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Farewell, Neo Geo X ⊟

It wasn’t the perfect throwback portable/console hybrid people hoped for, but the Neo Geo X sure looked slick in these GIFs I made 10 months ago. These animations took me forever to make (it was one of the first GIF photosets I put together), so I thought I’d trot them out one more time since the system won’t be around for much longer.

If you haven’t heard, SNK terminated its license agreement wih Neo Geo X’s maker Tommo, which means the latter company can no longer manufacture, market, distribute, or do pretty much anything else with this licensed product. I wouldn’t be surprised if this odd kit became a highly-sought collector’s item, something like the Game Boy Micro, years from now. Amazon currently has it for $170.

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Dang the Neo Geo X Mega Pack is so thick

We mentioned before that Tommo is putting out five three-game packs and a 15-game mega pack for the Neo Geo X on June 25. I got to hold the packaging — meant to mimic the Neo Geo boxes that seemed like mini-suitcases when we were kids — at E3, and I loved the whole deal. Unfortunately the box’s interior isn’t finalized so I couldnt take shots of that.

The game card in each pack includes a Neo Geo X firmware upgrade promising “game save functionality, improved TV aspect ratio compatibility, improved sound quality,” and user interface enhancements. I asked Tommo’s rep if the upgrade will affect any of the hardware hacking people are enjoying with the system, and he said it shouldn’t, but no guarantees on that!

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$50 off Neo Geo x Gold (now $150)
The Neo Geo X handheld, console, and arcade stick bundle (as shown in this photo taken by Ryuichiro Ban) is now available with a 25 percent discount, making it only slightly more expensive than the $130 that the handheld by itself will go for starting April.
If you need more convincing to pick this up, lose yourself in this GIF extravaganza. Also: the system has been hacked.
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$50 off Neo Geo x Gold (now $150)

The Neo Geo X handheld, console, and arcade stick bundle (as shown in this photo taken by Ryuichiro Ban) is now available with a 25 percent discount, making it only slightly more expensive than the $130 that the handheld by itself will go for starting April.

If you need more convincing to pick this up, lose yourself in this GIF extravaganza. Also: the system has been hacked.

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Neo Geo X, you’re the one

This starts shipping out today, and since I don’t have the cash to splurge on this throwback handheld x console combo bundle, I’m making GIFs of it instead.

Just gonna stare at these for the next couple hours, sighing every few minutes while listening to Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas”.

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Neo Geo x Gold, I need you in my life

You know that artwork of Jake the Dog enamored with his Everything Burrito? That’s me with the Neo Geo x Gold, limbs all stretching to hug the console.

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The Neo Geo X Gold handheld is an actual thing, and it’s releasing around the world this December 6!
It’s priced at an astonishing $199.99, but the package does promise a lot: 20 preloaded classic games (e.g. Samurai Shodown II, The King of Fighters ‘95), a Neo Geo X Station that  acts a charging dock and allows you to play your games on a TV, and a Neo Geo X Joystick.
The portable itself features a 4.3” LCD display and an expandable game card slot. See the full list of games and sign up for the mailing list to buy one here.
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See also: More Neo Geo posts

The Neo Geo X Gold handheld is an actual thing, and it’s releasing around the world this December 6!

It’s priced at an astonishing $199.99, but the package does promise a lot: 20 preloaded classic games (e.g. Samurai Shodown II, The King of Fighters ‘95), a Neo Geo X Station that  acts a charging dock and allows you to play your games on a TV, and a Neo Geo X Joystick.

The portable itself features a 4.3” LCD display and an expandable game card slot. See the full list of games and sign up for the mailing list to buy one here.

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Some kind of Neo Geo portable device making the rounds today. Supposedly, this iPhone-styled handheld is licensed by SNK Playmore, but there’s all sorts of weird stuff going on in these photos — like the eratically labeled shoulder buttons, the “Select” button that turns into “Menu” in another shot, and just the general cheap look of it.

Despite those doubts over whether this is a real thing — and the fact you can already download a grip of Neo Geo titles on PSP/PS Vita — its advertised features are nice: 4.3-inch screen, 2GB internal storage with an SD card slot, analog stick, and 20 built-in North American Neo Geo games (e.g. Metal Slug, King of Fighters ‘94). It just needs Neo Geo Pocket/Neo Geo Pocket Color support!

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Metal Slug’s Marco, Tarma, and “Black Hound” Tank all crafted as wicked looking custom toys by Jin Saotome — he made the SV-002 out of this cheap Fisher Price thing!

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[Via GamOvr, Toycutter, and Jin Saotome]

Figurine of Metal Slug 4’s Fio, by Embrace Japan. This 1/8 scale figure comes with a tiny Metal Slug tank and prisoner. I’d rather get a bigger tank and a smaller Fio, but this is still pretty fun!
It’ll ship in Japan next March, and is up for pre-order now at import shop AmiAmi for ¥7,680 ($99).
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Figurine of Metal Slug 4’s Fio, by Embrace Japan. This 1/8 scale figure comes with a tiny Metal Slug tank and prisoner. I’d rather get a bigger tank and a smaller Fio, but this is still pretty fun!

It’ll ship in Japan next March, and is up for pre-order now at import shop AmiAmi for ¥7,680 ($99).

Buy: Metal Slug 7

Find: Nintendo DS/3DS release dates, discounts, & more

See also: More Metal Slug posts

"Turkey Time" by Brother Brain. With Thanksgiving Day up in this piece, expect reduced posting today as we stuff ourselves with food and take a break from living hermit blogger lives to spend time with our families.
I’m told that if you keep an eye on Joystiq this afternoon, by the way, you might see some 3DS talk…
[Via Brother Brain]

"Turkey Time" by Brother Brain. With Thanksgiving Day up in this piece, expect reduced posting today as we stuff ourselves with food and take a break from living hermit blogger lives to spend time with our families.

I’m told that if you keep an eye on Joystiq this afternoon, by the way, you might see some 3DS talk…

[Via Brother Brain]

Star Radish clip (much better than the previous footage I’ve posted!). This shoot’em up, for those not keeping track of fake retro game releases, is included as an 8-bit diversion in witch-molesting import Doki Majo Plus.

If you love “fake” games as much as I do (e.g. Retro Game Challenge, Dark Void Zero), check out my write-up on an entire art exhibit filled with interesting made-up titles.

Import: Doki Majo Plus

See also: More Doki Majo junk (mostly Star Radish)

[Via Watamario]

English intro for Doki Doki Majo Shinpan 2 Duo. Speaking of pervy Japanese DS games (R.I.P. Hachi Koi), someone’s actually working on a fan translation for this underage witch-molesting import. The guy leading the project is looking for assistant translators, so if you want to see this patch finished and don’t mind your name appearing in an FBI list of potential sex offenders, sign up!

Import: Dokidoki Majo Shinpan! 2 Duo

See also: NSFW: Doki Majo Plus witch molesting scene

[Via GBAtemp]