NeoGeo X Jailbreak Brings SNES, Mega Drive, GameBoy, PlayStation & Other Emulation To SNK's Handheld

Neo-Geo-X-JailbreakThe Neo Geo X has seen mixed reviews due to a number of reasons, however, as of tomorrow the device may become much more desirable for a number of reasons. An unknown team has managed to unlock the power within SNK's portable and 'jailbreak' the device to run emulators for many other retro consoles.

This group recently got in touch with RetroCollect via email to promote their soon-to-be-released kit which has also been advertised on their Facebook page. From here the team has been showcasing the emulators which are supposedly confirmed as working on the device - offering support for the likes of the Super Nintendo , Sega Genesis / Mega Drive, Master System, Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Atari 2600, PlayStation 1 and even Capcom's arcade hardware (CPS1 and CPS2).

Furthermore, a video has been uploaded to this Facebook page showing the jailbreak in action. Although not the greatest choice for a demonstration, the Neo Geo X can be seen running the PlayStation 1 title Apocalypse, shortly before redeeming itself with Splatterhouse Part 3 on the Mega Drive.

Needless to say, while a price for the kit required to carry out this jailbreak is yet to be confirmed, owners of the NeoGeo X have something else to look forward to in the coming weeks with their handheld. More information is expected tomorrow as the team have confirmed that the 'Open Source BIOS' will be available then.

Link: Neo Geo X Jailbreak

Last Updated ( 30 November 2013 )  


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(Link to this comment) Turkish 2013-12-03 05:14
Ah, finally a reason to buy the damn thing...
Oh sh**, I mean, tubular! Bodacious! Gnarly!

Can't wait to figure out how to hack it myself though vice paying someone else to do it for me.
Kind of takes the fun and diy troubleshooting ability out of it.

Always did think it looked like a sleeker, sexier and better built Dingoo type of handheld.
Now it's starting to follow in that family's footsteps. Killer! :-)
(Link to this comment) tcdev 2013-12-03 13:05
I received my GCW-ZERO today, and the NGX leaves it for dead in terms of build quality. The GCWZ's D-PAD is an absolute piece of rubbish, as are the ABXY buttons (my A sticks). The GUI is nothing to write home about, either. I'd comment on the analogue nub, but none of the emulators support it. Anyone who complains about the quality of the NGX is advised to steer well clear of the GCWZ.

Having said that, the GCWZ is growing on me, mainly due to the quality of the screen (brighter than the NGX screen) and the emulators. I'm running NES, SNES, SMS, Megadrive, GBA and FBA emulators and they're all top notch!
(Link to this comment) Kirby228 2014-01-29 11:18
Darn, a little bit late but you can pick this up from Xploder (or at least pre-order it) so that you can play GBA, PS1, Atari 2600 + a bunch of others I can't remember off the top of my head. If you don't have it yet, I'd pick it up, love mine.

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