Neo Geo and variants

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SNK Neo Geo
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Top: The Neo Geo MVS.
Middle: The Neo Geo AES.
Bottom: The Neo Geo CD.
Developer SNK
Type Home video game console, arcade system board
Generation Fourth generation
Release date 1990
Discontinued 2004

The Neo Geo AES (Advanced Entertainment System) home console was released on July 1, 1991 and the Neo Geo MVS (Multi Video System) arcade system was first released by SNK Playmore on January 1990 in Japan and on August 22, 1990 in NA. MVS and AES are technically the same systems, but their cartridges are not compatible with each other due to a different layout. It was retailed for $649.99 ($1,244.85 in 2018 money). It had a Motorola 68000 at 12MHz and a Zilog Z80A at 4MHz with 64KB RAM and 84KB VRAM.

Neo Geo CD (NG-CD) was the CD version of the AES (not compatible with the game cartridges)

Hyper Neo-Geo 64 (HNG-64) was the successor to the Neo-Geo with 3D graphics, no home console release.

When emulating Neo-Geo games with RetroArch, the Neo-Geo BIOS files need to be in the game directory.


Name Operating System(s) Latest Version NG NG-CD HNG-64 Libretro Core Active Recommended
FinalBurn Alpha Windows ~
MAME Multi-platform 0.243 [N 1]
Raine Windows, Linux, macOS 0.64.15
Xe Windows, Linux 2.16.2
Kawaks Windows 1.65
GnGeo Linux Git
GxGeo Wii r23
UOmvspsp PlayStation Portable 2.3.1
UOncdzpsp PlayStation Portable 2.3.1
Virtual Console Wii n/a
  1. As 0.153 (2014), 0.139 (2010), 0.78 (2003)

Emulation issues

  • Hyper Neo-Geo 64 is poorly emulated.