Question #1
Q:
Hey, what the hell am I reading here?
A:
This is THE EXHAUSTIVE NEO GEO POCKET COLOR SOFTWARE FAQ.

Question #2
Q:
Who are you?
A:
I'll let you call me Sweater Fish Deluxe.

Question #3
Q:
What version number of the FAQ is this?
A:
I have no idea, but I completed this revision on July 23, 2003.

Question #4
Q:
Shouldn't you have like a title or something and a nice ASCII drawing at the top of your FAQ with all that basic info?
A:
No, I don't want none of that stuff.

Question #5
Q:
Well okay, but what if people want to contact you? Like to congratulate you on a FAQ well done or contribute some info or something? How will people know how to contact you?
A:
My e-mail address is opaopa@rattlebrian.com Information can also be posted to the Sector:NGP message board where I'll see it and maybe even add it to the FAQ someday.

Question #6
Q:
If people want to bug you about useless crap or tell you you're a moron, would they use the same e-mail address?
A:
No, in that case, my e-mail address is president@whitehouse.gov

Question #7
Q:
Alright, but aren't you at least gonna have a table of contents or something at the top? This is a pretty big FAQ and, to be perfectly blunt, it's not organized very well. A table of contents would help a lot.
A:
Yeah, alright. I can do that, I guess:
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Questions 1-6The introduction and contact information.
Question 7That's what you're reading right now. Duh!
Questions 9-14The legal rambling.
Question 16The NEO GEO POCKET B&W AND COLOR software list.
Questions 18-22On the NEOP catalog numbers and region suffixes.
Questions 23-24On the linking different versions of a game.
Questions 25-27On the B&W Neo Geo Pocket games.
Questions 28-34On the regions and some release irregularities.
Questions 35-38On the different linking features and details concerning the wireless link and Dreamcast link compatible games.
Questions 39-40On the Neo Geo Best Collection re-releases.
Questions 41-42On the pirate multicarts and the games they contain.
Questions 43-44On the various demo or promotional cartridges.
Questions 45-50On the unreleased or rumored games and those that saw name changes during development.
Questions 52-56On the homebrew development scene and its games, demos and apps.
Question 57The end?

Question #8
Q:
Nice, this is starting to look like a real FAQ now, but you know what you really need?
A:
No, why don't you tell me.

Question #9
Q:
A copyright section, man. You totally need a copyright section. That's what makes a FAQ a FAQ, it'd really put you over the top. So how about it?
A:
You mean like where I say stuff like blah blah blah is a registered trademark of bleh bleh bleh and all that?

I don't know...who the hell even owns the copyright on the Neo Geo Pocket stuff these days? Playmore? Aruze? Ya Mama? Sounds like a pain in the ass to me, how about I just say that everything belongs to whoever says it belongs to them? Good enough?

Question #10
Q:
Err...I guess. Doesn't sound very official, though.

Ooh, I know! You should also say stuff about how people aren't allowed to use or alter this FAQ and stuff.
A:
Why wouldn't I want people to use the FAQ? That's why I wrote it in the first place. So people could use it.

Question #11
Q:
No, no, I mean how like they're not supposed put it on their website or alter it without your permission.
A:
Oh, right...well actually, I don't care about that stuff. People can do it all if they want. I never understood the concept of intellectual property much. I mean, it's not like I created any of this info out of thin air, it all comes from somewhere else, from info and pics on the Internet or from the cartridges themselves or stuff like that. Besides, all truths fell from the lips of G-d before time and all lies are born of the Wicked One, that doesn't leave much for us humans to invent. Truly, there is nothing new under the sun.

Question #12
Q:
Wow, that's deep.

But you at least want people to credit you if they use your FAQ, right?
A:
Nah, it's not important. In fact, depending on what they use it for, maybe it'd be better if they didn't credit me.

Question #13
Q:
How about selling it? Can people sell or otherwise fiscally profit from your FAQ?
A:
Sure, whatever. Knock yourselves out, ya crazy running dog capitalists. The world is your oyster for now, but remember karma gonna get you in the end.

Question #14
Q:
So is there anything people *CAN'T* do with your FAQ?
A:
Yeah, they're not allowed to use it to make a square circle anything like that. I won't stand for that sort of behavior.

Question #15
Q:
Okay, I don't even know what we're talking about anymore. Maybe we should start the actual FAQ now, you think?
A:
Yeah, it's about time.

Question #16
Q:
Well then, first of all, can you list every released Neo Geo Pocket game in order of their catalog number and include various extraneous bits of information such as the developers and cartridge sizes?
A:
Yes, it just so happens I can:
NEOP#
Game Title
Color Support
Region
JP US EU 
Language
Linking
2P IR DC 
Genre
Megabits
Developer
0001King of Fighters: Round 1B&W Only
X*X
Dual
X    
Fighting16 MegsSNK
0002Neo Geo Cup '98B&W Only
X    
Dual
X    
Sports8 MegsSNK
0003(?)       
0004Melon-chan's Growth DiaryB&W Only
X    
Japanese
      
Simulation8 MegsADK
0005Master of ShogiB&W Only
X    
Japanese
X    
Board4 MegsADK
0006(?)       
0007Baseball StarsB&W Only
X*X
Dual
X    
Sports8 MegsSaurus
0008Samurai Spirits!/
  Samurai Shodown!
B&W Only*
X*X
Dual
X    
Fighting16 MegsSNK
0009Pocket TennisB&W Only
X*X
Dual
X    
Sports4 MegsYumekobo
0010Biomotor UnitronB&W & Color
X    
Japanese
X    
RPG8 MegsYumekobo
0011Fatal Fury: 1st ContactB&W & Color
XXX
Dual
X    
Fighting16 MegsSNK
0012Puzzle Tsunagete Pon!B&W Only
X    
Japanese
X    
Puzzle4 MegsYumekobo
0013(?)       
0014Neo Cherry MasterB&W Only
X    
Dual
      
Casino8 MegsDyna
0015Neo Dragon's WildB&W & Color
XXX
Dual
      
Casino8 MegsDyna
0016Neo Mystery BonusB&W & Color
XXX
Dual
      
Casino8 MegsDyna
0017Neo Derby ChampB&W & Color
X    
Japanese
X    
Simulation16 MegsDyna
0018Neo 21B&W & Color
X    
Dual
XX  
Casino8 MegsDyna
0019Neo BaccaratB&W & Color
X    
Dual
XX  
Casino8 MegsDyna
0020Puzzle Bobble Mini/
  Bust a Move Pocket*
B&W & Color
XXX
Dual
X    
Puzzle8 MegsTaito
0021Metal Slug: 1st MissionB&W & Color
XXX
Dual
X    
Arcade16 MegsSNK
0022Neo Geo Cup '98 Plus*B&W Only
  *X
Dual
X    
Sports8 MegsSNK
0023King of Fighters: Round 2B&W & Color
XXX
Dual
X  X
Fighting16 MegsSNK
0024Neo Cherry Master ColorB&W & Color
XXX
Dual
      
