NeoGeo Pocket Color
NeoGeo Pocket Color

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Setname:  ngpc   
Year: 1999
Manufacturer: SNK
Status: good  works
Type: Handheld Game Console
Parent: NeoGeo Pocket
Emulation info
   
Overall emulation:  good   
Color emulation:  good  
Sound emulation:  good  
Graphics emulation:  good  
Savestates:  supported   

Tech info
Chips
TMP95C061 ("maincpu")cpu 6144000 Hz
Z80 ("soundcpu")cpu 3072000 Hz
Speaker ("lspeaker")audio
Speaker ("rspeaker")audio
T6W28 ("t6w28")audio 3072000 Hz
DAC ("dac_l")audio
DAC ("dac_r")audio
Screens
Screen ("screen")lcd horizontal 160 x 152 @ 59.950237
Media devices
cartridge ("cartslot") cartridge cart bin, ngp, npc, ngc
Software lists
ngpcoriginal
ngpcompatible

Romset info
ROM NameSizeCRC32SHA1Dump StateBIOS option
ngpcbios.rom65536 6eeb6f40edc13192054a59be49c6d55f83b70e2510968e86good
Sysinfo


Second (and last) SNK's attempt to challenge Nintendo Game Boy in the handheld consoles market.

Features


* 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

Usage


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new Game Boy Advance hampered sales and after SNK was bought by Pachinko manufacturer Aruze in 2000 the NGPC was withdrawn from the U.S. and European markets.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)


Links


* 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


Other Emulators


* NeoPocott -- http://neopocott.emuunlim.com/
* Neo Pop (no link)
* Mednafen -- http://mednafen.sourceforge.net/
* Xe -- http://www.xe-emulator.com/



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