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Report: New portable Neo-Geo incoming

SNK Playmore has reportedly licensed a new Neo-Geo portable device. It includes a 4.3" screen, two GB of internal storage, an SD card slot, and 20 Neo-Geo games.


SNK Playmore seems to be giving gamers another chance at taking Neo-Geo games on the go. A device with the placeholder name "Neo-Geo Portable Device" has been detailed on a Japanese game blog, along with some images of the portable device. It will reportedly include North American versions of 20 Neo-Geo games including King of Monsters, Samurai Shodown, and Metal Slug.

The news comes from Japanese blog Famicom Plaza (via Andriasang). The device's profile looks similar to the iPhone, right down to the black-on-steel casing, but it's a bit larger than Apple's wunderkind. It includes an analog stick, four face and four shoulder buttons, a 4.3" screen, two GB of internal storage, and an SD card slot.

The full line-up of games includes World Heroes, Ultimate 11, Top Player's Golf, Sengoku, Nam-1975, Mutation Nation, Last Resort, King of Monsters, Frenzy, Cyber Lip, Fatal Fury Special, Art of Fighting, Super Sidekicks, League Bowling, Metal Slug, Magical Lord, Baseball Stars Professional, Samurai Shodown, King of Fighters '94, and Fatal Fury.

So far, the price, launch plans, and even manufacturer haven't been disclosed. Shacknews has contacted SNK for official details and will update as more information becomes available.


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    January 25, 2012 11:00 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Report: New portable Neo-Geo incoming.

    SNK Playmore has reportedly licensed a new Neo-Geo portable device. It includes a 4.3" screen, two GB of internal storage, an SD card slot, and 20 Neo-Geo games.

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      January 25, 2012 11:02 AM

      They could easily run original NEO-GEO games on a modern piece of small hardware like that. They'd be stupid to not just use the ROM dumps and an emulator to run older games in home/console mode.

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        January 25, 2012 7:08 PM

        Throw a mini-HDMI port on that thing and you can play it on a TV, boom

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      January 25, 2012 11:08 AM

      is it going to cost like 5 times the price of a game-boy, because I remember back in the day the neo geo was like $600 bucks and like $100 bucks a game or some shit back in the early 90s

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        January 25, 2012 12:01 PM

        I remember as a kid reading an article about Don Johnson's kids and how he bought them a Neo Geo and games, and me being so jealous that they could afford that.

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        January 25, 2012 12:11 PM

        More like $250 a game.

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          January 25, 2012 3:03 PM

          Yea it was obscene.

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            January 25, 2012 4:05 PM

            But weren't they exact replicas of the arcade games?

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              January 25, 2012 4:09 PM

              pretty sure you could literally rip the cartridges out of the arcade machines and plug them into the consoles

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                January 25, 2012 7:21 PM

                I think that only worked for the saves and the game cartridges themselves had a different slot or a different pin order.

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      January 25, 2012 11:49 AM

      Think geek gas systems like this that play genesis, snes, mame,and others. Dingeroo or something?

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      January 25, 2012 12:33 PM

      So long as the price is sane, I think I'm sold.

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      January 25, 2012 12:44 PM

      Man i want to snatch one of these up. Unless I missed it, the complete catalog wasn't announced in the article was it?

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      January 25, 2012 12:49 PM

      Neo Geo is still badass, its why I built this.

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      January 25, 2012 1:04 PM

      I really hope more games will come for this - I loved Magical Drop in the arcade. Will buy.

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      January 25, 2012 2:30 PM

      Neo-Ge-Go. Bam. (lol)

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      January 25, 2012 2:45 PM

      Heh, kinda neat. The general design reminds me of the iPhone 4/4s with the black glass front and silver band. Something with that kind of build quality with buttons and such for gaming would be really nice! Hopefully it has a resonable price.

      And no, before anyone says it, I'm not saying they stole anyone's design, just that it sort of reminds me of it.

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        January 25, 2012 3:27 PM

        I'll say it, they stole the fuck out of the iPhone 4/4S design.

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        January 25, 2012 4:06 PM

        I like it. My biggest problem with the 3DS and the Vita is how large they are. Something as small as this Neo Geo handheld is cool though.

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      January 25, 2012 4:01 PM

      This is cool and I hope it succeeds. But does it really have any chance at all?

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      January 25, 2012 4:04 PM

      Guess we aren't seeing Metal Slug on mobile phones any time soon.

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        January 25, 2012 7:19 PM

        Action games with touch controls usually suck anyway

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          January 25, 2012 7:27 PM

          Yeah, you're right. If this ends up being smartphone sized unlike the 3DS or Vita then I'll get one.

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      January 25, 2012 4:11 PM

      that doesn't look anything at all like an iPhone 4/4S

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      January 25, 2012 11:21 PM

      Yeah, I want that.