Start a new game with the arcade-inspired SNK NEOGEO Mini International console

It's time to relive the arcade glory days. Just yesterday SNK announced that its NEOGEO Mini International (opens in new tab) game console will become available to pre-order in the US on September 12 — as in, today. Considering how popular retro consoles have been recently, there's a high likelihood this could sell out just like the others, so you may want to get your pre-order in (opens in new tab) quickly.

Based on the classic Neo Geo arcade cabinet from the 90s, this console will include 40 of SNK's greatest hits, including Fatal Fury, Art of Fighting, various Samurai Showdown titles, ten 'The King of the Fighters' games, and Metal Slug 1 and 2. Unlike the NES Classic (opens in new tab) and SNES Classic (opens in new tab) edition consoles from Nintendo, you won't even need to hook up this retro console to a TV as it features its own built-in 3.5-inch LCD display. There's also an HDMI port in case you do want to connect an HDMI cable (opens in new tab) to watch all the action via your television.

The console also features built-in stereo speakers, a headphone jack, joystick controller and the ability to save and load games without the need for an external memory card. If the joystick is a bit smaller than you can see yourself playing comfortably, you can also pick up a NEOGEO Mini Pad in white (opens in new tab) or black (opens in new tab). There's also a bundle available (opens in new tab) with the console and two controllers. Those are essential if you want to play two-player too. Considering the entire console is small enough to fit in your palm, I'm sure there are plenty of people who won't be playing with the built-in controls.

The SNK NEOGEO Mini International is now available for pre-order (opens in new tab) for $109.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab) and GameStop (opens in new tab).

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Alex Smith

Alex is a recent graduate from the University of North Florida with a background in sales and merchandising. When he’s not hunting down the next great deals to post on Thrifter, he can be found posting music on his Soundcloud page and working on his eBay business.

  • I find the idea awesome.... too bad I own about half these games physically.... on an actual neo-geo.
  • Man are you rich 🤣🤣🤣🤣
  • nope, just bought smart and at the right time
  • What is the game on the image?
  • that would be one of the Metal Slug games... Which one? no clue