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NeoPocket GameDrive (NGPC Style)

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NeoPocket GameDrive (NGPC Style)

 

SD Card Size

This is the NGPC Style version of the NeoPocket Game Drive for the Neo-Geo Pocket Color. It comes assembled in a black shell with NGPC Style label.

Ever dream of having your whole library of Neo-Geo Pocket Color & Neo-Geo Pocket games in a single cartridge*? The NeoPocket GameDrive for Neo-Geo Pocket Color allows you to load your game back-ups (commonly known as ROMs) on an microSD card, put the microSD card into the NeoPocket GameDrive, put the NeoPocket GameDrive into a Neo-Geo Pocket Color system and have your list of games at your finger tips. Please read the FLASH CART DISCLAIMER below before purchasing.

The RetroHQ NeoPocket GameDrive cartridge contains 15MB of on-board FLASH memory available to install your games, and a memory card slot to access your game library directly from the console, wherever you are.

To play games on the NeoGeo Pocket console, they must first be installed onto the FLASH memory of the cartridge via the memory card. Up to 15MB of games can be installed at once from the built-in management software, and once a game has been installed it can be run instantly from the game selection menu. Installed games can be saved back to the memory card (to save progress) and deleted to free up space for more games to be installed.

Basic Edition vs. Deluxe Edition

The Basic Edition comes with just the NeoPocket Game Drive cartridge and printed manual. Whereas the Deluxe Edition includes the cartridge, a case**, printed manual, a NeoPocket Game Drive sticker, Stone Age Gamer sticker, and is covered by a 2-year Warranty..

Features

  • All retail games and home brew supported.
  • Resume game functionality not supported.
  • Link Play.
  • Works with FAT16 or FAT32 memory cards.

Hardware Compatibility

  • Neo-Geo Pocket (Black and White)
  • NeoGeo Pocket Color
  • NeoGeo Pocket Color Slim

* Cartridge shells are SLS 3D printed. While this is a high quality 3D printing technique, the cartridge will have a more textured feel compared to injection molded shells.

** To hold the cartridge in place a small piece of foam is inserted into the Deluxe Edition case.


FLASH CART DISCLAIMER

A) PIRACY – Stone Age Gamer Retroworks, Inc. ("Stone Age Gamer") does not support or condone piracy. Flash carts and similar devices Stone Age Gamer sells and supports are intended to be used only for the following purposes: development, playing games licensed by Stone Age Gamer for use with the product, and/or playing currently owned personally backed-up games and media where it is legal to do so. Stone Age Gamer does not offer support for any other use of this product.

B) PERSONAL BACK-UPS – In many territories it is legal to make back-ups for personal use and/or archival purposes, however it may not be legal in all territories. Please learn the national and local laws regarding this subject before making back-ups for personal use. Please note, in most territories "Personal Back-up" means exactly that; back-ups you made yourself of games you currently own. This often does not include back-ups obtained via other methods (i.e. downloading), even if it is a game you physically own.

C) DAMAGE – Neither Stone Age Gamer or the manufacturer is responsible for any damage of property this product may cause. This is a new product intended to be used on electronic hardware that exceeds two decades in age and Stone Age Gamer can’t guarantee the condition of such hardware. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.

D) MODIFICATION & USE – Any unauthorized modification and/or non-intended use of this or any other flash cart product sold by Stone Age Gamer shall void both manufacturer and retailer warranties of that product.

E) CLONE / MODIFIED CONSOLES – Flash carts were developed and intended to be used on un-modified original hardware using original hardware accessories. Stone Age Gamer does not guarantee flash cart operation on clone consoles or modified consoles. Flash carts may operate on some clone consoles or modified consoles. However, due to power consumption changes, random hardware changes and/or firmware updates of those consoles we cannot offer a guarantee of flash cart compatibility. Any returns due to incompatibility with clone consoles or modified consoles will result in no refund of any shipping costs and a 10% restocking fee if no defect is found during testing.

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11 Reviews

  • 5
    Good Product (With Some Quirks)

    Posted by Retroooo on Jun 26th 2021

    This is a good flashcart to experience the NGPC library. Everything I've tried so far has worked flawlessly.

    I recommend reading the small instruction pamphlet that comes with the cart to understand all the features. This cart does not work like the Ever Drive or similar carts for other systems.

    Two things in particular to note. Your games are on the SD card, and you need to put the ones you want to play into the flash memory (about 15 MB). The instructions say that you should put the larger games on there first. Listen to this -- otherwise the layout of the flash memory can get fragmented and you won't be able to use all the space. Flashing can be a little slow, but once in the flash memory the game runs brilliantly.

