hard­core hard­ware

SNK re­leased four dis­tinct home sys­tems in the Nineties - here are the fast facts on each

Retro Gamer - - 40 YEARS OF SNK -

NEO-GEO AES

Re­lease date: 1990 Fi­nal Re­lease: Samu­rai Shodown V Spe­cial, 2004 launch price: ¥58,000 / $649 / £399 Games: 117 notes: Ini­tially of­fered as a ‘Gold Sys­tem’ bun­dle with two con­trollers and a game. Later mod­els in­cluded the Con­troller Pro joy­stick. NEO-GEO CD Re­lease date: 1994 Fi­nal Re­lease: The King Of Fight­ers ’99, 1999 launch price: ¥49,800 / $399 / £399 Games: 97 notes: Three ver­sions of the con­sole were re­leased – a front-load­ing model, a top-load­ing model and the CDZ.

NEO-GEO POCKET

Re­lease date: 1998 Fi­nal Re­lease: Samu­rai Shodown!, 1998 launch price: ¥7,800 Games: 9 notes: 39 Neo-geo Pocket Color games also sup­port the orig­i­nal Neo-geo Pocket hard­ware.

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