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Re: NEO GEO pocket light mod? Anyone know what this is?

by Betagam7 Sun Dec 07, 2014 11:44 pm

Nyukki wrote:Ah right. I'm English too, so I share your frustration with Chinese banks. Nothing's ever simple.


The banks are ridiculous.

Good to know that Taobao is apparently a good source for retro stuff though. Since transporting my collection from England was not an option I've been limited in my hobby here until now.

What's some of the best retro stuff you've found on there, out of interest? Is most of the stuff Japanese imports or bootlegs?
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Re: NEO GEO pocket light mod? Anyone know what this is?

by Nyukki Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:29 am

Bootlegs, for sure. Disc based games lots of bootlegs but being discs they will be dirt cheap, so easily discernible. For carts, lots of bootleg Famicom, Mega Drive and MVS carts, other system's carts are mostly legit.

If you see the characters 原装 (yuan zhuang) in the title, the seller is advertising it as legit. Or you can send the seller a message asking 这是原装的吗? Whether or not it's actually legit is another matter.

I've bought all sorts on Taobao, legit stuff and boots. Bought lots of systems on there too, Saturns and DC's etc. The good thing about buying systems is that, being that in China people rarely pay for software, virtually all systems have already been chipped/jailbroken as standard.

Been buying arcade parts from there too. Living in Guangzhou, have you visited Panyu yet? That's where the largest arcade wholesale market is in China. Really want to check it out sometime.

Edit: When searching on TB, remember most systems/games go by their Japanese names here, so say you're looking for SNES stuff, type SFC instead. Also, it's sometimes worth typing the name of a game you're looking for into Baidu's search engine, and more often than not it will give you the Chinese name of a game.

So say you're itching for some Chip n Dale Rescue Rangers, you can search for “FC 原装卡带 松鼠大作战” (FC for Famicom, 原装 for original or non-bootleg, 卡带 means cartridge, 松鼠大作战 or Squirrel Big Battle is the Chinese name for CNDRR).
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Re: NEO GEO pocket light mod? Anyone know what this is?

by Betagam7 Thu Dec 18, 2014 1:18 pm

Thanks for the tips.

I've been doing some more searching and this link seems to point to a guy selling NGP color backlit mods:

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a23 ... =15#detail

I can't make head nor tail out of the garbled translations. It says something about "stripes" or "matte" effect for the lighting...but the pictures look good.

Any tips about what is being sold here? This looks like maybe a better option than the regular NGP mod.
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Re: NEO GEO pocket light mod? Anyone know what this is?

by Betagam7 Thu Dec 25, 2014 2:57 am

Betagam7 wrote:Thanks for the tips.

I've been doing some more searching and this link seems to point to a guy selling NGP color backlit mods:

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a23 ... =15#detail

I can't make head nor tail out of the garbled translations. It says something about "stripes" or "matte" effect for the lighting...but the pictures look good.

Any tips about what is being sold here? This looks like maybe a better option than the regular NGP mod.


Any experts able to confirm that this is for a premodded system? I have Taobao up and working now but want to confirm what I'm buying in non Chinglish translation before I spend 500 RMB
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Re: NEO GEO pocket light mod? Anyone know what this is?

by Nyukki Thu Dec 25, 2014 8:31 am

He's selling a modded system, so.the price includes the handheld. The mod is done using a GBA SP screen. The thing about horizontal lines are two different backlight "effects", horizontal lines or like a sand effect (not really sure what he means by that, but the pics at the bottom are of the horizontal effect). Comes with one year warranty on the mod and on the system but doesn't cover accidental damage.

Also, it says you need to contact him before buying to make sure he has it in stock. Let me know if you need help speaking to the seller.
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Re: NEO GEO pocket light mod? Anyone know what this is?

by Betagam7 Thu Dec 25, 2014 11:09 am

Nyukki wrote:He's selling a modded system, so.the price includes the handheld. The mod is done using a GBA SP screen. The thing about horizontal lines are two different backlight "effects", horizontal lines or like a sand effect (not really sure what he means by that, but the pics at the bottom are of the horizontal effect). Comes with one year warranty on the mod and on the system but doesn't cover accidental damage.

Also, it says you need to contact him before buying to make sure he has it in stock. Let me know if you need help speaking to the seller.


Thanks a lot. I thought from the translation that contact might be necessary soon? How is your Chinese? Do you know the best way to ask him in Chinese if he has them? Or should I just run English through a translation bot? I'm not really bothered whether it's the "slim" Japanese model or the regular NGPC although I'll probably order the "slim" as I don't have that model.

Since we don't know what he means by "sand" I'd be happy to order the "horizontal" one pictured.

Of course, when it arrives I'd be happy to report on the quality here as I know others are looking for a NGPC light mod source.
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Re: NEO GEO pocket light mod? Anyone know what this is?

by Betagam7 Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:24 am

Small update on this. I ordered a lit NGPC today from taobao. I'll post details on here once it arrives...if it arrives. :wink:
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Re: NEO GEO pocket light mod? Anyone know what this is?

by Betagam7 Wed May 13, 2015 2:28 am

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z ... 689tqef654

Does anybody speak Chinese?

I'm having problems with this guy. I ordered a NGPC from him and while he communicates we can't understand each other. The price was 200RMB but now he wants a further 350 RMB. Does the listing say anything about this? I don't think he's scamming me but I'd like to be clear.
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Re: NEO GEO pocket light mod? Anyone know what this is?

by Betagam7 Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:22 am

This has now been sorted for me thanks to a friendly Racket Boy member and the unit is on its way! Hurray! :D
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Re: NEO GEO pocket light mod? Anyone know what this is?

by Zandengoff Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:19 pm

What was the issue? I am curious as I would like to get one later myself.
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