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NGP "K2_Video" dev TV unit. (Paleface) (23:47:25 10/26/18 EST)

I tried a CR2025 battery in a NGPC. It worked--with a little finagling. (Paleface) (14:40:28 10/23/18 EST)

I bought KOF Battle de Paradise finally!! I wasn't sure I'd ever get it because a) it's a board game and b) it was always just a bit more expensive than I would've liked. I saw a copy for 15 bucks so I grabbed it - main reason being since I'm working on this SNK collection, it has a unique feature I forgot about. You know how if you put it into a B&W NGP you get a minigame? Well, that minigame is Yosaku, a remake of an early arcade game from SNK that seems to be almost completely lost. This game is not only the only way to easily play an SNK-made version of this game (epoch made a clone for the cassettevision), it also might be a hint to where a board might be, because whoever made this minigame must have played the original, right? Well, that's my NGP update for the month probably! (n/t) (exodus) (04:08:28 08/05/18 EST)

Okay if I did this right, new posts won't have the author's IP address embedded in an HTML comment, and Europe's internet privacy rulemakers will love us. (n/t) (Paleface) (22:11:55 06/13/18 EST)

Is it gross to just leave a DS in the bathroom so you don't always have to carry it in there with you? (n/t) (New Super Bowel Movement DS) (13:09:07 06/05/18 EST)

oh, this is SNK-related! I'm gonna be writing all the text in the museum section of the SNK 40th Anniversary collection, and it'll be fun and neat. The end!! (n/t) (exodus) (17:28:12 04/11/18 EST)

any of y'all vita or PS4-havers who want a new Gunhouse key, we've released our totally revamped version for those two platforms! It's also coming to that one nintendo platform in a little while. (n/t) (exodus) (19:16:30 12/19/17 EST)

who has Bomberman R? I just got a switch and this game and looking to blow my buddies. (n/t) (zero) (12:38:12 12/02/17 EST)

Super Mario Odyssey is amazing! Anyone else playing this? (n/t) (Mental) (14:39:45 11/04/17 EST)

So I'm casually browsing the internet, somehow end up on Falcoon's Twitter, scroll through his drawings, and stumble across a picture where he shows a Mark of the Wolves Terry sprite in NGPC style. Turns out it was prototyped for the shelved MotM2! Link inside. (Rockman Pocket) (05:13:53 10/20/17 EST)

I spent something like 25 hours one weekend working on a video with Flipnote Studio 3D. What a great program! I'd love for Nintendo to adapt this to iOS or something and allow you to output at a higher resolution. At any rate, I think it turned out cute! It's a song by Goh Nakamura and CHOPS, and I'm pretty honored to have been asked to do my silly doodle art for it. I put in lots of video game things because, well, that's me. Link inside. :) (Jeurja) (11:28:21 10/17/17 EST)

I bought cool boarders pocket in japan - I've never played it! I figured why not. I always thought of it as Sony's casual nod to defeating the game boy, but I guess they were totally independent - I really tied cool boarders in with the success of the playstation in mind! but if I did that, why didn't I assume like... toshinden was sony? hmm. well anyway, now I have it! So that's fun. (n/t) (exodus) (14:39:52 10/04/17 EST)

I was just reading a long interview on with Samurai Shodown devs from earlier this year. It covers a lot of ground and briefly touches NGPC development. I figured that's kind of relevant, so check inside for an excerpt and a link to the whole thing. (Rockman Pocket) (15:47:03 09/22/17 EST)

Found a like-new Biomotor Unitron 2 in Mandarake Galaxy (of all places) for 2500yen so snapped it up. Saw Super Real Mahjong for 7560 but still too rich for my blood. Haven't seen Metal Slug 2nd Mission (non clamshell) for less than 9800, and have now seen Crush Roller (JP clamshell) for 37,000!!! (n/t) (aerisdead) (01:39:02 08/30/17 EST)

does anyone know anything about john from NGF? (exodus) (13:17:56 08/15/17 EST)

Whelp, I just bought Card Fighters Clash 2 in sparkling condition from an Ojamakan in the suburbs of Osaka for 9700yen (so about $89.) I remember seeing this in Tokyo for like twice that so even though this is probably the most expensive game I've ever bought I'm pretty much thinking I got a decent deal (n/t) (aerisdead) (03:09:54 08/12/17 EST)

In case you missed it (which is likely because I'm pretty bad at self-promoting), we have a Kickstarter that's on its final day of the campaign. Imagine a full working Linux running RetroPie (a collection of emulators) inside a GBA-style shell. Link inside. (Flavor) (15:32:55 06/21/17 EST)

hey, so what other portables can a GBA backlit screen go in? I dropped mine and shattered the shell, and it was having problems staying on anyway, so I'm wondering if this screen should go in something else!? (n/t) (exodus) (14:34:17 06/21/17 EST)

