up with the idea to make a WHOLE amusement park for SNK.

All those money could invariably be invested in something else...like a new Neo Geo Console. They could still catch up during the early days of PSX and N64 and Saturn. Neo Geo CDs are already out, might as well upgrade those into fully capable 3D engines.
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Re: Wait... what? This game was made by SNK?
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2012, 05:35:15 PM »
I doubt that the park was the problem (sans his higher prices) SNK by 1999 was still living from the MVS, a system that was incredible easy to make bootlegs, then the HNG64 was a flop,the fact that they just made fighting games, and tons of stupid things (the park was on of them, also I read from SNK producer that they hired TONS of employees)

With the AES and NGCD the message should have been clear for SNK, don't try to make your own console


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Re: Wait... what? This game was made by SNK?
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2012, 05:45:15 PM »
Despite the folly, wish I could have gone to the park while it was still around. Would probably be crazy happy there.

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Re: Wait... what? This game was made by SNK?
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2012, 06:03:53 PM »
Reading the old NGFUSA, sounds like the happiest place on earth for me


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Re: Wait... what? This game was made by SNK?
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2012, 01:27:28 AM »
My cousin went to Neo Geo World in 2000 and bought a souvenir for me...I believe it was a small carpet? Neo Geo rug...lol

But he told me that it was huge, as in HUUGE!! it got swimming pools...and bowling alley that is so big, it got its own building, the Neo Geo Bowl. There are tonnes of rides and I believed he took some photos of an SNK shop that sold everything SNK-related, you can get Kyo's gloves and his head-band, Vice's red wig (?), plus Cool Cool Toon's merchandise...which I would absolutely loved. Also there are the SNK photo machines...oh man.

It's like going to Itchy and Scratchy land...
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Re: Wait... what? This game was made by SNK?
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2012, 01:57:35 AM »
Great, now I'm depressed for never going there


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Re: Wait... what? This game was made by SNK?
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2012, 06:10:03 AM »
My cousin went to Neo Geo World in 2000 and bought a souvenir for me...I believe it was a small carpet? Neo Geo rug...lol

But he told me that it was huge, as in HUUGE!! it got swimming pools...and bowling alley that is so big, it got its own building, the Neo Geo Bowl. There are tonnes of rides and I believed he took some photos of an SNK shop that sold everything SNK-related, you can get Kyo's gloves and his head-band, Vice's red wig (?), plus Cool Cool Toon's merchandise...which I would absolutely loved. Also there are the SNK photo machines...oh man.

It's like going to Itchy and Scratchy land...

Damn you disneyland...if only you didn't exist maybe all families would be going to NGW.

Ahh... the times that coulda been had...

http://www.ngfusa.com/ngw/ngw1.htm

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Re: Wait... what? This game was made by SNK?
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2012, 01:09:08 AM »
WTF? There was an actual SNK theme park? O_O

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Re: Wait... what? This game was made by SNK?
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2012, 09:40:38 AM »
It was an arcade.

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Re: Wait... what? This game was made by SNK?
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2012, 02:13:57 PM »
I know an arcade with a ferris wheel, but not one witha ferris wheel that took 30 minutes to take a loop, bowling, fast food restaurants, and lots of attractions


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Re: Wait... what? This game was made by SNK?
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2012, 09:17:47 PM »
So it was a theme park, then?

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Re: Wait... what? This game was made by SNK?
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2012, 03:42:01 AM »
Playing a bit of Crystalis. Good game. Albeit typical action RPG based on Zelda. But I never got into those kind of games so...
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