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NEOGEO Mini International
NEOGEO Mini International
NEOGEO Mini International
NEOGEO Mini International
NEOGEO Mini International
NEOGEO Mini International
NEOGEO Mini International
NEOGEO Mini International

NEOGEO Mini International

NEOGEO Mini International
NEOGEO Mini International
NEOGEO Mini International
NEOGEO Mini International
NEOGEO Mini International
NEOGEO Mini International
NEOGEO Mini International
NEOGEO Mini International
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Features

  • NEOGEO mini International selected 40 masterpieces from all the wonderful games on [NEOGEO] platform, including [the King of Fighters], [Fatal Fury] and [Metal Slug]
  • NEOGEO mini International is equipped with a 3.5 inch LCD screen. Its arcade machine body also includes a joystick controller and stereo speakers. You can enjoy the games without a separate TV
  • NEOGEO mini International is small enough to fit on your palm (dimension: W135mmxD108mmxH162mm). With 390g overall weight and USB power supply, you can have fun anywhere with a portable power source
  • NEOGEO mini International has built-in instant save/load function. When pressing [START] and [SELECT] together, you can save the current game progress or load a previous profile in the menu
  • NEOGEO mini International has HDMI port, external controller connections (2 in total) and earphone jack. Players can partner or challenge their friends together in the games and have more fun
  • The NEOGEO system can be connected to the TV via HDMI input
  • NEOGEO gamepads and HDMI cable are sold separately

Description

"This year is the 40th anniversary of SNK. The purpose of developing NEOGEO mini International is not just to celebrate our 40th birthday, but more importantly, it is to show our appreciation and gratitude for all the support from our fans. 40 NEOGEO Classic Games! Original Arcade Console Design with LCD Screen! Portable Size to Play Anywhere! Save and Load Function at Anytime! Different input and output ports for different ways of playing!" Includes 40 games: METAL SLUG, METAL SLUG 2, METAL SLUG 3, METAL SLUG X, METAL SLUG 4, METAL SLUG 5, KING OF THE MONSTERS, KING OF THE MONSTERS 2, SENGOKU3, MAGICIAN LORD, BLUE'S JOURNEY, SHOCK TROOPERS, SHOCK TROOPERS 2ND SQUAD, ROBO ARMY, CROSSED SWORDS, MUTATION NATION, 3 COUNT BOUT, THE KING OF FIGHTERS '95, THE KING OF FIGHTERS '97, THE KING OF FIGHTERS '98, THE KING OF FIGHTERS 2000, THE KING OF FIGHTERS 2002, ART OF FIGHTING, FATAL FURY SPECIAL, REAL BOUT FATAL FURY, GAROU: MARK OF THE WOLVES, SAMURAI SHODOWN, SAMURAI SHODOWN, SAMURAI SHODOWN SPECIAL, THE LAST BLADE 2, WORLD HEROES PERFECT, KIZUNA ENCOUNTER, NINJA MASTER'S, TOP PLAYER'S GOLF, SUPER SIDEKICKS, FOOTBALL FRENZY, BLAZING STAR, LAST RESORT, GHOST PILOTS, PUZZLED.


ASIN B07D1KN661


Release date October 15, 2018


Customer Reviews 4.4 out of 5 stars 277 ratings 4.4 out of 5 stars


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Product Dimensions 5.5 x 3.9 x 8.7 inches; 13.8 ounces


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Features

  • NEOGEO mini International selected 40 masterpieces from all the wonderful games on [NEOGEO] platform, including [the King of Fighters], [Fatal Fury] and [Metal Slug]
  • NEOGEO mini International is equipped with a 3.5 inch LCD screen. Its arcade machine body also includes a joystick controller and stereo speakers. You can enjoy the games without a separate TV
  • NEOGEO mini International is small enough to fit on your palm (dimension: W135mmxD108mmxH162mm). With 390g overall weight and USB power supply, you can have fun anywhere with a portable power source
  • NEOGEO mini International has built-in instant save/load function. When pressing [START] and [SELECT] together, you can save the current game progress or load a previous profile in the menu
  • NEOGEO mini International has HDMI port, external controller connections (2 in total) and earphone jack. Players can partner or challenge their friends together in the games and have more fun
  • The NEOGEO system can be connected to the TV via HDMI input
  • NEOGEO gamepads and HDMI cable are sold separately

Description

"This year is the 40th anniversary of SNK. The purpose of developing NEOGEO mini International is not just to celebrate our 40th birthday, but more importantly, it is to show our appreciation and gratitude for all the support from our fans. 40 NEOGEO Classic Games! Original Arcade Console Design with LCD Screen! Portable Size to Play Anywhere! Save and Load Function at Anytime! Different input and output ports for different ways of playing!" Includes 40 games: METAL SLUG, METAL SLUG 2, METAL SLUG 3, METAL SLUG X, METAL SLUG 4, METAL SLUG 5, KING OF THE MONSTERS, KING OF THE MONSTERS 2, SENGOKU3, MAGICIAN LORD, BLUE'S JOURNEY, SHOCK TROOPERS, SHOCK TROOPERS 2ND SQUAD, ROBO ARMY, CROSSED SWORDS, MUTATION NATION, 3 COUNT BOUT, THE KING OF FIGHTERS '95, THE KING OF FIGHTERS '97, THE KING OF FIGHTERS '98, THE KING OF FIGHTERS 2000, THE KING OF FIGHTERS 2002, ART OF FIGHTING, FATAL FURY SPECIAL, REAL BOUT FATAL FURY, GAROU: MARK OF THE WOLVES, SAMURAI SHODOWN, SAMURAI SHODOWN, SAMURAI SHODOWN SPECIAL, THE LAST BLADE 2, WORLD HEROES PERFECT, KIZUNA ENCOUNTER, NINJA MASTER'S, TOP PLAYER'S GOLF, SUPER SIDEKICKS, FOOTBALL FRENZY, BLAZING STAR, LAST RESORT, GHOST PILOTS, PUZZLED.


ASIN B07D1KN661


Release date October 15, 2018


Customer Reviews 4.4 out of 5 stars 277 ratings 4.4 out of 5 stars


Pricing The strikethrough price is the List Price. Savings represents a discount off the List Price.


