status from: 01.11.2019
2nd print for December 2019 (we are currently waiting for the new MVS shell molds)
PCBs arrived and are currently programmed and tested.
The final software version v1.02 is currently in beta testing.
Current MVS shell prototype needs some polishing as it still has some rough spots:
Pre order / advance order / precommande / la reserva / Vorbestellung
MVS RE->(waiting for final software update)->AES CE->AES RE
Packaging and shipping option can be found at the bottom of the page.
A cartridge-only option to reduce the price a little is available too.
The games come with a new model of cartridge shell:
If plan A works out with a molded shell or plan B is a highquality laser cut and milled shell (made in Germany).
Video #5 2019: Youtube
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Kraut Buster MVS
KRAUT BUSTER is an action Run'n'Gun shooting game made for the 16 bit system NEO GEO.
- Several long stages with varied and changing settings
- 8 end bosses and several sub bosses
- Mask feature: Wear different masks to change your characters abilities, your weapons, change your surroundings and enemy behaviors.
- 2 player simultaneous mode. CO-OP: players can interact with each other.
- 8-way: Allows to shoot in 8 directions
- Swaying: Some weapons allow 16-direction by swaying with the joystick
- Switch weapons: quick tap 'D' to switch between weapon I and II
- Grenade hold: Hold joystick in direction to throw grenades more far
- Grenade auto throw: Hold 'C' button to throw multiple grenades
- Ledge drop: Use the terrain and obstacles to your advantage
- Weapon lock: Arrest your weapon in position while moving
- Ground slide and air dash: slide/dash through some bullets
- Rapid prison shank style stab move: quickly multi stab big enemies
- 3-way grenades in C-mode: throw a pack of 3 grenades slightly aimed
- Chain based scoring system to provide a long term challenge
- C-mode: fast kill bonus scoring system
- Multiple heights/ways platforming for more ways to play the game
- 2 game modes "T-mode" and "C-mode"
- 3 difficulties (bronze/silver/gold)
- Arcade perfect playtime of approx. 40-60 minutes per run (normal route)
- Bloodpumping arcade soundtrack
- 60FPS/60Hz twice as fluid, twice as responsive, zero the lag
- Horizontal Run'n'Gun game
Hardware Specs (MVS)
- Beautiful handcrafted true 16-bit pixel art
- large panoramic backgrounds with up to 11000px lenght with a lot of parallax elements
- big bosses
- tons of animation, little details and pixel love
Digitized stereo soundtrack
Arcade / coin-op support
In-system software updates via microSDCard
Custom made PCBs
Custom made cartridge shell
- 1x MVS cartridge of Kraut Buster
- 1x ABS plastic shell or laser cut custom design
- 1x Long instruction paper
- 1x Marquee
- 1x Light box foil mini marquee (as long as stock holds)
- 1x Game DIP settings (white paper)
- 1x Cardboard box with sticker
- 1x Antistatic bubble wrap bag for cartridge
- Holographic serial number sticker
CRT screen shots of alpha/beta built (2018-05-24/2016-12-22): More screens in higher resolution are on the product page.
Video #5 2019: Youtube
Trailer #4 2017: Youtube
Trailer #3 2016: Youtube
Please view the product page and the FAQ section for limitations and compatibility notices of this product.
For extra protection you can choose "big box" shipping below. It's then packaged like a CE/Collector Edition.
MVS Kit paperwork is put in a separate box.
NEO GEO (TM) is a registered trademark of SNK PLAYMORE Corporation.
Our NEO GEO (TM) software is not officialy licensed, designed, manufactured, distributed or endorsed by SNK/Playmore corp. of Japan.