Lost SvC Cardfighters Comic. I was doing a search for something today, and this Reddit topic came up where a guy was looking for the rest of this comic. It bothers me, because that SNK archive is on my site, so I feel like I should find the rest of the comic. Would any of you guys have anything like that? (Flavor) (12:41:02 06/20/17 EST)

I revisited Rockman Battle & Fighters this morning, and it's really good! It dawned on me that all of the art from the arcade games had to be re-drawn for the NPGC, and it's pretty impressive. The animation is really good, the controls feel tight, and the music is pure Mega Man. I'm guessing it probably was some outside team that developed this (not Capcom), but it's nicely done. Significantly better than the Rockman on WonderSwan, at least. The fact that it's a fighter actually makes it fit in better with the NGPC library in many ways, too. Worth revisiting! (n/t) (Jeurja) (19:22:53 06/03/17 EST)

Well there's this NeoGeo Pocket SD thing now. (Paleface) (02:07:21 06/02/17 EST)

genki video games has a NGP wireless communication unit in stock. Basically worthless now other than as a curio, but I thought we all might like to look at it! (exodus) (13:28:36 04/12/17 EST)

I was looking at the release lists for 3DS games, and... there's almost nothing left that's coming out. It makes sense since the Switch is also a portable basically, but it's kind of a shame it's going away. I like that thing! It does sort of feel like toward the end the games that were on 3DS were pretty much just putting a menu or a map down there, and the 2nd screen was basically not necessary, so I reckon a fair number of people who were actually still working on 3DS stuff switched over to switch (hmm, maybe that's why they named it that). I guess I'll never know! But I am sad that it's pretty much the end of the 3DS in north america. (n/t) (exodus) (18:58:49 03/27/17 EST)

So I got my Switch, and what am I playing on it? Shovel Knight. Not to say that it isn't a fantastic game but I'd already bought Shovel Knight for 3DS. So either I buy the same game again or have to wait another 2 months for the already late DLC. I hate waiting... (Darius) (19:28:42 03/07/17 EST)

Just making sure legit posting still works after a small anti-spam update to the script: threads in the archive (ie those of the 2500 most recent posts that still exist but have been shoved off the main page) can no longer be replied to--it hadn't been happening, but I just got paranoid that spam bots might decide to have a big party in there. : P (n/t) (Paleface) (16:32:46 02/18/17 EST)

oh yeah - is there anyone her who a) doesn't have Gunhouse already, b) wants it and c) doesn't want to/can't pay for it, because if so just tell me iOS/Android and your email address and I will send you a code! (n/t) (exodus) (15:18:56 01/11/17 EST)

With all the madness (still) surrounding the NES Classic, why hasnt anyone released a NGPC Classic with 30 built in games yet? Get on this, marketing people! (n/t) (Mental) (13:11:25 01/06/17 EST)

Does anyone have any Minidisc stuff they want to get rid of? I'm mainly interested in home units, high end portables, pro gear, and blanks. Not at all interested in those cheap pieces of shit they sold at Target during the NetMD era. (n/t) (SignOfZeta) (23:41:41 11/21/16 EST)

HAMSTER Corporation has announced a new wing of their long-running "Arcade Archives" series of $7.99 classic arcade game ports on PS4: the "ACA Neo Geo" series (they haven't clarified what "ACA" stands for--maybe "Arcade Classic Archives"?) will consist of NeoGeo ports exclusively, with the first, ACA NEOGEO THE KING OF FIGHTERS '94--as it is rendered on the PSN Store--out today. Good range of options (note that you have to go one to the left to disable the default fuzzy graphic filter, and you need a PS4 touch pad to access the pause menu, which could be a drawback for those with arcade sticks that don't have touch pads), with added Score and Time ("Caravan") modes complete with leaderboards--but no online multiplayer like the excellent "NEOGEO STATION" line of ports by M2 on PS3 had. Those were also going chronologically (Hamster says Sam Sho (1), Fatal Fury, World Heroes, Alpha Mission II, and Metal Slug are coming before the end of the year, and Neo Turf Masters and Nam-1975 in early 2017), but only got up to 1996; Hamster seems to be going along just fine with these somewhat less elaborate Arcade Classics ports at their lower price point, so maybe they'll manage to get further into the meat of the NeoGeo titles. Then again, they seem content mostly to stick with very early titles in their main Arcade Archives series, so who knows. And I wonder if this signals the end for the more expensive, very elaborate--fancy menus, online matchmaking, trophies, etc--if initially buggy series of later NeoGeo game ports to PS4 and Vita by Code Mystics; Metal Slug 3 and Last Blade 2 made it out, but nothing has been seen or heard of Garou since it was announced in July. Hamster's lower budget approach probably *is* the smarter way to go. ACA Neo Geo PSN Blog and Store links inside. (Paleface) (14:53:40 10/27/16 EST)

