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The Neo Geo returns, still overpriced

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Posted by: Dustin Steiner

It's been 20 years since we've had any sort of Neo Geo console. That's set to change this December with the Neo Geo X portable. The only problem? It weighs in at an unbelievably expensive $200! More than the 3DS and almost as much as the Vita for a system that only plays retro games seems a little much, even if it can be hooked up to a television and comes with its own arcade stick.

Included in the $200 price are several Neo Geo and SNK classics:

  • 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
  • PUZZLED
  • 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

While these titles certainly are tempting, there's something that rubs me the wrong way about paying that much for a retro console, especially one that has no real hope of new releases. But if you absolutely need your Neo Geo fix on the go, you could do much worse.

Dustin Steiner is GameZone's eSports Correspondent! Follow him on Twitter @VGHC_Deitis and check out Video Gaming Hard Corps, where he is a local tournament organizer for the S. FL. Fighting Game Community.

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