Neo Geo X Classics with Firmware v500

Today the brand new Neo Geo X Classics Vol. 1 was in the mail. It contains the games Metal Slug 2,  Sengoku and Top Hunter: Roddy & Cathy on a special SD card.

Neo Geo X Classics Vol. 1 Front  Neo Geo X Classics Vol. 1 Sides  Neo Geo X Classics Vol. 1 Back

Also included are the Rocket Cable for charging and upgrading the handheld, firmware v500 (on the SD card) and two manuals (two pages each):

Neo Geo X Classics Vol. 1 Content

The firmware upgrade takes a couple of minutes and after that you have a device that can not run custom roms anymore. Let’s see what the homebrew community will do to resolve that…

Also I noticed:

  • The user interface is cleaner and more responsive
  • The aspect ratio setting (L1) is saved (but not per game)
  • The video output via HDMI still looks like shit, L1 then doesn’t change the aspect ratio but brings up the menu
  • The Ninja Master’s card can still be played (contrary to what has been stated in the upgrade manual)
Neo Geo X Firmware Upgrade
Neo Geo X Firmware Upgrade In Progress

 

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