Neo Geo

The Neo Geo is a cartridge-based arcade and home video game system released in 1990 by Japanese game company SNK. The hardware featured comparatively colorful 2D graphics and high-quality sound.The MVS (Multi Video System), as the Neo Geo was known to the coin-op industry, offered arcade operators the ability to put up to 6 different arcade titles into a single cabinet, a key economic consideration for operators with limited floorspace. With its games stored on self-contained cartridges, a game-cabinet could be exchanged for a different game-title by swapping the game's ROM-cartridge and cabinet artwork. Several popular franchise-series, including Fatal Fury, The King of Fighters, Metal Slug and Samurai Shodown, were released for the platform.

Neo Geo
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Neo Geo AES Console.png Neo Geo AES
Neo Geo CD.png Neo Geo CD
Manufacturer SNK
Generation Fourth generation
Retail availability JP January 31, 1990
NA/EU 1991
Discontinued 2004
Units sold 4-5 million
Media ROM cartridge, CD-ROM
CPU 12MHz Motorola 68000 16-bit processor, 4MHz Zilog Z80A 8-bit processor
Successor Hyper Neo Geo 64 (Wikipedia)

The Neo Geo system was also marketed as a very costly home console, commonly referred to today as the AES (Advanced Entertainment System). The Neo Geo was marketed as 24-bit, though it was technically a 16-bit system with an 8-bit Zilog Z80 as coprocessor. The coprocessor was generally used for sound processing.

Neo Geo Global Problems


There are no known global problems with Neo Geo titles on Dolphin.

Virtual Console Compatibility List (Neo Geo)

