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  • The Neo Geo (also stylised as Neo-Geo) is a cartridge-based arcade and home video game system released in 1990 by Japanese video game company SNK. The system offered comparatively colorful 2D graphics and high-quality sound, along with a memory card storage system usable on both versions of the system. A major platform for arcade games at the time, the system was also available as a high-end home gaming console. The two versions of the system were known as the AES (Advanced Entertainment System, the home version) and the MVS (Multi Video System, the arcade version). The Neo Geo was marketed as 24-bit, though it was technically an 8/16/32-bit multiprocessing system.
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  • Getting a hold of these games might be difficult and costly; the NeoGeo was very expensive at the time because it literally brought arcade hardware to the living room, but you will NEVER see a better looking strictly 2D/16-bit console in your entire life. It is quite possibly the most sought after 'retro' home console with the largest cult following, thus making it highly collectible. Neo Geo CD exclusives go on their own page.
  • Es wurde außerdem eine Heimversion, das Neo Geo AES (Advanced Entertainment System), des Geräts entwickelt. Zunächst sollte dieses Gerät eigentlich nur über Videotheken verliehen werden, aber viele Japaner kauften sich das System. Auch in den USA und Europa wurde man auf das Neo Geo aufmerksam aufgrund seiner damals hervorragenden technischen Leistung. Da das System nicht für den Verkauf an Heimnutzer gedacht war, war es jedoch vergleichsweise teuer: das AES kostete in den USA 600 Dollar und in Deutschland umgerechnet etwa 550 Euro. Ein Spiel kostete um die 200 bis 300 Dollar. Dies lag an der großen Speicherkapazität der Module (bis 716 MBit). Ein Modul besteht aus zwei, übereinanderliegenden Platinen.
  • In the late 1980s, SNK developed an arcade system that could work with multiple games. They called it the Multiple Video System. It used cartridges, like a game console. A home version was the logical extension, and thus was born the Neo Geo Advanced Entertainment System. The MVS itself turned out to be the longest-lived arcade hardware of its kind, outlasting Nintendo's VS. hardware by several years. Not to be confused with the Geo sub-marque of Chevrolet that existed at about the same time as the Neo-Geo's heyday.
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  • Es wurde außerdem eine Heimversion, das Neo Geo AES (Advanced Entertainment System), des Geräts entwickelt. Zunächst sollte dieses Gerät eigentlich nur über Videotheken verliehen werden, aber viele Japaner kauften sich das System. Auch in den USA und Europa wurde man auf das Neo Geo aufmerksam aufgrund seiner damals hervorragenden technischen Leistung. Da das System nicht für den Verkauf an Heimnutzer gedacht war, war es jedoch vergleichsweise teuer: das AES kostete in den USA 600 Dollar und in Deutschland umgerechnet etwa 550 Euro. Ein Spiel kostete um die 200 bis 300 Dollar. Dies lag an der großen Speicherkapazität der Module (bis 716 MBit). Ein Modul besteht aus zwei, übereinanderliegenden Platinen. Das Neo Geo war die erste Konsole mit einem Memory-Card Slot, der es erlaubte Spielstände zu speichern und später sogar in der Spielhalle wieder zu laden. SNK entwickelte Spiele, die in Sachen Grafik, Sound und Musik neue Maßstäbe setzten. Da die Spiele alle Arcade-Spiele sind, sind sie meist actionlastig. Mit dem Erscheinen von Capcoms Street Fighter 2 1991 wurden Beat 'em ups zu einem der wichtigsten Arcade-Genres. SNKs Fatal Fury das ebenfalls 1991 erschien, wies zwar Eigenheiten wie mehrere Ebenen, und einen kooperativen 2-Spieler Modus auf, wurde aber trotzdem oft als Street Fighter 2 Kopie abgestempelt. Weitere Prügelspiele sind Art of Fighting, Samurai Shodown und King of Fighters, die alle mit zahlreichen Fortsetzungen am Leben gehalten wurden. Das Neo Geo wurde als optimale Prügelspiele-Plattform berühmt. Der Begriff AES (Advanced Entertainment System) steht entgegen der weitläufigen Meinung nicht nur für die Heimversion des NeoGeo. SNK selbst hat seinerzeit auch Neo Geo Automatengehäuse für die Spielhallen mit dem Begriff Advanced Entertainment System ausgestattet und hat den Terminus AES nie ausschließlich zur Betitelung von Heimmodul-Spielen benutzt, sondern diese immer als Homecards bezeichnet. Obwohl bekannt ist, dass die Buchstaben AES auch auf den CD-Konsolen und vereinzelt auch auf der Arcade-Hardware zu finden sind, hat sich dieses Kürzel für die Heim-Konsole durchgesetzt.
