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(Belated) SNK update: former Koei Tecmo / Zynga / Sega exec Kenji Matsubara is new SNK CEO. And the original MBS announcement of his SNK acquisition is no longer online. (Paleface) (20:43:27 08/14/21 EST)

SF2 producer Yoshiki Okamoto interviews SF1 & Fatal Fury director Takashi Nishiyama. (Paleface) (14:40:18 07/17/21 EST)

So anybody here gonna preorder the Playdate? (n/t) (Atarianallstar) (17:38:11 06/09/21 EST)

Newish Polygon interview with SNK's Yasuyuki Oda and Eisuke Ogura about KOF, from the 90s 'til now. (Paleface) (22:19:40 05/23/21 EST)

Iím really enjoying the Super Mario Game & Watch. It only has three games, two of the best ever made plus Ball. The form factor is one of my favorite of all time. The games suspend very well so you walk away from it for a day and come back at 8-3 or whatever. I have to say though, the time keeping function isnít what it used to be. Since it has a full color backlit LCD display it canít be left on for hours unless itís plugged in making it more of a Game & Clock than usual, and it has no kickstand. In a perfect world they could have hybridized the LCD a bit to have an always-on section but hey, itís only $50. The box was also pretty cool. It has no home screen so youíre always in a mode that actually does something. Very direct and to the point, I love it. I suppose they may do a Zelda one but to be honest I donít like the early Zelda games even a little. My wish would be that they do a Donkey Kong one and load it with Donkey Kong Ď94. Other than those two I donít really want or need any more. Mario is the game, after all. (n/t) (SignOfZeta) (08:36:09 05/15/21 EST)

What's the best homebrew/fan-made stuff on NGPC? I enjoyed the fan translation of CFC2 and am enjoying the Columns port, with its quirky soundtrack. (n/t) (bluefour) (10:46:04 03/20/21 EST)

Well, no one posted a thread for the release of the Neo Geo Pocket Color Collection Vol. 1 getting released on Switch so I guess I'll do it. SNK Galsí Fighters, Samurai Showdown 2, King of Fighters R-2, The Last Blade: Beyond the Destiny, Fatal Fury First Contact, SNK vs. Capcom: Match of the Millennium, Metal Slug: 1st Mission, Metal Slug: 2nd Mission, Dark Arms: Beast Buster 1999 and Neo Turf Masters. $40, which is probably what it cost to buy one of those repackaged Neo Geo Pocket blister packs back in the day but you don't get a clicky stick. (aerisdead) (10:40:58 03/19/21 EST)

$50 for this IPS mod. I might actually try this. (Jason) (23:17:15 02/08/21 EST)

Fighting EX Layer, Arika's self-published fighting game with some of the wacky characters like "Skullomania" that they put in those Street Fighter EX games on PS1/PS2 that I haven't played, is on sale for the next few weeks for $7.99 on PSN, for PS4. The sole paid DLC character is Terry Bogard, for an additional $4.99. The game is fairly bare-bones as far as modes and stuff goes but I have succeeded in having fun with it in my first two hours with the game (and there's a randomized Survival-style "Kumite" mode tucked away in the CPU settings in Training mode); certainly worth $7.99, anyway, if you have any interest in a fairly solidly-built SF-style fighting game that does some different things. Quite nice stages and music, and some interesting-looking character designs I'm looking forward to trying out. (Paleface) (03:18:18 02/04/21 EST)

KOFactoid: The difficulty setting in KOF 98 (MVS) also affects the demo. So if you want a really intense demo set it to 8, if you want them to just stand there looking at their shoes set it to 1. This probably affects all sorts of VS games, not just KOF or even fighting, but I just noticed it so I thought Iíd write it down on the holy scroll. (n/t) (SignOfZeta) (12:57:36 01/31/21 EST)

Paleface: can you just give us a list of all the banned words so we donít have to re-write our posts for 20 minutes replacing half the worlds to get through the filter? Thanks! (SignOfZeta) (19:41:43 01/25/21 EST)

Gematsu reporting Match of the Millennium has been rated for Switch in Korea (MHC) (08:49:46 01/22/21 EST)

Polygon's "An oral history" series of fighting game interview articles takes on Capcom vs. SNK. (Paleface) (20:56:41 01/16/21 EST)

Hi guys, been a while since I've posted. Since many of you know of my store, I am closing after close to 21 years of business. If anyone is close enough I'd love to see you come in and say hello one last time. Hardest decision I ever had to make. Bill Sandwald,you will like the end of this clip, they chose it themselves. (Web Of Hair) (11:19:57 01/14/21 EST)

Mohammed Bin Salman is buying SNK. (Paleface) (16:19:58 11/29/20 EST)

Last Blade: BTD is on Switch now, making it the 4th switch port! (n/t) (bluefour) (17:24:38 11/14/20 EST)

