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Community Level 1Liauster

Liauster

Neo Geo - Expensive but great.

AdvantagesGreat games and spec

DisadvantagesHigh price

"...price. And I'd bet that SNK is kicking itself right now, if it had knew how much the video gaming industry had grown. Nevertheless, the Neo Geo found itself a niche market, with those who had the money, a more 'adult' gamer, and those who simply wanted to keep up with technology. The SNK system was far, far ahead of it's competitors at the time, which were the Super Nes and Sega's Megadrive. However the SNK's price stategy let it down big time. ..." Read review
27.09.2000

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Community Level 2debug

debug

Pukka

AdvantagesTiny!

DisadvantagesNo new games

"...think this is about the SNK Neo Geo Pocket? :-) Right, well Ive got one of the pale blue ones - they didnt have cammouflage blue when I went to the shops :-((( They're ace! Well worth buying. The games are a bit thin on the ground though, and unfortunately theyre not going to get any thicker, not in this country atleast anyway. SNK have stopped selling home Neo Geo's outside of Japan now, but they will continue with their Japanese releases (hey, ..." Read review
26.07.2000

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Community Level 1TonyF1

TonyF1

Shame, it could've destroyed the GBC

AdvantagesBetter than a gameboy by far

DisadvantagesIt's dead in the UK

"Advertising is an important aspect in today's market of world video-gaming, so is timing. Of course you've got to have a good piece of kit to sell, but without the first two you're more or less guaranteed failure. You see, the Neo Geo PC (pocket colour) was a very powerful little machine that had some great games - if only a few. And it should of beaten the GBC - or at least rivalled it, after all it did have about 10 times the graphics power and ..." Read review
26.08.2000

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Community Level 1M1ssMone1p...

M1ssMone1penn1

A MUST HAVE 4 TRAVELLING

Advantages40 hours continous playing time

Disadvantageslack of games

"I recieved a NEO GEO POCKET COLOUR for my birthday in March and have been stuck on it since. It has outstanding colour and graphics for a console its size and great sound too. Many of the games are identical to the Mega Drive but considering the size and weight the Neo Geo Pocket Colour comes out above the mega drive any day. I currently own all three game boys, All three Nintendos, a playstation, dreamcast and game gear so I know a good console when ..." Read review
21.07.2000

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Community Level 1shaz666

shaz666

NEO GEOS ARE WAY COOL

Advantagesgraphics are supurb

Disadvantagesmaybe the cost but about the same as game boy colour

"...is a boost for this SNK games console, people really should try one out theyu really do surprise you in their capabilities. I think peole should get one because they are the best handhelds consoles about without a doubt and i think SNK really should push this productits a real winner but people have got to discover it!!!! ..." Read review
19.07.2000

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Community Level 1miketherock

miketherock

The worst decision ever

AdvantagesBest Handheld ever

DisadvantagesPull out of Europe & US

"SNK have been bought by Azure. They have now pulled out of the US and Europe, to concentrate on Japanese only operations. The Neo Geo Pocket Colour is the best handheld around, with good games, and a good future. This decision by Azure will mean that games will be harder to find, more expensive, and we may have to resort to importing. SNK should reverse the decision, or someone should take over in US and Europe. I would still recommend the ..." Read review
19.07.2000

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Community Level 2mneedham

mneedham

BUY IT NOW!!!

AdvantagesWeight

DisadvantagesNo Case

"The Neo Geo is ultimately the best handheld console of its time. In my opinion it is miles better then the colour gameboy. It is as light as a feather and has great graphics and quality colour. Not only this but there is a great variety of games. If your looking for hours of enjoyment anywhere in the world then this is the product for you. The only let down is that it does not have a case, but due to its weight if you put it in your pocket you wouldn't ..." Read review
25.10.2000

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Community Level 1nigeltsang

nigeltsang

Get it now!

