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Pochi and Nyaa Neo-Geo MVS
This game was recently released in extremely limited quantities for the Neo-Geo. The distributor is Taito, but it's by Aiky. (www.aiky.biz) Aiky is a company of former Compile employees. Compile made this game and then went bankrupt. When Aiky was formed they got the rights and tried to release it, but it didn't do well in location tests so it only got a release of what is estimated to be under 100 units. The kits don't even have serial numbers on them because it was such a small run. I managed to grab a copy from www.arcadeshock.com, the only place that was stocking them in the US. He had a total of 17 kits and he seems to think that he either won't get any more or will only get a few and that will be it.
It's a puzzle game, a very good one too. I actually have some videos of it if anyone is interested. It plays like Super Puzzle Fighter 2, except the garbage blocks that get sent over are useless, thus giving whoever gets a bigger chain first a huge advantage. Also, you send over more garbage by making "splits" in your color groupings. So, a worm of cross patterns is worth more than a blob of the same color. It's a lot of fun and it's really a lot more interesting to build up these worms than simply blobing colors any which way. And I loved SPF2, too.
Well anyway, I don't know if anyone's heard of this yet, or what you guys do with new releases, but I thought I'd let you know about this one.