Product Dimensions 5.5 x 3.9 x 8.7 inches; 13.8 ounces


Media: Video Game


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Features

  • NEOGEO mini International selected 40 masterpieces from all the wonderful games on [NEOGEO] platform, including [the King of Fighters], [Fatal Fury] and [Metal Slug]
  • NEOGEO mini International is equipped with a 3.5 inch LCD screen. Its arcade machine body also includes a joystick controller and stereo speakers. You can enjoy the games without a separate TV
  • NEOGEO mini International is small enough to fit on your palm (dimension: W135mmxD108mmxH162mm). With 390g overall weight and USB power supply, you can have fun anywhere with a portable power source
  • NEOGEO mini International has built-in instant save/load function. When pressing [START] and [SELECT] together, you can save the current game progress or load a previous profile in the menu
  • NEOGEO mini International has HDMI port, external controller connections (2 in total) and earphone jack. Players can partner or challenge their friends together in the games and have more fun
  • The NEOGEO system can be connected to the TV via HDMI input
  • NEOGEO gamepads and HDMI cable are sold separately

Description

"This year is the 40th anniversary of SNK. The purpose of developing NEOGEO mini International is not just to celebrate our 40th birthday, but more importantly, it is to show our appreciation and gratitude for all the support from our fans. 40 NEOGEO Classic Games! Original Arcade Console Design with LCD Screen! Portable Size to Play Anywhere! Save and Load Function at Anytime! Different input and output ports for different ways of playing!" Includes 40 games: METAL SLUG, METAL SLUG 2, METAL SLUG 3, METAL SLUG X, METAL SLUG 4, METAL SLUG 5, KING OF THE MONSTERS, KING OF THE MONSTERS 2, SENGOKU3, MAGICIAN LORD, BLUE'S JOURNEY, SHOCK TROOPERS, SHOCK TROOPERS 2ND SQUAD, ROBO ARMY, CROSSED SWORDS, MUTATION NATION, 3 COUNT BOUT, THE KING OF FIGHTERS '95, THE KING OF FIGHTERS '97, THE KING OF FIGHTERS '98, THE KING OF FIGHTERS 2000, THE KING OF FIGHTERS 2002, ART OF FIGHTING, FATAL FURY SPECIAL, REAL BOUT FATAL FURY, GAROU: MARK OF THE WOLVES, SAMURAI SHODOWN, SAMURAI SHODOWN, SAMURAI SHODOWN SPECIAL, THE LAST BLADE 2, WORLD HEROES PERFECT, KIZUNA ENCOUNTER, NINJA MASTER'S, TOP PLAYER'S GOLF, SUPER SIDEKICKS, FOOTBALL FRENZY, BLAZING STAR, LAST RESORT, GHOST PILOTS, PUZZLED.


ASIN B07D1KN661


Release date October 15, 2018


Customer Reviews 4.4 out of 5 stars 277 ratings 4.4 out of 5 stars


Pricing The strikethrough price is the List Price. Savings represents a discount off the List Price.


