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If you scoff at the idea of paying $60 for a game today, be thankful you didn't own a NeoGeo system in the early '90s. NeoGeo games retailed for $200 and up. This console was initially designed to be used in hotels and bars, but consumer interest led to it being sold in stores. The system launched in 1991 for $649.99, and despite the steep entry price point, found moderate success and lived on for years as a premium product for gamers. It was the console every gamer wanted, but few actually owned.
That can change this week. Tommo and SNK Playmore are celebrating NeoGeo's 20th anniversary with the release of Neo Geo X Gold, a limited edition replica console that comes packaged with an arcade stick and the new NeoGeo X Handheld. This console can be played on the go, or through the TV. Unlike its '90s predecessor, the NeoGeo X Gold Limited Edition retails for a reasonable $199.99.
The list of games preloaded on the handheld:
The Limited Edition also comes packaged with a Ninja Master's NeoGeo X game card. More games will be released for the system in 2013 and beyond.
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This is excellent! I definitely know what I'm getting myself for Christmas!
Wow, that's really awesome!!!
Awesome! Merry Christmas to meeeeeeee
Dang, that's really cool.
Nice touch with the design, but still pretty pricey when some of the better titles are available through virtual console. Strictly for the on the go audience.
I LOVE Baseball Stars 2, and League Bowling, but I already have both of those on my Wii through Virtual Console. This is a really cool idea, and probably worth it to a die-hard SNK fan, but I will be one that will be passing especially considering all the other great things I could spend $200 on right now in the gaming industry.
Wow, a retro console and a handheld? What a steal. It's good to see that such an underappreciated line of games is getting some modern recognition and play-time.