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[Editor's Note: The first 4 definitions are the foundational terms, the rest are
listed in alphabetical order, followed by a list of common internet terms]
Common short hand for the Neo Geo Advanced Entertainment
System. Originally created in 1990 by SNK. It began as a
rental-only, arcade-exact system (see AES) in Japan before its huge popularity
prompted SNK to release it for purchase. From its inception, SNK planned
an arcade version (See MVS) to promote the home system in arcades. Much
to the surprise of SNK, the arcade version was a historic success while the
AES version fizzled into a cult following. The system (home and arcade)
is the longest supported system (by a parent company) in video game history,
surpassing the Game Boy/Game Boy Color. It is why this site and this
community exists. Also referred to as the "Neo."
describing cartridges for the Neo Geo home system (also known as home carts).
Stands for Advanced Entertainment System.
The term originally described the system itself: the English language
logo for the Neo Geo had “Advanced Entertainment System” stamped between
the Neo and Geo -fulfilling the Japanese love for adding superlatives to their
product descriptions. The term
has now become a popular short hand for describing a Home Cartridge (i.e. “I
traded my Robo Army CD for his Metal Slug 3 AES.”).
AES carts are not compatible with the arcade (MVS) system (except by
conversion). Alternatively described as "NGH" games.
describing cartridges for the Neo Geo arcade system.
Stands for Multi Video System. The
term is actually part of the name of the arcade system: the Neo Geo Multi
Video System (See Neo Geo MVS).
Although they contain the same “guts” (ROM chips and such), they are not
compatible with the home system (different size outputs).
They manufacturer did this to prevent arcade operators from buying the
then cheaper home carts (MVS carts debut in the $500-$1200+ range, home carts
in the $180-$300 range).
that created the Neo Geo. Stands
for Shin Nihon Kikaku (New Japan Project).
Operated from 1978-2001. Began
creating arcade games in the late ‘70s, created a number of popular series
(like Ikari Warriors) in the early ‘80s and ported many of them onto
computers and the venerable NES. In
1989, SNK entered the home system market with the Neo Geo, the first
‘premium’ home system. Hit with a series of growing financial problems starting in
the late ‘90s, SNK finally closed on Oct. 22, 2001. Gamers everywhere mourned. Fortunately, SNK's
intellectual property rights (and more importantly its spirit) were carried on
by Playmore Corp. starting in late 2001. In 2003, Playmore officially
changed its name to SNK-Playmore (SNK-P). See Playmore and SNK-P.
2, 4, 6-slot
number of games allowed on a Neo Geo MVS arcade unit.
Since the games game in separate cartridges to lower costs (and promote
the home system), MVS boards were designed with slots for the cartridges.
More 4-slot cabinets were produced than any other.
6-slots are very large boards, and sometimes cannot fit in all
cabinets. 6-slots have been known
to have reliability issues, but this can be averted through proper care.
Denshi Corp. Development
team within SNK. Created several
notable games, including the World Heroes series. Previously known as
"Alpha" and Alpha Team.
the developer, created a game called "Aggressors of Dark Kombat" (borrowing
the alternate spelling of combat from "Mortal Kombat"), a play on their own
initials. See ADK (1)
Entertainment Game. This is stamped on some internal
boards. Term very rarely used.
Some early games by the Alpha Team (ADK) used the "ALH"
designation instead of NGH. See Alpha Team
Development team under SNK, later changed to become ADK.
machine company based in New York that officially distributed SNK arcade MVS
and photo-machine systems after SNK USA closed. Ceased its operations on
behalf of SNK once SNK Japan closed. After Playmore bought SNK's
intellectual property rights, it opened SNK Neo Geo USA to handle US
distribution. See Playmore and SNK Neo Geo USA.
game store that specializes in converting MVS carts into home carts and doing
small home releases of games that were “MVS-only.” Has a forum.