Product Dimensions 5.5 x 3.9 x 8.7 inches; 13.8 ounces


Media: Video Game


abunda_amazon_reviews Just in case you don’t want to read this whole review I’ll start with a quick summary. If you’re a fan of Neo Geo or really just arcade games in general and want a tiny machine you can display on your desk and play on a whim, then this system is for you. There are a few minor quirks (detailed below), but they aren’t enough to make me not recommend this great little system. Now, for the more detailed review… Things you probably already know: - This is a tiny Neo Geo system with 40 pre-loaded games. - The system includes a controller and screen built in, so you can play it right out of the box without the need for a TV. - Optionally you can connect the system to a TV and also plug in separate controllers (sold separately). So let’s go over each aspect of the system… THE UNIT ITSELF The system looks great and really does come across as a tiny arcade cabinet. Even if this thing just played one basic game or didn’t even function as a full video game system (like maybe it just lit up or something), it would still look great on a desk or shelf just because it has the tiny joystick and buttons and looks like a little model of an arcade game. It really is quite impressive when you turn it on and it actually is a full working system in such a tiny package! I think it will definitely surprise your friends or coworkers the first time you show that it’s more than just a decoration. The unit has the screen and controls on the front of course. Nothing too fancy here although there is a nice blue light ring that illuminates around the joystick when the system is on. Around the back there are the ports for the USB-C power cable, a headphone jack, a mini-HDMI port for connecting it to a TV, and a power button. On each side of the system are the USB-C ports for connecting the optional controllers. The system also comes with two stickers for the top marquee. If you want, you can choose one of them and apply it to make the system look similar to the original Neo Geo MVS arcade system. Personally I will probably leave the sticker off the system just because I like keeping things the way they are when unboxed… but I may end up using one of them if I get tired of the plain look. Notably absent from this system is any sort of battery, meaning it really isn’t designed for portable use. This doesn’t bother me though as the form factor doesn’t exactly lend itself to being something you would just throw in your bag to take on the plane or a public transit commute. Since it doesn’t fold up or have any way to protect the screen it’s probably best to just leave this one at home. The system also does not include a USB AC adapter so you’ll need to use one you already have (like a phone charger, power strip with USB, etc.) or buy one. I have a bunch of USB chargers lying around so this wasn’t a big deal for me but it’s definitely something you need to be aware of since the system actually has no way of even turning on right out of the box as all you get is the USB-C to USB power cable, but no actual power adapter. DISPLAY The built-in display is great! It’s very sharp and the perfect aspect ratio for the games. If you happen to remember the Neo Geo X portable system from a few years ago you should know that this display is MUCH better. That other system used a ridiculous wide screen display even though the Neo Geo games were never on wide screen displays. This one is really great... crisp, bright, and the proper aspect ratio... I can’t think of any room for improvement on it. CONTROLS The controls are very tiny as you would expect. Surprisingly though this doesn’t really cause a lot of issues when playing the games. The buttons work great despite not using the microswitches that you may remember from the original Neo Geo system. The joystick is just okay. It gets the job done, but unfortunately doesn’t have any kind of gates or other guides built in so it just moves around freely in a circle. There are also no microswitches on the joystick so it seems rather slushy and inaccurate. It’s still quite usable, but doesn’t provide that nice direct feedback that the original Neo Geo joysticks do. I can see it making some moves in fighting games a little bit more difficult to pull off if you’re used to the other type of joystick. The previously mentioned Neo Geo X from a few years ago used microswitches on both the portable system and the optional controllers. On the Neo Geo Mini the optional controllers are also missing the microswitches (more on this below). SOUND The sound is not anything that will blow your socks off, but it is adequate for the small system. The volume adjustment is done via an on-screen control from the main menu. I would have preferred a physical control on the outside of the unit so you could easily adjust the volume while playing a game, but the on-screen one works fine. For better sound, or just for using the system without disturbing others, you can also plug headphones into the jack on the back of the system. GAMES I won’t review every game on the system as you can easily find that information elsewhere online. However, I will say that this international version of the system does come with all of the Metal Slug games (not all are included in the Japanese release), a heavy dose of fighting games, a few other shooters, and a few sports games such as golf, soccer, and football. Personally I found the lineup of games on the international edition to be better than the Japanese edition, but that really just depends on what type of games you like. Getting 40 games on such a tiny system is really great, especially when you consider that the Neo Geo X from a few years ago only came with half that many. There’s no network connectivity or SD card slot for adding games, so I suspect that there aren’t any plans to make additional games available. However, since the system does use a USB-C port for the power I totally expect the hacking community to find a way to add more games pretty quickly. Personally I like to keep the system just as it comes from the factory, but if you’re interested in add more games then my guess is you’ll have some way to do it in the future. USER INTERFACE The UI on the system is pretty standard for these multiple game systems that have come out over the past few years. There’s an easy to navigate menu that you scroll through to select a game. Once you’re in a game you can press the Select and Start buttons at the same time to return to the menu. From there you can easily use the built-in save states feature that allows you to save and load games from any point (if you’ve used the NES Classic or SNES Classic you’re familiar with how this works). This is a nice addition since many of the Neo Geo games can be quite hard without the ability to save your progress. From this same screen you can adjust the screen brightness, volume, or return back to the main menu to select a different game. TV CONNECTION Connecting the system to a TV requires a mini-HDMI to HDMI cable. Sadly this is not included in the box with the system so you’ll have to buy one separately. A lot of people probably have a spare HDMI cable laying around, but since the Neo Geo Mini uses a mini-HDMI cable I suspect most of us will end up buying a new cable just for this system. This isn’t a huge deal but I wish they would have either supplied a small adapter or simply made the port on the system a regular size HDMI port as there seems to be plenty of room for it. When you connect the system to a TV you can continue to use the built in controls, so the optional controller isn’t required, but it probably makes more sense to have one of the controllers when playing on the big screen. Of course a controller is a requirement if you want to have a second player join in the fun with you. The TV connection is decent, but it is noticeably softer than the picture you see on the tiny built-in screen. I don’t know if the output in general is a little soft but you just don’t notice it on the small screen, or if there is some softness being introduced just from the HDMI port. Either way it doesn’t look “bad” per se, but it doesn’t look crystal clear perfect either. I also have some of the other “classic” systems like the NES Classic and the picture from it is distinctly sharper than what comes out of the Neo Geo Mini. This isn’t a deal breaker but it is a little disappointing since one of the main selling points of the tiny system is that you can plug in a TV and controllers and have a full home system whenever you want. CONTROLLERS I’ll mention the controllers here just for completeness. They don’t come with the system but I went ahead and ordered them with mine as I knew I’d want them both for playing on the small screen and for when I attach the system to a TV. The controllers are almost an exact copy (at least in looks) of the controllers that were included with the Neo Geo CD system back in