SNK 40th Anniversary "Neo Geo Classic Edition"

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  1. Jumpingmanjim

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    Top Player's Golf is actually a decent game and you should watch this review. And don't mention that other game.

     
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    Game list has been confirmed for both Japanese and International versions. With 14 of the 40 bundled games being different between each release.

    Japan release
    1. Aggressors of Dark Kombat
    2. Alpha Mission II
    3. Art of Fighting
    4. Blazing Star
    5. Burning Fight
    6. Cyber-Up
    7. Fatal Fury Special
    8. Garou: Mark of the Wolves
    9. King of Monsters 2
    10. Kizuna Encounter: Super Tag Battle
    11. Metal Slug
    12. Metal Slug 2
    13. Metal Slug 3
    14. Ninja Commando
    15. Ninja Master’s: Haou Ninpou Chou
    16. Puzzled
    17. Real Bout Fatal Fury 2: The Newcomers
    18. Real Bout: Fatal Fury
    19. Samurai Shodown II
    20. Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa’s Revenge
    21. Samurai Shodown V Special
    22. Sengoku 3
    23. Shock Troopers: 2nd Squad
    24. Super Sidekicks
    25. The King of Fighters ’94
    26. The King of Fighters ’95
    27. The King of Fighters ’96
    28. The King of Fighters ’97
    29. The King of Fighters ’98
    30. The King of Fighters ’99
    31. The King of Fighters 2000
    32. The King of Fighters 2001
    33. The King of Fighters 2002
    34. The King of Fighters 2003
    35. The Last Blade
    36. The Last Blade 2
    37. Top Hunter: Roddy & Cathy
    38. Top Player’s Golf
    39. Twinkle Star Sprites
    40. World Heroes Perfect
    International/USA release
    1. 3 Count Bout
    2. Art of Fighting
    3. Blazing Star
    4. Blue’s Journey
    5. Crossed Swords
    6. Fatal Fury Special
    7. Foot Ball Frenzy
    8. Garou: Mark of the Wolves
    9. Ghost Pilots
    10. King of the Monsters
    11. King of the Monsters 2
    12. Kizuna Encounter: Super Tag Battle
    13. Last Resort
    14. Magician Lord
    15. Metal Slug
    16. Metal Slug 2
    17. Metal Slug 3
    18. Metal Slug 4
    19. Metal Slug 5
    20. Metal Slug X
    21. Mutation Nation
    22. Ninja Master’s: Haou Ninpou Chou
    23. Puzzled
    24. Real Bout: Fatal Fury
    25. Robo Army
    26. Samurai Shodown II
    27. Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa’s Revenge
    28. Samurai Shodown V Special
    29. Sengoku 3
    30. Shock Troopers
    31. Shock Troopers: 2nd Squad
    32. Super Sidekicks
    33. The King of Fighters ’95
    34. The King of Fighters ’97
    35. The King of Fighters ’98
    36. The King of Fighters 2000
    37. The King of Fighters 2002
    38. The Last Blade 2
    39. Top Player’s Golf
    40. World Heroes Perfect
     
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  3. Lord Belial

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    No mention of how multiplayer works. I assume P2 plugs in a controller and the two share a tiny screen?
     
  4. Vanne

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    I wonder what hardware they will be using?
     
  5. elvis

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    Was confirmed way back on the link to the Facebook post. P2 plugs in to the console and plays like you would in the original arcade games. Play either on the device, or plug it in to your TV via HDMI if you want a bigger screen.
     
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    SNK NEO Geo mini being demonstrated at E3 2018.
     
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    why are they taunting us with the super cool looking Japanese version!
     
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    I'd be shocked if it wasn't an ARM variant. Cheap, powerful, plentiful, power-efficient, already have Linux and nearly every open source emulator on earth ported to them.
     
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    It's so tiny i can't see myself spending any serious length of time on it. Hopefully it has HDMI output. The controls look impractical too but at least they have controllers plugged in (should be neo geo sticks though). I'll probably end up with one as a display piece, unless analogue release a FPGA one :)

    edit: ok thankfully it does have hdmi out https://www.snk-corp.co.jp/us/neogeomini/

    Teardown pics showing the CPU http://retrorgb.com/neo-geo-mini-teardown.html

    Its running a ATM7013, which is a 74Kf processor (MIPS CPU).



    Some points to note, the controllers use micro usb connectors and only work with official controllers from SNK for this specific system. Apparently there is a shortage of controllers too making them expensive and hard to source. Sadly I think i'll be giving this system a miss.
     
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    Wonder how it compares against the NeoGeo gold,?
     
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    feck I was looking for this thread ealier.

    ashens also reviewed it and was also unimpressed - sounds like one to avoid.

     
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    Reviews aren't great. Android based system with poor emulation, apparently. A real shame, when there are notable emulators out there that are free (as in libre) and/or offering commercial licensing.
     
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    my understanding is that the only bad points are video output and controller (both inbuilt and optional) are both poor.

    so an overall fail.

    everyone remarks that the inbuilt screen is very good. however why not allow batteries!! such a confusing device.
     
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    I was browsing around ebay today looking for some other arcade stuff and noticed a few chinese ebay sellers selling neogeo main boards for under $40, while the controllers for this new thing are listing for over $80 each :/
     
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    The moment I found out they used analogue controls, I was out.

    I guess you could hack it, but the whole point of these mini consoles is convenience of not having to get your hardware hacker nerd on, otherwise you'd just use a Pi.
     
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    Sigh.. I was kinda hoping for something really good here.. Guess ill keep on the lookout for as proper MVS system. Still got my hopes up for the PS1, that they will come out of the ballpark with something so utterly cool, that it wont use crappy emulation... (yar...I can keep dreaming...)
     
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    I built myself a MAME-based Neo Geo cabinet a little while ago. Sits inside an LAI "lowboy" cabinet with a 26" arcade CRT, and some nice Sanwa controls in the 4-button Neo Geo layout.

    For the amount I play it, I'm happy with it being a emulator-driven system. I was a little tempted to pick up one of these Chinese MVS systems and a multi-cart, but honestly, the emulation is good enough for me. I suck at SNK fighters (I'm a Capcom man through and through), and mostly play it for some casual shmup stuff here and there. Suits me just fine.
     
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    It sure is quite different, timing and hitboxes are really different to capcom fighters. It feels weird when you play a neogeo game with ken and ryu in them because they move so differently, although most of those SNK vs capcom games never hit my local arcades so i've got more experience playing stuff like world heros, fatal fury and samurai showdown.

    One thing i do recommend is playing some of the sports games, especially if you have kids who like to play. My kids absolutely love soccer brawl and baseball 2020.
     
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