The Supaboy pretty much sets the bar when it comes to cheap, old school video games consoles that have been converted into a portable version. Honestly, we didn’t think it could get much better, that is until we laid eyes on the portable NeoGeo from SNK. Hard to say how far they’ve gone in the licensing agreement, but considering the NeoGeo has been in the ground for the better part of 15-20 years, does it really matter?
Licensing quips and concerns aside, they say this portable console will ship with 20 legit NeoGeo games stored on its 2GB of memory. The games included will range from the “Art of Fighting” to “Fatal Fury” to “League Bowling”. Spec wise we’re looking at a 4.3-inch LCD screen, an SD card slot for memory expansion, an analog stick, a set of shoulder buttons, headphone jack, a 2200mAh battery and a body that measures 170x72x15mm.
Unfortunately, there is no word on the launch or price date, but something tells us production will be very limited in light of the Vita recent success, or should we say lack there of. Also, keep in mind that the Nintendo was popular enough that many folks still have their old SNES games and hence what makes the Supaboy so attractive. That said, the NeoGeo was never a run away hit due to its exuberant price tag and ultra expensive games ($100+).