Neo Geo X Gold (NGX) Limited Edition [Boxed] + Mega Pack Vol 1. Super Nice and Complete


Neo Geo X Gold (NGX) Limited Edition [Boxed] + Mega Pack Vol 1. Super Nice and Complete

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Item: Neo Geo X Gold Limited Edition Console [Boxed] Super nice and complete, licensed by SNK. Collector's item released in 2012

 

Operating Condition: ​works 100%. It's hardly played with, see pictures for details, as good as new.

 

Cosmetic Condition:​Looks as new, see pictures

 

Included:

- Neo Geo X Gold handheld console
- Neo Geo X Docking Station
- Neo Geo X Arcade Joystick
- Mega Pack Vol 1.
- Special Edition Ninja Masters
- Everything else, see pictures

Missing:

- Nothing

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Neo Geo X

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Neo Geo X
Neo-Geo X Logo
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Promotional Neo Geo X handheld image showing gameplay from Super Sidekicks
Developer SNK Playmore
Manufacturer Tommo - Blaze (in Europe)
Type Handheld game console
Release date December 18, 2012
Introductory price $199.99 USD
Media SD card
Operating system
CPU XBurst@1GHz (MIPS)
Memory 512MB DDR2 RAM
Storage SanDisk 2GB Micro SD internal flash memory
Display

4.3" LCD 480 × 272

16:9 or 4:3 mode
Graphics Vivante GC860
Predecessor Neo Geo Pocket Color
Website www.neogeox.com

The Neo Geo X (NGX) is a handheld video game console manufactured by Tommo Inc., licensed by SNK Playmore, and the latest console released as part of the company's Neo Geo brand. Information about the Neo Geo X was first reported in January 2012 and later confirmed in March.[1][2] It is the first Neo Geo system to be released since the discontinuation of the brand in 2004 and the third Neo Geo handheld device, following the 1999 release of the Neo Geo Pocket Color, which was supported until 2001.

The Neo Geo X features games that were on the popular original Neo Geo (the MVS/AES) hardware, and comes built-in with 20 original Neo Geo games. Additional titles are available on game cards.

The system was released on December 18, 2012 as part of a bundle called the "Neo Geo X Gold Limited Edition", which includes a docking station, an arcade stick, and a bonus game card. The docking station is modeled after the original Neo Geo AES console and is used for charging the handheld as well as connecting it to a television. The arcade stick is a replica of the original Neo Geo AES arcade stick that can be used as a controller when the handheld is connected to a TV through the docking station.

 

 

Release[edit]

Initially, the device was rumored to retail for about $700+, but the price of the Neo Geo X Gold package was revealed to be $199, far less than the original Neo Geo AES console.[3][4] The package was released in December 2012. A Ninja Master's game card was offered as a bonus with the package.[5]

The handheld by itself, without the docking station and arcade stick, was later priced at $129.99 to come out in February 2013.[5] However, links on the official website to the stand-alone handheld were subsequently removed and the FAQ stated that the docking station is required in order to charge the device.[6]

In January 2013, SNK Playmore announced that manufacturing of the Gold Limited Edition package was ending with the last units arriving to retailers in April. However, they stated that the handheld would continue to be manufactured and that additional games and accessories would continue to be released.[7]

The system is distributed by Tommo Inc. in North America and Blaze in Europe.[2][8]

Games[edit]

There are currently a total of 36 games for the Neo Geo X.

Twenty games come pre-loaded on the system including titles from signature SNK series such as Metal Slug, Fatal Fury and The King of Fighters:[9]

Ninja Master's is included as a bonus game card in the Gold Limited Edition package.

Additional game cards were announced in February 2013. A five-volume set called "Neo Geo X Classics" features five game cards with three games on each making a total of 15 games. The volumes were released in June 2013 and feature the following games:

Each volume comes bundled with a charging/data transfer cable for the handheld.[10] The game cards include a firmware update for the Neo Geo X that updates the handheld to firmware v500. See the "Firmware Update" section of this article for update details.

The Neo Geo X Mega Pack Volume 1 was also released in June 2013. It comes with one game card that contains all 15 games featured in Neo Geo X Classics Volumes 1-5. The Mega Pack is packaged in a similar case used for the original Neo Geo AES game cartridges, which can also be used as a carrying case for the Neo Geo X handheld. The charging/data transfer cable is included as well.[11]

Hardware[edit]

 
Comparison of Neo Geo X and Neo Geo AES resolution.

