Had your fill of micro-consoles based on classic gaming systems? Well, then you might want to step-up to the SNK Neo Geo MVSX Home Arcade, a tabletop system which is due to launch this November for $449.99 (or $500 with a special base, which we'll come to shortly).
Developed by the Gstone Group in close conjunction with SNK, the machine measures W15 x D17 x H25 inches and is billed as "ultimate home arcade for fans of classic SNK titles" and will feature 50 built-in AES and MVS games, including The King of Fighters, Metal Slug, Fatal Fury, Samurai Shodown, Art of Fighting and sports titles including Baseball Stars Professional and Top Player’s Golf.
Both MVS and AES versions of each game will be included, and a CRT scanline filter is also present so you can get the authentic look.
The unit boasts a 17-inch 4:3 LCD screen with a resolution of 1280x1024 pixels and has two-player support with analogue joysticks and buttons. A special 32-inch high base will also be included that turns the tabletop arcade into a 5-foot-tall arcade cabinet. You can purchase the unit without the base for $450 if you wish.
This isn't the first time SNK's classic Neo Geo system has been given a new lease of life. The Neo Geo X was a handheld console that connected to the TV and was eventually scrapped due to a disagreement between its manufacturer and SNK itself. SNK later released the Neo Geo Mini, and last year produced the Neo Geo Arcade Stick Pro, all of which play classic Neo Geo titles.
Preorders open in September 2020.
This article was originally published by nintendolife.com on Wed 12th August, 2020.
I think the price is almost spot on. If Uncle Trump will send my pandemic gifts I can buy it.
This is very much geared at the total enthusiasts that really wanna deck out their homes and already spend hundreds on individual NEO GEO games.
Whilst the selection of games is nice, no doubt people will look into modding this thing to load in even more games.
But hopefully this thing actually has good software emulation.
The price actually feels kind of perfect. If the build of this thing is good, the joystick is clicky and the angles are correct, this is a certain cop for me
The price is similar to all those 1up arcades ones and they tend to be one game only.
This looks great it’s the perfect size too just wish sega would do something similar
Hmm, with the base it's only ~$100 more than buying 50 ACA NEOGEO titles on Switch. Without the base it's only $50 more.
For reference, it would cost $399.50 to buy 50 NEOGEO games on Switch.
@GamingFan4Lyf Yup, so therefore its $100 for the screen, controllers and case. To be fair it's not that expensive when broken down like that
I like it. I want it. I'll be getting it.
Then I'll be crying in 6 months when it blows up or falls apart or they release a new model that has not-the-worst-version-of-Super-Sidekicks on it.
The base coin op looks legitimate but it is not clear from the site whether it is fully functional but possibly for that price it is. If so that makes it even better.
Looks fantastic, but no shooters!! no Last Resort, Blazing star, Pulstar, Alpha mission 2.
I'll give it one thing. That thing is sleek. The design team nailed it out of the park there.
Got some mixed feelings on this. I think it's ridiculously cool how it looks like the old arcade cabinets, and I love the arcade controls, this is far more appealing to me than the Arcade Stick Pro ever was, but it's also really expensive for what I'm getting and the game selection is nothing special. I already got all these games and more on my Switch and I have the Hori arcade stick for that so this really isn't adding anything that I don't already have. I would just be getting it for the novelty really and I think it's a cool novelty item but there's also numerous arcade cabinet deals for the same price range or less and it's just not the type of thing I really need.
With what they used to charge for their home console back in the day, this checks. Might be worth it for an inevitable hack.
The Neo-Geo Mini output some truly horrible graphics... so it'd be nice if they fixed that this time around
@Gs69 you could always just download Sega games on there. Trust me, there are guides out there.
@Axelay71 again, you can download them on there
Pricey, but seem like a better deal than those 1up Arcade systems. I actually have the Japanese Neo Geo Mini and the SNK Arcade Stick Pro so I’ll probably just stick with those.
Looks lovely. I recently picked up a neo geo mini arcade and I love it (I hear the TV output is awful but the dinky screen is excellent). This is basically the same set of games again so less tempting for a double dip, even if the quality looks much higher.
Seriously, those mini's are great budget fun, I'd love it if Sega bring the astro city mini west as well.
@SuperKMx Yeah the game selection feels like the only thing that could be a real deal breaker for me. I was fine with the limited game selection on the Neo Geo Mini since it was just a cheap and small novelty item, but this is a far bigger and far more expensive item so I would want it to have some more essential games. If it had the entire Neo Geo catalog it would be an instant buy for me, but as it stands it's a tough thing for me to convince myself to buy.
