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Neo Geo Mini Amazon Order is Live


#1 APHughes   Amazin' CAG CAGiversary!   18 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 12:40 AM

https://www.amazon.c...1&ref=em_atc_0

#2 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   11688 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 12 September 2018 - 12:43 AM

Awesome, thanks for the heads up!

 

I wasn't going to wait considering how niche the Neo Geo was back in the day.  There's no telling how many of these they will make, so its better to be safe then sorry.



#3 neocvera   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   62 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 12:44 AM

It hadn’t actually been adding to cart until about 30minutes ago.

$109.00 and expected release is 10/15/18

#4 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   11688 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 12 September 2018 - 12:48 AM

Thankfully you posted the link!

 

I'm still not getting any results when I search Amazon by normal means.



#5 neocvera   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   62 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 12:53 AM

It was supposed to go live at 12:01am PST tomorrow, the link posted above was provided to users that had requested a notification when it was available. Maybe the controllers and other stuff will be up then as well.

#6 APHughes   Amazin' CAG CAGiversary!   18 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 01:16 AM

It was posted on Kotaku but I believe I removed the referral link from there. Hope everyone can get one before the resellers get ahold of them.

#7 dracula   i'll buy that for a dolla CAGiversary!   4928 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 12 September 2018 - 01:21 AM

do you have a link to pre order the controller?



#8 SgtWiggles   Artist formally known as dgwillia CAGiversary!   11276 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 September 2018 - 01:26 AM

Ordered one, hoping to get one at Gamestop tomorrow instead to burn some credit. Also keeping an eye out on the controllers as apparently they were stupid rare in Japan and are going for insane prices now.

 

Neo Geo has always been one of my favorite consoles, and I had a Pocket as a kid. Just the Metal Slugs and King of Fighters/Garou make this worth while for me. Kinda sad we didn't get Top Hunter though



#9 pbfluff   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   385 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 12 September 2018 - 02:00 AM

thx for the heads up. i pre-ordered, but kind of disappointed with the game list. i may just stick with arcade archives on the switch...hmm

#10 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13160 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 02:21 AM

I Want this, but looking at the SNK store and seeing controllers basically going for $30 each makes me hesitant especially with my backlog.



#11 RowdyReiko007   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   9 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 02:22 AM

Hoping to see the controller preorders come up soon. Really need them so I can play with friends.

#12 Blade   Imminently Punchable CAGiversary!   14170 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 12 September 2018 - 02:35 AM

I'll be That Guy again and remind y'all that Retropie can do all of the systems you keep buying single board computers with a limited selection of preloaded roms for.



#13 Super Strider TurbulenceEX   Son of the Old Gods CAG Veteran   152 Posts   Joined 0.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 02:40 AM

I'll be That Guy again and remind y'all that Retropie can do all of the systems you keep buying single board computers with a limited selection of preloaded roms for.

For reals, this mini better have a helluva good screen and controller for the price it's asking for.



#14 Romeo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3984 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 12 September 2018 - 02:41 AM

I did want this. Did. After reading reviews it seems like absolute garbage.


“You should forget about using the Neo Geo Mini on your TV, however. Even if you can be bothered to track down a relatively uncommon Mini HDMI to HDMI cable, the video output and scaling looks terrible and blurry, with no option to render proper pixels like on the NES and SNES Classic Editions.

For some reason, SNK has gone with an analog stick without a gate or microswitches, meaning there’s no feedback on the direction you’re pressing. It just moves smoothly in 360 degrees like you’d expect from a modern console controller.

The final complaint I have with the Neo Geo Mini is that even though it’s a self-contained system, SNK omitted a battery so you have to play it tethered to a USB cable. It doesn’t draw a lot of power — you can run it off a portable battery pack — but that just makes the decision even weirder. Including an internal battery, even one small enough for just a couple of hours’ play time, would have made the Neo Geo Mini”

#15 OldSchoolGaming4Life   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   703 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 02:48 AM

Dead?



#16 SgtWiggles   Artist formally known as dgwillia CAGiversary!   11276 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 September 2018 - 02:55 AM

I moreso want this for the novelty/possible future rarity than actually expecting top their gameplay out of it.



