New Arrival: Neo Geo X

A second-hand Neo Geo X was in the mail this weekend. Best thing about it is (besides beeing cheap) there are no signs of use, just some minor damage at the packing materials and some fingerprints on the glossy Screen.

Neo Geo X box   Neo Geo X inner boxes

The handheld device is very well crafted and has a great picture quality. As soon as you connect it to a TV you’ll understand why many people don’t like this console: the picture looks bad, really bad – tried it via HDMI on a LCD and via composite video on a CRT TV. Let’s hope that Tommo/SNK fix the video output in the firmware update that is rumoured to be included in the upcoming game packs.

Neo Geo X handheld lying in docking station
Neo Geo X handheld lying in docking station

Unfortunately my Neo Geo X has firmware 370, meaning there is no safe way to hack the firmware/software without possibly bricking it – yet. But there is a way for adding more games to it by modding a micro-SD to SD adapter. More information about that can be found here and here. As soon as the adapters I ordered arrive I’ll post more details.

Neo Geo X docking station closed (AES mock-up)
Neo Geo X docking station closed (AES mock-up)

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