Am I the only one that misses the beautiful hand drawn sprites of 8-32 bit graphics of the 90's? I'm told by a great many that the lack of connection associated with change and/or the progression of societal trends in artistic mediums (like music, or in this case, video games) is a sign of aging... lol I refuse to believe that though, art is timeless, and this machine...Also timeless.
The Neo Geo AES was ahead of it's time and and was supported up until 2004 (I believe) when Samurai Showdown V was released. So why am I writing about this, you're probably wondering...
I'm writing about it mostly because Japan and the friends I've met here have afforded me the ability to acquire this rad gaming console A), and B) this is probably one of the few places on earth that you one can obtain games and the console (boxed in it's entirety) for relatively "reasonable" prices.
So I say, for new gamers that only remember the era of the Game Cube, or some other late 90's early 2000's mainstream console, I say explore Akihabara check out super-potato and familiarize with one of the most revolutionary and defining video game systems of all time.
The games are highly collectible, and always yield a grand nostalgic time spent over some craft beers in the company of friends.