Neo Geo Arcade Stick Pro puts a retro console inside a controller
Introducing, the NEOGEO Arcade Stick Pro! A fighting stick with 20 classic SNK fighters pre-installed!#SNK #NEOGEOhttps://t.co/RRw2C43oMa pic.twitter.com/jz3Ky06vHP
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Working in console mode, it capitalizes on the current old-school gaming craze with 20 classic Neo Geo titles packed in that you can play on a TV by simply plugging an HDMI cable directly into it. That’s fewer games than the Mini system that was recently released, and SNK hasn’t put out a list of titles included. However, it does support two-player action, with the ability to plug in a gamepad or another Arcade Stick Pro.
Its other ability is that it can work Joystick mode. Plug it into one of SNK’s Neo Geo Mini boxes or a PC, and you have a fight stick with eight buttons and a turbo switch. We don’t know much about the construction or price yet, but it doesn’t look like it will compete against high-end sticks for fighting game fans. Still, the ability to provide some bursts of nostalgia on the go with no additional hardware required may be enough to pull in people who didn’t get their Neo Geo fix back in the 90s.