the day. They are available in either black or white. I couldn’t decide which color was better so I picked up one of each. One notable difference between the old and new controllers is that the new controllers don’t include the clicky microswitches like the original controllers did. This comes across pretty much the same way as the lack of microswitches on the main system does: the controls feel less tactile and imprecise. Specifically the control pad itself which has a lot of travel in it. Combine the large range of travel with the lack of microswitches and you end up with a pad that can easily go diagonal when you’re trying to go left to right or up and down. Most of us have been playing video games with controllers from Nintendo, Sony, Sega, etc. for years without microswitches, but it was definitely something distinctive about the original Neo Geo controllers so it’s disappointing that the new controllers don’t have the switches. I have the full-size USB joysticks from the older Neo Geo X console and those include the microswitches. I was hoping that I may be able to connect them to the Neo Geo Mini using a USB to USB-C adapter, but unfortunately they do not work with the Mini so it looks like we’re stuck with the non-clicky controls with the Mini. Another interesting difference between the new controllers and the Neo Geo CD controllers is that the arrangement of the A, B, C, and D buttons has been changed. The arrangement has been rotated clockwise one stop so that now A is above B and C is above D. Previously C was to the left of D and A was to the left of B (describing this is a lot harder to understand than just looking for a picture online to compare the two). This doesn’t make a huge difference but if you happen to have some muscle memories of playing on the Neo Geo CD for years or something then you might need a little while to adjust to the new layout. Overall though the controller works decently (if you can deal with the lack of microswitches) and I highly recommend you pick up a pair of them while you can (you never know when they may be discontinued and become hard to find). Whether you’re playing on the small screen of the Neo Geo Mini itself, or on a huge TV screen they will provide you with a lot better control compared to the tiny joystick and button setup on the main system. Grabbing of a pair of them gives you the option to play many of the games with another person, and since Neo Geo is very heavy on fighting games this seems like a no-brainer. OVERALL IMPRESSION The Great: - Great looking display piece that you’ll want to leave on your desk or shelf - The built-in games include most of the best titles from the Neo Geo library and with 40 to choose from you’ll always have something fun to play - Screen size and resolution is a terrific match for the system and isn’t too small - The ability to use external controllers and connect the system to a TV really adds to the value and gives you both a tiny complete arcade machine and a multi-player home game console all in one The Not-So-Great: - Mini-HDMI to HDMI cable has to be purchased separately if you want to connect the system to a TV - It doesn’t look like there’s any way for additional games to be officially offered, although the USB-C port will most likely be hacked for unofficial game additions - No built-in battery (this doesn’t bother me but it’s worth pointing out if you are wanting a truly portable system) - No AC power adapter included (this also doesn’t bother me but again it’s worth pointing out since some people may not have spare USB chargers laying around) The BAD (some of you will pass on, or return the system because of these): - Controls, whether using the built in ones or the extra control pads, are a bit sloppy and don’t use the classic microswitch design - The display output to a TV isn’t as sharp as I would like Overall I think this is a great little system and highly recommend you pick one up if you are at all interested in it. The inclusion of a screen really makes this unique among the latest “classic” systems as most require you to connect them to a TV. With this tiny setup you can have a full featured arcade machine on your desk without the need for anything else. Some people may consider the price a little high for an “old” system, but I think it’s priced just right since you get the screen and since it comes with 40 games. I know it’s not a fair comparison, but I just think back to the 90’s when I would see the original AES game cartridges in the store and all of them were at least $200. At those prices you are getting over $8000 worth of games on this system! If I were you I’d pick one of these up right now and get two controllers to go with it! I did.;;Reviewed in the United States on October 15, 2018;;4.0 out of 5 stars;;Tiny Neo Geo fun with big display options and a few quirks;;Josh;;/gp/customer-reviews/R3U4DE7L78CKGA/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B07D1KN661;;;My review will focus on questions buyers might have and hopefully give them enough information to decide. Are the games censored? Yes. The Neo Geo Mini International Version uses the US BIOS, so that’ll mean white blood in Metal Slug or no blood in the Last Blade 2. Since these are AES emulations and not MVS, there’s no arcade settings to turn blood on. Some games (Like Samurai Shodown) have the ability to change the language from English to Japanese, which should change the green blood to red (EDIT: You can only change the blood to red in Samurai Shodown 2 and 5 Special, but not in 4. In 4, the blood is white) (The Japanese Neo Geo Mini has uncensored games) Are there limited credits or free play? There are limited credits and there’s no free play. It’s not an issue though because these are AES ports, so that means that if you hit game over, it allows you to save your progress and try the level again with a fresh set of credits. In Metal Slug for example, you can pretty much pick which mission to play, so you can go back to where you left off. In most games, you can make credits last longer via the options menu. Take Metal Slug again for example. Normally you get 3 lives per credit, but you can change that to 5 lives per credit (the maximum) Since you get 5 credits in MS games, you get 25 lives total to complete missions. You can pretty much do any mission in MS with 25 lives except maybe MS 3 final mission. Personally I can get through that mission with maybe 3-4 lives left, but I consider my MS skill to be above average (I can complete 1, 2, X, and 5 with the given credits without hitting game over) so this stage might be impassable to some. In fighting games, you usually just start back to the last fighter who beat you. Can you re-map the button layout? Contrary to what a lot of reviewers are saying, yes you can. In order to do so, you need to go to the game you want to play, and then click on the game’s “options” menu. You can usually change the layout here. You need to customize the layout for each game individually if you don’t want to accept the default scheme. Is the unit durable? I think it is. The plastic feels light but not cheap. It can probably take some good hits. In my opinion, I love the Neo Geo Mini. Even with its flaws, I can’t stop playing it. I play MS like every day, and I pretty much got used to the white blood by now. Only real disappointment was the tv display, but the image quality isn’t bad. It’s just ok, a real shame though considering the mini’s screen looks pixel perfect. Best way to get better image quality is to change the screen to a 4:3 aspect ratio. Hope that helps you decide if you’re on the fence!;;Reviewed in the United States on October 29, 2018;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Some questions buyers might have;;Cheo Cardenas;;/gp/customer-reviews/R3ES0YVXZLP5R2/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B07D1KN661;;;Here's my 15 mins impression, it play solid on its own screen. It brings back the nostalgia feeling if you used to play at arcade cabinet. For TV connection, you'll need mini HDMI to HDMI as well as the mini pad. The mini pad is okay... It's too light weight in my opinion. The mini pad is USB-C so I'd assume you can't use any other pad. Plugging the pad to my phone usb-c port does nothing. The biggest disappointment for me is the credit limit. I wonder why? I suppose they want to bring back the challenging feeling of playing arcade games back then? You could use "save state" to ease the difficulty.... But these are very old games.... I just want to play through them w/o worrying game over. In the case of Metal Slug, maybe you could start P2's 5 credit on your last life. P. S. (Start + select) open menu to switch game + save/load.;;Reviewed in the United States on October 18, 2018;;4.0 out of 5 stars;;5 credits limit ??? Why?? Good luck beating Metal Slug on hard....;;Piyodamari;;/gp/customer-reviews/R53JFIRLFYMMS/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B07D1KN661

