The NEO GEO Mini’s game lineup, controller, and Japanese launch window revealed

By on June 11, 2018 at 10:00 am
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SNK recently hosted an online presentation for their upcoming NEO GEO Mini micro console. During the presentation, they revealed not just the game lineup, but also showed its controller, and offered the general release windows for both Japanese and International variants.

The Japanese version of the NEO GEO Mini will be releasing this Summer. The NEO GEO Mini International, however, will be releasing sometime later (nothing more specific was stated).

Both versions will be coming with a number of classic NEO GEO titles, with a number being exclusive to either. You can check out the list of games below.

NEO GEO Mini Japanese games list
  • The King of Fighters ‘94 (exclusive)
  • The King of Fighters ‘95
  • The King of Fighters ‘96  (exclusive)
  • The King of Fighters ‘97
  • The King of Fighters ‘98
  • The King of Fighters ‘99  (exclusive)
  • The King of Fighters 2000
  • The King of Fighters 2001  (exclusive)
  • The King of Fighters 2002
  • The King of Fighters 2003 (exclusive)
  • Samurai Shodown II
  • Samurai Shodown IV
  • Samurai Shodown V Special
  • Fatal Fury Special
  • Real Bout Fatal Fury
  • Real Bout Fatal Fury 2 (exclusive)
  • Garou: Mark of the Wolves
  • World Heroes Perfect
  • Kizuna Encounter
  • Art of Fighting
  • The Last Blade (exclusive)
  • The Last Blade 2
  • Ninja Master’s
  • Aggressors of Dark Kombat (exclusive)
  • Metal Slug
  • Metal Slug 2
  • Metal Slug 3
  • King of the Monsters 2
  • Sengoku 3
  • Shock Troopers 2nd Squad
  • Top Hunter Roddy & Cathy (exclusive)
  • Ninja Commando (exclusive)
  • Burning Fight (exclusive)
  • Cyber-Lip (exclusive)
  • Alpha Mission II (exclusive)
  • Twinkle Star Sprites (exclusive)
  • Blazing Star
  • Top Player’s Golf
  • Super Sidekicks
  • Puzzled
NEO GEO Mini International games list
  • The King of Fighters ‘95
  • The King of Fighters ‘97
  • The King of Fighters ‘98
  • The King of Fighters 2000
  • The King of Fighters 2002
  • Samurai Shodown II
  • Samurai Shodown IV
  • Samurai Shodown V Special
  • Fatal Fury Special
  • Real Bout Fatal Fury
  • Garou: Mark of the Wolves
  • World Heroes Perfect
  • Kizuna Encounter
  • Art of Fighting
  • The Last Blade 2
  • Ninja Master’s
  • Metal Slug
  • Metal Slug 2
  • Metal Slug X (exclusive)
  • Metal Slug 3
  • Metal Slug 4 (exclusive)
  • Metal Slug 5 (exclusive)
  • King of the Monsters (exclusive)
  • King of the Monsters 2
  • Sengoku 3
  • Shock Troopers (exclusive)
  • Shock Troopers 2nd Squad
  • Magician Lord (exclusive)
  • Blue’s Journey (exclusive)
  • Robo Army (exclusive)
  • Crossed Swords (exclusive)
  • Mutation Nation (exclusive)
  • 3 Count Bout (exclusive)
  • Blazing Star
  • Last Resort (exclusive)
  • Ghost Pilots (exclusive)
  • Top Player’s Golf
  • Super Sidekicks
  • Football Frenzy (exclusive)
  • Puzzled

As you can see above, there are some notable differences in the games lists. The Japanese version for example has all King of Fighters titles released for the system (as well as a few other fighters, such as Last Blade and Aggressors of Dark Combat). The NEO GEO Mini International on the other hand has a bit more variety, including all 5 NEO GEO Metal Slug titles and a few more non-fighting games.

As for the controller, the NEO GEO Mini pad is based on the original game pad SNK released with the NEO GEO CD, and will be available in both black and white variants. Both connect via what seem to be USB Type-C ports at the sides of the console.

In addition to these, the presentation detailed a few other details about the system. You can learn about these and more in the whole NEO GEO Mini online presentation — which you can watch below.

Source: SNK

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