Not only am I excited to write about this, I’m about to go batshit crazy when this thing gets to my doorstep. But if you hate the idea of paying $60 for a game today, be thankful you didn’t own a NeoGeo system in the early ’90s. NeoGeo games retailed for $200 and up. The system launched in 1991 for $649.99, and found moderate success then even though not a lot of people owned one. Today, the Neo Geo still has an insane amount of followers and it’s gaining more die-hards every year.
Tommo and SNK Playmore are celebrating NeoGeo’s 20th anniversary with the release of Neo Geo X Gold, a limited edition replica console that comes packaged with an arcade stick and the new NeoGeo X Handheld. This console can be played on the go (duh), or through the TV via composite or HDMI. Unlike its ’90s predecessor, the NeoGeo X Gold Limited Edition retails for a reasonable $199.99 and comes preloaded with 20 games.
The list of games preloaded on the handheld:
3 Count Bout
Art of Fighting
Alpha Mission II
Baseball Stars II
Fatal Fury Special
The King of Fighters ’95
King of the Monsters
Real Bout: Fatal Fury Special
Samurai Shodown II
World Heroes Perfect
The Limited Edition also comes packaged with a Ninja Master’s NeoGeo X game card. No other game cards have been announced at this time.
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