SNK has too many fighting games and I do like the Metal Slug games but it would be nice if it wasn’t bullet hell that was created to eat a huge amount of quarters in the arcades
@JayJ totally agree. A premium product like that should have the majority if not all the library available. Wonder if they will be trying to sell additional games on it after market?
@Roibeard64 1up arcade cabs include more then 1 game, but restricted within that series
The mortal kombat cab for example comes with MK 1,2,3
SF2 comes with SF2 championship, the new challengers and turbo
Ms.pacman comes with Ms.Pacman, Super Pacman, Dig-Dug and Galaxian
Personally I just stick to using my PC for arcade good-ness, use my racing wheel for arcade racers, my sanwa stick and buttons for fighting games, metal slug ect. and got my sinden lightgun coming later in the year for lightguns on modern LCD
Though I have been tempted to pick up one of these 1up arcades they just take up too much space and I already lack space atm xD they (along with this new SNK tabletop) are pretty nice though for those wanting an arcade cab but not wanting to build one themselves.. I think the more hardcore crowd tend to opt to build their own MAME cabs
Personally quite happy with my neo geo mini, I don't find the screen nor the controls too small or cramped and quite like its miniture size
Sorry for rambling, I just really like arcade games (despite not having much experience in actual arcades)
@stevep Yeah most of the SNK fighting games haven't really aged that well IMO, they might be more fun if you play them vs local multiplayer but I never really seem to play them that way. In single player the computer is usually too difficult/cheap and they usually have the unbeatable boss syndrome, a thing that was really common with their fighting games. It's pretty much everything else that I really enjoy the most on the platform which is why it's a real shame how they seemed to focus so heavily on the fighting games for this.
I'm going to be that guy and would want to know if it's hackable. Love to have something like this for MAME.
Sure you could build for less, but this should be a top quality build, not something I built in my garden.
Was eyeing up the Ninja Turtle Riser Arcade Cabinet, but its only two buttons per player.
oh my goodness.. only a single Super Sidekicks game ? Why not include the fabulous 2: World Championship and 3:The Last glory , at least ?
I love the idea but I’m not big on most of the titles.
I’d like a cabinet full of my fave games but I’d also like to be able to put quarters in it, so it will effect be a giant money box / piggy bank.
Fantastic. Price is great too
@JayJ I really like the look of the cabinet and it's a decent price for a two-player standing cab.
I'm kinda hoping there's a way of getting other stuff on there.
@MeowMeowKins There are guides for putting new games on a machine that isn't even up for pre-order yet?
I mean, I'm sure it'll happen, but...
This will be freakin' awesome if it can be hacked to add Mark of the Wolves, Pulstar, Blazing Star, and Neo Turf Masters, among others.
The games lineup looks very similar to the mini. Otherwise, I'd get one.
@SuperKMx oh, sorry. I meant there probably will be guides, in the first week at most. I was saying if you want to refrain from buying for a bit, and then buy it, you could put Sega games on there
@TioRogerio same with baseball stars, 2 is superior but we get the first
Lineup is nearly identical to the international mini release.
Fantastic selection of games. Looks kind of small, though. I think it would be really crowded having two people in front of that screen.
@MeowMeowKins Why speculate about what the hardware can be hacked to do? Plus maybe he is talking about model 2 or 3 which would require actual polygon power in the graphics card. Just because it's modern doesn't mean it's going to play everything like a computer can.
@MeowMeowKins yeah I know but I would like the look of the Astro city cabinet I know they have a mini version coming out but I prefer the bar top style
It seems REALLY small. It's either 15 or 17 (I suspect the latter) inches across - less than a foot and a half - you'll have to be pretty good friends with someone to play 2 player. And it's a very similar selection of games to the (excellent, even with the weird drip-feeding of the 2nd lot of 20 games) Neo Geo Arcade Stick Pro. And I can use that to play other games with an arcade stick too.
I would have been so tempted if Atari did this.... With cool games.
THIS NEEDS TO COME TO BRAZIL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It's kind of odd ART OF FIGHTING 2 is not included.
Can't find the title logo on the picture. Only 1 and 3.
I'm happy with playing most of these games on my Switch.
@mr_benn The external dimensions are listed as 25 inches high (without the base), 19.4 inches wide by 15.4 inches deep. So it's small, but not that small.
I would totally be into this if it had more variety. I love Metal Slug, but they’re basically the same game from one entry to the next. Did we really need so many of them? I’d rather have two entries from each major franchise to make room for the games that aren’t here (Street Hoops, ‘Nam 75).
Was just talking to my wife yesterday about this exact same thing. Wow.
@rockodoodle wait, Atari has cool games?!?
@doctorhino you asked why speculate, and I'm gonna have to say, why not?
@TheWingedAvenger Garou: Mark of the Wolves is included. It's on the far right, middle row. I agree, though, that it would be nice to add games since there are some great games missing. Neo Turf Masters is a must-play for the Neo Geo.
