History of video games/Platforms/NEO•GEO

History edit

NEO•GEO logotype.

Launch edit

The Neo Geo AES (Arcade Entertainment System) was launched in 1990, costing the equivalent of $650 at launch.[1] In the United States of America, the Neo Geo was launched in 1991.[2]

Legacy edit

Samurai Shodown V Special, the last official Neo Geo cartridge, was released on April 22nd, 2004.[3]

Technology edit

A Neo Geo hotel unit

Compared to most home consoles of the fourth generation, the Neo Geo AES was technically superior in many aspects.[4]

Compute edit

The SNK Neo Geo AES is powered by a primary 16 bit Motorola 68000 processor clocked at 12 megahertz, and a secondary 8 bit Zilog Z80-A processor clocked at 4 megahertz.[5][4]

The Neo Geo AES has 64 kilobytes of RAM, 2 kilobytes of sound RAM, and 68 kilobytes of Video RAM.[5][4]

Hardware edit

The Neo Geo uses a custom graphics chipset which can draw 380 simultaneous sprites and three background planes simultaneously.[4]

A Yamaha 2610 chip is used for audio, and is capable of 15 channels of audio.[4]

The Neo Geo CDZ features a somewhat faster CD drive then a standard Neo Geo CD, though specific drive differences are not known.[6][7]

Notable games edit

1991 edit

1994 edit

1996 edit

2010 edit

Gallery edit

Neo Geo AES edit

Neo Geo CD Top loader edit

Neo Geo CD Front loader edit

Neo Geo CDZ edit

Controllers edit

Accessories edit

AES Internals edit

Neo Geo CD Top loader Internals edit

Neo Geo CD Front loader Internals edit

Neo Geo CDZ Internals edit

External Resources edit

References edit

  1. "History Of: SNK". Ball State Daily. Retrieved 31 October 2020.
  2. "5 Video Game Systems (Virtually) Everyone Forgets". CBR. 4 June 2020. Retrieved 31 October 2020.
  3. "Title Catalogue NEOGEO MUSEUM". neogeomuseum.snk-corp.co.jp. Retrieved 12 December 2020.
  4. a b c d e "The History of SNK". GameSpot. Retrieved 15 November 2020.
  5. a b "Video Game Console Library SNK Neo Geo AES". Video Game Console Library. Retrieved 15 November 2020.
  6. "Neo Geo CDZ Single or Double Speed: Let's Discuss". www.neo-geo.com. Retrieved 13 February 2021.
  7. "Will it ever stop loading?! The Neo Geo CDZ!". nicole.express. Retrieved 13 February 2021.