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Neo Geo Pocket Color is 10 years old

Friday, 7th August 2009 11:19 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Yesterday was the tenth birthday of the launch of Neo Geo Pocket Color in the US.

The handheld was a short-lived affair, being dumped from both US and European markets in 2000 when Aruze bought SNK.

It was finally snuffed out of existence in 2001, when it was discontinued in Japan.

According to Wikipedia, the machine did about 2 million units – with NGP sales included – and had a properly awesome Metal Slug version. That’s how we remember it, anyway: it was a long time ago.

Thanks, GSW.

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4 Comments

  1. Len

    Oh man that’s scary. Are you sure it’s really ten years (don’t answer that)…?

    I can vividly remember playing Metal Slug, Turf Masters (brilliant golf game) and wasn’t there are a fighter/card game as well that was great on the tube just after getting my first job in London.

    I’ve still got mine somewhere…happy days… :)

    #1 5 years ago
  2. SticKboy

    It had the best implementation of an analogue stick for a handheld I’ve ever come across, and it also had a properly wicked version of Sonic. I had high hopes for this when it launched, but I’m glad I didn’t jump aboard now!

    #2 5 years ago
  3. ruckus

    I still use mine occasionally for Pocket Tennis ^_^

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Retroid

    /Strokes NGPC

    #4 5 years ago

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