AdvantagesSome good games, good graphics

Disadvantagesvery expensive English version games, discontinued

"Firstly, it's the Neo Geo pocket, the Neo Geo was a TV console with very expensive games. It seems that the Neo Geo Pocket is heading the same way. The reason? It has been taken off all markets except from Japan after a take over of SNK. This was because there was not enough software support, not bad marketing. Obviously, the Game Boy owns the market, it has a much larger software range with more good games than the Neo Geo, and with Game Boy Advance, ..." Read review
16.07.2000

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Community Level 2LilDread

LilDread

NeoGeo-Las Vegas!

AdvantagesGood Casino type games

DisadvantagesNot enough selection,

"When the Neo-Geo was released last year it was set to overtake Nintendo's Game Boy in the handheld consoles war. Yet despite the claims, it never happened. The games available for this machine are quite limited but if you like casino based games, there is an excellent choice out there. Try 'Mystery Bonus' if you like playing slot machines. 'Dragons Wild' is an excellent game based on poker. 'Cherry Fever' is another slot machine game. The latest ..." Read review
13.09.2000

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Community Level 1djmozer

djmozer

The Pocket Rocket??

AdvantagesBest Graphics, Good Battery Life, Small, Light.

DisadvantagesFairly Pricey, Lack of Sofware, No Contrast Adjustment.

"The Neo Geo Pocket is the latest handheld the grace the shops, but is it worth the £60 price tag? My opinion is 'yes', as the graphics are far better than that of any other handheld, both past, and present. Also, games such as 'Sonic', 'King of Fighters', 'Fatal Fury' are of a reasonable quality. Instead of trying to cram a 32bit game into a handheld, they adjust the game accordingly. For example, they simplify the backdrops, redesign the characters, ..." Read review
27.07.2000

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Community Level 1Abdurrahim

Abdurrahim

SNK Fans Buy it, otherwise dump it

AdvantagesSNK Fans Dream

DisadvantagesYou`ll have to buy the games from importers from now on

"...is that if your into SNK games and arcade type games, then you can`t get better, than a neogeo pocket, it is a SNK die hard gamers dream, King of the Fighters, SNK vs Capcom, Sonic the hedghehog, Metal Slug etc. But if your not into SNK games and you don`t know what i am talking about, then avoid buying it, which you can`t now because sadly, it has left america and europe, but i could have told them that in advance, but if you are a SNK fan, then ..." Read review
17.07.2000

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Community Level 1demondog

demondog

Until the GameBoy Advance

AdvantagesOld Classics, New Favourites, Good Build Quality

DisadvantagesPoor Battery Life, Games and Unit's Pricey

"Well We've all heard the Press' opinion of this pocket sized device but whats it like to use? An absolute dream! I thought i'd be hanging onto my cash until the GameBoy advance launched but with untold delays and a dubious launch lineup I decided to splah out and was justly rewarded with a quality machine. Available in several colour cases it's bright and clear screen is a joy to use. The controls are easily accessed and the positioning feels right. ..." Read review
31.07.2000

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Community Level 7andycharger

andycharger

Stick to Arcade machines!!!

AdvantagesGreat consoles and great games

DisadvantagesPriced themselves out of the Market.

"...the £60-£70 you paid for SNK Neo Geo games!!! That was their unfortunated downfall. Shame really as they were nice little units and could have owned the market!!! ..." Read review
11.08.2000

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Community Level 2mleeng

mleeng

neogeo what a weirdo

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"Neo Geo could of had it all they could of been the world greatest console making machine plus have games that was ahead of it's time well on console anyway. I mean in the early 90's even to the mid 90's no other machine could match it's qulity in graphics, it's memory capicity, I mean you had your little child play consoles like snes and genesis, but hey they could never do a full poof conversion of any of their arcade predecessor, for example WORLD ..." Read review
30.09.2000

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Community Level 2eastanglian

eastanglian

A mini Mega Drive

AdvantagesMost powerful hadheld machine so far

DisadvantagesNot my thing

"The neo geo appears to be a mini MegaDrive even some of the games are the same. As expected the graphics are nothing to write home about but what do expect from a 16 bit machine. It out classes the Gameboy but I still wouldnt buy it as squinting at a patheticly small scree and trying to contral the thing with tiny buttons is not my idea of fun i can pu th 59.99 to far better use in the world of computer games. My friend has one and now he is regratting ..." Read review
12.07.2000

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