Neo Geo CD System

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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 late 90s.