SNK Mini White

Ever since the release of the Nintendo Switch in 2017, SNK has worked hard to make its retro library of Neo Geo games readily available on the eShop. In between all of these classic and slightly enhanced releases, the Japanese company found time to release two different miniature systems.

Now, in an attempt to build hype for the upcoming release Samurai Shodown on the Switch and multiple other platforms, SNK is releasing a series of limited edition Samurai Shodown-themed Neo Geo Mini. The three transparent systems, which bring back memories of older transparent Nintendo systems and controllers, are based on the fighters Haohmaru (white), Nakoruru (red) and Ukyo Tachibana (blue). Each colour is limited to 20,000 units.

SNK Mini Red
SNK Mini Blue

As you'll see in the images above, the system comes packed with the console, two controllers, a HDMI and USB cable, character stickers and special character cards. The system itself includes 40 Neo Geo titles, with six of them based on the Samurai Spirits series. Here's the full list, along with a visual (thanks, Gematsu):

Aggressors of Dark Kombat, Alpha Mission II, Art of Fighting, Blazing Star, Blue’s Journey, Burning Fight, Cyber-Lip, Fatal Fury: King of Fighters, Fatal Fury 2, Garou: Mark of the Wolves, The King of Fighters ’97, The King of Fighters ’98,The King of Fighters ’99, King of the Monsters 2, Kizuna Encounter, The Last Blade 2, League Bowling, Magician Lord, Metal Slug, Metal Slug 2, Metal Slug 3, Ninja Commando, Ninja Master’s: Haou Ninpou Chou, Real Bout Fatal Fury Special, Real Bout Fatal Fury 2: The Newcomers, Robo Army, Samurai Shodown (1993), Samurai Shodown II, Samurai Shodown III: Blades of Blood, Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa’s Revenge, Samurai Shodown V, Samurai Shodown V Special, Sengoku 3, Shock Troopers: 2nd Squad, Soccer Brawl, Super Sidekicks, Top Hunter: Roddy & Cathy, Top Player’s Golf, Twinkle Star Sprites, World Heroes Perfect

Neo Geo Mini

These Limited Edition consoles arrive in Japan on 27th June and will be priced at 15,000 yen. Pre-orders open next week on 16th May. The Japanese SNK website is also selling the system with a copy of the new entry in the series for PS4, but unfortunately, there's no sign of a Switch bundle.

If you would like to read more about this hardware, check out our existing reviews of the Japanese and International version.

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