The device includes a 4.3-inch LCD screen, SD card slot, A/V output, internal stereo speakers with a 3.5mm headphone jack.[9] A micro USB port on the system is used for charging the battery.[12] The screen's 480×272 pixels resolution is the same as the original PlayStation Portable and is close to the 16:9 aspect ratio.[5]

The system was released as part of the Gold package, which includes the "Neo Geo X Station", a replica of the original Neo Geo AES console that functions as a charging/docking station with its own composite video out and HDMI output along with a functioning replica of the original Neo Geo AES arcade stick controller.[4][13]

The Neo Geo X arcade stick controllers connect to the docking station via two USB ports.[12] Original Neo Geo AES controllers, game cartridges and memory cards are not compatible with the Neo Geo X.

The handheld has an 8-way thumbstick for directional control, menu and start buttons, four face buttons and four shoulder buttons: L1, L2, R1, R2. The shoulder buttons are used for changing screen aspect ratio and pausing games. Buttons to adjust volume and brightness are located under the handheld.[14][15]

The unit's BIOS and pre-installed games were initially stored on an internal SanDisk 2GB micro SD card; later hardware revisions use a chip installed directly on the motherboard. This chip has yet to be documented.

Software[edit]

The console uses the FB Alpha emulator running on a Linux-based operating system to play ROM images of Neo Geo games. The internal memory has no copy protection, allowing third party BIOS and additional games to be directly installed on the unit. The operating system OpenDingux is used to load Final Burn Alpha, then runs .fba files when a game is selected. The system can be modified to run most emulators that will run on OpenDingux. The BIOS can also be modified to get a region-free BIOS (called Unibios), and the BIOS has many features which can be found on the website (http://unibios.free.fr/).[16] The SD card slot can also be used to load other ROMs, but this requires modifying the SD card contact points.[17]

Firmware Update[edit]

Neo Geo X Mega Pack Volume 1 and Neo Geo X Classics Volumes 1-5 come with a "rocket cable" which, together with any of the game cards (except Ninja Master's), update the handheld to firmware v500. The following are the updates and changes according to the official website's gamecards and updating FAQ:[18]

User Interface:

  • Game saving is now available to all games that support a game save function. (Note: Ninja Master’s does not support game saving)
  • The game selection menu has been adjusted to scroll through the games with a “one-click- one-move” interface.
  • The load bar has been improved to provide an exact indication of the actual data loaded from the internal memory of the game card.
  • Aspect ratio preference will be saved in the internal storage of the Neo Geo X handheld when changing the aspect ratio with the “L1” button.
  • The video output signal has been adjusted to automatically fill the screen of most TVs.

Audio:

  • The sound quality of all games has been greatly improved.

Controls:

  • The responsiveness of the Neo Geo X arcade stick has been greatly improved.

Reception[edit]

Consumer Reports recommended the system for enthusiasts of older games, but criticized the device's video quality on modern televisions.[19] T3 commented that the replica AES docking station and included joystick added to the "overall retro charm" of the Gold package, but the handheld by itself might not be worth the money as Neo Geo games are now easily playable through other means.

The video and audio quality has been vastly improved since the review, however.[12]

Damien McFerran, writing for Eurogamer reacted positively to the quality of the handheld's gamepad and face buttons. He also complimented details such as the unit's packaging, which remained faithful to the original AES. However, he criticized the quality of the display, calling it "washed out" and writing that the scaling made games look "fuzzy and ill-defined." He also criticized the image quality of the outputs on the docking station, calling the HDMI output "muddy" and commenting that the composite output suffered from color bleeding and a hazing effect. McFerran also lamented that games were being distributed exclusively on physical media instead of being downloadable via Wi-Fi or through a connection to a PC. In addition, he mentioned that the emulated games were prone to screen tearing and audio issues. Concluding that it was not worth the premium price, he wrote "This is a console which has been created with the right intentions but the execution is sadly lacking."[20]

Controversy[edit]

Reportedly due to the low manufacturing standards employed by Tommo, in 2013 October, SNK Playmore has publicly ordered Tommo to cease not only manufacture of the Neo Geo X, but to pull all existing stock from store shelves.[21] Tommo in response claimed to be in compliance with the contract between the companies, which had recently been extended until 2016, and demanding that SNK retract the cease and desist claim.[22]

In early 2014, in a press statement sent to gaming magazine Polygon, Tommo once again claimed full contractual compliance, and accused SNK Playmore of using underhanded tactics to undermine sales of their product, while failing to follow the routes of resolution put forward in the contract in the first place, and declining Tommo's offers of peaceful resolution. The CEO of the manufacturer said they were planning on "taking action" against SNK to protect their contractual rights.[23]

