NEOGEO X Gold Limited Edition
Save your money
There's a good sized market for a device like this. Unfortunately, tommo did a half assed job on the execution of this system. The screen is horrible, the buttons feel cheap and odd and the sound is lacking. The video output from the docking station is horrible and suffers from the cheap components that were used to manufacture the system. Had quality parts been used like with the original snk machines, this might have been great. As it stands, tommo made a low quality system in the hopes of selling it to a nostalgic consumer who doesn't know any better.
Poorly made product.....you must read b4 you buy
I am a 45 year old gamer, let me start off by saying I purchased the original Neo Geo in the 90's when it first released. This is not that system not even a close second. The base unit is poor quality, the wall adapter has thin wires going to the counsel, wow this definitely will not last long.... The base unit when opened is just plain ridiculous the three pieces that the hand unit plugs into is not sturdy. This was not thought out before released to the public. I have a Mitsubishi 7 year old tv that the system will not play on my tv which is really strange in either hdmi or av cables which were both supplied. The hand held unit when first turned on while displays games well, the initial set up on the software just does not feel right.The entire package needs to be redone and thought out, or maybe contact a Neo Geo enthusiast this was simply not thought out and a complete let down. While the attempt is admirable and the hand held is a decent at best just not the quality anyone has become accustomed to.
The legendary Neo-Geo lives on!
First of all, this is NOT the Neo-Geo Pocket handheld that was released 10 years ago. This is the Neo-Geo MVS arcade system scaled down into a handheld system. You're getting the arcade experience when you buy this. When you install the handheld system into the case that comes with the bundle, the Neo-Geo X handheld turns into a full-fledged console system that connects to your television that supports both A/V and HDMI. The case supports up to two joysticks. I pre-ordered my Neo-Geo X Gold bundle on Gamestop.com last night. I can't wait!
Know what you are getting
This version for sale at Gamestop does NOT include the Ninja Master's card. That was available as pre-order only if you purchased before December 6th. The limited edition gold includes the 20 preloaded games, handheld, docking station, controller, and cables. The extra game is NOT included.
The system is very good except for the video out which is poor. On a CRT the signal is weak, dark and with too much red. Sound is very low. Through HDMI out, there is horrible input lag, to the point where some games (i.e. League Bowling) are unplayable.
I'd recommend waiting for the handheld only version.
Gamestops first step towards vintage games.
Originals are quite expensive. Can't wait to play some neo-geo games. Can't wait to hear more news on it.
Neo-Geo X SDCard
Hopefully we will get some details on the "Free game" bonus.
Is this just a visual representation of a card with a download code to get the rom, an SDCard with the Ninja Masters logo on it, or?
Will additional Neo-Geo games be sold in this fashion? It seems highly
unlikely that Playmore will sell 1 small rom per SDCard. They would have to sell them at $20 or so to make a profit and that's way too much for a 20 year old rom IMO.
Hopefully we can get more details soon.
Neo Geo X Gold - A Classic Coming Back to Life
As someone who has long been a fan of Neo Geo because of their arcade classics, I've cherished my AES console for many years and it has never disappointed me. Now, the memories are coming back. First and foremost, who's this thing targeted at? Well, if you're complaining about spending $199.99 on something with Neo Geo on it, it's not for you. The Neo Geo branding has always brought with it a higher price tag. Commissioned by SNK Playmore, Blaze and affiliates set out to create something of high build quality, suitable for Neo Geo fans who expect just that from the branding. Want something cheaper? You'd get cheaper build quality. Blaze has released many cheaper emulator machines in mass consumption stores, but the build quality matched their cheaper price. Now with the Neo Geo X Gold, they're making something of higher build quality that'll last, hence the higher price. But still, if you piece it out, even with the higher quality, $199.99 doesn't seem bad for the slick handheld, a home console AES docking unit with 1080p HDMI output, and an arcade stick. In addition, yes, you could merely play ROMs on a different handheld, but then you're not that much of a fan of the Neo Geo branding, so it's not really catering to you. The Neo Geo X Gold comes with games on it but, as the pre-order listing shows, it'll also have little Neo Geo branded game cards, which caters to the collector looking for something physical and not a mere ROM. This is an item for the truly hardcore Neo Geo fans. Everyone else, it's your choice, but please, let's not compare it to the Wii U or whatever. This is a completely different beast.
Neo Geo Lives On Forever
I love the Neo Geo and have been for the past 20 years. I had to Pre-Buy this one and it did not disappoint. The games play very well. They look great. I just wish there were more games, like my Favorites Sengoku Series. The controllers are just like the Originals and are same weight and are awesome. The Hand Held is great because if you are playing a game on the TV and then have to run out, you take it on the go. Great Thinking Playmore. Wish my PS3 and PS Vita were like that. That was an awesome idea! I love it and would recommend it to anyone!!!!
Finally, a way for everyone else to enjoy Neo Geo awesomeness! I've had my AES and MVS systems for a long time now, and I can't say enough about the quality of the games on the systems. Out of my 40 different systems in my collection, my Neo Geo systems definitely rank WAY higher than any of my current gen home consoles. I'm probably going to do what I've been doing for years now... buy 2 systems, one to use, one to keep sealed. I see this kind of thing going super rare, because, unfortunately, in this world, if it's not Call of Doody or some other recycled garbage FPS, it doesn't sell, and truly awesome things just don't sell anymore. MAD props to SNK for churning this out for us TRUE gamers!
This thing is awesome! Built great and the handheld is awesome. I bought this a few weeks ago and it came with Ninja Masters. Recommended product!