Corp. is Japanese corporation specializing in pachinko games (Japanese
gambling machines played on a vertical pinball machine) and other gambling
ventures. In an attempt to broaden its holdings, Aruze bought the
financially strapped SNK in its final years and put it under its Aruze
Group. Other than releasing gambling simulators for the NGPC and MVS, it
did very little to help SNK -leaving it out in the cold when it went bankrupt
in 2001. After the bankruptcy it no longer possessed the SNK
intellectual copyrights. Aruze tried to hold onto the SNK name within
the Japanese market, but upon Playmore's (the successor to SNK) move to Japan,
Playmore was able to win title back the the SNK name.
clear plastic bag that contains the instruction booklet in new Neo Geo home
cartridges. These are considered a component of a “complete” cartridge and
are valued by some collectors.
family that managed SNK USA in its final years, headquartered in San Jose,
CA. Following the Japanese business tradition of trusting families to
run a business, SNK Japan hired the Barone family to control SNK USA.
This proved another disaster for SNK Japan. Under their misguided
leadership, the Barone family ignored the niche US home cart market,
completely botched the launch of the Neo Geo Pocket Color, and did nothing to
further arcade sales of the MVS or SNK Photo Systems (which were both awarded
to Apple Photo Systems after SNK USA's demise). SNK USA was closed in
2000. The Barone family will forever hold a place of infamy in the
history of the Neo Geo.
that has been made without the permission of the original copyright
owner. Since these items are created illegally for quick profit, they
are almost always inferior in some way to the originals. Buyer beware.
To reemphasize, these are illegal and grounds for legal action. Playmore
(the current holder of all SNK copyrights) has demonstrated its willingness to
take to court anyone who violates its copyrights with bootlegs. See
based in Osaka. Strong corporate roots originating from SNK. Developed the Crystal System (See
Crystal System). It was a division of Playmore until Playmore
dissolved it when it moved to Japan. See Playmore.
than their apparent spelling problem, this North Carolina based video game
retailer sells Neo Geo games, but is known for lousy customer service.
for the smaller, more space efficient Japanese arcade cabinets popular in
arcades throughout the Pacific Rim. They are usually undedicated (not
produced for a specific game), although many MVS candy cabs are specially
adapted for the MVS marquee. See Converted Cab and Dedicated Cab.
original Japanese release home cartridges came in paper boxes (similar to the
paper used in NES boxes, only much larger). The box contained a molded
plastic tray that held the cartridge and manual.
home cartridge cases were thin and had a clear cover for placement of the
insert. They were the size of
large books and closed snugly in a clam-shell manner.
Inside they contained a molded plastic tray to hold the cartridge and
manual. They were replaced by
new-style snap-cases in 1995.
game that was only released in the Neo Geo CD home format.
These were created as incentive for buying the Neo Geo CD.
Neo Geo CDZ is the second CD system made by SNK.
It has been falsely claimed that it has a double speed drive.
Actually, it has a larger cache for holding loaded information, and has
a more efficient CD drive. Still
does not eliminate the notorious CD load times on later titles.
Has been said to be less reliable than the original CD system.
Self proclaimed "Big-Tymer", Mr. Ray (AKA ChrisR) is being
sued (with business partner Dion Dakis) by Playmore (parent company of
the Neo Geo) for copyright infringement. His antics have defrauded
multiple collectors. He has sullied his own reputation with multiple bad
deals and lying to both fellow fans and SNK itself. His close business
associate is Dion Dakis and their company is NeoGeo Freak/NGF. Of the
two, Mr. Ray is known for being the technical mind. Buyers should
definitely beware. See NeoGeo Freak/NGF
Refers to an arcade machine. The Neo Geo MVS is a coin-op.
scale by which the wear-and-tear (damage) to a cart is assessed. Helps
buyers and sellers understand the condition of a product. These can vary
from person to person, but should be understood by parties before a
is an example of a condition scale.
pack-in joystick by SNK. Could also be bought separately. Large
rectangular base, black, and surprisingly light for
how sturdy they are. The most popular Neo Geo controller.
procedure that takes an MVS cart and converts it into an AES cart playable on
the home system. This involves the use of a sacrificial cartridge (sac
cart) as a host for the new converted cart. The chips in the sac cart
are removed (if done properly, (1) the sac cart can be restored or (2) the sac
chips can be transferred to the MVS cart). Controversial method: Converting a cartridge for
personal use is probably legal, selling a converted cartridge is probably
arcade cabinet that was originally designed for one game, but now houses
another. Their aesthetic quality depends on the skills of the
person converting the cabinet and can vary greatly. See Candy Cab and
game that has been created by conversion of an MVS cart. Legally touchy
subject. See Conversion.
