NEOGEO X GOLD arcade console due out before XmasPosted 9:52 am on Monday, August 13th, 2012 by Michael Revis
Remember when SNK used to put out consoles and those arcade machines packed with multiple games in one unit? Video game merchandise distributor Tommo does, and for the 20th anniversary of the original NEOGEO AES console, they will be releasing a special console as a birthday gift.
Partnering with SNK Playmore for this one, the NEOGEO X GOLD is a three-in-one home arcade console kit. The setup includes the NEOGEO X station, a handheld device pre-loaded with 20 different classic SNK titles, and an arcade joystick. The handheld piece itself has a 4.3″ LCD display, expandable game card slot, headphone jack, and internal stereo speakers for on-the-go play. It also plugs straight into the station to charge, which can be hooked up to a TV for an arcade experience right on your couch.
The only downside? The whole package comes out at a whopping $200. Quite an investment for an old school gaming console. The console set is planned for a worldwide release on December 6. If you’re looking for a reason to justify the price tag, check the list of the pre-installed games below and see if that does anything for you.
|3 COUNT BOUT||LEAGUE BOWLING|
|ART OF FIGHTING II||MAGICIAN LORD|
|ALPHA MISSION II||METAL SLUG|
|BASEBALL STARS II||MUTATION NATION|
|CYBER LIP||NAM 1975|
|FATAL FURY SPECIAL||REAL BOUT – FATAL FURY SPECIAL|
|THE KING OF FIGHTERS ’95||SAMURAI SHODOWN II|
|KING OF THE MONSTERS||SUPER SIDEKICKS|
|LAST RESORT||WORLD HEROES PERFECT|
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