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Compatibility Description
  Perfect: No issues at all!
  Playable: Runs well, only minor graphical or audio glitches. Games can be played all the way through
  Starts: Starts, maybe even plays well, but crashes or major graphical/audio glitches
  Intro/Menu: Hangs/crashes somewhere between booting and starting
  Broken: Crashes when booting
  Unknown: Has not been tested yet
Region indicator Region description
AU Australia
CA Canada (NTSC /w French translation)
EU Europe, PAL/SECAM territories
JP Japan and Asia (NTSC-J)
KO Korea
NA North America and NTSC territories
RU Russia
Title Year Region Compatibility
2020 Super Baseball 2011 JP/NA/EU 5  
Art of Fighting aka Ryūko no Ken 2007 JP/NA/EU 0  
Art of Fighting 2 aka Ryūko no Ken 2 2008 JP/NA/EU 0  
Art of Fighting 3: The Path of the Warrior aka Art of Fighting: Ryūko no Ken Gaiden 2011 JP/NA/EU 0  
ASO II: Last Guardian 2011 JP 0  
Baseball Stars 2 2007 JP/NA/EU 0  
Blazing Star 2012 JP 0  
Blue's Journey aka Raguy 2007 JP/NA/EU 0  
Burning Fight 2008 JP/NA/EU 0  
Crossed Swords 2011 JP 0  
Fatal Fury: King of Fighters aka Garou Densetsu: Shukumei no Tatakai 2007 JP/NA/EU 0  
Fatal Fury 2 aka Garou Densetsu 2: Aratanaru Tatakai 2008 JP/NA/EU 0  
Fatal Fury 3: Road to the Final Victory aka Garou Densetsu 3: Harukanaru Tatakai 2010 JP/NA/EU 0  
Fatal Fury Special aka Garou Densetsu Special 2009 JP/NA/EU 0  
Fighter's History Dynamite aka Karnov's Revenge 2010 JP/NA/EU 0  
Fire Suplex 2011 JP 0  
Flying Power Disc 2010 JP 0  
Fūun Mokushiroku: Kakutou Sousei 2011 JP 0  
Fūun: Super Tag Battle 2011 JP 0  
Galaxy Fight: Universal Warriors 2010 JP 0  
Ironclad aka Chōtetsu Brikin'ger 2009 JP/NA/EU 0  
Joy Joy Kid 2011 JP 0  
The King of Fighters '94 2008 JP/NA/EU 5  
The King of Fighters '95 2009 JP/NA/EU 5  
The King of Fighters '96 2012 JP/NA/EU 5  
The King of Fighters '97 2012 JP/NA/EU 5  
The King of Fighters '98 2012 JP/NA/EU 0  
The King of Fighters '99: Millennium Battle 2012 JP/NA/EU 0  
King of the Monsters 2008 JP/NA/EU 0  
King of the Monsters 2 2011 JP 0  
The Last Blade aka Bakumatsu Roman: Gekka no Kenshi 2012 JP/NA/EU 0  
The Last Blade 2 aka Bakumatsu Roman Daini Maku: Gekka no Kenshi - Tsuki ni Saku Hana, Chiri Yuku Hana 2012 JP/NA/EU 0  
Last Resort 2011 JP 0  
League Bowling 2011 JP 0  
Magical Drop II 2010 JP/NA/EU 0  
Magical Drop III 2010 JP/NA/EU 0  
Magician Lord 2007 JP/NA/EU 0  
Metal Slug 2008 JP/NA/EU 4  
Metal Slug 2 2008 JP/NA/EU 4  
Metal Slug 3 2012 JP/NA/EU 0  
Metal Slug 4 2012 JP/NA/EU 0  
Metal Slug X 2012 JP/NA/EU 0  
NAM-1975 2013 JP/NA/EU 0  
Neo Turf Masters aka Big Tournament Golf 2008 JP/NA/EU 0  
Ninja Combat 2008 JP/NA/EU 0  
Ninja Commando 2008 JP/NA/EU 0  
Ninja Master's aka Ninja Master's: Haō Ninpō Chō 2012 JP/NA/EU 0  
Pulstar 2012 JP 0  
Real Bout Fatal Fury aka Real Bout Garou Densetsu 2012 JP/NA/EU 0  
Real Bout Fatal Fury 2: The Newcomers aka Real Bout Garou Densetsu 2: The Newcomers 2012 JP/NA/EU 0  
Real Bout Fatal Fury Special aka Real Bout Garou Densetsu Special 2012 JP/NA/EU 0  
Samurai Shodown aka Samurai Spirits 2007 JP/NA/EU 0  
Samurai Shodown II aka Shin Samurai Spirits: Haōmaru Jigokuhen 2008 JP/NA/EU 0  
Samurai Shodown III aka Samurai Spirits: Zankurō Musōken 2010 JP/NA/EU 0  
Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge aka Samurai Spirits: Amakusa Kourin 2012 JP/NA/EU 0  
Sengoku 2012 JP/NA/EU 0  
Sengoku 2 aka Sengoku Denshou 2 2012 JP/NA/EU 0  
Sengoku 3 aka Sengoku Denshou 2001 2013 JP/NA 0  
Shin-Oh-Ken 2011 JP 0  
Shock Troopers 2012 JP/NA/EU 0  
Shock Troopers: 2nd Squad 2012 JP/NA/EU 0  
Soccer Brawl 2012 JP 0  
Spin Master aka Miracle Adventure 2010 JP/NA/EU 0  
Stakes Winner 2012 JP 0  
Stakes Winner 2 2013 JP 0  
Street Slam aka Street Hoop aka Dunk Dream 2010 JP/NA/EU 0  
Super Spy, The 2012 JP 0  
Tokuten Oh: Honoo no Libero 2014 JP 0  
Top Hunter: Roddy & Cathy 2007 JP/NA/EU 0  
Tsūkai GanGan Kōshinkyoku 2011 JP 0  
Twinkle Star Sprites 2011 JP 0  
Waku Waku 7 2010 JP 0  
World Heroes 2007 JP/NA/EU 0  
World Heroes 2 2011 JP/NA/EU 0  
World Heroes 2 Jet 2011 JP/NA/EU 0  
World Heroes Perfect 2012 JP/NA/EU 0  

See also