Neo Geo handheld launches December 6 at $200

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 handheld which was supposed to launch earlier this year, but manufacturer Tommo today revealed that it'll only cost $199.99 when it arrives in December.

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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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    August 13, 2012 6:45 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Neo Geo handheld launches December 6 at $200.

    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 handheld which was supposed to launch earlier this year, but manufacturer Tommo today revealed that it'll only cost $199.99 when it arrives in December.

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      August 13, 2012 7:11 AM

      huh, somehow first I've heard of this.

      It's...pretty ugly, but if it plays Neo Geo games at full speed that's awesome. 200 bucks doesn't seem bad for something that is probably a small/limited run. Plus it's got a card slot.

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      August 13, 2012 7:15 AM

      $200 dollary doos?

      "comes with a joystick" - Oh, that sounds pretty good, but I doubt that it will have the build quality of an original NG stick

      "can be plugged into a television via a docking station" - Not clear if docking station is included

      "There's a card slot too, so you can play more games" - What does that mean? Games / game packs are sold on cards? Or SD Cards that can be loaded with games? Or used as storage for DLC?

      Best of luck selling your $200 console that does less than a DS. Also, no Crossed Swords? SHAME.

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      August 13, 2012 7:53 AM

      *sad trombone* It's more than the cost of a 3DS and it only places Neo Geo games? wtf.

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      August 13, 2012 8:08 AM

      Drop it to $100 and I'd be all over that.

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      August 13, 2012 8:14 AM

      i have metal slug series for psp...shit, where is samurai shodown? that and king of fighters, art of fighting are really the only other games i care about

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        August 13, 2012 8:16 AM

        Thing is they already released almost every one of these games on the PS2 in a collection. It would have been a better gesture if they preloaded the thing with 40 games or something. 20 isn't worth it.

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      August 13, 2012 8:17 AM

      this is really weird.

      i do love a lot of those 90's arcade games though!

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        August 13, 2012 10:25 AM

        Yeah, I should want this as much as my mind says I do.

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      August 13, 2012 10:28 AM

      Wow nice. All I want is Viewpoint and Baseball Stars 2

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      August 13, 2012 11:21 AM

      Over 20 years too late. I'll give them no more than $25 for it.

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      August 13, 2012 11:49 AM

      Baseball Stars 2 might be enough to sway me.

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      August 13, 2012 1:02 PM

      Neogeo Pocket failed horribly, still kinda kick myself for not picking one up on clearance, it was like $25 for a system with 6-8 games.

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      August 13, 2012 1:28 PM

      I think I'll stick to my consolized Arcade board, I like playing with game cartridges that are the size of VHS tapes.

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      August 13, 2012 2:01 PM

      Is this real life?

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      August 13, 2012 4:14 PM

      I'm torn between getting this and an Analogue Interactive consolized MVS:

      http://www.analogueinteractive.com/

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        August 13, 2012 6:33 PM

        The CMVS will be better...although super expensive. I built a CMVS awhile ago and its really awesome. If you have any technical skills at all you can make a simple one if you just want to play Neo Geo arcade cartridges. It only gets complicated when you try to make it look pretty.

        Mine plays Arcade MVS cartridges and uses either official Neo Geo joysticks/gamepads or custom built joysticks (which are incredibly easy to make for Neo Geo, the wiring is stupidly simple)

        Here's a few pics of mine. The 4 extra gray buttons on mine are so I can use it on my PC and PS3 too, only the top 4 colored buttons and Start/Select are for the Neo Geo.
        http://www.flickr.com/photos/exitfromreality/4716000248/in/photostream/

        If your interested in making one check out this awesome list of guides http://www.jamma-nation-x.com/jammax/tutorials.html You kind of have to combine a few to do a full consolization on some models, but its not hard to figure out.

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      August 14, 2012 9:03 PM

      Why don't they just put these games out on the VITA? Or the Xbox 360 for that matter? I'm not interested in a handheld that plays only NEO GEO games. And what is the point of an HDMI out on a handheld that hardly has any games that can be considered to be rendered in 3D?