While we’re big fans of getting cheap games through the Humble Bundle service (and donating to charity in the process), it’s easy to lose track of the countless sales and promotions. But on Tuesday, the service launched a particularly unique sale that we couldn’t pass up: a giant bundle of classic Neo-Geo games that come complete with a portal to instantly emulate and play them in a web browser.
Shoppers can pay whatever they want to access eight games in this 25th anniversary sale. Garou: Sign of the Wolves and Samurai Shodown V Special. Only one game, King of Fighters 2002 unlimited match, requires a Windows PC and Steam to launch; the rest can be played on any Firefox or Chrome web browser via a DotEmu emulator built into Humble’s site. Humble recommends at least an i3 processor and 4 GB of RAM to play over HTML5, and if you’re not sure if your system can handle the web browser versions, or if your favorite PC gamepads will run as well in the HTML5 version as the our (including multiplayer)—Humble sales site includes the full version of Metal slag 3 free to try for everyone.
Offline versions of the remaining 19 games are also available for download for Windows, Mac, or Linux in a DRM-free Neo-Geo emulator package; only four of them also work on Steam. We’ve scoured a few of the sale’s downloads to find ROM files compatible with the popular Multi Arcade Machine Emulator (MAME), meaning classic gaming purists with dedicated MAME boxes now have a much more legal and economical way have to like classics The last knife and King of the monsters in their arcade cabinets at home.
As with previous promotions, this Humble Bundle is teasing “more games soon” beyond the current 20-man roster – and we seriously hope Windjammersthe world’s best ever clone of Ponggrabs the discount before the sale ends in two weeks from today.