NEO-GEO ▀ LUXURY CONSOLE OF THE 90s

NEO-GEO ▀ LUXURY CONSOLE OF THE 90s

Not many people know about Japanese console Neo Geo .It was pretty powerful and brought arcade machine quality to home gaming.
Pulse-pounding and jaw-dropping action scrollers were a calling card of Japanese gaming device.

Comparatively to more common Super Nintendo and MegaDrive it was advertised as console with 24-bit GPU bus, which allows very big 2D-sprites, supporting up to 4096 colors. By release time [31 Jan 1990] it was super impressive. Here are some of the most classic games of Neo Geo console.

METAL SLUG



KING OF FIGHTERS



BLAZING STAR



Despite the fact of NeoGeo supremacy in terms of hardware and games quality it doesn’t get much attention as Nintendo and Sega consoles. So we can consider it as a lost gem of gaming console industry. But there is no surprise here because device costed almost 650$ in 1990 [more than 1300$ in today’s money].

Console is very popular among retro collectors for it’s rarity.
On flee market cartridges for Neo Geo have a really steep prices, some of them are reaching almost 1000$. So, primarily it is fun for a rich people.