    Also, pay attention to how to preserve your saves when you need to make more space in flash memory to try out the larger games. What you want to do is save the ROM along with the save data into the "saves" directory, and then delete the game to free up the flash space. Afterwards you can get your saves back by reflashing from the "saves" directory (but if you reflash using your original ROM, obviously you won't get your saves back).

    Build quality is good and the cart feels very solid. All in all if you're a NGPC enthusiast, this cart is excellent.

  • 5
    Childhood Dreams Come True

    Posted by Glenn on May 12th 2021

    The few limitations of this (like the flash memory size) are far overshadowed by being able to play all the games I wished I could have had as a kid. I've not run into any issues playing any games, this is well worth the purchase!

  • 5
    Excellent!

    Posted by Jamison on May 3rd 2021

    Cons (these cons were advertised, so I am not holding it against the product)
    - Shell is 3D printed. That said, it's SLA and not FDM, so the print quality is much better than you'd expect compared to typical 3D printing you may have seen.
    - There's only 16 Mbits of on-board memory that games can be launched from. You can hold the whole library on the SD card, and transfer games to the on-board memory whenever you'd like. Most games are 1 to 2 Mbits, although some are 4 Mbit (and very few are 0.5 Mbit). It does take a minute or two to copy a game over, and I find myself thinking twice about which games I load up.
    - No "sleep" or "quick resume" feature. When played using real cartridges, certain games like like Picture Puzzle will pause your progress when you shut off the system. The Game Drive does not support this. Again, this is an advertised shortcoming, so I am not holding it against it.

    I only encountered one "con" that I think is a real issue:
    - I ran into a case where I had X Mbits of free space, but I could not copy over a X Mbit game because there was not enough space. I am not sure why this happened, but I just deleted another game to bypass the issue.

    Okay, onto the pros:
    - Hold the entire NGPC library on one (small) SD card, and copy over games you want to play whenever
    - Games launch immediately from the on-board memory
    - No compatibility issues that I've run into so far
    - UI is clean and makes launching games a breeze
    - I only have a Japanese copy of Gal Fighters, so I can play the English version with this!

  • 4
    Works as expected

    Posted by Matt on Apr 25th 2021

    The NGGD loads slowly off the SD card but you are good to go once you're passed that hurdle. The build quality and looks are great! It sits flush with the console.

  • 5
    Works great!

    Posted by Alex R on Apr 13th 2021

    Loading games into flash is slow, but that's a small hiccup to play the rest of the limited library. No issues at all, though the 3D printed cartridge may look or line up perfect. Worked on the first try for me.

  • 5
    Form + Function = Fun, Neo Geo Pocket Color's Must Own Cart!

    Posted by Marc on Apr 8th 2021

    My first thought was trying to understand what the difference of it being 3D Printed would mean, having no clue what a normal NGPC cart feels like. Well, if they don't feel like the NGP-GD, they should! Its awesome! It has that hand crafted feel, but instills a lot of confidence with how well put together it is.

    The Menu System is great. Flash Times take a bit, but, its nowhere near annoyingly so. And there is just enough space in the loaded games to have most of everything you want to play, and swapping them out is easy as pie. I feel like the amount of space is more than adequate, but it does take a bit to math out how to maximize it and have the games you want close at hand.

    I'm happy to sing the praises of NGPC's Game Drive, RetroHQ has done a fantastic job, and they've been a really great help letting us NGPC fans enjoy the library's many awesome titles, AND, play awesome translations of Japanese exclusive titles!

    If you haven't picked it up, do yourself, and your Neo Geo Pocket Color a favor, it truly is a MUST OWN!

  • 5
    A perfect flash solution for Neo Geo Pocket Color

    Posted by Tony Sakich on Apr 6th 2021

    The NeoPocket GameDrive works perfectly and is the absolute best way to play the NGPC catalog with a proper joystick with a click stick! Adding games is easy and the menu is extremely easy to navigate. This really is a necessity for anyone that owns a Neo Geo Pocket or Neo Geo Pocket Color and wants to play some of the very rare (and expensive) gems in the system's catalog!

  • 5
    NGPC Game Drive

    Posted by Nerb on Mar 25th 2021

    Works fantastic! Very happy with it.

  • 5
    Gamedrive

    Posted by john.brennan7313@gmail.com on Sep 28th 2020

    Great product, very easy to set up, very easy to use. love playing my Neo Geo pocket games on the flash drive!!