Amusement Machine Company. Cheap
seller of MVS games out of Hong Kong. Many
of their games are bootlegs. Great
prices, stellar service, very reliable.
Games (either home or arcade) that are changed or copied
without permission and then sold again. These are illegal and grounds
for legal action. They are also less desirable than originals on the
collectors market and can sometimes have inferior technical aspects that may
Panel Overlay. The decorated overlay that goes over/around
the joysticks and buttons of an arcade machine. Common reference among
arcade dealers and enthusiasts.
new, separate JAMMA compatible arcade board by BrezzaSoft that uses cartridges
like the Neo Geo MVS.
vs. SNK (also: CvS Pro, CvS2). This was the version made by Capcom.
The SNK version of this match-up begins with SNK (vs. Capcom).
arcade cabinet specially designed to house a specific game, almost always by
the game's distributor (Candy cabs hold some exceptions). See Candy Cab and
that allows the Neo Geo home system to open up the debug/BIOS menu that arcade
operators use (since the MVS and AES carts are the same program).
Requires the installation of a special add-on chip to change the
regular AES BIOS chip into the arcade chip.
DHP Mailing List: The original Neo Geo mailing list is still going after 9
years. Piecemeal archives can be accessed on the main DHP website (the
pre-1997 archives are very incomplete). Great way to look into the
past. Has been nicknamed the Neo Geo Holy Scrolls by some.
Instructions on how to subscribe can be found in the Link's section of this
Self proclaimed "Big-Tymer", Mr. Dakis (AKA "Dion" or
"Crazy Dion") is being sued by Playmore (AKA "parent company and legal
copyright holder of SNK and the Neo Geo") for copyright infringement.
His antics have defrauded multiple collectors. He also possesses one of
the largest Neo Geo collections on the planet, but he has sullied his own
reputation with multiple bad deals, ridiculous and hateful banter, and lying
to both fellow fans and SNK itself. His close business associate is
Chris Ray, his company is NeoGeo Freak/NGF. Of the two, Mr. Dakis is
known for being the salesman. Buyers should definitely beware. See
special Neo-Geo “Seal of Quality” that was added to the spine of early US
Neo Geo carts by SNK USA (seals of quality were a popular trend started with
the NES). The logo’s prominent
feature was a rabid dog (taken from a magazine commercial), hence the term
dog-tag. This was later replaced
by the standard “Neo-Geo” symbol with “Advanced Entertainment System”
written in the middle. Early
European carts never used the Dog-Tag and instead used the AES symbol. See
view a Dog-Tag, click here.
Neo Geo Domain
Yahoo Club that grew to be the largest Neo-related site on Yahoo and the
center of the Neo Geo community from 1999-2000. Its single-thread format
became cumbersome with so many members and it transitioned into the Forums at
Neo-Geo.com. The Domain still exists and there are a number of
interesting posts to be discovered by the person with the time and
patience to dig through nearly 14000 messages. It was also tied to a photo
software developer involved with the design of the King of Fighters
2001 and other Neo Geo games. Once thought to be the heir to SNK, is
actually a developer.
A program designed to simulate a home video game console on the computer.
Illegal to use on commercial games, even if you own the original game.
See Nintendo's excellent
FAQ on the subject. See ROM (2).
memory chip whose contents can be erased by a mechanism using ultraviolet
light and reprogrammed for other purposes.
Bootleg MVS carts contain EPROMs that have been copied from the
original ROMs of another game. These
copies are known for frequent technical problems (from the transfer process)
and potential failure. Also known as a
PROM. Stands for Programmable
Read-Only Memory. See Bootleg.
the early US versions of Home Carts used a special “dog-tag,” the rest of
early English carts (collectively known as Euro-carts) were stamped with the
standard Neo-Geo/AES symbol that became the standard outside-Japan Neo-Geo
Developer of Neo Geo games. Based in Mexico.