@BanjoPickles Metal Slug is the type of series where I think they needed to include them all. While the main game play is the same, the stage design and difficulty level is very different between them and people have different favorites as a result. That's not to say you're wrong in wanting a bit more variety, but I think there's more value in including all the Metal Slug games than not.
@MeowMeowKins because you basically told someone that they could hack it and load Sega games on it and were making a random guess
This looks cool, but it's an odd decision to do the button layout with two rows of three buttons in the Capcom style. That only makes sense if games can be added and want Capcom fighters to be well supported. Otherwise, why not go for the Neo Geo's authentic row of four buttons?
@damo can you confirm the analogue stick and buttons? That seems kinda odd. Usually these things are digital micro switches.
OK, now this is more like it! Tabletop might be the ideal form for this sort of thing, as opposed to the micro arcade machines or Capcom's full size double-joystick, as nice as that looked.
I love this but 500 smackers is ridiculous.
As someone who owns an Arcade1Up with a whopping 2 games (Pac-Man and Pac-Man Plus) this is a very good deal! 50 great SNK games is far better than any offering from Arcade1Up and with the riser it will be as tall as one. Only concerns are the lack of a light up marquee, Windjammers, and the quality of the emulation.
Man, Football Frenzy was so bad. I was 15 when I convinced my mom to buy me a Neo Geo. I wanted a football game bad and asked the sales clerk if it was good. "If you like football, yeah", was his answer. Back in those days, IGN didn't exist, so I had to go on his "review". I remember being so incredibly upset at such a crap game. And that thing cost nearly 200 bucks!
@MeowMeowKins just of the era.... A lot of them were by other companies, but it would be cool to have Paper Boy, Tempest, Joust, Defender, Xevious, Qbert etc.
@rockodoodle I almost forgot about Qbert...that's a good one.
@doctorhino okay, let's think for a second here. My SNES classic can run Genesis games. Heck, it could run Dreamcast games, albeit poorly. Now let's take this console. This is going to have to be able to run 16 bit, right. I think it would be an educated guess to say it could run Sega games.
Price is pretty good especially compared to its competitors. The standard Arcade1up costs around $400 and has far less games. The Atgames Legends has more features, games and is slightly more expensive than this, but the game selection that it comes with isn't filled with as many heavy hitters and IIRcade is $600+ and that only comes with 10 games.
The price seems outrageous as first, but considering the screen quality, lineup of games, and the ability to swap between console and arcade, it makes sense. Also that base has so much unnecessary detail I love it
$500, not that bad. I sold off my KoF '98 home cart for $550 some years ago. And that's one game. (sure wish I didn't have to sell it, though)
@Nintendo_Dandy @Tim_Vreeland I doubt they'd be analog stcks (if the recently featured Smash joystick pricing is anything to go by). They would probably be clicky since this is based on the Western MVS and the switches aren't buried under the original hefty control panel. IIRC, MVS cabs used Happ Competition joysticks with no gate. Now, if they decided to put in Japanese joysticks with bat tops on top, then color me surprised.
This looks awesome but how would I hide it from my wife? 😂
@RupeeClock If it could be modded, that would be the ultimate arcade machine. Considering the base is only $50, the machine had better have amazing emulation capabilities.
@rob7979 Remove all the contents from a closet and put the machine inside?
@MeowMeowKins neogeo is a system based 100% off sprites. Given most modern cards are not going to process only a bitmap directly it could theoretically be only 2d capable and process graphics on a 2D plane instead of 3D.
The original MVS had a 2D graphics processor, meaning even super Nintendo had a better grasp of 3d without superfx
@SuperKMx Yeah I feel like this will mostly appeal to people who would actually get good use out of the multiplayer. The games are sorta aimed around that and it would be a fun setup for people doing that with the stand.
@TheWingedAvenger I believe Mark of the Wolf is already on there...
@doctorhino you win this round! Not too well versed in all that pizzaz, I admit defeat!
Less fighting games, more other games would be nice.
Also, Top Player's Golf instead of Turf Masters? Okay...
No Super Sidekicks 2-4 or Baseball Stars 2?
Oh, I forgot the obligatory "you don't need all 4 World Heroes games, just 2 and Perfect". And no Art of Fighting 2? It's worth it for the infamy alone, put it in there!
Nice, but I lack the space to display it properly
@BanjoPickles Nam 1975 is literally my favorite!
"The enemy was shot down by a sniper"
Shows woman with machine gun.
How do you snipe someone with a Machine gun, lol!?
Already got over 80 Neo-Geo games on my Wii Retroarch and over 200 on my iCade. A little late to the party there SNK
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