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4.0 out of 5 stars
By Josh - Reviewed in the United States on October 15, 2018
Tiny Neo Geo fun with big display options and a few quirks
Just in case you don’t want to read this whole review I’ll start with a quick summary. If you’re a fan of Neo Geo or really just arcade games in general and want a tiny machine you can display on your desk and play on a whim, then this system is for you. There are a few minor quirks (detailed below), but they aren’t enough to make me not recommend this great little system. Now, for the more detailed review… Things you probably already know: - This is a tiny Neo Geo system with 40 pre-loaded games. - The system includes a controller and screen built in, so you can play it right out of the box without the need for a TV. - Optionally you can connect the system to a TV and also plug in separate controllers (sold separately). So let’s go over each aspect of the system… THE UNIT ITSELF The system looks great and really does come across as a tiny arcade cabinet. Even if this thing just played one basic game or didn’t even function as a full video game system (like maybe it just lit up or something), it would still look great on a desk or shelf just because it has the tiny joystick and buttons and looks like a little model of an arcade game. It really is quite impressive when you turn it on and it actually is a full working system in such a tiny package! I think it will definitely surprise your friends or coworkers the first time you show that it’s more than just a decoration. The unit has the screen and controls on the front of course. Nothing too fancy here although there is a nice blue light ring that illuminates around the joystick when the system is on. Around the back there are the ports for the USB-C power cable, a headphone jack, a mini-HDMI port for connecting it to a TV, and a power button. On each side of the system are the USB-C ports for connecting the optional controllers. The system also comes with two stickers for the top marquee. If you want, you can choose one of them and apply it to make the system look similar to the original Neo Geo MVS arcade system. Personally I will probably leave the sticker off the system just because I like keeping things the way they are when unboxed… but I may end up using one of them if I get tired of the plain look. Notably absent from this system is any sort of battery, meaning it really isn’t designed for portable use. This doesn’t bother me though as the form factor doesn’t exactly lend itself to being something you would just throw in your bag to take on the plane or a public transit commute. Since it doesn’t fold up or have any way to protect the screen it’s probably best to just leave this one at home. The system also does not include a USB AC adapter so you’ll need to use one you already have (like a phone charger, power strip with USB, etc.) or buy one. I have a bunch of USB chargers lying around so this wasn’t a big deal for me but it’s definitely something you need to be aware of since the system actually has no way of even turning on right out of the box as all you get is the USB-C to USB power cable, but no actual power adapter. DISPLAY The built-in display is great! It’s very sharp and the perfect aspect ratio for the games. If you happen to remember the Neo Geo X portable system from a few years ago you should know that this display is MUCH better. That other system used a ridiculous wide screen display even though the Neo Geo games were never on wide screen displays. This one is really great... crisp, bright, and the proper aspect ratio... I can’t think of any room for improvement on it. CONTROLS The controls are very tiny as you would expect. Surprisingly though this doesn’t really cause a lot of issues when playing the games. The buttons work great despite not using the microswitches that you may remember from the original Neo Geo system. The joystick is just okay. It gets the job done, but unfortunately doesn’t have any kind of gates or other guides built in so it just moves around freely in a circle. There are also no microswitches on the joystick so it seems rather slushy and inaccurate. It’s still quite usable, but doesn’t provide that nice direct feedback that the original Neo Geo joysticks do. I can see it making some moves in fighting games a little bit more difficult to pull off if you’re used to the other type of joystick. The previously mentioned Neo Geo X from a few years ago used microswitches on both the portable system and the optional controllers. On the Neo Geo Mini the optional controllers are also missing the microswitches (more on this below). SOUND The sound is not anything that will blow your socks off, but it is adequate for the small system. The volume adjustment is done via an on-screen control from the main menu. I would have preferred a physical control on the outside of the unit so you could easily adjust the volume while playing a game, but the on-screen one works fine. For better sound, or just for using the system without disturbing others, you can also plug headphones into the jack on the back of the system. GAMES I won’t review every game on the system as you can easily find that information elsewhere online. However, I will say that this international version of the system does come with all of the Metal Slug games (not all are included in the Japanese release), a heavy dose of fighting games, a few other shooters, and a few sports games such as golf, soccer, and football. Personally I found the lineup of games on the international edition to be better than the Japanese edition, but that really just depends on what type of games you like. Getting 40 games on such a tiny system is really great, especially when you consider that the Neo Geo X from a few years ago only came with half that many. There’s no network connectivity or SD card slot for adding games, so I suspect that there aren’t any plans to make additional games available. However, since the system does use a USB-C port for the power I totally expect the hacking community to find a way to add more games pretty quickly. Personally I like to keep the system just as it comes from the factory, but if you’re interested in add more games then my guess is you’ll have some way to do it in the future. USER INTERFACE The UI on the system is pretty standard for these multiple game systems that have come out over the past few years. There’s an easy to navigate menu that you scroll through to select a game. Once you’re in a game you can press the Select and Start buttons at the same time to return to the menu. From there you can easily use the built-in save states feature that allows you to save and load games from any point (if you’ve used the NES Classic or SNES Classic you’re familiar with how this works). This is a nice addition since many of the Neo Geo games can be quite hard without the ability to save your progress. From this same screen you can adjust the screen brightness, volume, or return back to the main menu to select a different game. TV CONNECTION Connecting the system to a TV requires a mini-HDMI to HDMI cable. Sadly this is not included in the box with the system so you’ll have to buy one separately. A lot of people probably have a spare HDMI cable laying around, but since the Neo Geo Mini uses a mini-HDMI cable I suspect most of us will end up buying a new cable just for this system. This isn’t a huge deal but I wish they would have either supplied a small adapter or simply made the port on the system a regular size HDMI port as there seems to be plenty of room for it. When you connect the system to a TV you can continue to use the built in controls, so the optional controller isn’t required, but it probably makes more sense to have one of the controllers when playing on the big screen. Of course a controller is a requirement if you want to have a second player join in the fun with you. The TV connection is decent, but it is noticeably softer than the picture you see on the tiny built-in screen. I don’t know if the output in general is a little soft but you just don’t notice it on the small screen, or if there is some softness being introduced just from the HDMI port. Either way it doesn’t look “bad” per se, but it doesn’t look crystal