First game for Neo Geo was Rage of the Dragons. Also develops for the
Fury (also: FF2, FFS, FF3, FFWA [Wild Ambition])
Games that have been damaged by NeoGeo Freak (a fictitious
company created by Dion Dakis and Chris Ray). "Freaking" includes (but
is not limited to) several possibilities such as counterfeiting inserts to
replace originals; changing official inserts into unofficial inserts and then
selling them (without permission of the original copyright holder); illegally
converting cartridges; replacing cartridge boxes; and/or stamping void
stickers all over manuals, inserts, cartridges, etc. See NeoGeo Freak/NGF
proclaimed “largest video game store in the universe.”
This may well be true. Warehouse-size
store is located in North Hollywood, CA.
Deals with all home and portable Neo Geo formats.
Has been known to get good games from time to time. Also
buys used games. Uses notorious
void stickers. See void stickers.
SNK released the Neo Geo Gold System it included the AES system, 2 old-style
controllers, a memory card, and a pack-in game. Originally the purchaser
had the choice of Baseball Stars Pro or NAM-1975 (the first two games
released). By the time it was wide released in the US, it came with
Magician Lord as the pack-in game. Many Gold System boxes have a gold
sticker stating "Includes Magician Lord" placed over the original
Western Trading Co. is a large arcade dealer that sells its own version of a
Super Gun, the HGA (Home Game Arcade system). Also sells
MVS carts. See Super Gun.
GW/Great Western Trading
and accessories that have been created by private individuals/fans.
Neo Geo Hotel Unit.
Neo Geo Hyper 64.
game for the Neo Geo has an individual insert printed with the front cover
graphics, the spine, and the back cover description. They are printed on
large pieces of high quality paper that are then placed inside the clear
plastic cover of both new and old style cases. Beware of forgeries, it
is very hard to match the exact paper grade/quality.
a primer, check here.
international standard connection used for arcade boards (PCBs) since 1986.
Created to make changing games and converting cabinets easier for
arcade operators. JAMMA stands
for Japanese Amusement Machine Manufacturers Association.
The Neo Geo MVS is JAMMA compatible.
While some think Test rigs are the same as Super Guns,
Briggs notes the differences: "A Super Gun has an RGB converter so you
can output a PCB to a TV screen. A JAMMA Test Rig has an isolation
transformer so you can output to an arcade monitor. Other than that, they
are pretty much the same, although a Super Gun is usually a lot more polished."
Controller, Old Style.
Killer List Of Video Games, a very useful arcade
resource website at klov.com
King Of Fighters, usually followed by the year (i.e.
KOF’94 – ‘01)
produced English cartridges that were produced in Korea.
of the early Neo Geo AES releases featured a socket on top of the home
cartridge that allowed two home systems with the same cartridge to be linked
together for up to 4-player action. For
a long time there was a belief that no such cables were made, however a number
were created in included beneath the trays of at least some link-up
games (Riding Hero is the confirmed game, see picture).
The three games were League Bowling, Riding Hero, and Thrash Rally.
For an extended discussion about the Link-Up Feature, please see
made controller specifically designed for mahjong games (Mahjong is a game of
Chinese origin for four resembling rummy and played with tiles). Since
all Neo Geo mahjong games play in Japanese-only, the controller was never
released outside the country. They were not produced in large numbers
and are consequently hard to find. They cannot be used for any other
game as the control scheme is completely game-specific.
other arcade marquees, MVS games come with
special semi-transparent cards that display the game title (and
sometimes basic instructions) on the lighted MVS marquee.
These are sometimes called mini-marquees to prevent confusion with the few
large scale marquees that SNK created for some of their larger hits. Sometimes photocopied with very mixed results.
solid arcade-quality joysticks made by MAS systems.
They can come in one or two player units (two player units are the same
size and dimension as an arcade console.
Very popular among arcade enthusiasts.
Arcade Systems. US-based arcade company. Creates MAS
joysticks, Supernovas, and does conversions.
Mega Enterprise Co: Korean software developer, developed Metal Slug 4.
explanatory. The Neo Geo was the first major home system to offer this
feature, which also allowed players to save games at the arcade (fully
interchangeable with both formats). The
Neo Geo memory card holds 2kb of info. There
is a Panasonic card that is also compatible with the Neo Geo that holds 1MB
(more than you’ll ever need). They
are PCMCIA cards.
modded system is a home console that has been modified with added and/or
enhanced features like added S-Video, Debug chip, etc. See separate entries
for different modifications.
