Second (and last) SNK's attempt to challenge Nintendo Game Boy in the handheld consoles market.
* CPU: Toshiba TLCS-900H at 6.144 MHz
* Co-Processor: Z80 at 3.072 MHz for sound.
* RAM: 12 KB main, 4 KB sound.
* ROM: 64KB.
* Video Modes: 160 x 152.
* Colors: 4096 (Palette), 146 (on screen).
* Sound: 6 channel PSG, stereo output.
* I/O Ports: SIO 1 channel, Cartridge slot, 5 pin serial port.
* Peripherals: Link cable, Dreamcast link cable
After you have started emulation, you have to press the Q
key, to power up the system.
History and Trivia
Following the surprise withdrawal of the Neo Geo Pocket, in 1999 SNK immediately launched the Neo Geo Pocket Color. The console was available in six different colours: internally the hardware was almost identical to the earlier Neo Geo Pocket, but it now featured a colour display.
Launched in U.S. and Europe as well, the system featured not only SNK conversions from arcade titles, but also support from third party developers like Sega, which created an exclusive Sonic The Hedgehog game.
Sales of the system were steady, if unspectacular, and this was the most successful Game Boy competitor since the Game Gear. But anticipation of Nintendo's new Game Boy Advance hampered sales and after SNK was bought by Pachinko manufacturer Aruze in 2000 the NGPC was withdrawn from the U.S. and European markets. The unsold units were recalled by SNK and repackaged for sale in Asia where the NGPC continued to be sold.
In 2003 the NGPC began to appear in the U.S. again, sold together with 6 game carts with no boxes or manuals. Linking Capabilities
It was possible to link multiple systems through a link cable, and also to connect the Neo Geo Pocket Color and the Sega Dreamcast. Games that featured the latter option include "King of Fighters R-2" (links with "King of Fighters '99 Dream Match" and "King of Fighters Evolution"), "SNK vs Capcom - Match of the Millennium" (links with "Capcom vs SNK 2"), "SNK vs Capcom - Card Fighters' Clash" (links with "King of Fighters Evolution"), "SNK vs Capcom - Card Fighters' Clash Expand Edition" (links with "Capcom vs SNK 2") and "Cool Cool Jam" (links with "Cool Cool Toon").
(info based on Wikipedia and old-computers.com)
* Neo Geo Pocket House -- http://ngphouse.com/
* Neo Geo Pocket Power -- http://www.neogeo.org.uk/
* Neo Geo Pocket Central -- http://www.angelfire.com/pa2/ngpcentral/index.html
* Neo Geo Pocket at UCD -- http://ultimateconsoledatabase.com/portables/neo_geo_pocket.htm
* Neo Geo Pocket Color at old-computers.com -- http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?c=1265
* Wikipedia page -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neo_Geo_Pocket_Color
* NeoPocott -- http://neopocott.emuunlim.com/
* Neo Pop (no link)
* Mednafen -- http://mednafen.sourceforge.net/
* Xe -- http://www.xe-emulator.com/