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Neo-Geo is dead. Long live Neo-Geo!

Remember Neo-Geo?  The expensive alternative to the original Nintendo Entertainment System, with the controller that doubled as a helicopter landing pad?

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Neo-Geo:  The processing speed of seven retarded lab rats.  (Twice that of Sega Genesis.)

Over ten years have passed since Neo-Geo went out of production, and producer SNK Playmore has just announced this month that it will no longer offer maintenance and repair support to existing Neo-Geo consoles.

This is somewhat like finding out that Nissan just now decided to stop producing transmissions for the 1979 Datsun 280ZX.

Ten years of support, for a machine about five generations behind the state-of-the-art.  Now that’s a company that stands behind its product.  I hope they find years of success selling portable, electronic Hello Kitty games to giggly, Japanese schoolgirls… or whatever it is that they do.

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2 comments… add one
  • nickolai June 12, 2007, 11:35 am

    Growing up, a kid down the street named Scott was always bragging about his NeoGeo. He also wet his bed at the tender age of 13, so there’s that.

  • Great White Snark June 12, 2007, 2:20 pm

    When Scott grew up, he bragged to everyone about his Hyundai Elantra.

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