Mark of the Wolves (latest sequel of FF series, FF was called Garou Densetsu
Slug (also: MS2, MSX, MS3, MS4)
created red cases that were produced to hold MVS cartridges. These
clam-shell style cases include a clear cover to hold marquees or homebrew
inserts. See Shock Box.
game that was never released on the home market on either AES cartridge or CD.
The reasons for their non-release range from poor game quality to perceived
lack of interest.
Console Support. Import
specialists operating out of New York, US.
Very reputable company.
Unofficial Neo Geo Page was a center of the Neo Geo community until
1998. Formerly at NeoAlec.com, the site is no longer updated. Home
of the humorous "Signs you've been playing too much Neo Geo."
informal, colorful, and rather anarchic group of gamers and collectors
world-wide who share an interest in SNK's Neo Geo and its progeny. They
are known for their passion and individualism.
Geo means "New World"
Neo Geo CD System
Produced in 1993, the Neo Geo CD system was SNK's
attempt to bring down the astronomical cost of home games in order to broaden
its market. The original Neo Geo CD is available in a limited edition
front-loader and then a much more common top-loader. A second, faster
system (the CDZ) was released in its final years. For several years
games were released on both AES and CD. The CD system's fatal flaw was
its long load times. SNK attempted to increase its popularity by
releasing many "CD Only" releases (like the extremely popular "Bust-a-Move"
and others like "Crossed Swords 2" and "Ironclad" -many of these exclusive
titles are rare). The system had limited success and was scrapped by the
Geo Gold System
Geo Hotel Unit
MVS unit designed to be connected to a TV. Very sturdy construction
allows a TV to be placed on top of the stand-like unit. Contains an MVS
unit that used home system controllers (can fit one old-style joystick inside
cabinet). Uses a coin-slot. Was most likely designed for a hotel
Geo Hyper 64
Geo Hyper 64 was a failed attempt by SNK to create a 64-bit arcade system to
follow the immense success of the Neo Geo MVS.
It also used a similar interchangeable-cart system.
Few games were made.
PCB created by SNK that used easy to swap cheaper game cartridges (See MVS
carts) instead of replacing the entire board. Came in several sizes
(See 1-6 Slots). Format proved to be exceptionally popular,
keeping the system alive from its inception (1989) until the present.
Geo Silver System
themed mini-theme parks in Japan. Had
more than one location, main location in Tokyo Bay (complete with Ferris
Wheel). Closed with the demise of
SNK in 2001.
Independent game store dedicated to the Neo Geo.
Neo Geo website with forums, reviews, and international membership. Home
of the Neo Geo Master List. Neo-Geo.com opened forums in August 2000 and rose to
become a center of the Neo Geo community by late 2000. Official
distributor of new English Neo Geo Home Cartridges (AES) since the release of
Metal Slug 3.
Geo CD # are serial numbers written on the Neo Geo CDs. Before adapting
country code numbers like NGH games (NGH#), English printed Neo Geo CD
games had an "E" after the number.
(commonly known as NGF): A very controversial company that took its name from
the Japanese fan magazine. Formed
by Dion Dakis and Chris Ray, two very big Neo Geo collectors.
Their business tactics and honesty have been challenged on more than
several occasions, including their release of KOF2k US. NGF and its
founders Dion and Chris are currently being sued by Playmore (the legal owner
of SNK's intellectual property rights) for multiple reasons. Here is the
original press release from
NGF products are considered counterfeit and frowned upon in the Neo Geo
Community. Avoid, avoid, avoid!
Neo Geo Home. NGH is used alternatively with AES in describing home
cartridge games. See AES.
Geo Home #: Numbers
designating the order of when a Neo Geo game was produced.
They are used on home carts (AES). All official Neo Geo games until recently included an NGH number.
By 1997, the three digit NGH# was followed by a fourth number representing the
country code. The NGH numbers do not always go in exact sequential order, leaving gaps
accounting for games never completed/produced.
Geo Pocket (released Oct.’98).
The original, Black & White Neo Geo Pocket that was
only released in Japan. SNK
release the NGPColor a year later.