clear perfect either. I also have some of the other “classic” systems like the NES Classic and the picture from it is distinctly sharper than what comes out of the Neo Geo Mini. This isn’t a deal breaker but it is a little disappointing since one of the main selling points of the tiny system is that you can plug in a TV and controllers and have a full home system whenever you want. CONTROLLERS I’ll mention the controllers here just for completeness. They don’t come with the system but I went ahead and ordered them with mine as I knew I’d want them both for playing on the small screen and for when I attach the system to a TV. The controllers are almost an exact copy (at least in looks) of the controllers that were included with the Neo Geo CD system back in the day. They are available in either black or white. I couldn’t decide which color was better so I picked up one of each. One notable difference between the old and new controllers is that the new controllers don’t include the clicky microswitches like the original controllers did. This comes across pretty much the same way as the lack of microswitches on the main system does: the controls feel less tactile and imprecise. Specifically the control pad itself which has a lot of travel in it. Combine the large range of travel with the lack of microswitches and you end up with a pad that can easily go diagonal when you’re trying to go left to right or up and down. Most of us have been playing video games with controllers from Nintendo, Sony, Sega, etc. for years without microswitches, but it was definitely something distinctive about the original Neo Geo controllers so it’s disappointing that the new controllers don’t have the switches. I have the full-size USB joysticks from the older Neo Geo X console and those include the microswitches. I was hoping that I may be able to connect them to the Neo Geo Mini using a USB to USB-C adapter, but unfortunately they do not work with the Mini so it looks like we’re stuck with the non-clicky controls with the Mini. Another interesting difference between the new controllers and the Neo Geo CD controllers is that the arrangement of the A, B, C, and D buttons has been changed. The arrangement has been rotated clockwise one stop so that now A is above B and C is above D. Previously C was to the left of D and A was to the left of B (describing this is a lot harder to understand than just looking for a picture online to compare the two). This doesn’t make a huge difference but if you happen to have some muscle memories of playing on the Neo Geo CD for years or something then you might need a little while to adjust to the new layout. Overall though the controller works decently (if you can deal with the lack of microswitches) and I highly recommend you pick up a pair of them while you can (you never know when they may be discontinued and become hard to find). Whether you’re playing on the small screen of the Neo Geo Mini itself, or on a huge TV screen they will provide you with a lot better control compared to the tiny joystick and button setup on the main system. Grabbing of a pair of them gives you the option to play many of the games with another person, and since Neo Geo is very heavy on fighting games this seems like a no-brainer. OVERALL IMPRESSION The Great: - Great looking display piece that you’ll want to leave on your desk or shelf - The built-in games include most of the best titles from the Neo Geo library and with 40 to choose from you’ll always have something fun to play - Screen size and resolution is a terrific match for the system and isn’t too small - The ability to use external controllers and connect the system to a TV really adds to the value and gives you both a tiny complete arcade machine and a multi-player home game console all in one The Not-So-Great: - Mini-HDMI to HDMI cable has to be purchased separately if you want to connect the system to a TV - It doesn’t look like there’s any way for additional games to be officially offered, although the USB-C port will most likely be hacked for unofficial game additions - No built-in battery (this doesn’t bother me but it’s worth pointing out if you are wanting a truly portable system) - No AC power adapter included (this also doesn’t bother me but again it’s worth pointing out since some people may not have spare USB chargers laying around) The BAD (some of you will pass on, or return the system because of these): - Controls, whether using the built in ones or the extra control pads, are a bit sloppy and don’t use the classic microswitch design - The display output to a TV isn’t as sharp as I would like Overall I think this is a great little system and highly recommend you pick one up if you are at all interested in it. The inclusion of a screen really makes this unique among the latest “classic” systems as most require you to connect them to a TV. With this tiny setup you can have a full featured arcade machine on your desk without the need for anything else. Some people may consider the price a little high for an “old” system, but I think it’s priced just right since you get the screen and since it comes with 40 games. I know it’s not a fair comparison, but I just think back to the 90’s when I would see the original AES game cartridges in the store and all of them were at least $200. At those prices you are getting over $8000 worth of games on this system! If I were you I’d pick one of these up right now and get two controllers to go with it! I did.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Cheo Cardenas - Reviewed in the United States on October 29, 2018
Some questions buyers might have
My review will focus on questions buyers might have and hopefully give them enough information to decide. Are the games censored? Yes. The Neo Geo Mini International Version uses the US BIOS, so that’ll mean white blood in Metal Slug or no blood in the Last Blade 2. Since these are AES emulations and not MVS, there’s no arcade settings to turn blood on. Some games (Like Samurai Shodown) have the ability to change the language from English to Japanese, which should change the green blood to red (EDIT: You can only change the blood to red in Samurai Shodown 2 and 5 Special, but not in 4. In 4, the blood is white) (The Japanese Neo Geo Mini has uncensored games) Are there limited credits or free play? There are limited credits and there’s no free play. It’s not an issue though because these are AES ports, so that means that if you hit game over, it allows you to save your progress and try the level again with a fresh set of credits. In Metal Slug for example, you can pretty much pick which mission to play, so you can go back to where you left off. In most games, you can make credits last longer via the options menu. Take Metal Slug again for example. Normally you get 3 lives per credit, but you can change that to 5 lives per credit (the maximum) Since you get 5 credits in MS games, you get 25 lives total to complete missions. You can pretty much do any mission in MS with 25 lives except maybe MS 3 final mission. Personally I can get through that mission with maybe 3-4 lives left, but I consider my MS skill to be above average (I can complete 1, 2, X, and 5 with the given credits without hitting game over) so this stage might be impassable to some. In fighting games, you usually just start back to the last fighter who beat you. Can you re-map the button layout? Contrary to what a lot of reviewers are saying, yes you can. In order to do so, you need to go to the game you want to play, and then click on the game’s “options” menu. You can usually change the layout here. You need to customize the layout for each game individually if you don’t want to accept the default scheme. Is the unit durable? I think it is. The plastic feels light but not cheap. It can probably take some good hits. In my opinion, I love the Neo Geo Mini. Even with its flaws, I can’t stop playing it. I play MS like every day, and I pretty much got used to the white blood by now. Only real disappointment was the tv display, but the image quality isn’t bad. It’s just ok, a real shame though considering the mini’s screen looks pixel perfect. Best way to get better image quality is to change the screen to a 4:3 aspect ratio. Hope that helps you decide if you’re on the fence!

