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SNK Neo Geo Pocket (and Neo Geo Pocket Color)

Overview

The Neo Geo Pocket application is an emulator for the Neo Geo Pocket and Neo Geo Pocket Color game consoles.

Dodger by Ivan Mackintosh

Controls

The emulator supports one controller. The keyboard and gamepad mappings are listed in the tables below.

Keyboard

Keyboard controls are listed below.

Name
Keys
Comments
Move
A or
B or
Option
Show Pause Screen

Gamepad

Gamepad mappings are listed below.

Name
Gamepad
Comments
Move  or 
A or
B or
Option Not available for Xbox and not recommended for iOS (see alternate)

Press the Menu (Start) Button.
Option
(Alternate)
 and  Hold down the Right Trigger and click (press down) on the Right Thumbstick.
Show Pause Screen  and  Not available for Xbox and not recommended for iOS (see alternate 3 or 4)

Hold down the Left Trigger and press the Menu (Start) Button.
Show Pause Screen
(Alternate)
 and  Not available for Xbox and not recommended for iOS (see alternate 3 or 4)

Hold down the Left Trigger and press the View (Back) Button.
Show Pause Screen
(Alternate 2)
 and  Not available for Xbox and not recommended for iOS (see alternate 3 or 4)

Hold down the X Button and press the View (Back) Button.
Show Pause Screen
(Alternate 3)
 and  Hold down the Left Trigger and click (press down) on the Left Thumbstick.
Show Pause Screen
(Alternate 4)
 and  Hold down the Left Trigger and click (press down) on the Right Thumbstick.

Flash Memory

Some Neo Geo Pocket cartridges include flash memory as a means of preserving state between sessions. The Neo Geo Pocket application supports persisting this flash memory state into the browser's local storage. The flash memory contents will be persisted to local storage whenever the pause screen is displayed (or the game is existed). Therefore, the menu should be displayed periodically for games that support flash memory to ensure the state is properly persisted.

Feed

This section details how Neo Geo Pocket application instances can be added to feeds.

Type

The type names for the Neo Geo Pocket application are listed below:

  • Neo Geo Pocket: mednafen-ngp
  • Neo Geo Pocket Color: mednafen-ngc

Note

The aliases ngp and ngc also currently map to the Neo Geo Pocket and Neo Geo Pocket Color applications respectively. In the future, these aliases may be mapped to different applications (different emulator implementations) if it is determined that there are more appropriate defaults.

Properties

The table below contains the properties that are specific to the Neo Geo Pocket application. These properties are specified in the props object of a feed item.

Property Type Required Details
rom URL Yes URL to a Neo Geo Pocket (or Color) ROM file or a zip file containing a ROM file.
language Numeric No The language to use for displaying game text (if applicable) (defaults to English).
  • 0 : English
  • 1 : Japanese

    Example

    The following is an example of a complete feed that consists of a single Neo Geo Pocket Color application instance (type value of ngc). The rom property value is a URL that points to a Dropbox location that contains the excellent homebrew game Dodger by Ivan Mackintosh.

    {
      "title": "Neo Geo Pocket Color Feed",
      "longTitle": "Neo Geo Pocket Color Example Feed",
      "categories": [
        {
          "title": "Neo Geo Pocket Color Games",
          "items": [
            {
              "title": "Dodger",
              "type": "ngc",
              "props": {
                "rom": "https://www.dropbox.com/s/94dxy7qtahg3mmk/Dodger.ngc?dl=0"
              }
            }
          ]
        }
      ]
    }
    

    This example can be tested by adding a feed with the following URL within thewebЯcade player:

    https://tinyurl.com/sample-ngc-feed

    References

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