Casino8 MegsDyna
0025Baseball Stars ColorB&W & Color
XXX
Dual
X    
Sports8 MegsSaurus
0026Neo Poke Pro YakyuuB&W & Color
X    
Japanese
X    
Sports8 MegsADK
0027Master of Shogi ColorB&W & Color
X    
Japanese
X    
Board4 MegsADK
0028Pocket Tennis ColorB&W & Color
XXX
Dual
X    
Sports4 MegsYumekobo
0029Puzzle Tsunagete Pon! ColorB&W & Color
X    
Japanese
X    
Puzzle4 MegsYumekobo
0030Samurai Spirits! 2/
  Samurai Shodown! 2
B&W & Color
XXX
Dual
X    
Fighting16 MegsSNK
0031(Bust a Move Pocket)*B&W & Color
  X  
English
X    
Puzzle8 MegsTaito
0032Party MailB&W & Color
X    
Japanese
XX  
Variety8 MegsADK
0033Dokodemo MahjongB&W & Color
X    
Japanese
X    
Board4 MegsADK
0034(?)       
0035Big Tournament Golf/
  Neo Turf Masters
B&W & Color
XXX
Dual
X    
Sports16 MegsSNK
0036Dive Alert ~Burn~B&W & Color
X    
Japanese
XX  
Simulation16 MegsSacnoth
0037Dive Alert ~Rebecca~B&W & Color
X    
Japanese
XX  
Simulation16 MegsSacnoth
0038Crush RollerB&W & Color
XXX
Dual
X    
Arcade8 MegsADK
0039Neo Geo Cup '98 Plus ColorB&W & Color
XXX
Dual
X    
Sports8 MegsSNK
0040Shanghai MiniB&W & Color
XXX
Dual
X    
Board8 MegsActivision
0041Puyo Puyo 2/
  Puyo Pop
B&W & Color
XXX
Dual
X    
Puzzle8 MegsSega/Compile
0042(?)       
0043(?)       
0044Pocket Lover ~If~B&W & Color
X    
Japanese
      
Dating Sim16 MegsKid
0045Beast Buster '99/
  Dark Arms
B&W & Color
XXX
Dual
X    
Arcade16 MegsSNK
0046Pachinko Pocket ParlorB&W & Color
X    
Japanese
      
Casino8 MegsJapan Vistech
0047(?)       
0048Magical Drop PocketB&W & Color
X    
Japanese
X    
Puzzle8 MegsData East
0049Puzzle Tsunagete Pon! 2Color Only
X    
Japanese
X    
Puzzle8 MegsYumekobo
0050Kikouseiki UnitronColor Only
X    
Japanese
X    
RPG16 MegsYumekobo
0051Faselei!B&W & Color
X    
Japanese
X*  
Sim RPG16 MegsSacnoth
0052Pachislot HanabiB&W & Color
X    
Japanese
      
Casino4 MegsAruze
0053Biomotor UnitronB&W & Color
  XX
English
X    
RPG8 MegsYumekobo
0054Puzzle LinkB&W & Color
  XX
English
X    
Puzzle4 MegsYumekobo
0055PacmanB&W & Color
XXX
Dual
      
Arcade4 MegsNamco
0056Cardfighters' Clash
  SNK Supporters Edition
B&W & Color
X    
Japanese
XX  
Card Battle16 MegsSNK
0057Cardfighters' Clash
  Capcom Supporters Edition
B&W & Color
X    
Japanese
XX  
Card Battle16 MegsSNK
0058Magical Drop PocketB&W & Color
  XX
English
X    
Puzzle8 MegsData East
0059Sonic Pocket AdventureColor Only
  XX
English
X    
Platform16 MegsSega
0060Densha de GO! 2B&W & Color
X    
Japanese
      
Simulation32 MegsTaito
0061Metal Slug: 2nd MissionColor Only
XXX
Dual
      
Arcade32 MegsSNK
0062Mizuki Shigeru's
  Ghost Photo Gallery
Color Only
X    
Japanese
X    
Adventure16 MegsSNK
0063Mezase! Kanji OuColor Only
X    
Japanese
X    
Education16 MegsSNK
0064The Last BladeColor Only
X    
Japanese
X    
Fighting16 MegsSNK
0065SNK Gals FightersB&W & Color
X    
Japanese
X    
Fighting16 MegsYumekobo
0066Big Bang Pro WrestlingColor Only
X    
Dual
      
Sports16 MegsSNK
0067Cardfighters' Clash
  SNK Supporters Edition
B&W & Color
  XX
English
X    
Card Battle16 MegsSNK
0068Cardfighter's Clash
  Capcom Supporters Edition
B&W & Color
  XX
English
X    
Card Battle16 MegsSNK
0069SNK vs Capcom
  Match of the Millenium
Color Only
XXX
Dual
X  X
Fighting32 MegsSNK
0070Neo 21B&W & Color
  XX
English
X    
Casino8 MegsDyna
0071Dynamite SluggerColor Only
X  X
Dual
X    
Sports8 MegsADK
0072(?)       
0073Sonic Pocket AdventureColor Only
X    
Japanese
X    
Platform16 MegsSega
0074Pachislot AztecaColor Only
X    
Japanese
      
Casino4 MegsAruze
0075Cool Boarders PocketColor Only
X  X
Dual
      
Sports8 MegsUEP
0076Puzzle Link 2Color Only
  XX
English
X    
Puzzle8 MegsYumekobo
0077(?)       
0078Soreike! Hanafuda DojoColor Only
X    
Japanese
X    
Casino4 MegsDyna
0079Pocket ReversiColor Only
X    
Japanese
X    
Board8 MegsSuccess
0080CottonB&W & Color
X    
Japanese
      
Shooting8 MegsSuccess
0081Oekaki PuzzleColor Only
X    
Japanese
      
Puzzle4 MegsSuccess
0082Evolution ~Eternal Dungeon~B&W & Color*
X    
Japanese
X    
RPG16 MegsESP
0083Bikkuriman 2000 Viva!
  Pocket Festival!
Color Only
X    
Japanese
X  X
Variety8 MegsSega Toys
0084Pachislot Ward of LightsColor Only
X    
Japanese
      