As of June 2016, the Neo Geo X is still available for sale on Amazon and other retailers.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Jump up ^ Plunkett, Luke (March 15, 2012). "The "New" Neo Geo Handheld Goes on Sale Very Soon". Kotaku. Gawker Media. Retrieved August 13, 2012. 
  2. ^ Jump up to: a b Sacco, Dominic (15 March 2012). "New Neo Geo X handheld console confirmed". MCV. Intent Media. McCormack & Morrison. Retrieved 17 March 2012. 
  3. Jump up ^ Wagstaff, Keith (March 16, 2012). "Ridiculously High-Priced 'Neo-Geo X' Handheld Announced for Some Reason". Time Techland. Time, Inc. Retrieved August 13, 2012. 
  4. ^ Jump up to: a b Webb, Charles (August 13, 2012). "NEOGEO X Gold Will Set You Back $199, Out in December". MTV Multiplayer. Viacom. Retrieved August 13, 2012. 
  5. ^ Jump up to: a b c Orland, Kyle (September 12, 2012). "Portable Neo Geo X available for $130 without accessories". Ars Technica. Condé Nast. Retrieved September 19, 2012. 
  6. Jump up ^ "NEOGEO FAQ". Retrieved October 13, 2012. 
  7. Jump up ^ Lowe, Scott (January 24, 2013). "NeoGeo X is Alive and Kicking, More Hardware and Games Coming". IGN. Retrieved January 28, 2013. 
  8. Jump up ^ Greenwald, Will (August 13, 2012). "Neo Geo Returns With $200 20th Anniversary Console". PC Magazine. Ziff Davis. Retrieved August 13, 2012. 
  9. ^ Jump up to: a b Hatfield, Don (March 19, 2012). "Handheld Neo-Geo X Console Confirmed For Q2 Release!". MTV Multiplayer. Viacom. Retrieved August 13, 2012. 
  10. Jump up ^ Corriea, Alexa Ray (February 21, 2013). "Neo Geo X Classics game bundle series launches in April". Polygon. Vox Media. Retrieved March 13, 2013. 
  11. Jump up ^ "Neo Geo X Mega Pack". Retrieved August 27, 2013. 
  12. ^ Jump up to: a b c Sawh, Michael (January 18, 2013). "Neo Geo X Gold Limited Edition review: Hands-on". T3. Future Media. Retrieved January 28, 2013. 
  13. Jump up ^ "NeoGeo X Gold Portable Out On December 18". Silicon Era. December 4, 2012. 
  14. Jump up ^ Serrels, Mark (March 16, 2012). "New Neo Geo Console — Details Revealed". Retrieved October 13, 2012. 
  15. Jump up ^ "Neo Geo X hands-on at Engadget". Retrieved August 28, 2013. 
  16. Jump up ^ Buckey, Sean (December 24, 2012). "Neo Geo X hacked to run Unibios, unofficial game ROMS". Engadget. AOL. Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  17. Jump up ^ Ashen, Stuart. "Neo Geo X Gold Review | Ashens". YouTube. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  18. Jump up ^ "Official Gamecards & Updating FAQ". Retrieved August 27, 2013. 
  19. Jump up ^ Ferretti, Matt (January 10, 2013). "Neo Geo X Gold Limited Edition reviewed: Bring back console games of the 90s". Consumer Reports. 
  20. Jump up ^ McFerran, Damien (February 24, 2013). "Neo Geo X review". Eurogamer. Retrieved March 13, 2013. 
  21. Jump up ^ "SNK Blocks The Manufacture Of NeoGeo X". GameInformer. October 5, 2013. Retrieved May 16, 2015. 
  22. Jump up ^ "NeoGeo X's Manufacturer Responds To SNK Playmore's Cease And Desist". Ubergizmo. October 10, 2013. Retrieved May 16, 2015. 
  23. Jump up ^ "Tommo planning to take action in Neo Geo X sales feud with SNK". Polygon. January 10, 2014. Retrieved May 16, 2015. 

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In 1992, the NEOGEO AES (Advanced Entertainment System) console was released, an amazing, groundbreaking new home system that literally brought the arcade to the home for the very first time. Now, on the 20th Anniversary of this Retro Gaming Classsic, The Limited Edition NEOGEO X Gold  has a worldwide release date of the 6th December 2012.

