History of video games/Platforms/Neo Geo Arcade Stick Pro





A new Neo Geo device was hinted at on August 1st, 2019.[1][2]

The Neo Geo Arcade Stick Pro was announced on September 9th, 2019.[3] In late September 2019 a website was launched for the system.[4]



The console was released on November 11th, 2019.[5][6]

In December 2019 system cost roughly $130 USD,[7] and $300 Australian dollars in Australia.[8] The system has an MSRP of $129.99 USD.[6]



The console was generally received well.[8]

The good emulation of the console was generally seen as held back by the lackluster controller.[7]



Modes of Operation


The system could be used as an independent console, or as a controller for a different device. The console could also connect with another Neo Geo Arcade Stick Pro console to facilitate multiplayer.[9][10]

The system supported Neo Geo Mini arcade pads as input devices.[9] Conversely the system itself could be used as a controller for the Neo Geo Mini.[11]



The system is powered by an ATM7051H SOC, containing an quad core ARM Cortex A9 architecture processor clocked at 1.3 gigahertz.[12] This is complemented by 256 megabytes of DDR3 RAM.[12]

The system contains 1 gigabyte of eMMC flash memory for storage.[12]



The console supported a number of visual filters for display output.[13]


The design of the Neo-Geo CD pad inspired the design of the Neo Geo Arcade Stick Pro.

The controller arrangement was based on that used by the Neo-Geo CD.[6]

Micro switches are used in the control stick.[14] Button configurations on the device could be changed by the user.[15]

An internal compartment accessible from the bottom of the device could be used to store cabling.[12]

Various optional accessories were made available, including silicon covers for the console, the stick ball, and for external control pads.[6] Other accessories included button stickers, A branded red USB type A to type C power cable, and a branded white USB type A to type C adapter.[6]



Built In

  • Art of Fighting[6]
  • Garou: Mark of the Wolves[6]
  • Fatal Fury Special[6]
  • Fatal Fury 3[6]
  • The King of Fighters '95[6]
  • The King of Fighters '97[6]
  • The King of Fighters '98[6]
  • The King of Fighters '99[6]
  • The King of Fighters 2000[6]
  • The King of Fighters 2002[6]
  • Samurai Shodown II[6]
  • Samurai Shodown III[6]
  • Samurai Shodown IV[6]
  • Samurai Shodown V Special[6]
  • World Heros 2[6]
  • World Heros 2 Jet[6]
  • World Heros Perfect[6]
  • The Last Blade 2[6]
  • Kizuna Encounter[6]
  • Ninja Master's[6]

Downloadable "Upgrade" Games





  • Metal Slug 3[16]
  • Metal Slug 4[16]
  • Metal Slug 5[16]
  • Metal Slug X[16]
  • Shock Troopers[16]
  • Shock Troopers 2nd Squad[16]
  • Fatal Fury[16]
  • Real Bout Fatal Fury Special[16]
  • The Last Blade[16]
  • Savage Reign[16]
  • League Bowling[16]
  • The Path of the Warrior Art of Fighting 3[16]
  • The Super Spy[16]
  • Ninja Fury 2[16]
  • Soccer Brawl[16]
  • Super Sidekicks[16]
  • Samurai Shodown[16]

Special Edition Neo Geo Arcade Stick Pro


Sample units were subtly stamped with the word "Sample" on the front.[12]

External Resources



  1. McFerran, Damien (2 August 2019). "SNK's New Neo Geo Console Will Boast "A Modern Design And Wonderful Play Feeling"". Nintendo Life. https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2019/08/snks_new_neo_geo_console_will_boast_a_modern_design_and_wonderful_play_feeling. 
  2. "SNK promises 'next gen' Neo Geo hardware to follow its Mini console". Engadget. https://www.engadget.com/2019-08-01-neo-geo-next-gen.html. 
  3. "Neo Geo Arcade Stick Pro puts a retro console inside a controller". Engadget. https://www.engadget.com/2019-09-09-snk-neo-geo-fight-stick.html. 
  4. "Neo Geo Arcade Stick Pro Launches This Fall in Japan" (in en). Anime News Network. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2019-09-27/neo-geo-arcade-stick-pro-launches-this-fall-in-japan/.151533. 
  5. "SNK Appoints Kenji Matsubara as CEO" (in en). Anime News Network. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2021-07-29/snk-appoints-kenji-matsubara-as-ceo/.175689. 
  6. a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y "NEOGEO Arcade Stick Pro". www.snk-corp.co.jp. https://www.snk-corp.co.jp/us/neogeoarcadestickpro/index.html. 
  7. a b c d "The Neo Geo Arcade Stick Pro Is A Decent Retro Console In A So-So Fight Stick" (in en-us). Kotaku. https://kotaku.com/the-neo-geo-arcade-stick-pro-is-a-decent-retro-console-1840533634. 
  8. a b "SNK's NEO GEO Arcade Stick Pro Is A Collector's Dream" (in en-AU). Kotaku Australia. 16 December 2019. https://www.kotaku.com.au/2019/12/neo-geo-arcade-stick-pro-kotaku-australia-review/. 
  9. a b Byford, Sam (9 September 2019). "SNK announces Neo Geo Arcade Stick Pro with 20 pre-loaded games" (in en). The Verge. https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/9/20858345/snk-neo-geo-arcade-stick-pro-console-announced. 
  10. Commend, Ray (9 September 2019). "New Neo-Geo Arcade Stick Pro Details Revealed by SNK JAPAN". RetroRGB. https://www.retrorgb.com/new-neo-geo-arcade-stick-pro-details-revealed-by-snk-japan.html. 
  11. "SNK Neo Geo Arcade Stick Pro Includes 20 Fighting Games" (in en). PCMAG. https://www.pcmag.com/news/snk-neo-geo-arcade-stick-pro-includes-20-fighting-games. 
  12. a b c d e "Teardown & Specs Neo Geo Arcade Stick Pro & Sanwa Button Install!" (in en). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnXvHaFDNYo. 
  13. "(Update) Neo Geo Arcade Stick Pro reveals built-in game list and connectivity features" (in en-CA). Destructoid. 28 September 2019. https://www.destructoid.com/update-neo-geo-arcade-stick-pro-reveals-built-in-game-list-and-connectivity-features/. 
  14. McFerran, Damien (21 November 2019). "Hardware Review: SNK Neo Geo Arcade Stick Pro - Better Than The Capcom Home Arcade?". Nintendo Life. https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2019/11/hardware_review_snk_neo_geo_arcade_stick_pro_-_better_than_the_capcom_home_arcade. 
  15. "Neo Geo Arcade Stick Pro preloaded games and specs revealed". SlashGear. 21 September 2019. https://www.slashgear.com/neo-geo-arcade-stick-pro-preloaded-games-and-specs-revealed-21592487/. 
  16. a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "NEOGEO Arcade Stick Pro". www.snk-corp.co.jp. Retrieved 10 January 2022.