Casino4 MegsAruze
0085Densetsu no Ogre BattleColor Only
X    
Japanese
X    
Sim RPG16 MegsQuest
0086(?)       
0087Memories Off ~Pure~Color Only
X    
Japanese
      
Dating Sim8 MegsKid
0088Dive Alert: Matt's VersionB&W & Color
  XX
English
X    
Simulation16 MegsSacnoth
0089Dive Alert: Becky's VersionB&W & Color
  XX
English
X    
Simulation16 MegsSacnoth
0090Faselei!B&W & Color
  *X
English
X    
Sim RPG16 MegsSacnoth
0091Koi Koi MahjongColor Only
X    
Japanese
X    
Board4 MegsVisco
0092King of Fighters:
  Battle de Paradise
Color Only
X    
Japanese
X  X
Board/Variety16 MegsSNK
0093SNK Gals FightersB&W & Color
  XX
English
X    
Fighting16 MegsYumekobo
0094Rockman Battle & FightersB&W & Color
X    
Japanese
X    
Fighting16 MegsCapcom
0095The Last BladeColor Only
  *X
English
X    
Fighting16 MegsSNK
0096Nige RonpaColor Only
X    
Japanese
X    
RPG16 MegsDennou Eizo
0097Ganbare Neo Poke-kun [WIP]Color Only
X    
Japanese
      
Variety16 MegsSNK
0098Neo BaccaratB&W & Color
    X
English
X    
Casino8 MegsDyna
0099Evolution: Eternal DungeonsB&W & Color*
    X
English
X    
RPG16 MegsESP
0100Cool Cool JamColor Only
X    
Japanese
X  X
Rhythm/RPG16 MegsSNK
0101(?)       
0102Pachislot Porcano 2Color Only
X    
Japanese
      
Casino8 MegsDyna
0103Delta WarpColor Only
X    
Dual
X    
Puzzle4 MegsIO Sys
0104Pocket ReversiColor Only
    X
English
X    
Board8 MegsSuccess
0105CottonB&W & Color
    X
English
      
Shooting8 MegsSuccess
0106Picture PuzzleColor Only
    X
English
      
Puzzle4 MegsSuccess
0107Pachislot Del Sol 2Color Only
X    
Japanese
      
Casino8 MegsAruze
0108Pachislot DekahelColor Only
X    
Japanese
      
Casino8 MegsAruze
0109Infinity CureB&W & Color
X    
Japanese
    X
Dating Sim8 MegsKid
0110Pachislot OhanabiColor Only
X    
Japanese
      
Casino8 MegsAruze
0111Super Real Mahjong
  Premium Collection
Color Only
X    
Japanese
X    
Board16 MegsSeta
0112Pachislot E-CupColor Only
X    
Japanese
      
Casino8 MegsAruze
0113(?)       
0114(?)       
0115(?)       
0116Cardfighters' Clash 2
  Expand Edition
Color Only
X    
Japanese
XXX
Card Battle16 MegsSNK

Question #17
Q:
Jeez, that's great. So that's every Neo Geo Pocket B&W or Color game ever released, right?
A:
Not quite. There's still a couple that I don't have all the details on. I'll list them here:
NEOP#
Game Title
Color Support
Region
JP US EU 
Language
Linking
2P IR DC 
Genre
Megabits
Developer
????Dokodemo MahjongB&W Only
X    
Japanese
X    
Board4 MegsADK
????Puzzle LinkB&W Only
  *X
English
X    
Puzzle4 MegsYumekobo
    
So, as you can see, these are the original B&W version of Dokodemo Mahjong and the English release of the B&W Puzzle Link. I've had a handful of confirmations that these two games do exist and, in fact, Dokodemo Mahjong B&W was listed on SNK-Japan's site, but frankly I'm beginning to doubt their existence since I've never seen them myself. SNK-Japan's site had many mistakes and it's possible that they never deleted the B&W page when the game shifted to Color at the last minute. Also, it should be pointed out that, for both games, the color versions (NEOP0054, NEOP0033) do not specify in the title that they are color the way the other color updated B&W games do (Thanks to Stifu for pointing this out). However, I'll keep them on the list for the time being.

Question #18
Q:
Okay then, but...wait a minute, I've seen other lists on the Internet that give totally different catalog numbers from the ones on this list. Is this some sort of screw up on your part?
A:
What you've seen probably aren't actually the catalog numbers. When a ROM dumping group such as Menace or Eurasia releases a Neo Geo Pocket ROM on the Internet, they give the ROM release a number, so the lists you've seen are most likely using those numbers. I didn't inlcude the ROM release numbers in this list because they're not really important to anybody but ROM collectors.

Question #19
Q:
Ah. Wait a minute, though...the catalog numbers given don't even match the numbers on my actual games. For instance, my copy of Match of the Millenium is NEOP00691, not NEOP0069. There's a 1 on the end, see? Are you sure you didn't screw up?
A:
I'm pretty sure. The extra 1 at the end indicates that your game is the North American release. All Neo Pocket games released in North America have catalog numbers ending in -1, for Japan the catalog numbers end in -0, the European/Asian releases have no suffix. Throughout this FAQ I will be referring to games with their simple 4-digit numbers, minus the North American or Japanese region suffix. All games with the same basic 4-digit catalog number are the same internally, only the packaging differs.

Question #20
Q:
Hmm, you know...I'm still not satisfied. I'm looking at my Gals Fighters cartridge and it says NEOP0095, not NEOP0093 as shown in the list. I really think you screwed up.
A:
Nah, SNK screwed up this time. Yep, they're famous for their typos and this is yet another one. The Euro/Asian Gals Fighters carts have NEOP0095 on them, but the case, manual and game ROM all agree that the real number is NEOP0093. NEOP0095 is Last Blade. (Thanks to Rockman Pocket|tekcoP namkcoR for this info.)

Question #21
Q:
What's the deal with the Bust a Move Pocket at 0031? Why does it have an '*'?
A:
Because Bust-a-Move Pocket (US) and Puzzle Bobble Mini (Europe) are both in English, SNK could not simply make the title screen depend on the language selection as they did with other dual-title dual-language games such as Neo Turf Masters/Big Tournament Golf. Instead, Bust-a-Move Pocket has a different game ROM from the Puzzle Bobble Mini released in Japan and Europe/Asia and so, it also has a different ROM header number. Bust-a-Move's header number is 0031 while Puzzle Bobble Mini's is 0020. Bust-a-Move still has the same release NEOP number of 0020 (with a -1 suffix since it's a North American release) on the packaging, however. This Bust-a-Move Pocket is the only game I know of whose header number differs from its catalog number.