Somebody ported Metal Slug 6 to the dreamcast. Pretty awesome! Hopefully somebody does Dolphin Blue next. (Atarianallstar) (13:51:39 11/02/20 EST)

Does anyone know where I can find this carrying case for the NGPC? I guess I might just have to hope one shows up on eBay. (MHC) (12:18:02 10/04/20 EST)

testing ssl (n/t) (Paleface) (22:13:56 09/20/20 EST)

I found out via twitter last night that Cool Cool Toon (dreamcast) actually took mocap data from live dancers to make the dances they had in there. I really wouldn't have imagined that to look at it - ultimately with the giant feet, heads and hands, and small joints and hips (I guess that's a joint) it becomes pretty tough to really see what they're doing, and their hands are always intersecting their heads, their feet are too clunky, etc. I'm realizing now that the art style, while neat for the time and good looking in illustrations, really held the game back in terms of showcasing the work they'd done. plus I reckon they spent a fair amount of money on that mocap only to hide it with their proportions. That's your cool cool toon news for today! (exodus) (14:03:12 08/11/20 EST)

Baitang, SNK's fighting panda! (Paleface) (18:54:12 07/31/20 EST)

I found out today that RetroModding is selling replacement shells for the NGPC. (Flavor) (19:43:29 07/20/20 EST)

Sega's "Astro City Mini"--well, it's sort of almost portable : p--will have Virtua Fighter. Also 35 other games, only 9 others of which have been named, but I'm kinda pretty much tempted to import the darn thing (end of the year-ish...but then international shipping is taking 2 months apparently in these covid times blah) just to have a good version of Virtua Fighter...if the emulation actually turns out well. (Paleface) (03:55:50 07/10/20 EST)

y'all probably saw but KOF R-2 is coming to switch, and SNK has basically confirmed they're going to keep releasing NGPC games, so it must be doing well enough. I hope they get into some weirder stuff soon! (n/t) (exodus) (17:53:16 06/23/20 EST)

Anybody want to play SSV: Perfect on Windows? My SN is AaronMeterChange. Somebody needs to knock my fraudulent Charlotte out of the top 50 on the leaderboards! ;) (n/t) (bluefour) (16:30:55 06/20/20 EST)

Oh also yesterday it got revealed that Samurai Shodown V Perfect, the lost version that was only in location test for a couple hours, has been found - by me! I also localized it and now it's coming out in the Samurai Shodown Neo Geo Collection that's gonna release next month. Sooooooooo look forward to that! (exodus) (13:42:42 05/27/20 EST)

elsewhere we've been discussing whether the NGPC could've lived on, and what that would've looked like. Of course the ultimate answer when you look back is the thing never had a chance, but it's still interesting to think about I guess!? (exodus) (14:51:05 05/26/20 EST)

So for those enjoying Gals Fighters and/or SamSho!2 on Switch, which NGP game would you like to see ported next? My wildy unrealistic choice would be a translated Biomotor 2. My slightly more realistic choice is CFC1. (n/t) (bluefour) (13:41:00 05/03/20 EST)

Gals' Fighters possibly coming to Switch. (Paleface) (12:56:02 04/05/20 EST)

I can't find my copy of Super baseball 2020. How do you lose a cart the size of a bible? Anyway, I mentioned this to a friend and he said, "They still make games for that system?" because it is in fact 2020 and we don't have cyborg and robot players. (SignOfZeta) (22:58:29 03/20/20 EST)

So I just got a PS2. Can any recommend me so quirky exclusives? (n rpgs please) already got TFVI, Cho Aniki and Mushihimesama (n/t) (Atarianallstar) (13:16:11 03/06/20 EST)

So, KOF R3.. Not happening, right? (Mental) (15:39:56 02/23/20 EST)

So the Switch version of Samurai Shodown has a limited edition that features the NGPC Samurai Shodown! 2 as a seperate release. Complete in box and all. (Rockman Pocket) (17:10:41 12/25/19 EST)

Did Rockman Pocket ever post his incredible NGP combo videos to YouTube or a similar site? I had them saved years ago but they were forever lost on a failed HDD. (n/t) (Dangeresque) (16:30:48 12/16/19 EST)

[MOBILE SNK GAME] Sup y'all. Long time no see. So SNK released a KoF Mobile game. It has all the typical Mobile-way of trying to tap into the same casino vibes to make you spend all your money via Character Unlocks and Character Cards (which gives an otherwise unattainable super for said character to be available). With the money grubbing out nature of the game addressed, they do (at least at first) give you plenty of ways to unlock characters without spending anything. Game play is imagine KoF-style Final Fight. It's really good. (n/t) (zero) (20:16:49 10/29/19 EST)

I had this brilliant idea: Modding the original NGP with a backlight until of course I googled it and saw that somebody else also had had the same idea. It should be better the frontlighting a NGPC (Atarianallstar) (14:51:45 10/21/19 EST)

