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SNK Neo-Geo Pocket
1998 - 5th generation system
The Neo Geo Pocket, also known as the NG Pocket, is a handheld game console developed by SNK. It was first released in Japan in 1998, and later in other regions such as Europe and North America. The Neo Geo Pocket was SNK's first handheld game console and competed against other handhelds such as the Game Boy and Game Gear. The Neo Geo Pocket featured a monochrome screen with a resolution of 160x152 pixels. It had a 16-bit CPU and 2KB of RAM. It also featured a built-in calendar, clock and alarm, and had a built-in microphone. The Neo Geo Pocket was also the first handheld game console to feature a color screen, which was released as a separate model called the Neo Geo Pocket Color. The Neo Geo Pocket featured a variety of games across different genres, such as fighting, sports, puzzle, and RPG. It also featured a number of games that were ported from SNK's Neo Geo arcade and home consoles. Some popular games for the Neo Geo Pocket include: SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium - A fighting game featuring characters from the SNK and Capcom universes. King of Fighters R-2 - A fighting game featuring characters from the King of Fighters series. Metal Slug: First Mission - A side-scrolling action game featuring characters from the Metal Slug series. Samurai Shodown! 2 - A fighting game featuring characters from the Samurai Shodown series.Puzzle Bobble Mini - A puzzle game featuring characters from the Puzzle Bobble series. Fatal Fury: First Contact - A fighting game featuring characters from the Fatal Fury series. The Last Blade: Beyond the Destiny - A fighting game featuring characters from the Last Blade series. Sonic the Hedgehog Pocket Adventure - A 2D side-scrolling action game featuring Sonic the Hedgehog. The Neo Geo Pocket was not as successful as its competitors, the Gameboy and Game Gear, and it was eventually discontinued in 1999. However, it was well received by critics and had a dedicated fanbase, it also had a good library of games.