Neo Geo handheld launches December 6 at $200

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 13, 2012 6:45am PDT

SNK's Neo Geo console played host to many much-loved games, but was far too expensive for many too own. This concern hovered over the shiny new Neo Geo X Gold licensed handheld which was supposed to launch earlier this year, but manufacturer Tommo today revealed that it'll only cost $199.99 when it finally arrives on December 6. Whether that's low or high for a handheld with 20 pre-loaded games, well, that's for you to decide.

The X Gold has a 4.3" LCD screen, but also comes with a joystick and can be plugged into a television by HDMI or A/V cables via a docking station. There's a card slot too, so you can play more games.

"Great game consoles don't die; they're just reborn in much more affordable and convenient packages," Tommo CEO Jonathan Wan said in the announcement. "The Neo Geo X Gold is a love letter to one of my favorite consoles of all time, and working with SNK Playmore to acquire the Neo Geo license, Tommo Inc. looks to provide gaming and entertainment enthusiasts with a classic arcade experience both at home and on the go."

Here's the list of games pre-installed on the Neo Geo X Gold:

  • 3 Count Bout

  • Alpha Mission II

  • Art of Fighting II

  • Baseball Stars II

  • Cyber Lip

  • Fatal Fury

  • Fatal Fury Special

  • King of the Monsters

  • Last Resort

  • League Bowling

  • Magician Lord

  • Metal Slug

  • Mutation Nation

  • Nam 1975

  • Puzzled

  • Real Bout- Fatal Fury Special

  • Samurai Shodown II

  • Super Sidekicks

  • The King of Fighters '95

  • World Heroes Perfect

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