I trust we've all seen it by now but let's SOUND OFF on the new Analogue Pocket! (aerisdead) (17:48:15 10/16/19 EST)

So I got a GP32 a couple of years ago with a few games but not the ones I really wanted to play like Tomak and All for princess. I got a 64MB Smart card but I seem to have no way of writing the roms to the system. They all come in smart media format. All websites about the GP32 seem to stop in 2005 and offer not much help in this regard. Anybody got any tips? (n/t) (Atarianallstar) (14:29:57 09/30/19 EST)

I got back into NGP again lately. I can't remember how to use my Neo Pocket Flash Master and for some damn reason Cool Borders is the only game on it now. (Blech.) I just to flash it with something better like Metal Slug 2. Can someone remind me how it was done? It doesn't seem to mount on the desktop but I know I used it with my previous Mac somehow. Also, are there any cool translations for NGP I might want to play? (n/t) (SignOfZeta) (13:06:24 09/05/19 EST)

After realizing I have a good lamp, I've been enjoying NGPC again. Anyone up for a cartridge trade? I have U.S. duplicates of Metal Slug 1st Mission and Pac-Man. Neither have the cardboard box. Both have manuals (Metal Slug manual mint, Pac-Man manual near-mint). Pac-Man comes with a CrossRing, which helps control any 4-direction game. I'm looking for Neo Poke Pro Yakyuu, Dark Arms: Beast Buster, Neo Cherry Master (B&W or Color), Neo Derby Champ and Neo Baccarat. (n/t) (Mike Chicago) (15:26:18 08/31/19 EST)

Nintendo Switch is getting a port of NGPC Samurai Shodown! 2 as a pre-order bonus for the Switch version of the new Sam Sho game (which is already out on other systems). And here I'd been wondering when we'd get a console NGPC collection. : p (Paleface) (16:37:15 08/28/19 EST)

so there's an LCD solution for the NGPC now, and I really want to do one. If I get it going I'll let y'all know how it goes. Check out the link inside, it looks pretty niceeeeeeee (exodus) (16:04:11 08/22/19 EST)

Mario Maker 2 is great! I made two levels so far: C3D-F42-YTF and 2Y5-4H9-1CG ... share yours! (n/t) (Bean) (23:14:47 07/24/19 EST)

I've been looking at wonderswan games again, and the 8 shades of black/grey really can inspire some neat stuff. This Chou Denki Card Game thing has a real neat vibe, check it out inside. I've got a flash card now, but I'm making a list of interesting games to play... there's quite a lot of them! it was a weird and ambitious system, with a robot, a sonar device, a hobby programming cart, and the ability to play horizontally and vertically... And on top of that access to all the Bandai licenses. I'm not sure what else could've made something that interesting succeed other than being in color from the start maybe. (exodus) (17:19:14 05/09/19 EST)

Ikari! If you like Ikari 1 and 2 get the SNK 40th thing. The quasi TwinStick support makes manic play so much less physical than it is in the arcade so basically the sword rules now and itís a whole new game, IMO. (SignOfZeta) (17:16:23 01/08/19 EST)

Noob Question: my kid ripped the analog pad off my 3DS XL. What are my choices here? I assume Nintendo can reman it for $80 or something but Iíve been kinda looking at the tail end of the DS and thinking maybe I should just get one of those. I have those Japanese rail sims on here that I guess Iíd enjoy more on a system with better 3D. Opinions? (SignOfZeta) (18:09:46 12/31/18 EST)

Just in case anyone here has a Wonderswan flash cart, the demo for Firelancer came out a couple days ago. It's a pretty ambitious scrolling shooter, and it's real cool that anyone is doing anything like this in the modern era. (the artist is ptoing who has done some work for us too). Check it out!? (exodus) (15:38:59 12/27/18 EST)

I assume everyone knew this already, but SNK 40th Anniversary Collection is out, and I wrote the museum text again. All the DLC is out now, so it's quite a few games in there, but I'll admit a lot of them do feel pretty old. Beast Busters, Bermuda Triangle, Crystalis and some others are pretty cool though, and for me it was pretty interesting just seeing where a lot of that SNK ethos came from... they really were innovating even at that early stage, which I guess is how they got to eventually make the Neo Geo. I had lots of conversations with former staff that didn't make it into the final game, like... I met with two people and took a walking tour in Esaka of all the former SNK locations. They could identify which windows each team worked in, from the outside! It was all pretty neat. Anyway, if you wind up getting it please read the museum stuff! (n/t) (exodus) (14:59:22 12/19/18 EST)

NGP "K2_Video" dev TV unit. (Paleface) (23:47:25 10/26/18 EST)

I tried a CR2025 battery in a NGPC. It worked--with a little finagling. (Paleface) (14:40:28 10/23/18 EST)

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