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NEO GEO MVS NGM-258

DETAILED DESCRIPTION:

NGM-258 remains a mystery. We do however have several logical possibilities for which game SNK may have intended it to be. None of them have been confirmed. NGM-258, a circa 2000 spot in the catalog, occupies the absolute youngest undiscovered position on the list. Based on the fact that we have no visual proof of Last Blade 3, and the fact that Dance Rhyth Mix was most likely a utility cartridge, the most accepted theory for NGM-258 is Garou 2.

THE FOUR PROSPECTS:

--(01)-- Garou Mark of the Wolves Special

SNK may have been working on Garou 2 (Fatal Fury 9) before pulling the plug on software development. If so, it would be the most sought after unreleased NEOGEO proto of them all. The two screen shots clearly show a MotW character (Marco Rodriguez) fighting Mr. Karate (an Art of Fighting boss) with a beach-like background, neither of which were in the first MotW game!

--(02)-- The Last Blade 3

SNK may have been working on Last Blade 3. However, we do not have any screenshots or any evidence whatsoever to support this claim; other then some trade industry discussion from back in the day. It therefore seems highly unlikely that Last Blade 3 is NGM-258.

--(03)-- Dance Rhyth Mix

ADK's last NEOGEO release was Twinkle Star Sprites in 1996. And the Bemani craze didn't begin until 1998. And NGM-258 is from the year 2000. However, at some point in time, ADK apparently developed a NEOGEO dance themed game. (Reported September 30, 2003)

--(04)-- SNK VS. CAPCOM

Although released in 2003, an earlier beta of this game may have been developed in 2000.

CURRENT STATUS: UNDISCOVERED


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