Question #22
Q:
Neo Geo Cup '98 Plus B&W (NEOP0022)? Que el Fuck? I've never heard of that. I thought the B&W version was just Neo Geo Cup '98 (which is actually on you list at NEOP0002) and that the Plus version was the color version. What's going on here?
A:
Neo Geo Cup '98 (NEOP0002) is indeed B&W, but it was only released in Japan. For the game's release in Europe/Asia and North America, SNK made some refinements and renamed the game Neo Geo Cup '98 Plus (NEOP0022). A changed game means a new NEOP catalog number. The Color version, Neo Geo Cup '98 Plus Color (NEOP0039), released in all three regions, is identical to this latter version with the addition of Color-support and the two can even be linked, though the original (NEOP0002) can't be linked to either. (Thanks to Rockman Pocket|tekcoP namkcoR for this info, too.)

Question #23
Q:
Ah. Are there other B&W games that can be linked with their Color versions?
A:
Yeah, Master of Syougi (NEOP0005) is identical to Master of Syougi Color (NEOP0027) and they can be linked. Same for Baseball Stars (NEOP0007) and Baseball Stars Color (NEOP0025). Dokodemo Mahjong (NEOP00??) can probably be linked with Dokodemo Mahjong Color (NEOP0033), but I can't say for sure. All versions Puzzle Tsunagete Pon!/Puzzle Link can be linked regardless of color or language support.

Question #24
Q:
Can games from different regions usually link up?
A:
No, Puzzle Tsunagete Pon!/Puzzle Link B&W and Color (NEOP0011, NEOP00??, NEOP0029, NEOP0054) is the only one I know of that works. Of course, if a game is dual language, it can link up regardless of region since the internal game ROM is actually the same, but otherwise, no go.

Question #25
Q:
Why is there a little '*' under 'Supports' for Samurai Spirits! (NEOP0008)?
A:
Samurai Spirits!/Samurai Shodown! 1 is generally considered a NGP B&W game, but it actually supports a limited color palette when played in a Neo Geo Pocket Color.

Question #26
Q:
Cool, I didn't know that. Are there any other interesting things like this having to do with B&W and Color games?
A:
Funny you should ask, because yes there is. A number of the 'Color Only' games have a little something more than the usual warning screen when played on a B&W system.

SNK vs Capcom: Match of the Millennium (NEOP0069) displays various small tableaus involving Capcom and SNK characters discussing the fact that the game can't be played on a B&W system.

Delta Warp (NEOP0103) pretends to boot up to a A:\> prompt like a DOS machine and "boot" DELTAWARP.EXE (but fails, of course).

King of Fighters: Battle de Paradise (NEOP0092) has a special mini-game that is only playable on a B&W Neo Geo Pocket. The game is called Yo-Sa-Ku and was SNK's first game, originally released in Japanese arcades in 1979 and distributed by Sega. Battle de Paradise is otherwise not playable on a B&W system.

Cool Boarder Pocket (NEOP0075) has a normal "The soft is only for Neo Geo Pocket Color" screen, but pressing the Option button allows you to cycle through all the game's music tracks, so it functions as sort of a sound test.

Evolution: Eternal Dungeons (NEOP0082/0099) initially presents a screen saying, "For use by Neo Geo Pocket Color Only," but you can just press the A button to bypass that screen and start a game.

Question #27
Q:
That's wierd about Evolution (NEOP0082/0099), why would they do that?
A:
Probably because the game was never play-tested on a B&W system, so ESP doesn't want to guarantee that it will be fully playable with a greyscale screen. Neo Poke Pro Yakyuu also presents a screen warning something similar when you put it in a B&W system..

Question #28
Q:
What does the 'JP|US|EU' category in the list mean?
A:
That indicates which regions each games was released in. Japan, the U.S. (and Canada), or Europe (actually, both Europe and mainland Asia).

Question #29
Q:
Why do you combine Europe and Asia? Aren't those two entirely different continents?
A:
Actually, no. Geographically speaking, Europe and Asia are the same continent.

Question #30
Q:
Yeah, okay, but commercially speaking, they're separate. So, why do you combine them?
A:
For whatever reason, SNK did not distinguish between their games released in Europe and those released in mainland Asia (Hong Kong, Singapore, possibly Taiwan and Korea; basically anywhere in Asia that the games were distributed except Japan). For both regions the catalog numbers lack any suffix, the packaging is usually the same and the same games were released in each region. So, they really have to be considered the same region for the purposes of this list.

Question #31
Q:
But my copy of Crush Roller (NEOP0038) that I got from Europe came with instruction manuals in Italian and German in addition to the English language manual, and the blurb on the back of the box is in all three languages, as well. Certainly this packaging was only for Europe, SNK didn't release games in Hong Kong with Italian instruction manuals, did they?
A:
No, you're right, the multi-language packaging was only for Europe. However, only the first batch of games were released with the three-language packaging in Europe and the games' catalog numbers are still the same as the Asian releases, so I consider them the same region.

Below is a list of games released with German/Italian/English packaging. This same list of games was also apparently released with French/Spanish/(and English?) packaging in France and Spain (and possibly Portugal). Furthermore, these are probably more or less the same games that were released with the original clamshell cases in the US market:
NEOP#
Game Title
Color Support
Language
Linking
2P IR DC 
Genre
Megabits
Developer
0011Fatal Fury: 1st ContactB&W & ColorDual
X    
Fighting16 MegsSNK
0015Neo Dragon's WildB&W & ColorDual
      
Casino8 MegsDyna
0016Neo Mystery BonusB&W & ColorDual
      
Casino8 MegsDyna
0020Puzzle Bobble Mini/
  Bust a Move Pocket
B&W & ColorDual
X    
Puzzle8 MegsTaito
0021Metal Slug: 1st MissionB&W & ColorDual
X    
Arcade16 MegsSNK
0023King of Fighters: Round 2B&W & ColorDual
X  X
Fighting16 MegsSNK
0024Neo Cherry Master ColorB&W & ColorDual
      
Casino8 MegsDyna
0025Basball Stars ColorB&W & ColorDual
X    
Sports8 MegsSaurus
0028Pocket Tennis ColorB&W & ColorDual
X    
Sports4 MegsYumekobo
0030Samurai Shodown! 2B&W & ColorDual
X    
Fighting16 MegsSNK
0035Neo Turf MastersB&W & ColorDual
X    
Sports16 MegsSNK
0038Crush RollerB&W & ColorDual
X    
Arcade8 MegsADK
0039Neo Geo Cup '98 Plus ColorB&W & ColorDual
X    
Sports8 MegsSNK
    
There may be one or two more games with the European packaging or one or two fewer with the US clamshell cases (particularly Dyna's casino games, I think), but this list should give general approximation. I haven't actually seen all the packaging variants for all these games, I only know that both practices stopped in August or September 1999 or so. And actually the Japanese clamshells disappeared shortly after this, too, so SNK clearly must have been feeling a need to cut costs on the Neo Geo Pocket at that time.