4.0 out of 5 stars
By Piyodamari - Reviewed in the United States on October 18, 2018
5 credits limit ??? Why?? Good luck beating Metal Slug on hard....
Here's my 15 mins impression, it play solid on its own screen. It brings back the nostalgia feeling if you used to play at arcade cabinet. For TV connection, you'll need mini HDMI to HDMI as well as the mini pad. The mini pad is okay... It's too light weight in my opinion. The mini pad is USB-C so I'd assume you can't use any other pad. Plugging the pad to my phone usb-c port does nothing. The biggest disappointment for me is the credit limit. I wonder why? I suppose they want to bring back the challenging feeling of playing arcade games back then? You could use "save state" to ease the difficulty.... But these are very old games.... I just want to play through them w/o worrying game over. In the case of Metal Slug, maybe you could start P2's 5 credit on your last life. P. S. (Start + select) open menu to switch game + save/load.

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4.0 out of 5 stars
By Josh - Reviewed in the United States on October 15, 2018
Tiny Neo Geo fun with big display options and a few quirks
Just in case you don’t want to read this whole review I’ll start with a quick summary. If you’re a fan of Neo Geo or really just arcade games in general and want a tiny machine you can display on your desk and play on a whim, then this system is for you. There are a few minor quirks (detailed below), but they aren’t enough to make me not recommend this great little system. Now, for the more detailed review… Things you probably already know: - This is a tiny Neo Geo system with 40 pre-loaded games. - The system includes a controller and screen built in, so you can play it right out of the box without the need for a TV. - Optionally you can connect the system to a TV and also plug in separate controllers (sold separately). So let’s go over each aspect of the system… THE UNIT ITSELF The system looks great and really does come across as a tiny arcade cabinet. Even if this thing just played one basic game or didn’t even function as a full video game system (like maybe it just lit up or something), it would still look great on a desk or shelf just because it has the tiny joystick and buttons and looks like a little model of an arcade game. It really is quite impressive when you turn it on and it actually is a full working system in such a tiny package! I think it will definitely surprise your friends or coworkers the first time you show that it’s more than just a decoration. The unit has the screen and controls on the front of course. Nothing too fancy here although there is a nice blue light ring that illuminates around the joystick when the system is on. Around the back there are the ports for the USB-C power cable, a headphone jack, a mini-HDMI port for connecting it to a TV, and a power button. On each side of the system are the USB-C ports for connecting the optional controllers. The system also comes with two stickers for the top marquee. If you want, you can choose one of them and apply it to make the system look similar to the original Neo Geo MVS arcade system. Personally I will probably leave the sticker off the system just because I like keeping things the way they are when unboxed… but I may end up using one of them if I get tired of the plain look. Notably absent from this system is any sort of battery, meaning it really isn’t designed for portable use. This doesn’t bother me though as the form factor doesn’t exactly lend itself to being something you would just throw in your bag to take on the plane or a public transit commute. Since it doesn’t fold up or have any way to protect the screen it’s probably best to just leave this one at home. The system also does not include a USB AC adapter so you’ll need to use one you already have (like a phone charger, power strip with USB, etc.) or buy one. I have a bunch of USB chargers lying around so this wasn’t a big deal for me but it’s definitely something you need to be aware of since the system actually has no way of even turning on right out of the box as all you get is the USB-C to USB power cable, but no actual power adapter. DISPLAY The built-in display is great! It’s very sharp and the perfect aspect ratio for the games. If you happen to remember the Neo Geo X portable system from a few years ago you should know that this display is MUCH better. That other system used a ridiculous wide screen display even though the Neo Geo games were never on wide screen displays. This one is really great... crisp, bright, and the proper aspect ratio... I can’t think of any room for improvement on it. CONTROLS The controls are very tiny as you would expect. Surprisingly though this doesn’t really cause a lot of issues when playing the games. The buttons work great despite not using the microswitches that you may remember from the original Neo Geo system. The joystick is just okay. It gets the job done, but unfortunately doesn’t have any kind of gates or other guides built in so it just moves around freely in a circle. There are also no microswitches on the joystick so it seems rather slushy and inaccurate. It’s still quite usable, but doesn’t provide that nice direct feedback that the original Neo Geo joysticks do. I can see it making some moves in fighting games a little bit more difficult to pull off if you’re used to the other type of joystick. The previously mentioned Neo Geo X from a few years ago used microswitches on both the portable system and the optional controllers. On the Neo Geo Mini the optional controllers are also missing the microswitches (more on this below). SOUND The sound is not anything that will blow your socks off, but it is adequate for the small system. The volume adjustment is done via an on-screen control from the main menu. I would have preferred a physical control on the outside of the unit so you could easily adjust the volume while playing a game, but the on-screen one works fine. For better sound, or just for using the system without disturbing others, you can also plug headphones into the jack on the back of the system. GAMES I won’t review every game on the system as you can easily find that information elsewhere online. However, I will say that this international version of the system does come with all of the Metal Slug games (not all are included in the Japanese release), a heavy dose of fighting games, a few other shooters, and a few sports games such as golf, soccer, and football. Personally I found the lineup of games on the international edition to be better than the Japanese edition, but that really just depends on what type of games you like. Getting 40 games on such a tiny system is really great, especially when you consider that the Neo Geo X from a few years ago only came with half that many. There’s no network connectivity or SD card slot for adding games, so I suspect that there aren’t any plans to make additional games available. However, since the system does use a USB-C port for the power I totally expect the hacking community to find a way to add more games pretty quickly. Personally I like to keep the system just as it comes from the factory, but if you’re interested in add more games then my guess is you’ll have some way to do it in the future. USER INTERFACE The UI on the system is pretty standard for these multiple game systems that have come out over the past few years. There’s an easy to navigate menu that you scroll through to select a game. Once you’re in a game you can press the Select and Start buttons at the same time to return to the menu. From there you can easily use the built-in save states feature that allows you to save and load games from any point (if you’ve used the NES Classic or SNES Classic you’re familiar with how this works). This is a nice addition since many of the Neo Geo games can be quite hard without the ability to save your progress. From this same screen you can adjust the screen brightness, volume, or return back to the main menu to select a different game. TV CONNECTION Connecting the system to a TV requires a mini-HDMI to HDMI cable. Sadly this is not included in the box with the system so you’ll have to buy one separately. A lot of people probably have a spare HDMI cable laying around, but since the Neo Geo Mini uses a mini-HDMI cable I suspect most of us will end up buying a new cable just for this system. This isn’t a huge deal but I wish they would have either supplied a small adapter or simply made the port on the system a regular size HDMI port as there seems to be plenty of room for it. When you connect the system to a TV you can continue to use the built in controls, so the optional controller isn’t required, but it probably makes more sense to have one of the controllers when playing on the big screen. Of course a controller is a requirement if you want to have a second player join in the fun with you. The TV connection is decent, but it is noticeably softer than the picture you see on the tiny built-in screen. I don’t know if the output in general is a little soft but you just don’t notice it on the small screen, or if there is some softness being introduced just from the HDMI port. Either way it doesn’t look “bad” per se, but it doesn’t look crystal