Just starting to get situated with my 3DS. Typical of Nintendo I'm not really sure what this will even do, but.... 2810-2384-6736. Add me! I searched the board for other friend codes but only found Apples and Darius thus far. (n/t) (substance J) (11:27:02 10/26/16 EST)

Delta Warp: Did this game have save problems (in the original official cartridge)? I seem to recall that building and saving custom levels had some sort of problem, but maybe I'm confusing that with something else. (Flavor) (11:10:25 10/20/16 EST)

I just got a loose copy of shigeru mizuki's yokai thingie this weekend! I've never played this one, and am excited to try it! Have any of the rest of you messed with it much? (n/t) (exodus) (13:27:44 10/19/16 EST)

Lets talk about the two official ways to play Game Boy games on a TV. (SignOfZeta) (02:08:01 10/05/16 EST)

Going to make another tour in nevada,Californa and Arizona. Any local members please recommend me both gaming related stuff and non gaming related. (n/t) (atarianallstar) (04:10:47 09/24/16 EST)

I'm glad this place is still around :) that's all (n/t) (DanAdamKOF) (01:11:51 09/14/16 EST)

My current job has a ton of downtime, so I broke down and got the Mario Land 3D New 3DS, Monster Hunter Generations, Final Fantasy Explorers, and Xenoblade Chronicles. Truth is, I was tired of the empty feeling that playing cellphone games like Final Fantasy Record Keepers was giving me. (chuckjaywalk) (07:55:33 09/11/16 EST)

by the way, if you've ever been interested in otome games but didn't want to pay any (extra) money for them, Amnesia: Memories is gonna be on PS+ for free starting tomorrow. I am going to get that and datura! I keep thinking I'm going to cancel my PS+ thing but then they throw me some weird tiny game and I think well... why not. (n/t) (exodus) (17:06:56 09/05/16 EST)

So the Nintendo Direct for 09/01/2016 was kind of OK. There were a few interesting games showcased though nothing mind blowing. I'm more interested in the Street Pass update which showcases 5 new games. Now that is something to pass the time. =) (n/t) (Darius) (22:09:26 09/01/16 EST)

HUGE NGPC NEWS!!! (aerisdead) (22:08:42 08/21/16 EST)

Heyo, and also Monster Hunter Generations is taking up most of my time right now. I'm much better at fighting now than I was when Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate first came out (the first MH game I actually got into). It was a welcome break from Odin Sphere Leifthrasir (Vita) which, after ~30 hours got really repetitive. Much better than the original release, I will say that. (n/t) (NeoGutsman) (01:50:21 08/17/16 EST)

I have a new project that I thought you guys might be interested in. Unfortunately I don't have much info up, yet. I'm pretty swamped with several projects at the moment, so communication suffers. It's basically a Raspberry Pi in a GBA shell. (Flavor) (17:31:11 08/15/16 EST)

My good friends! I think we as a community have an extra special way to look at the new Nintendo hardware. Rumor has it that its a portable system that can be easily hooked up to your tv. As a console it would be underpowered compared to PS4 and Xbox One. As a handheld, it would be lightyears beyond 3DS and Vita. With Nintendo's full focus on one system instead of two, how would you see this going? (n/t) (Mental) (12:22:33 08/14/16 EST)

I never enjoyed Sonic. To all of you who did, you should Google "Sonic Mania". This should make Sonic fans happy, right? It looks legit. Sega is like an insecure teenager who keeps searching for their fans' approval, while Nintendo is a teenage rebel, doing whatever they like and saying fuck it to whatever their fans ask for. Im not sure i like either, but its been fun to observe! (n/t) (Mental) (13:20:10 07/23/16 EST)

So the KoF IX demo is out. This is KoF allright. Uglier than I remember, and somewhat floatier than I remember, but still KoF. I'm surprised they had the balls to include Sylvie Paula Paula as a character representative of the game. Not a big fan of her design, but at the same time she's got something energetic that I can appreciate. Her walking back animation is hilarious. This in stark contrast to the other newcomer Shun'ei, who has the lamest design imaginable. Although even he looks acceptable next to the Kingdom Hearts reject that is Meitenkun, another newcomer, who's on his team. Anyway, good to see KoF back. Graphically it isn't anything special and in terms of gameplay it doesn't reinvent the wheel, but it's good old fun. (Rockman Pocket) (07:09:08 07/20/16 EST)

