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Old 01-20-2005, 07:48 PM   #1
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Best Neo-Geo system

I've been thinking about buying one, and I can't afford an AES so it's probably going to be the cd system. That said, there are still I think 3 models( top-loader, front-loader, cdz).

But I wanted to ask which system any of the forum members have and how much they like it, which they recommend. Right now the one I'm considering buying is the cdz.

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Old 01-20-2005, 08:46 PM   #2
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I don't know which one is which, but go for the one with the 2x drive (I think that's as fast as it gets). The loading time will still be awful, though. Lots to load!
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Old 01-21-2005, 08:50 AM   #3
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cartridge system or NOTHING
how long could this really go on?
some things need testing...
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Old 01-21-2005, 10:02 AM   #4
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The load time for ANY of the Neo CD's are horrendous. While the CDZ will get you there a little faster they are notoriously fragile and often end up having problems much quicker than the other Neo CD model. While some of the older games have load times in the area of 15-20 seconds, the newer games have load times close to 40-50 seconds, and for fighting games that will put you to sleep after about 2 matches. Also, the newer games were never released on CD format (KOF only goes to 99, no Garou, etc.)

Your best bet is probably to get an MVS set up. While the initial cost might be a little high $300-$400, MVS games can be found dirt cheap, at least when compared to their AES counterpart.
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Old 01-21-2005, 07:39 PM   #5
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O.K. I've been reading some more about the cd systems. People are saying the drive in the cdz won't last 3 years, and thats not even considering I'd be buying a used system most likely. What is the deal, were the cd systems just made with cheap parts? Do you think the parts used were cheaper then say, a playstation?
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Old 01-23-2005, 11:45 PM   #6
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you should get the AES system. i certainly am.
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Old 02-12-2005, 12:00 AM   #7
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I once remember I saw a Neo Geo system(art of fighting 1) in action, I cannot believe how large the characters(sprite) are! Not to mention the sound and speech effect!! Really blew me away!! The price of that system also blew me away!! :yikes:
Whooaa how I wish I got a Neo Geo cart system with Art of Fighting 1 & 2.. nostalgia effect..
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Old 02-23-2005, 06:57 PM   #8
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Thing is AES is too expensive and the cd units are the only way to play the real thing for fans (like me).

I'm also looking for a neo geo cd.

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