Browsing all 18 articles in SNK/Neo-Geo.

SNK Neo-Geo Pocket: A Beginner’s Guide

SNK Neo-Geo Pocket: A Beginner’s Guide

Presented by Fastbilly1, pullmyfinger, Flake, GSZX1337, and Racketboy The RetroGaming 101 series is aimed at gamers who are just starting out in the classic gaming scene or are curious about an older console that they don’t know much about yet. Those of you that are especially knowledgeable about the featured console, I encourage you to add any information that you think would be beneficial into the comments section.   Background Info Two versions: Neo Geo Pocket and Neo Geo Pocket [...]

The Rarest and Most Valuable Neo-Geo Games

The Rarest and Most Valuable Neo-Geo Games

SNK’s Neo-Geo platform started as both a solid arcade system and an upscale home console that only the most hardcore (or wealthy) owned. Over its lengthy lifespan it remained as a treasured system for old-school gamers. Unlike most video games, the Neo Geo hardware and software has held its value quite well over more than a decade’s time. Considering the high initial prices on the Neo-Geo software, it isn’t surprising that the games are still some of the most expensive [...]

Games that Defined the Neo Geo Pocket

Games that Defined the Neo Geo Pocket

Presented by Tyler, lisalove1, Czernobog, and Racketboy There were many casualties to Nintendo’s dominance in the portable gaming market over the past couple of decades.  While it may not have been as commercially successful as the likes of the Sega Game Gear or the Playstation Portable, SNK’s Neo Geo Pocket handhelds still have quite a hardcore following in the retro game community. (If you aren’t familiar with the Neo Geo Pocket, check out our Beginner’s Guide) In addition to having [...]

SNK Neo-Geo 101: A Beginner’s Guide

SNK Neo-Geo 101: A Beginner’s Guide

Presented by  Dylan, Christoph, and Racketboy The RetroGaming 101 series is aimed at gamers who are just starting out in the classic gaming scene or are curious about an older console that they don’t know much about yet. The Neo Geo family of hardware began with the Neo Geo MVS (or Multi Video System) released by SNK in 1990.  Boasting incredibly powerful specs and high quality titles, the Neo Geo quickly built a strong following in the early 90’s.  An [...]

The Games That Defined the Neo-Geo

The Games That Defined the Neo-Geo

Presented by Dylan, Daito_Kid, Beak and Racketboy SNK’s Neo-Geo platform is a vintage marvel that many of us have never had the priveledge of owning in our homes.  For those of us that grew up in the early 90s, it was the console that only the really rich kids had (and I didn’t know any).   However, many of us have had the opportunity to experience the Neo-Geo arcade cabinets (MVS) or in ports or compliations on other consoles. While most [...]

Examples of Game Price Differences Between Neo-Geo MVS and AES

Examples of Game Price Differences Between Neo-Geo MVS and AES

While, the hardware for the standard home version of the Neo-Geo, the AES is cheaper, the games for it are MUCH more expensive than those of the arcade MVS versions. Because of this, there are many ways to play the cheaper MVS cartridges on a home console device — here’s some ideas to make Neo-Geo gaming more affordable

Neo-Geo MVS Arcade Cabinet Variations

Neo-Geo MVS Arcade Cabinet Variations

  If you’re looking for a MVS cabinet, here’s your options MVS-1 Upright MVS-4 Upright MVS-2 Mini (this monitor is tiny! Only 13 inches) MVS-2 Upgright

How To Make Owning a Neo-Geo More Affordable

How To Make Owning a Neo-Geo More Affordable

Note from racketboy: Forum regular, Nickfil recently shared his research on the different Neo-Geo options for mere mortals like us that would love to have the real SNK hardware, but aren’t loaded with all the cash to go with the purely expensive AES route.  He was kind enough to let me share it here.  Enjoy! Preface About 7 months or so ago, I got a huge lot of mostly retro games from a thrift store. A local gamer had died, [...]

Together Retro: Samurai Shodown

Presented by: Fastbilly1, Marurun, & Racketboy New To Together Retro? Check out the introduction to the club For the fourth entry in the Together Retro Game Club, we will be shifting gears and trying out one of SNK’s classic 2D fighters, Samurai Shodown.  Thats right boys and girls we are going back to the arcade and going to one of the best weapon based fighting games ever created.  Now we know many of you want an RPG soon, but based [...]

The Cheapest Neo-Geo Games Worth Your Time

Typically, my Cheapest Games Worth Your Time series looks for games that are $10 or less, but with the Neo-Geo, that just isn’t an option. This 24-bit powerhouse has always been for only the most financially-blessed gamers with both the system and games retailing for hundreds of dollars each. With a hardcore following and a very limited supply of games, many game prices are still much more than most retro gamers are used to paying for a single title. Because [...]

Neo-Geo Gaming Coming To Wii Virtual Console

Even though, it is impressive the the Wii’s Virtual Console supports every Nintendo console in addition to the Sega Genesis/Megadrive and the TurboGrafx-16, you can’t help but admit that the Virtual Console hasn’t quite lived up to its hype just yet. As I had suspected in the past, the Neo-Geo library will soon be added to the lineup to add a bit more punch. This was confirmed just recently on Nintendo’s Japanese site. According to Nintendo, support for SNK’s 2D [...]

The Best Undiscovered Neo-Geo Games

Usually, when you get a new-to-you console, you can usually find or remember the major games to check out. But what happens when you need something different to play? This is where the “Hidden Gems” come in. Read More About My Criteria For Hidden Gems See All The Hidden Gems Articles This will be a bit of a work-in-progress. I may add to these as I go along and find new games. If you have some recommendations to add, please [...]

Meta-Review: Cool Cool Toon – Dreamcast

Sega had a wonderful pair of rhythm games in Space Channel 5 and Samba De Amigo, but the Dreamcast’s other unique music-based game came from one of the most unlikely sources. SNK, known mostly for their oldschool 2D fighters created a fresh, 3D cel-shaded game as their last title for a Sega console. The result is the quirky Cool Cool Toon. Overall, it’s a pretty interesting game and the style gives it some bonus points, but the controls/timing can be [...]

SNK Pushes Metal Slug Franchise Further Into Current Platforms

With SNK’s recent announcement of bringing the original Fatal Fury game to XBox Live Arcade, you could tell that the developer was interested in bringing its collection of old-school games to the modern platforms. While Fatal Fury may have seemed like a logical choice after the success of Street Fighter 2 on XBLA, but I figured Metal Slug would be the best choice to kick things off. Look like SNK wasn’t far behind me. At the Tokyo Game Show, SNK [...]

First Review of Last Hope – Neo Geo

While SNK may have finally fininshed supporting the Neo-Geo, there are still independant developers that have worked on Last Hope, an ambititous new 2D shooter that has the Neo-Geo community quite interested. So far, the game has only been released as a very limited edition and expensive Neo-Geo cartridge (a Neo-Geo CD and Dreamcast version will follow). There is a review availible for Last Hope, however it is only availible in German. I ran the review through a translator, but [...]

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