Taking the Neo Geo X for a Test Drive

Meet and greet the Neo Geo X - David Bruno give us a chance to go hands-on this Neo Geo handheld and AES dock. This is Pro-Gear Spec.

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foochew
foochew

You guys think i should get this even if i have an original 4 slot mvs cabinet with 137 carts ? its hard for me to turn this down since im a neo geo nut .

lnfiniteloop
lnfiniteloop

at the UK pre-order price of £175... sorry to say you can keep it... :(

MyopicCanadian
MyopicCanadian

Hey wait.  What the hell is up with the green blood in Samsho?

tgwolf
tgwolf

Oh, look, the WiiU took a step into the Retro Zone and acquired the black skin that was not supposed to see the light of day until after the initial sales on the white one had milked the market for all it was worth...Oh, a Neo Geo, oh, how could I have confused those two...??

decebal
decebal

why is it widescreen?

 

seeinbytes
seeinbytes

The price seems very reasonable for coming with 20 pre installed games, docking station, handheld, and arcade stick.  

 

I'm sure SNK has limited expectations for the handheld so all it will take is a few thousand dedicated fans to make it a success, vs. say millions needed to get the more familiar handhelds into profit.

Tzunoy
Tzunoy

I have MAME with all the arcade games on my pc the reason to own this portable is because is portable.

CraigNinten
CraigNinten

seriously? 200 dollars? for that price I would just buy myself a 3ds!

Dark_Metamorphosis
Dark_Metamorphosis

I'm really surprised they're doing this. What's the point anyway?

hellpolice
hellpolice

Very cool if you like their games. I see this as a great collectible.    

masakri50
masakri50

Looks cool and all but what about multiplayer? Is it single player only? Or is there a cable like it's an old school gameboy or wi fi? That would be a huge factor for me. The games are cool but single player is boring.

Benifited
Benifited

the system, handheld, and controller look really well done. I would get it just for the quality if i had the money for it.

jtthegame316
jtthegame316

i want one. love neo geo and snk. some awesome shooters and beat em ups.

thegroscon
thegroscon

This is going to be a fail exactly like the neo geo did 25 years ago

Vodoo
Vodoo

For all the hardware you're getting, it's definitely worth $200. That being said, a device that can just play old school SNK games and does nothing else, is not something most people would be looking to drop that amount of cash on. The Neo-Geo wasn't particularly known for its stellar line-up of games like Nintendo, Sega or Turbo Grafix 16 was. Aside of a brief trip down memory lane, I can't see much use for this.

TheBlaklyon
TheBlaklyon

if the games were remade in hd, could do more than just play games,and if a game series was on one single cart, then yeah, worth 200.

ChevLss
ChevLss

Too expensive?!? This from the kids who thought nothing of dumping 5-600 on PS3 when new ! Oh, right, Mom & Dad gave you.......

Leonagard
Leonagard

All know that  their game have been emulated 100% ... $200 would be fair price for it with all games included for free...

 

garyperson
garyperson

I can get that & a whole lot more  from china for $50 DX

Dragonknight0
Dragonknight0

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pavlara
Pavlara

$200 to play 15 yo games?  The people who even care to remember these games are too old to be walking around with that thing.  who comes up with these ideas? monkeys with a dart board?

foochew
foochew

i hope they have a menu to change blood color otherwise its going to severely hinder my wanting to purchase this .

lnfiniteloop
lnfiniteloop

 @Tzunoy just read its not that portable... you can only charge it from the NeoGeo X Dock... not chargeable from USB cable nor power pack only from the Dock... 3-4hrs play :(

Dragon0713
Dragon0713

 @Tzunoy 

 

Yeah, I've played on MAME too, but some of the emulation is off, and the overall experience is just not the same. The portable is a nice touch.

Dragon0713
Dragon0713

 @CraigNinten 

 

3ds is pretty cool, just can't bring myself to get one. I guess I'm just not that excited about it, or the Wii U for that matter. This is for guys like me that could never afford one growing up, and can get this now to relive our childhood, lol!

Dragon0713
Dragon0713

 @hellpolice 

 

I think so too personally. I don't think their going to make a lot of these. Funny you say that because I mentioned collectibility on neogeo.com and a couple people their seem to disagree with me to put it lightly. Apparently the mere thought of that labels one a dumb _ _ _ _. I think it's funny people get so crazy. Lol!

Dragon0713
Dragon0713

 @masakri50 

 

It has 2 player capability with purchase of extra stick for $50.00. No wi fi, wired controllers.

Dragon0713
Dragon0713

 @thegroscon 

 

Will be interesting to see. Although it failed due to price when it came out, there's a huge cult following to this day and it still isn't cheap. People are shelling out a pretty penny for the original and games.

Dragon0713
Dragon0713

 @Vodoo

 

It's ranked #42 on Amazon's best seller's list for video games.

Dragon0713
Dragon0713

 @Vodoo 

 

Yeah, and I wonder if it will sell do to that very reason. I don't see many, if any younger gamers buying this.  Great for us who remember it back in the day. It's so nostalgic for me, I have to have it!

ProdjectAUSM
ProdjectAUSM

 @Pavlara That's like saying that Micheal Jackson songs shouldn't be on Ipods because they're too old

BMWPro77
BMWPro77

That's why I own a Neo Geo and Neo Geo CD and buy the old games Super Cheap off of Ebay!!! I was lucky enough to buy a Neo Geo that a guy thought was broken for only $75.00 and it works flawlessly. They I bought the CD (Orig. Not High Speed) for $150.00 from Ebay. That's what you do if you want to get your old school game on and don't need it to be portable!

Dark_Metamorphosis
Dark_Metamorphosis

 @Dragon0713  @Vodoo But there's also the fact that all the NG games that are actually worth playing: KoF, Metal Slug, Last Blade, MoTW, SS, etc...have all been released on other consoles multiple times and most of them are available through the PS Network which means they can be played on the PS3 and PS Vita so really the only thing this hardware gives us is the controller...

Pavlara
Pavlara

 @Dragon0713 over 15 yo is too old to be walking around with a handheld. 

Pavlara
Pavlara

 @ProdjectAUSM dont compare snk games to mike jackson again.  im actually offended by your comparison.  im gonna write a letter

Dragon0713
Dragon0713

 @BMWPro77 

 

$75.00! Wow, now that's a deal! I already pre-ordered the X, and I'm seriously thinking of buying the original. My hesitation is the expense of the games though. In looking the games are going for 50/60+ still, what's your secret to getting them cheap, and what are you paying?

Dragon0713
Dragon0713

 @Dark_Metamorphosis  @Vodoo 

 

True. I've played all those on emulators, so there definitely not hard to get if you just want to play the games. I think the appeal of this is the mock AES console, joystick, and  the memories it brings back. It makes people like me feel like I can finally get a Neo-Geo, although in a different presentation. By the way, I've heard the games on the PS network via Neo-Geo station are really great.