Geo Pocket Color, the second and most popular portable
system by SNK. Debuted in 1999. It
could link with the Sega Dreamcast.
Somewhat relative term used to describe the condition of an item. As a
general rule, something called Near Mint should be only have a few
cosmetic problems. This is very important to collectors. See
Developer of Neo Geo games. Based in Japan.
First game was Sengoku 3 for the original SNK Corp (SNK's last official
title). Now a part of Playmore Corp. See Playmore.
Old Stock. Original items that were never sold. May
or may not have been opened.
fansite devoted to the KOF series on Neo Geo. Merged with Neo-Geo.com
briefly and unsuccessfully in early 2001 after its original server shut down.
Circuit Board. In terms of arcade games, a PCB refers to
the arcade board: the part that contains that game in an arcade machine (it looks
like large circuit board). The Neo Geo MVS is a PCB.
MVS-to-AES converter that allows home system owners to play cheaper MVS carts.
There is a debate on its reliability, here is one view.
Playmore Corporation. Official successor to SNK.
Originated in S. Korea, now located in Japan. Owns all intellectual
property rights held by the former company and develops and distributes games
for its Neo Geo systems as well as for other popular systems. It owns
Sun Amusement Corp. (Japan); Noise Factory (Developer); SNK NeoGeo USA Corp.
(USA); SNK NeoGeo H.K. Co., Ltd. (Hong Kong); SNK NeoGeo Korea Co. Ltd. (S.
Korea). Founded in 2001, the company changed its name to SNK-Playmore
after winning a lawsuit in Japan for the "SNK" title (Aruze attempted to hold
onto the SNK name within the Japanese market). By starting under the new
name "Playmore", the company was able to move back into the Japanese market
without immediately getting into a legal battle with the much larger company,
Message; can be sent in the forums.
game that originated from another system. If a game originated on one
video game system (i.e. Neo Geo), subsequent versions created for other
systems (i.e. SNES, Dreamcast) are considered ports.
Pro Controller was the second joystick released by SNK. It is not as big
as the original controller, and is shaped like a kidney bean. Some
players consider the design unwieldy.
that were either not released for a certain format or never officially
released for the Neo Geo on any format in any territory, but have, in some way
or other, been “rediscovered.”
Bout Fatal Fury (also: RBFFS, RBFF2)
connection that delivers video in three separate feeds (Red, Green,
Blue) for superior visual quality. Also known as Component Video.
You must have a special scart compatible monitor/television. SNK
produced an official RGB cable.
original MVS cartridge will contain ROM chips.
ROM stands for Read-Only
Memory. One of two basic types of memory. ROM contains only permanent
information put there by the manufacturer; information in ROM cannot be
altered, nor can the memory be dynamically allocated by the computer or its
operator. The ROM chips in an
original MVS game will be stamped by the game developer.
nickname for a video game file on computer.
ROMs are played on emulators.
Unless it is a homebrew, it is illegal to possess a ROM under any
circumstances (See Nintendo's excellent FAQ on the subject
here). The usage of the term has little
to do with the actual definition. See Emulator, homebrew, and ROM (1).
for the Neo Geo home system that adds the ability to use S-Video for S-Video
compatible Televisions. Superior
cartridge. Key component for conversion. See Conversion.
tag created by SNK USA in 1991. See Dog-Tag.
first MVS-specific cartridges cases created. It's website includes fan
created inserts. See MVS-Case.
SNK released the Neo Geo Silver System it included the Neo Geo AES system, one
old-style controller, no game, no memory card. It was not widely released
in the United States.
started producing these sturdier cases in 1995. Made of hard plastic, these clam-shell cases closed and were
‘locked-shut’ by a special flap. Other
than the clear plastic-insert cover, the case was a one-piece mold and fit
both the cartridge and manual inside. The
interior bears the marking “SNK” which can damage a manual if incorrectly
placed (rare, but confirmed occurrence).
Very slightly bigger than the already large old-style cases.
Neo Geo item that was completely created by SNK, either through in-house
manufacture or official licensing agreement.
NeoGeo H.K. Co., Ltd.
Handles Playmore affairs in Hong Kong. See Playmore.
NeoGeo Korea Co., Ltd.