If you can confirm or correct any of this info or let me know about other games that should be on the list, please contact me at opaopa@rattlebrain.com

Question #32
Q:
I see that many of the Neo Geo Pocket B&W games such as King of Fighters R-1 (NEOP0001) are listed as having been released in Europe/Asia. I thought the black&white games were only released in Japan.
A:
No, they also exist in English packaging minus the -0 Japanese region suffix, but I'm not sure how they were actually distributed. While they might have been available via mail-order through SNK's European websites, it's probably more likely that they were only actually not directly distributed by SNK in Europe, only in Asia and that the copies in Europe were imported by various shops.

Question #33
Q:
And what about Neo Geo Pocket B&W games in North America? You only have a '*' under the region for those, what's that mean?
A:
Well, the black&white games were definitely officially distributed by SNK in the US, but there was actually no difference between the copies sold in the US and those sold in mainland Asia (or Europe), both lacked any region suffix. So, these are, strictly speaking, actually Euro/Asian versions.

Question #34
Q:
What about Faselei! (NEOP0090) and Last Blade (NEOP0095)? Why do they have an '*' under 'US'? I know those weren't released in North America.
A:
Well no, they weren't officially released, but beginning in early 2003 wholesale game distributors started turning up with US copies of them. These copies are only loose cartridges, but they do have the ESRB rating and -1 suffix clearly making them US versions. SNK may have produced boxes for these at least in prototype form since a few have been seen floating around, but they don't seem to have ever been put together with the carts and there probably wasn't any manuals produced. Dynamite Slugger also may have been produced, but as of this writing, it hasn't turned up.

Question #35
Q:
What does the 'Linking' category represent and what do '2P|IR|DC' mean?
A:
That category specifies what sort of linking the game supports; the standard two-player link cable, the wireless infra-red link or the Dreamcast link, respectively.

Question #36
Q:
Ah, okay. So what's the '*' under the 'IR' category for the Japanese release of Faselei! (NEOP0051) mean? Faselei! doesn't support the wireless link, does it?
A:
I don't think it does, however SNK's site claimed that it did and I've been unable to confirm it one way or the other.

Question #37
Q:
And Cardfighters' Clash 2 (NEOP0116)? That one supports wireless linking, too?
A:
Cardfighters's Clash 2 (NEOP0116) has an '*' under the 'IR' category because while it supports the wireless link, it doesn't actually use it for multiplayer gameplay. Once you've played through the story mode, the "Dowsing" option opens up which allows you to use the wireless linker to "dowse" the air for cards. This feature uses a certain algorithm combined with the ambient IR waves it picks up and awards you a certain card based on the result.

Question #38
Q:
So, what Dreamcast games do the various Neo Geo Pocket games link with?
A:
Okay, here's the list with the info I have (if you can fill in any info, please e-mail me at opaopa@rattlebrain.com):
NEOP#
Neo Pocket Game Title
Linking Direction
Dreamcast Game Title
0023King of Fighters: Round 2
<---->
King of Fighters: Dream Match '99
Unlock special moves in KoF:R-2 and the image gallery in Dream Match '99.
0069SNK vs Capcom
  Match of the Millenium
<-----
King of Fighters: Dream Match '99
Send character ability points to Match of the Millenium as Olympic mode points.
0069SNK vs Capcom
  Match of the Millenium
----->
Capcom vs SNK
Send Olympic mode points to Capcom vs SNK that can be used to unlock hidden characters, etc.
0069King of Fighters
  Battle de Paradise
<---->
King of Fighters: Evolution
  (Japanese version only)
Unlock new boards in Battle de Paradise and level up strikers in Evolution.
0083Bikkuriman 2000 Viva!
  Pocket Festival!
???
Bikkuriman 2000 Viva! Festival!
No idea. I've never tried it.
0100Cool Cool Jam
<---->
Cool Cool Toon
Exchange J-points between games for purchasing new outfits or items.
0109Infinity Cure
???
Never 7 ~The End of Infinity~
No idea. I've never tried it.
0116Cardfighters' Clash 2
  Expand Edition
----->
Capcom vs SNK 2
Completely unlock all characters and items in Capcom vs SNK 2.
    
Then, just to clear up any confusions, here's some games that you may have heard supported the Dreamcast link cable or may have expected to or hoped would, but absolutely don't:
NEOP#
Neo Pocket Game Title
Doesn't Link With
Dreamcast Game Title
0075Cool Boarders Pocket
X
Cool Boarders Burrn
A link feature was planned early on, but didn't make it into the final version.
0082/
  0099
Evolution: Eternal Dungeons
X
Evolution 2: Far Off Promise
Doesn't link to the first Dreamcast Evolution game, either, for that matter.
0087Memories Off ~Pure~
X
Memories Off 2nd
It's Infinity Cure and Never 7 (also love sims from Kid) that have the link feature.
0105Cotton
X
Rainbow Cotton
Doesn't link, that is all.
0097Ganbare Neo Poke-kun [WIP]
X
RoomMania #203
Heheh...wouldn't it be cool, though.

Question #39
Q:
What's the deal with these SNK Best Collection releases I've heard about?
A:
The SNK Best Collection was like a greatest hits series of re-releases for the Neo Geo Pocket. They were released in three groups during the second half of 2000. The re-released games games had the same catalog numbers as the original versions (with a -7 suffix added), so they're not specified on the main soft list, but I'll list them here:
NEOP#
Game Title
Color Support
Language
Linking
2P IR DC 
Genre
Megabits
Developer
SNK Best Collection - 1st Group
0011Fatal Fury: 1st ContactB&W & ColorDual
X    
Fighting16 MegsSNK
0021Metal Slug: 1st MissionB&W & ColorDual
X    
Arcade16 MegsSNK
0030Samurai Shodown! 2B&W & ColorDual
X    
Fighting16 MegsSNK
SNK Best Collection - 2nd Group
0056Cardfighters' Clash
  SNK Supporters Edition
B&W & ColorJapanese
XX  
Card Battle16 MegsSNK
0057Cardfighters' Clash
  Capcom Supporters Edition
B&W & ColorJapanese
XX  
Card Battle16 MegsSNK
SNK Best Collection - 3rd Group
0061Metal Slug: 2nd MissionColor OnlyDual
      
Arcade32 MegsSNK
0064The Last BladeColor OnlyJapanese
X    
Fighting16 MegsSNK
0065SNK Gals FightersB&W & ColorJapanese
X    
Fighting16 MegsYumekobo
0069SNK vs Capcom
  Match of the Millenium
Color OnlyDual
X  X
Fighting32 MegsSNK

Question #40
Q:
Is it true that the Best Collection releases came in clamshell cases?
A:
Yeah, apparently. It's most likely that to save some money SNK (by this time under the Aruze banner) simply recycled the clamshell cases that had been sent back to them when their foreign operations closed down and they recalled their unsold product from the Asian, European and North American markets. However, the cases may have also simply been leftover unused units.

