This is really cool. This is really unique. This is the Neogeo Mini. It’s being branded as part plug and play console, part miniature arcade. It’s easy to see why. As it’s powered by USB it’s essentially totally portable. Plug it into your laptop or portable charger and you’re ready to go! If you decide you want a big screen experience there’s a HDMI port which allows you to play via tv. You can even connect more controllers for multiplayer. To summarize? It’s a portable arcade cabinet that you can play Metal Slug on. How can you not see how awesome that is?
Let’s dive into some of the more objective details. Namely, the included games. There’s a huge library available, 40 different titles:
Metal Slug, Metal Slug 2, Metal Slug 3, Metal Slug X, Metal Slug 4, Metal Slug 5, King of the Monsters, King of the Monsters 2, Sengoku 3, Magician Lord, Blue’s Journey, Shock Troopers, Shock Troopers 2nd Squad, Robo Army, Crossed Swords, Mutation Nation, 3 Count Bout
King of Fighters 95, King of Fighters 97, King of Fighters 98, King of Fighters 2000, King of Fighters 2002, Art of Fighting, Fatal Fury Special, Real Bout Fatal Fury, Garou: Mark of the Wolves, Samurai Showdown II, Samurai Showdown IV, Samurai Showdown V Special, Last Blade 2, World Heroes Perfect, Kizuna Encounter, Ninja Masters
Top Players Golf, Super Sidekicks, Football Frenzy
Blazing Star, Last Resort, Ghost Pilots
There’s a pretty fantastic lineup of fighting and action games here with both the Metal Slug and King of Fighters series being strongly represented. The potential for multiplayer makes this even more intriguing.
So when can you get your hands on it? 29th October 2018. It’ll set you back £129.99! That’s less than three quid per game though, skip your next forty lattes and you’ll never notice the difference. You can also buy additional controllers in black or white variants at £24.99 each. You have a couple of pre-order options as well:
So there you have it. 29th October. 40 games. £129.99. Portable. Multiplayer. TV options. All round it’s an interesting product that is tackling several markets. It isn’t content to simply be a collector’s item, it offers genuine functionality. It isn’t content to sit next to the TV and be played once or twice, it can come anywhere and be used anytime. It’s as unique as it is versatile. For NEOGEO fans it’s surely a must own.