Neo Geo AES was the home version of the famous arcade system Neo Geo MVS.
===== Features ====
* CPU: Motorola 68000 at 12 MHz
* Co-Processor: Zilog Z80 at 4 MHz
* RAM: 64 KB main, 2 KB sound
* SRAM: 2 KB
* VRAM: 512 KB
* Colors: 4,096 (on screen), 65,536 (palette)
* Graphic Modes: 304 x 224
* Sound: Yamaha YM2610, 15 channels (7 digital, 4 FM, 3 PSG, 1 noise)
* I/O Ports: composite RCA A/V and S-Video output port
History and Trivia
Released in 1990 by the SNK, the Neo Geo AES was the home version of the popular MVS arcade board. The hardware was the same in the two systems, with cartridges containing both the arcade and home version of a game and only a slightly different cart slot preventing MVS cartridges from working in the AES and viceversa.
This design choice made by SNK, resulted in a very high price for the units. Originally it was only released for rental in the United States, but later the console was made available for sale when it became apparent that people were willing to spend money on a home arcade machine. Despite its high price tag, the machine sold over a million units.
(info based on Wikipedia and old-computers.com)
* Neo-Geo.com -- http://www.neo-geo.com/
* NeoGeoForLife.com -- http://www.neogeoforlife.com/
* SpoonMan's Neo-Geo Page -- http://www.videogameobsession.com/neogeo/
* Neo Geo at old-computers.com -- http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?c=1225
* Wikipedia page -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neo_Geo_(console)
* MAME -- http://www.mamedev.org (only emulates arcade MVS)
* Nebula -- http://nebula.emulatronia.com/
* Final Burn Alpha -- http://www.barryharris.me.uk/index.php