So much good stuff. It's hard to pinpoint a favorite game, but lately I've gone back to Shin Megami Tensei IV and it's absolutely fantastic. I also really like Rusty's Real Deal Baseball! (n/t) (Jeurja) (23:32:07 07/11/16 EST)

I was just looking at my 3DS games, and realized this might be the best handheld ive ever owned. New games like Mario 3D Land, Luigis Mansion 2, Bravely Default, semi new games like new mario bros 2, Zelda link between worlds and remakes likes Ocarina of Time and majoras mask. Wow. And theres dozens more to name. So do so! What are your favourite 3ds games? Underrated too! Like Chibi Robo Zip Lash. Its amazing, buy it! (n/t) (Mental) (14:25:44 07/08/16 EST)

SNK Japan's new, inaugural "KOF Station Channel XIV" YouTube video episode, embedded inside, is a charming look at the game from the point of view of Kyo's and another voice actor, joined by four of SNK's lead developers. Interesting to hear them discuss some points of the development; for instance, the designers are from the old Fatal Fury days and so have made Joe in XIV more of a "serious" character like he was in FF, rather than the goof he became in KOF. (Paleface) (21:12:26 06/14/16 EST)

Lets say Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton had a baby. Which cartoon character would he or she look like? (n/t) (Mental) (14:21:47 06/10/16 EST)

hello! I bought melon chan's diary finally, in korea, for around 14 bucks. I thought you all should know! It's got a great cover. (n/t) (exodus) (04:01:12 06/05/16 EST)

Last Blade 2 is out on PS4 and Vita. Bit of a mixed bag--the PS4 version, at least; apparently the Vita version is less problematic. Most importantly, you can play Last Blade 2 in razor-sharp, pixel-perfect definition (I saw complaints of pixel "ghosting" in the PS4 version, but I did not see these--maybe it has to do with other graphic option settings, I dunno), with smooth controls and in-game move lists. However, in the PS4 version there is an occasional crash on the burning house stage, and the heat waver graphic effect is missing (related?). The developer is aware of the crash and hopefully SNK will pony up for a patch. Until they do, you might want to hold off on the PS4 version. The online matchmaking is just about as rudimentary as possible--you can't even filter by ping!--but if you do somehow find someone with a low ping, I hear it works well; I played someone with ~130-150 ms ping, which is rather high these days, and it was a little stuttery, but playable. The fancy interface is obtrusive and confusing at times: an overlay pops over and pauses gameplay when you happen to have done something to unlock a bonus gallery picture, and move list instructions aren't always organized or clear. Elaborate interface aside, the port is otherwise pretty bare-bones: no arranged soundtrack (jeez), no in-depth emulator options such as save states, no helpful interface touches such as making EX Mode available from the get go (you have to enter the old arcade code from the controller), and while playing online, the players' network names do not appear onscreen. And unfortunately, quality control was not what it should have been: there's the burning house stage missing effect and crash on PS4, I came across at least one not-even-a-spell-checker-would-have-missed-this typo in the movelists, and nowhere does it tell you that you have to press the touchpad to continue a game or to taunt--and unlike the other in-game controls, you can't remap that one, so if your controller doesn't have a touchpad, you won't be doing either of those things. There's a discussion in NEOGAF with more on the technical issues (although I don't regard still having the old Engrish game text translation as an issue, same with not having several other fancy screen filtering options; and I guess not having the Arranged soundtrack isn't technically an issue, but it is really disappointing); link to that inside. All in all, I hope they keep porting more of the SNK classics, and I'll keep buying the ones I've always liked because it's nice to have perfectly sharp versions of them, but I prefer the perfect-emulation approach their PS3 NeoGeoStation series took over this rather more elaborate let's-make-it-look-like-a-modern-PSN-game approach Code Mystics is taking on these ports--and I certainly hope their quality control improves, although that seems unlikely (hopefully they at least patch crash bugs eventually...). Speaking of PS3, if you've gone through the rigamarole of making a Japanese PSN account and getting gift codes from Play-Asia or wherever to fund it, check out "Dark Awake," a port of a 2004 low-res 2D 3-on-3 fighting game (named "Chaos Breakers" in the arcade) with Samurai Shodown-style controls from Eolith, of KOF 2001/2002 infamy: a pre-rendered, WoW fantasy look, but lots of animation, magic items, and all-around insanity--and though I'm sure massively imbalanced, plays surprisingly well. Video inside. Also while there you can download the PS2 Classics version of pretty much all of SNK's mostly excellent PS2 releases for 1000 or 1200 Yen each--including their combo port of LB1&2 (no in-game move lists or modern online in that, but does have Arranged soundtrack option). (Paleface) (11:22:48 05/25/16 EST)

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