If you're old enough to know what the NEOGEO was, then this news is for you! If you have never heard of the NEOGEO, then you are in for a treat!

So to celebrate the system's 20th anniversary, the NEOGEO X Gold System comes pre-loaded with 20 of the most well-known titles from the console's history. But we have also, in a typically NEOGEO way, created a very special Limited Edition product that not only allows you to play your NEOGEO X while on the move, but most importantly allows you to truly re-create the amazing feeling of playing these fabulous games with the NEOGEO X Arcade Stick.

Although the NEOGEO Fighting Games have lived on to be re-created in other formats, from the Megadrive/Genesis, right up to the Playstation3. There were also numerous other titles in other genres, that were just as playable. Perhaps the NEOGEO X is an opportunity for a new generation of gamers to experience these amazing games.

Great and Classic games and games consoles don't die, they have recently become reborn in much more affordable and convenient ways. “The NEOGEO X GOLD is a love letter to one of my favorite consoles of all time, and working with SNK PLAYMORE to acquire the NEOGEO license, Tommo Inc. looks to provide gaming and entertainment enthusiasts with a classic arcade experience both at home and on the go," said Tommo CEO Jonathan Wan.

Too right Jonathan! Back in the day, if you could have afforded the equivelant to the NEOGEO X Gold System (And let’s face it, very few could), this system would have set you back a whopping £4,600 in Europe (The AES System was originally £500 and the games £200 each)!!!! No wonder people call NEOGEO the Bugatti brand of gaming!

There is something about Retro Games that appeals and that are enjoyed by everyone. From Atari, to the Sega Megadrive/Genesis and all the Nintendo series of games consoles, playing these classic games is a great way to pass time. Some argue that Retro Games were the best ever made.....

Undoubtedly SNK and the NEOGEO AES changed the face of gaming forever in every way.

A Brand new generation of gamers are becoming fans of the Retro Games. This is an amazing feat considering all of today’s games consoles have such powerful technology.

The original Neo Geo home console was released in 1990 in Japan by SNK. It is the only system ever created that would allow a user to play a game at home, get to a level, save the level on a special memory card, then go to the Arcade and carry on playing where you left off. Let me be clear...these kids were COOL. The NEOGEO system was COOL, period. The Arcade to Home system set it apart the competition – there was nothing like it. But there was nothing like the price either. NEOGEO games were not identical to arcade ones, they WERE the Arcade games because the hardware was the same. Of course, all of that that came at a price: At £500 then  ( and over £1000 today online). The NEOGEO AES was simply too expensive to be popular. But that didn’t stop everyone from wanting one....

So do you want to relive your premier arcade past and save thousands of ££££’s in the process? Welcome the NEOGEO X Gold System! With the Limited Edition Gold System, you get:

NEOGEO X Handheld Sytem with NEOGEO X Game Card slot
NEOGEO X Docking Station,
NEOGEO X  Arcade Stick.
TV outputs are either via HDMI or RCA (AV).
Ninja Master (For Pre Orders Only) The exact release date is 6th December.  
The NEOGEO X has a 4.3 inch LCD screen,
An expandable game card slot,
Stereo speakers and a headphone port.
It is also pre-loaded games with twenty Classic NEOGEO games:

  1. 3 Count Bout
  2. League Bowling
  3. Art of Fighting
  4. Magician Lord
  5. Alpha Mission 2
  6. Metal Slug
  7. Baseball Stars 2
  8. Mutation Nation
  9. Cyber Lip
  10. Nam 1975
  11. Fatal Fury
  12. Puzzled
  13. Fatal Fury Special
  14. Real Bout - Fatal Fury Special
  15. The King of Fighters '95
  16. Samurai Shodown II
  17. King of the Monsters
  18. Super Sidekicks
  19. Last Resort
  20. World Heroes Perfect

Distribution for this amazing, limited edition system is handled by Tommo for North and South America, Blaze IP Ltd will handle European, Russia, Australia and African distribution. Success Company handle Japan and Asian distribution.

  • Play on your HDTV by combining the NEOGEO X Handheld with the NEOGEO X Station or take the NEOGEO X Handheld wherever you go!

  • Includes the NEOGEO X Joystick for a complete home arcade experience!

  • 2 Player play on all compatible games when the NEOGEO X Handheld is connected to the NEOGEO X Station! (2nd Joystick sold seperately)

  • 20 Classic NEOGEO Games pre-loaded on the NEOGEO X Handheld!

  • MSRP: $199.99 USD

 

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