> Metal slug X, the game is just pure class, oozes quality and is closely followed
> by the first.
> Its always the same though, the first defines the series, the sequel tweaks it
> and adds what should have been in the first. After that further sequels are
> always going to struggle. How do you improve what you did before without
> changing the game completely?
I agree. Sometimes the 3rd game in a series is good, but after that usually it's just milking a franchise and the creative spark is gone.
> Out of curiosity does anyone have a clue to when 4 and 5 are going to be added
> to mame? I would play them in the arcades but have never seen one anywhere
Dunno. Especially since Haze and much of MAMEdev are very negative toward the neogeo (and cps2) driver. I also understand how hard it is to actually see those games in an arcade, I never have. It depends on what country you're in, some countries still have many Neos, others have nearly none.
Best advice, buy a neo and the games, or compile your own builds. ;)