Question #41
Q:
What about these pirate multicarts that I've seen around? What games do they have on them?
A:
Here's lists the ones I know of (thanks to D-Lite for info on the 4-in-1s and 5-in-1s):
No.
Menu Title
=
NEOP#
Game Title
4-in-1 multicart (#1)
1.Sonic=0059Sonic Pocket Adventure
2.Neogeocup 98=0039Neo Geo Cup '98 Plus Color
3.Puzzle Bobble=0020Puzzle Bobble Mini
4.Pacman=0055Pacman
4-in-1 multicart (#2)
1.Gals Fighters=0065SNK Gals Fighters
2.Neogeocup 98=0039Neo Geo Cup '98 Plus Color
3.Puzzle Bobble=0020Puzzle Bobble Mini
4.Pacman=0055Pacman
5-in-1 multicart (#1)
1.Moon Knight=0064The Last Blade
2.Puzzle Bobble=0020Puzzle Bobble Mini
3.Mahjong=0033Dokodemo Mahjong
4.Puzzle Link=0029Puzzle Tsunagete Pon! Color
5.Pacman=0055Pacman
5-in-1 multicart (#2)
1.Metal Slug 1=0021Metal Slug: 1st Mission
2.Puzzle Bobble=0020Puzzle Bobble Mini
3.Mahjong=0033Dokodemo Mahjong
4.Puzzle Link=0029Puzzle Tsunagete Pon! Color
5.Pacman=0055Pacman
5-in-1 multicart (#3)
1.Gals Fighters=0065SNK Gals Fighters
2.Neogeocup 98=0039Neo Geo Cup '98 Plus Color
3.Pocket Tennis=0028Pocket Tennis Color
4.Puzzle Link=0029Puzzle Tsunagete Pon! Color
5.Pacman=0055Pacman
Super 9-in-1 (NGP-001)
1.Metal Slug 2=0061Metal Slug: 2nd Mission
2.SNK vs Capcom=0069SNK vs Capcom
  Match of the Millenium
3.Moon Swordsman=0064The Last Blade
4.Puzzle Bobble=0020Puzzle Bobble Mini
5.Cotton=0080Cotton
6.Cool Boarders=0075Cool Boarders Pocket
7.Sonic=0059Sonic Pocket Adventure
8.Pacman=0055Pacman
9.Pocket Tennis=0028Pocket Tennis Color
Super 12-in-1 (NGP-002)
1.Metal Slug 2=0061Metal Slug: 2nd Mission
2.SNK vs Capcom=0069SNK vs Capcom
  Match of the Millenium
3.Sonic=0059Sonic Pocket Adventure
4.Neo Geo Cup 98=0039Neo Geo Cup '98 Plus Color
5.Crush Roll=0038Crush Roller
6.Othello=0079Pocket Reversi
7.Pocket Tennis=0028Pocket Tennis Color
8.Puzzle Link=0029Puzzle Tsunagete Pon! Color
9.Pacman=0055Pacman
10.Mahjong=0033Dokodemo Mahjong
11.Proffesional Baseball=0026Neo Poke Pro Yakyuu
12.Shanghai=0040Shanghai Mini

Question #42
Q:
Is that all the pirate mulitcarts there are? I'm pretty sure I've heard of others.
A:
I don't really know. There could certainly be more of the 4-in-1s or 5-in-1s (these seem to be all from the same manufacturer), but who knows? I've also heard of a 6-in-1, but I'm not sure about that.

If anyone has any other pirate carts not on my list, please send me an e-mail at opaopa@rattlebrain.com with the info.

Question #43
Q:
Oh, what about those demo carts? What's the deal with those?
A:
Well, they were demonstration cartridges that SNK sent to various Akihabara, etc. shops in Japan for play in demo machines. Except for the Melon-chan's Growth Diary/King of Fighters:Round 1 demo (which was the first Neo Geo Pocket demo and came in a clamshell box with a two-color insert), I'm pretty sure they are all loose cartridges.

Here is a list of all the Japanese demo carts that I know of including some details I know about them:
Game Title
Notes
Big Tournament Golf-full version playable
Biomotor Unitron-full version playable
-start out with more arms and ore in inventory
Cardfighters' Clash-first CFC demo cart
-non-playable running demo
Cardfighters' Clash
  SNK Supporters Version
-second CFC demo cart
-full version playable
Delta Warp-??? demo levels playable
-levels not present in final version?
Densha de GO! 2-full version playable
Fatal Fury: First Contact...
King of Fighters: Round 1-one match with ??? playable
-on a single cart with Melon-chan
King Of Fighters: Round 2-first KoF:R2 demo cart
-one round playable with Iori, Leona or ???
King of Fighters: Round 2-second KoF:R2 demo cart
-limited play in story, making and sparring modes
Magical Drop Pocket...
Melon-chan's Growth Diary-full version playable?
-on a single cart with KoF:R1
Metal Slug: 1st Mission...
Metal Slug 2nd Mission-only one level playable
Neo Cherry Master Color-full version playable
Pac-man-full version playable
Puzzle Bobble Mini-full version playable
Rockman Battle & Fighters...
Samurai Spirits!-full version playable
-no color support, plays in black and green
SNK Gals Fighters...
SNK vs Capcom:
  Match of the Millenium
-one battle in tournament mode playable
-Target 9 or Ghost Trick in olympic mode playable
Sonic Pocket Adventure-first level and bonus round playable
Bikkuriman 2000 Viva!
  Pocket Festival!
...

Question #44
Q:
So, all the demo carts were Japanese then? None released in the US or Europe?
A:
Yeah, as far as I know that's right. However there were two cartridges on display at SNK's booth during E3 2000 that could be considered demo carts. They were an English version of Cool Cool Jam that constisted of just an introduction to the various characters and gameplay concepts and a complete beta version of Wrestling Madness (a.k.a. Big Bang Pro Wrestling). At least the Cool Cool Jam cart and possibly the Wrestling madness one, as well, were stolen from the booth and both are now avaialable online as ROMs, though the carts themselves have not surfaced since shortly after E3.