clear perfect either. I also have some of the other “classic” systems like the NES Classic and the picture from it is distinctly sharper than what comes out of the Neo Geo Mini. This isn’t a deal breaker but it is a little disappointing since one of the main selling points of the tiny system is that you can plug in a TV and controllers and have a full home system whenever you want. CONTROLLERS I’ll mention the controllers here just for completeness. They don’t come with the system but I went ahead and ordered them with mine as I knew I’d want them both for playing on the small screen and for when I attach the system to a TV. The controllers are almost an exact copy (at least in looks) of the controllers that were included with the Neo Geo CD system back in the day. They are available in either black or white. I couldn’t decide which color was better so I picked up one of each. One notable difference between the old and new controllers is that the new controllers don’t include the clicky microswitches like the original controllers did. This comes across pretty much the same way as the lack of microswitches on the main system does: the controls feel less tactile and imprecise. Specifically the control pad itself which has a lot of travel in it. Combine the large range of travel with the lack of microswitches and you end up with a pad that can easily go diagonal when you’re trying to go left to right or up and down. Most of us have been playing video games with controllers from Nintendo, Sony, Sega, etc. for years without microswitches, but it was definitely something distinctive about the original Neo Geo controllers so it’s disappointing that the new controllers don’t have the switches. I have the full-size USB joysticks from the older Neo Geo X console and those include the microswitches. I was hoping that I may be able to connect them to the Neo Geo Mini using a USB to USB-C adapter, but unfortunately they do not work with the Mini so it looks like we’re stuck with the non-clicky controls with the Mini. Another interesting difference between the new controllers and the Neo Geo CD controllers is that the arrangement of the A, B, C, and D buttons has been changed. The arrangement has been rotated clockwise one stop so that now A is above B and C is above D. Previously C was to the left of D and A was to the left of B (describing this is a lot harder to understand than just looking for a picture online to compare the two). This doesn’t make a huge difference but if you happen to have some muscle memories of playing on the Neo Geo CD for years or something then you might need a little while to adjust to the new layout. Overall though the controller works decently (if you can deal with the lack of microswitches) and I highly recommend you pick up a pair of them while you can (you never know when they may be discontinued and become hard to find). Whether you’re playing on the small screen of the Neo Geo Mini itself, or on a huge TV screen they will provide you with a lot better control compared to the tiny joystick and button setup on the main system. Grabbing of a pair of them gives you the option to play many of the games with another person, and since Neo Geo is very heavy on fighting games this seems like a no-brainer. OVERALL IMPRESSION The Great: - Great looking display piece that you’ll want to leave on your desk or shelf - The built-in games include most of the best titles from the Neo Geo library and with 40 to choose from you’ll always have something fun to play - Screen size and resolution is a terrific match for the system and isn’t too small - The ability to use external controllers and connect the system to a TV really adds to the value and gives you both a tiny complete arcade machine and a multi-player home game console all in one The Not-So-Great: - Mini-HDMI to HDMI cable has to be purchased separately if you want to connect the system to a TV - It doesn’t look like there’s any way for additional games to be officially offered, although the USB-C port will most likely be hacked for unofficial game additions - No built-in battery (this doesn’t bother me but it’s worth pointing out if you are wanting a truly portable system) - No AC power adapter included (this also doesn’t bother me but again it’s worth pointing out since some people may not have spare USB chargers laying around) The BAD (some of you will pass on, or return the system because of these): - Controls, whether using the built in ones or the extra control pads, are a bit sloppy and don’t use the classic microswitch design - The display output to a TV isn’t as sharp as I would like Overall I think this is a great little system and highly recommend you pick one up if you are at all interested in it. The inclusion of a screen really makes this unique among the latest “classic” systems as most require you to connect them to a TV. With this tiny setup you can have a full featured arcade machine on your desk without the need for anything else. Some people may consider the price a little high for an “old” system, but I think it’s priced just right since you get the screen and since it comes with 40 games. I know it’s not a fair comparison, but I just think back to the 90’s when I would see the original AES game cartridges in the store and all of them were at least $200. At those prices you are getting over $8000 worth of games on this system! If I were you I’d pick one of these up right now and get two controllers to go with it! I did.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Cheo Cardenas - Reviewed in the United States on October 29, 2018
Some questions buyers might have
My review will focus on questions buyers might have and hopefully give them enough information to decide. Are the games censored? Yes. The Neo Geo Mini International Version uses the US BIOS, so that’ll mean white blood in Metal Slug or no blood in the Last Blade 2. Since these are AES emulations and not MVS, there’s no arcade settings to turn blood on. Some games (Like Samurai Shodown) have the ability to change the language from English to Japanese, which should change the green blood to red (EDIT: You can only change the blood to red in Samurai Shodown 2 and 5 Special, but not in 4. In 4, the blood is white) (The Japanese Neo Geo Mini has uncensored games) Are there limited credits or free play? There are limited credits and there’s no free play. It’s not an issue though because these are AES ports, so that means that if you hit game over, it allows you to save your progress and try the level again with a fresh set of credits. In Metal Slug for example, you can pretty much pick which mission to play, so you can go back to where you left off. In most games, you can make credits last longer via the options menu. Take Metal Slug again for example. Normally you get 3 lives per credit, but you can change that to 5 lives per credit (the maximum) Since you get 5 credits in MS games, you get 25 lives total to complete missions. You can pretty much do any mission in MS with 25 lives except maybe MS 3 final mission. Personally I can get through that mission with maybe 3-4 lives left, but I consider my MS skill to be above average (I can complete 1, 2, X, and 5 with the given credits without hitting game over) so this stage might be impassable to some. In fighting games, you usually just start back to the last fighter who beat you. Can you re-map the button layout? Contrary to what a lot of reviewers are saying, yes you can. In order to do so, you need to go to the game you want to play, and then click on the game’s “options” menu. You can usually change the layout here. You need to customize the layout for each game individually if you don’t want to accept the default scheme. Is the unit durable? I think it is. The plastic feels light but not cheap. It can probably take some good hits. In my opinion, I love the Neo Geo Mini. Even with its flaws, I can’t stop playing it. I play MS like every day, and I pretty much got used to the white blood by now. Only real disappointment was the tv display, but the image quality isn’t bad. It’s just ok, a real shame though considering the mini’s screen looks pixel perfect. Best way to get better image quality is to change the screen to a 4:3 aspect ratio. Hope that helps you decide if you’re on the fence!

4.0 out of 5 stars
By Piyodamari - Reviewed in the United States on October 18, 2018
5 credits limit ??? Why?? Good luck beating Metal Slug on hard....
Here's my 15 mins impression, it play solid on its own screen. It brings back the nostalgia feeling if you used to play at arcade cabinet. For TV connection, you'll need mini HDMI to HDMI as well as the mini pad. The mini pad is okay... It's too light weight in my opinion. The mini pad is USB-C so I'd assume you can't use any other pad. Plugging the pad to my phone usb-c port does nothing. The biggest disappointment for me is the credit limit. I wonder why? I suppose they want to bring back the challenging feeling of playing arcade games back then? You could use "save state" to ease the difficulty.... But these are very old games.... I just want to play through them w/o worrying game over. In the case of Metal Slug, maybe you could start P2's 5 credit on your last life. P. S. (Start + select) open menu to switch game + save/load.