Hey, Remember That Weird Handheld Neo-Geo Thing? It Actually Exists

#101 Posted by PenguinDust (12838 posts) -

So this thing has 20 different games pre-installed? Remember when those collection handhelds could only offer 20 variations of Tetris and Pong?

#102 Posted by Spiritof (2238 posts) -

I own Metal Slug in, like, 7 different forms. Might as well keep that train a chugging.

#103 Posted by HIGH_STICKING (7 posts) -

@PenguinDust: I remember spending all my tickets at the arcade for one of those...

#104 Posted by Alston2reel (29 posts) -

It's rumored to be about 800 bucks. If this is true then i'll pass.

#105 Posted by doomocrat (147 posts) -

@Slay3r1583 said:

No Windjammers

No sale

But dude. League Bowling on the toilet. C'mon.

#106 Posted by UnsolvedParadox (1870 posts) -

Ooh, Metal Slug!

#107 Posted by buzz_clik (7284 posts) -

Inclusion of Cyber-Lip, Last Resort and Metal Slug: Good.
Exclusion of Super Spy and Ninja Combat: Bad.

#108 Posted by RareDropRadio (35 posts) -

That's pretty nifty!

#109 Posted by dropabombonit (1541 posts) -

As Alex would say it's a thing

#110 Posted by Trondood (43 posts) -

I mean.. I guess.. Maybe?

#111 Posted by clientkiller (78 posts) -

How come Blaze can make and sell a mega drive handheld for less than £30 and this costs £500? I understand the neo geo was much more powerful at the time but not THAT much more powerful surely? Thats more than a small jump in cost for the same era hardware.

#112 Posted by Noct (334 posts) -

This seems like a majorly blown opportunity if you asked me. What with the resurgance of the fighting genre in the past couple years, they should really market this thing in that direction, especially considering how synonymous SNK/NG is with fighters...

Sell this thing as the ultimate handheld fighting machine, and put the games in there that we actualy want. SamShow 2, Garou, (newer then 94) KOTF, SNK Vs Capcom, Last blade 2, etc... There are so many amazing fighters on their hardware, and they are ignoring almost all of them.

This thing could have been a juggernaut if they marketed it right; at best now it's going to be another Nomad.

#113 Posted by keoskey (340 posts) -

I cant help but mention that it looks like the Wii U controller.

#114 Posted by alternate (2796 posts) -

I read that MVC thing about it being £500. They claim it is official from Blaze but someone at the company told another site something along the lines of "selling for £500 but be suicide".

This needs to be less than £100 or is it dead in the water. You can emulate NG games on a smartphone ffs.

#115 Edited by deerokus (604 posts) -

These guys sell the SEGA things like this in clothes shops and department stores in the UK for the equivalent of about $60 in US money. I expect the neo geo one will be the same. And I will buy it.

#116 Posted by BurningDoom1 (95 posts) -

A new Neo-Geo handheld would be awesome, if it could actually play more than 20 Neo Geo games that we can already get on collections. They should build in the capability to download games to the console and even more awesome (and more unlikely) would be for them to build in Neo Geo Pocket game support.

#117 Posted by futrstyl (47 posts) -

Hm... I'm interested, depending on the price. Love that it will have an SD card slot for side loading media, possibly.

#118 Posted by Redhorn (231 posts) -

Gonna buy the hell out of this.

#119 Posted by BestUsernameEver (5026 posts) -

Never played NEO GEO, so no real interest, unless I should play the games I missed, in that case.

#120 Posted by Roddykat (260 posts) -
#121 Posted by Orbitz89 (230 posts) -

@laserbolts said:

Because this is bound to do well.

My exact, sarcastic, thoughts good sir.

#122 Edited by MB (14327 posts) -

Wait, it comes with the handheld, a Neo Geo joystick, and a docking/charging station with HDMI output...AND 20 games...for $199? If the emulation is decent, I think I'll be buying this. Here's the press release:

NEOGEO X GOLD ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM Announced for Worldwide Distribution

Tommo Inc. sets release date and price for revolutionary gaming "system within a system"

Los Angeles, Calif. - August 13, 2012 - Tommo, Inc.,in partnership with SNK PLAYMORE, today confirmed that the NEOGEO X GOLD entertainment system is scheduled for a worldwide release this December. Following the 20th anniversary of the ground breaking NEOGEO AES console, the NEOGEO X GOLD entertainment system provides players with all of the features of a home arcade and the convenience of a handheld gaming device. The NEOGEO X GOLD entertainment system is set for a worldwide release on December 6, 2012 for a suggested retail price of $199.99 (USD).

The NEOGEO X GOLD entertainment system comes complete with the NEOGEO X Station, the NEOGEO X Handheld with 20 pre-loaded NEOGEO classic titles, and the NEOGEO X Joystick. In addition to coming pre-loaded with 20 NEOGEO classic titles, the NEOGEO X Handheld device features a crisp 4.3" LCD display, an expandable game card slot, internal stereo speakers, and a 3.5mm headphone jack for a personal gaming experience you can take anywhere. The NEOGEO X Handheld device works with the NEOGEO X Joystick and NEOGEO X Station to charge the handheld device and transfer the action directly to a television set or monitor, via HDMI or A/V out, for a true arcade experience right at home.

The full list of NEOGEO X Handheld pre-installed games is as follows:










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

Distribution of the NEOGEO X GOLD entertainment system for European and Asian territories will be handled exclusively by BLAZE and Success Company. North American distribution of the NEOGEO X GOLD entertainment system will be handled exclusively by Tommo, Inc..

For the latest news as it is released, and for additional information regarding the NEOGEO X GOLD entertainment system, please visit: www.NEOGEOX.com.


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