I don't know of any European or mainland Asian Neo Geo Pocket demo carts at all. I doubt there were any.

Question #45
Q:
Well then, if that covers all the commercially released games, what about the Neo Geo Pocket games that never got released?
A:
There were quite a few unreleased games, though of course we can't say how far any of them ever actually got in the development process. A certain number must have maid it at least far enough to be assigned NEOP catalog numbers as this is the best explanation for the empty slots in the list (NEOP0034, NEOP0077, etc.). We can even fairly reasonably assume that NEOP0113, NEOP0114 and NEOP0115 represent the final three games announced by Aruze in 2001 which were lost in the flurry of bankrupcies and lawsuits that took began shortly afterwards.

In any case, here is a list compiled of all the games which were officially announced either by SNK, by Aruze after SNK's demise or--in the case of Towers--by Tele-Games on their own:
Game Title
Announced
Cancelled
Genre
Developer
Notes
Battle Royal02/03/199906/17/1999SimulationADKpossibly became Faselei!
wireless link
Connected Blast Slot Puzzle03/22/2001???PuzzleAruze 
Digital Primate???03/31/2000RPGSNKpossibly became Ganbare
Don-chan's Casino Nights03/22/2001???CasinoAruze 
Famista Baseball01/??/199903/26/1999SportsNamco 
Graduation Photograph02/03/199906/17/1999DatingADKwireless link
High School Baseball???04/16/1999SportsADK 
Hyper Girls Mahjong02/03/199904/16/1999BoardADKwireless link
Ikari Warriors: The Return11/19/199901/07/2000ActionSNK 
King of Fighters: Round 309/22/199908/30/2000FightingSNK 
King of Pachinko??????CasinoBoss Comm. 
Magician Lord09/22/199906/15/2000ActionSNK 
Melon-chan's Growth Diary 202/03/199906/17/1999SimulationSNKwireless link
Mortal Kombat???06/17/1999FightingMidway 
NBA Hangtime???09/22/1999SportsAtari Games 
Neo Poke Bass Fishing02/03/199906/17/1999SportsADKa.k.a. Pocket Fishing
wireless link
Neo Poke block game06/17/199908/26/1999PuzzleSNKworking title
NFL Blitz???09/22/1999SportsAtari Games 
Pachinko Pocket Parlor 203/26/199905/20/2000CasinoJapan Vistech 
Pachislot Thunder-V02/22/199909/22/1999CasinoAruze 
Pachislot Zero Kichi02/22/199909/22/1999CasinoAruze 
Pachislot 9th title03/22/2001???CasinoAruzeworking title
Popeye & Betty Cartoon Ride03/26/199903/16/2000PlatformJapan Vistech 
Puzzloop03/26/199906/17/1999PuzzleMitchell 
SNK character race game03/31/200008/30/2000RacingITLworking title
Soccer datatbase sim game03/26/199909/22/1999SportsJapan Vistechworking title
Super Producers??????SimulationHudsonDreamcast link
Taisen Billiard Breakshot02/03/199906/17/1999SportsADKwireless link
Tournament Pro Wrestling09/22/199901/07/2000SportsYumekobo 
Towers: Lord Baniff's Deceit10/??/1999???RPGJV Enterprisesannounced by Tele-Games
Windjammers??????SportsData Easta.k.a. Flying Power Disc
World Heroes Pocket???06/17/1999FightingADK 

Question #46
Q:
Interesting. I see that that you have just '???' listed in the 'Announced' category for a lot of those games, why is that?
A:
Those games (with the exception of King of Pachinko, I believe) were all announced during the Neo Geo Pocket B&W period in 1998 before SNK was keeping records, so it's hard to say when exactly they were announced. Windjammers was both announced and cancelled before 1999, so I have no dates for it.

Question #47
Q:
What does it mean when you say 'possibly became XXX' in the 'Notes' section there?
A:
This is just some speculation on my part that the game may not have been actually cancelled, but simply received and name change. This speculation is based mostly on similarity of game type and the fact that the new game appeared on SNK's lists just shortly after the first disappeared. However, note that in both cases the developer is different; while this wouldn't be too strange considering the small closely related group of development houses involved with SNK, it's enough to make me unsure.

Question #48
Q:
Aren't there some other unreleased games? Like Match of the Millenium 2 or Tekken? I'm sure I've heard about these.
A:
Yeah, there was a bunch more games that there were many rumors about even though they were never officially announced:
Game Title
Genre
Developer
Notes
Arc the Lad 2RPGSony CE 
Army MenAction3DOmost likely speculation
ChuChu RocketPuzzleSega 
IQ: Intelligent QubesPuzzleSony CE 
Match of the Millenium 2FightingSNKnever officially announced
Metal Slug: 3rd MissionActionSNKnever officially announced
NBA JamSportsAtari Gameswas actually NBA Hangtime
OutrunRacingSega 
PopolocroisSimulationSony CE 
Sakura TaisenSim RPGSega/Red 
Sakura Taisen ColumnsPuzzleSega/Red&nsbp
ShenmueAdventureSegaadmitted hoax
TekkenFightingNamcomost likely speculation
TetrisPuzzleBullet-Proof 

Question #49
Q:
Ah, right. How likely was it that these games were actually in development?
A:
Well, it varies a lot. From Shenmue (which was admitted to have been a hoax) or Tekken (which was almost certainly just a rumor based on the fact that Namco had signed on as a developer) to the games from Sega or Sony (which were quite possibly under consideration and were reported on a number of reputable sites, both companies were indeed SNK licensees). Match of the Millenium 2 was even confirmed to have been in the works by a former SNK employee after the fact.

Question #50
Q:
Wait a minute...aren't there still some more cancelled games? I swear I've heard of some others...like Passive Sonar or something?
A:
Right, as I mentioned above, a number of games were renamed during their development process. THis includes Passive Sonar and some others, here they are:
Development Title
Release Title
NEOP#
Biomotor Unitron 2Kikouseiki Unitron0050
King of Fighters AdventureKoF: Battle de Paradise0092
The Major LeagueNeo Poke Pro Yakyuu0026
Passive SonarDive Alert0036, etc.
Soul Avenger JetNige Ronpa0096
World League Baseball 2000Dynamite Slugger0071
Wrestling MadnessBig Bang Pro Wrestling0066

Question #51
Q:
So, that's it then, right? That's all the Neo Geo Pocket games.
A:
Of course not. You can't forget the homebrew development scene which has kept many a Neo Pocket fan in new software for years now.

