Neo Geo Mini review: arcade imperfect

Before I get into the glaring, gigantic problems with the Neo Geo Mini, I would first like to state how wonderful it is that it even exists at all. Forget the Xbox One X. SNK’s Neo Geo was the true luxury console: it cost $650 all the way back in 1990, and games sold for between $150 to $300 each. It was developed with the aim of bringing high-end arcade games into the home without compromise, and it was technically far ahead of contemporaries like the SNES and Genesis.

With this history, it’s worth stepping back and appreciating the Neo Geo Mini in context. Here’s an all-in-one system designed like a mini arcade cabinet with 40 classic games on board, all for less than the price of a single Neo Geo cartridge. The very least I can say…

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