#17 dracula   i'll buy that for a dolla CAGiversary!   4928 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 12 September 2018 - 03:01 AM

^^^

Funny you say that bad reviews turned you off of buying a neo mini

https://m.youtube.co...h?v=N1vp8K-Z-jQ

This is one of the reviews that convinced me to get the neo mini. It shows the quality of the screen and what to do to optimize the video on a tv(you can switch the mode to 4:3 so that it will play on your tv in the natural video but with black bars on the right and left of the screen. It’s that simple. The reviewers sometimes mention that it plays even better on the 3 and a half inch screen, I’m used to playing my games on a switch, so that is no problem.

For potable power, you can use a phone charger power add bank, and it will be more portable . I think the decision to not include a controller or 2 is odd but it’s fucking fantastic that we are getting a quality first party machine from snk, as opposed to home brew or raspberry pi

#18 dracula   i'll buy that for a dolla CAGiversary!   4928 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 12 September 2018 - 03:02 AM

Dead?


Keep checking back on amazon and GameStop

#19 SgtWiggles   Artist formally known as dgwillia CAGiversary!   11276 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 September 2018 - 03:24 AM

^^^

Funny you say that bad reviews turned you off of buying a neo mini

https://m.youtube.co...h?v=N1vp8K-Z-jQ

This is one of the reviews that convinced me to get the neo mini. It shows the quality of the screen and what to do to optimize the video on a tv(you can switch the mode to 4:3 so that it will play on your tv in the natural video but with black bars on the right and left of the screen. It’s that simple. The reviewers sometimes mention that it plays even better on the 3 and a half inch screen, I’m used to playing my games on a switch, so that is no problem.

For potable power, you can use a phone charger power add bank, and it will be more portable . I think the decision to not include a controller or 2 is odd but it’s fucking fantastic that we are getting a quality first party machine from snk, as opposed to home brew or raspberry pi

That raises expectations a lot. Though if I can't nab controllers I'm not sure if it would still be worth keeping, especially if they are a limited run thing.



#20 dracula   i'll buy that for a dolla CAGiversary!   4928 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 12 September 2018 - 03:26 AM

I’m very concerned about the lack of controllers as well

#21 PAULINK   Woah, I can edit this? CAGiversary!   399 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 12 September 2018 - 03:35 AM

if you guys have an arcade stick with a brook universal fight board, they updated their firmware to support neo geo minis.

 

 

and damn it i missed this pre-order, hopefully i can snag one from gamestop.



#22 dracula   i'll buy that for a dolla CAGiversary!   4928 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 12 September 2018 - 03:58 AM

I’m trying to preorder controllers from the snk website but it says I have my address filled out incorrectly, do they even ship to the USA?

#23 neonglow   Penguin Shine! CAGiversary!   1630 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 12 September 2018 - 05:40 AM

I ended up preordering the controllers from Amazon UK. It says it doesn't ship to the US but you can order just fine. It comes out to be about $33 for each controller.

 

https://www.amazon.c.../dp/B07DWHQG4W/



#24 dracula   i'll buy that for a dolla CAGiversary!   4928 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 12 September 2018 - 06:07 AM

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#25 TheGameCollector  

TheGameCollector

Posted 12 September 2018 - 06:26 AM

Does this go live in 30 mins or did I miss it already?

#26 dracula   i'll buy that for a dolla CAGiversary!   4928 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 12 September 2018 - 06:29 AM

It should go live on gamestop in 30 minutes, it was live for about 10 hours yesterday afternoon on amazon, but not sure if they will put it back up or not. It’s still available for pre order on amazon of uk and has been for a couple of days so it may not be so scarce after all

#27 TheGameCollector  

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 06:36 AM

It doesn’t pop up for me on amazon US. I get third party vendors for $189 each

#28 Renzler   Dude CAG Veteran   507 Posts   Joined 0.4 Years Ago  

Posted 12 September 2018 - 07:00 AM

Just got controllers on amazon

NEOGEO mini PAD(Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H7ZBXCV


NEOGEO mini PAD(White) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H84GZC9

#29 SgtWiggles   Artist formally known as dgwillia CAGiversary!   11276 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 September 2018 - 07:03 AM

Same, got one of each color



#30 Renzler   Dude CAG Veteran   507 Posts   Joined 0.4 Years Ago  

Posted 12 September 2018 - 07:04 AM

Here are some links to the console if you want to spam them til they work

 

https://www.amazon.c...ting/B07D1KN661

 

https://www.amazon.c...s/dp/B07D1KN661