Question #52
Q:
Ooh, homebrew you say? What homebrew games are there for the Neo Geo Pocket?
A:
Here are all the homebrew games, demos and apps I know of that run on the Neo Geo Pocket (the list does not include Neo Geo Pocket-related apps for the PC):
Game/Demo Title
Category
Genre
Release
Progress
Games by Chris Ahchay (website link)
Barbarian InvadersFull GameArcadev1.01Completed
JoustGame DemoArcadeRev.2Continuing
Juno FirstFull GameShooterRev.1?Completed?
Mr. DoFull GameArcadeRev.2Discontinued?
(Qix)---Arcade---Unreleased
Same GameFull GamePuzzleRev.1Continuing
Tank FighterGame DemoSimulationRev.2Discontinued?
Games by Roger Bacon (website link)
(Arkanoid)---Arcade---Unreleased
Jumpy!Full GamePlatformRev.3Completed
Lights!Full GamePuzzleRev.1Completed
NeoCentipedeFull GameArcadeRev.2Completed
StarfieldTech Demo---Rev.1Completed
Games by Jim Bagley (website link)
AsteroidsFull GameArcadeRev.1Completed
SpaciesFull GameArcadeRev.2Completed
Games by Toby Carvan (no website)
TPaintApplicationDrawingRev.1Completed
Games by Darek Davis (website link)
CheckersTech Demo---Rev.1Continuing?
Town SquareTech Demo---Rev.1Continuing?
Games by Dark Fader (website link)
PacmanFull GameArcadeRev.1Completed
SquallTech Demo---Rev.1Completed
Games by Lindon Dodd (website link)
Manic MinerFull GamePlatformv1.0Discontinued
Games by Roger Dupond (website link)
1st Step to 3D: Lines,
  Triangles & Points
Tech Demo---Rev.1Completed
2nd Step to 3D: Cube
  Pyramid & Sphere
Tech Demo---Rev.1Completed
3rd Step to 3D:
  Complex Models
Tech Demo---Rev.1Completed
4th Step to 3D:
  Full Features
Tech Demo---Rev.1Completed
ColumnsFull GamePuzzleRev.2Completed
DynamateFull GamePuzzlev1.1Completed
MOD PlayerApplicationAudiov1.0Completed
Movie PlayerApplicationVideoRev.2Completed?
Puzzle GemsFull GamePuzzlev1.1Completed?
PocketRaceFull GameRacingv0.03Continuing?
SOD ChessFull GameBoardv1.1.0Discontinued?
WAV PlayerApplicationAudioRev.1Completed
SlideshowApplicationImageRev.3Completed
Games by Jeff Frohwein (website link)
Hello World!Tech Demo---Rev.1Completed
Games by Judge (no website)
CPU TestApplicationTestRev.1Completed
Hardware TestApplicationTestRev.1Completed
Games by Loic Julien (no website)
BarbarianGame DemoFightingRev.2Continuing?
Shufflepuck CafeFull GameSports?Rev.2Completed?
Games by Mike Kasprzak (website link)
Syko*WarGame DemoPlatformRev.1Discontinued
Games by Ivan Mackintosh (website link)
BlocksFull GamePuzzleRev.1Completed
Diamond Run*Full GameArcadeRev.3Completed
DodgerFull GameArcadeRev.1Completed
FreecellFull GameBoardRev.1Completed
(Jetpac)---Aracde---Unreleased
MinesFull GamePuzzleRev.2Completed
NGPC PlayerApplicationAudioRev.1Completed?
SFX MakerApplicationAudioRev.1Completed
SnakeFull GameArcadev1.2Completed
ThievesFull GameBoardRev.2Completed
Games by Metafox (website link)
The Adventures
  of Gus and Rob
Game DemoAdventureRev.2Continuing
(Pengo)---Arcade---Unreleased
Games by N!k (no website)
neo-neo!Tech Demo---v1.1Completed
Games by Steve Robb (website link)
(Dizzy Pocket)---Platform---Unreleased
(Fuztris)---Puzzle---Unreleased
HiColourTech Demo---Rev.1Completed
(Plink!)---Pong---Unreleased
(Uridium)---Shooter---Unreleased
Games by Jeff Siebold (no website)
MazeFull GameArcadev1.04Completed
Mersenne TwisterTech Demo---Rev.1Completed
Games by Thomasz Slanina (no website)
InvaderFull GameArcadeRev.1Completed
Simple FractalTech Demo---v1.1Completed
Games by unknown authors (???)
Chaos89Tech Demo---Rev.1Completed

Question #53
Q:
Say, that's stupendous! Ho did people write these games? And how can I play them?
A:
All the homebrew Neo Geo Pocket stuff has been written from the ground up in C or Assembly using free and homebrew tools by these great programmers in their spare time. I think they've produced some very impressive games. You can find some of the needed tools, tutorials and more information on the various coders' sites, particularly Ivan Mackintosh's and Jeff Frowhein's.

As for playing the homebrew games, there are a number of Neo Geo Pocket emulators around that do the job, but for the real proper experience, you'll need to find a Pocket Linker and flash cart (in 16 or 32Mb) made by Bung! This will allow you to write the game from your PC to a special cart for play on an actual Neo Geo Pocket system.

Question #54
Q:
Super. I had no idea there wewre so many homebrew games for the system, but what's the difference between a 'Full Game' and a 'Game Demo'?
A:
Well, that's my own judgement call based on how playable I feel the game is. The 'Completed' or 'Discontinued' notes under 'Progress' category is also a judgement call, they really describe the same thing if you think about it. Again, it's just a matter of how playable the game or demo is.

Question #55
Q:
And the 'Release' category here, what does that mean?
A:
That's just to indicate how many versions of the program the author has released and which one is the most current as of this writing (July 23, 2003). Notice the question marks; it's not always totally clear how many releases there have been since the old ones get removed and forgotten usually.

Question #56
Q:
What about the games the games that say 'Unreleased'? What's the deal with them?
A:
For one reason or another and author might announce that he's working on a game, even release a screenshot or two, but never get it to a playable state where it can be released. Some of these games that I have marked as 'Unreleased' are still in development and will hopefully de released someday, but I'm afraid many of them--some of the most impressive ones, too--will probably never be finished or released. I suppose is SNK, ADK, etc are allowed to do it, so are the homebrew coders.

Question #57
Q:
Wow, so are we at the end of the FAQ now? No more info in you?
A:
I think there may be some more info in me, actually, but you've got to ask the question first...this is supposed to be a Frequently Asked Question list, afterall. I can't just make up questions, you know, that wouldn't be right at all. It would be false advertising, wouldn't it.

So, if you have a question you want to ask, go ahead and I'll try to answer it....
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