Handles Playmore affairs in South Korea. See Playmore.
NeoGeo USA Corp.
Official Division of Playmore Corp. for North America based
in Orange, CA. Handles MVS distribution and promotion in North America.
Website founded by devoted SNK/Capcom fan Trieu.
Includes a forum.
The common abbreviation of SNK-Playmore, the successor
company to the original SNK. It was founded by executive from the former
SNK after their former company bankrupted under the ownership of Aruze.
Originally called "Playmore", the company was able to add "SNK" upon winning a
Japanese court case to wrest the name from Aruze.
Capcom dedicated site.
Shodown (also: SS2, SS3, SS4, SS-RPG [Role Playing Game])
Neo Geo carts that have the Neo Geo logo have stripes that go above the logo
on the spine and to the right of the logo on the front cover.
There was an idea by SNK to make the color of the stripe representative
of the game’s genre: Red for fighting games, blue for shooters, and green
for sports titles; but SNK never kept this uniform, and on many release simply
reverted to the red stripes. Thus,
nearly all official SNK produced carts were made with red stripes.
There have been attempts to “correct” inserts to match SNK’s
attempts by independent collectors and producers, but these are not authentic
SNK creations. There was never an official orange stripe.
Super Gun is a mini-arcade system, usually used for home use on a television
(like a home console system). Essentially, a Super Gun contains the
insides of a standard arcade videogame cabinet shoved into one neat little
box. There are several different "brand name" Super Guns out
there, including the MAS SuperNova, and the GW HGA (see separate listings).
People with technical expertise have created their own Super Guns.
Essentially it plugs in a JAMMA board and some controllers and gives the user
the ability to plug it into a TV. An
option for a person who wants the cheaper games via MVS, but does not want to
spring for a full-size cabinet. Also known as a 'JAMMA Test Rig.'
fully modded Neo Geo Home System. See Modding.
special home-system (Super Gun) by MAS Systems designed to play arcade boards on TVs.
Can be cumbersome. See
of Japan was a very popular Neo Geo seller out of Japan that offered great
selection, great prices, and notoriously odd communication.
Sadly, it is no longer in operation.
vs. Capcom. This was the version made by SNK. The
Capcom version of this match-up begins with Capcom (vs. SNK).
Korean made Home Cart system. Officially
licensed by SNK. Has “VIC”
written on the console. Much
lighter than the standard console.
stickers were designed to prevent a person from tampering with a game and then
returning it (originally designed for rental outlets and resellers like Game
Dude). They are placed on the
cartridge seams so that they leave very, very difficult to remove “void”
stickers on the cart if removed, voiding any warranty agreement.
These have been known to be a hassle to collectors and gamers alike.
They can be removed off of plastic with proper cleaners (like Goo Gone).
They cannot be removed from paper without severe damage.
Used by Game Dude (on cartridges and CD cases only) and NGF (on carts,
inserts, and manuals).
created as a Yahoo Club for sorting out disputes and flame wars, a version of
the War Room was also created on the Neo-Geo.com forums. This forum has
developed into its own, umm, unique community (for better or for worse)
that's only loosely related to the Neo Geo.
Heroes (also: WH2, WHJ [Jet], WHP [Perfect]).
selected pictures used on forums. Members can
select pictures from an existing gallery, or submit a small picture (64x64
pixels, .gif or .jpeg format) to the admin for uploading.
The Way" –common internet shorthand.
someone posts in a thread just to put it back at the top of the
forum. Not to be confused with Spam.
Sale” –common internet shorthand.
Trade” –common internet shorthand.
My Opinion” –common internet shorthand.
My Honest/Humble Opinion” –common internet shorthand.
My Ass Off” –common internet shorthand; has been
overdone as ROFLMAO “Rolling On Floor, Laughing My
Out Loud” –common internet shorthand.
visit and read a BBS or forum without registering or posting.
term for someone new to a hobby. Also known as noob or n00b.
Topic” –common internet shorthand.
post that adds nothing to a conversation other than to fill space. Spam
posts and spamming (the action of creating spam posts) are frowned upon
in internet BBS and forums. The name comes from the infamous meat-based
product made famous by such comedy groups as Monty Python.
The F—k” –common internet shorthand.