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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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20 Reviews

  • 5
    NEOPOCKET GAMEDRIVE

    Posted by winter on Jul 27th 2022

    If you love the neo Geo pocket this is absolutely everything you need. Considering that most of the games are ridiculously priced, this is a no-brainer. Like quite literally all you need is a 2 GB SD card to have every game including the fan translated ones. Get it.

  • 5
    Neogeo Flash Cart

    Posted by Reviewer on Feb 3rd 2022

    Incredibly good build quality and works just as expected. Also came in the mail so fast to Canada!

  • 3
    Best AVAILABLE Solution, Not the BEST Solution. Not Ideal

    Posted by Andrew Gist on Jan 3rd 2022

    It does the job, albeit a slowly (as in load times from menu -> game). The 3D printed shell leaves much to be desired. The interface IS easy to understand and navigate.
    The function though, is very odd. The game system can only play games from the carts internal flash memory, and not the SD card.

    So you have to load the SD Card with your games, then you start the console up with the SD and the Cart inserted, then use the interface on the console to move files from the SD to the internal memory, but you only have 15MB to work with, which means you can not have all the library ready, you have to delete and re transfer as needed. At least you can xfer the save data BACK to the SD to keep progress. This also means the cart is constantly writing to the internal memory too.
    I assume the internal memory is non-replaceable, so the cart has a shorter shelf life than an Everdrive, where everything is done via the SD card (even Firmware), which is easily replaceable. Once the internal memory gets a stuck bit, or corrupts, or reaches max writes (which will happen even faster since is writing save data on the internal memory), that's it for the entire cart. Not ideal, and even less ideal from a game preservation standpoint.

  • 5
    NeoPocket Game Drive

    Posted by James Freeman on Jan 1st 2022

    Easy set up. Works perfectly. I wish the cart was made from a higher quality plastic, but this does not affect its operation. Best option currently on the market.

  • 5
    Great flash cart!

    Posted by Ryan on Dec 22nd 2021

    Works great. No complaints. Just upgraded my NGPC with an IPS screen. It's been awesome to replay my old favs as well as discover other games I never played.

  • 4
    Almost perfect flash card for the NGPC

    Posted by Ryan Arnold on Nov 28th 2021

    This card has never had an issue, it was compatible with all SD cards I tried with it and works in my Neo Geo pocket without a problem. My only criticism is that there is not a lot of space available in the flash rom and in my experience i am limited to about six games in the flash storage. That means that if i want to play a new game i have to delete one of those games and reinstall the new game to flash. The copy to flash takes about 2 to 5 minutes depending. Which is not the end of the world, but not as convenient as other cards I have used. Still, when you do get your cart flashed it works great and I would recommend it if you need a card for your NGPC.

  • 4
    Works well!

    Posted by Andy on Nov 18th 2021

    I'm really glad this device exists. Obviously the NGPC was not the most successful handheld out there, but it still has a bunch of good games. It was no guarantee that the NGPC would see a game drive device, let alone a good one, but here we are! This drive does everything you need it to. The interface is easy to understand (it scrolls slowly but I don't even know if that can be helped) and has great if not perfect compatibility. It works with IPS screen modded consoles too. My only knocks against it are that it uses a 3D printed shell rather than a nicer injection moulded one, and it requires you to load games into the memory before launching them (and it can only hold so many at a time). These are minor complaints however. It really does get the job done and holds up well against other Everdrive and ODE style devices.

  • 4
    Great little device

    Posted by James Brooks on Oct 13th 2021

    Awesome little device that essentially does what you expect. Loading games on is easy as long as you have a mini sd card and way to write onto it from a pc. And its plug and play from there.
    So why not 5 stars? Well its great that you can have the whole NGPC library on one cartridge but the flashing process takes time and you can only have a handful of games flashed directly ready to play at a time.
    Its not a huge complaint but if the flash memory was bigger then it would be perfect.
    But this is a minor gripe when you consider how convenient it is to have the whole library and your games ready to play within a few moments.

  • 5
    Excellent Way to Play!

    Posted by JTD121 on Oct 8th 2021

    Given the rarity, and expense, of getting NGPC carts, this is the next best thing.

    If you can find the ROMs (no links here) you can play any of the games released for this criminally underappreciated portable.

    Setup is pretty easy, and the manual and box are pretty high quality. After experiencing these add-ons, I highly recommend them if you can afford the extra.

    Unlike other flash carts (I only have one other, so this might be common) you have to 'burn' a ROM to the on-board flash memory to play the game. Then the cart acts like that cart until you decide to switch games.