  • Getting a hold of these games might be difficult and costly; the NeoGeo was very expensive at the time because it literally brought arcade hardware to the living room, but you will NEVER see a better looking strictly 2D/16-bit console in your entire life. It is quite possibly the most sought after 'retro' home console with the largest cult following, thus making it highly collectible. Even still, you can emulate Neo Geo games with Neo-RAGEX which uses dumps from the home version, but you're probably better off getting the MAME version of these games with Winkawaks/Nebula for optimal compatibility or MAME itself. They all come with Netplay; most of these games are multiplayer and will let you quickly jump in, being arcade games and all, try them with a friend. If you're not emulation prone, many of these games come in collections on the PS2, as well. Or if you're just plain cool, you can get a NeoGeo MVS, or get an MVS converter, or even a Supergun as the games are exactly the same only THEY'RE NOT THAT FUCKING EXPENSIVE. Like seriously they cost less than half of what most games go for, and like a quarter of rare games. Neo Geo CD exclusives go on their own page.
  • The Neo Geo (also stylised as Neo-Geo) is a cartridge-based arcade and home video game system released in 1990 by Japanese video game company SNK. The system offered comparatively colorful 2D graphics and high-quality sound, along with a memory card storage system usable on both versions of the system. A major platform for arcade games at the time, the system was also available as a high-end home gaming console. The two versions of the system were known as the AES (Advanced Entertainment System, the home version) and the MVS (Multi Video System, the arcade version). The Neo Geo was marketed as 24-bit, though it was technically an 8/16/32-bit multiprocessing system.
  • This is the page where there would be information about the Neo Geo.
  • In the late 1980s, SNK developed an arcade system that could work with multiple games. They called it the Multiple Video System. It used cartridges, like a game console. A home version was the logical extension, and thus was born the Neo Geo Advanced Entertainment System. The MVS itself turned out to be the longest-lived arcade hardware of its kind, outlasting Nintendo's VS. hardware by several years. However, arcade machines cost a lot more than home consoles, and SNK knew that. At first, it was a luxury item for rent in hotels. When guests started letting the company know they'd be willing to buy them, SNK decided to put it on sale. The Neo Geo was released to the general public in January 1990. The cost was high, not just for the processing power, but for the joysticks and games. The games cost about $200, partly because their size was comparable to N64 carts and partly because of their architecture — the RAM chips needed to play the game were built into the cart rather than in the system. The system launched in the US, with two controllers and the game Magician Lord, at $650. Just a bit later, a bundle with no game and one controller sold for $400. In an attempt to cut the price, SNK released the Neo-Geo CD in 1994. It was $300, and games were $50, but with a 1x CD-ROM drive it fell victim to Loads and Loads of Loading. The price of the system and games meant the mainstream was out of the question, so SNK went for Up Marketing to appeal to hardcore gamers, who actively embraced the system just as they would the Sega Dreamcast a few years later. This had some initial success, but unfortunately that cost didn't go to proper anti-piracy measures, and the system was rife with it. SNK blamed that as a major factor in their bankruptcy in 2000, though the Neo-Geo managed to not only survive their collapse but last long enough to see their reconstitution as SNK Playmore. The final Neo-Geo game, Samurai Shodown 5 Special, was released in 2004. But the Neo-Geo lives on, with collectors and some people are making homebrew games for it years after the system was discontinued. Not to be confused with the Geo sub-marque of Chevrolet that existed at about the same time as the Neo-Geo's heyday.