Inside a Hyper Neo Geo 64 Cart

I got out the Hyper Neo Geo 64 the other day for a few rounds of sword fighting a-la Samurai Spirits 2 and thought. .. “I wonder what it looks like in that cart?” So, following in the footsteps of the NAOMI 2 cart a few weeks back I thought I’d have a look. This is what everyone is familiar with a metal encased, well put together game cart.


Hyper Neo Geo 64 Cart Casing

These things are MASSIVE by comparison top regular MVS carts and the later Sega NAOMI 1 / 2 ROM carts. So what we see inside once open? anything interesting?

Nope, not really. A lot of ROMS but that’s about it really.  THey are all surface mount type and this is one of the latter games for the system and there’s clearly loads of room for more content and expansion.  It’s a bit of a shame the system flopped so badly really.  WIth a bit of TLC and polish for the games this could have had a few more legs.  There’s no way it would have lasted as long as the MVS as it was released way to early in the 3D game timeline but. it could have done better….


Top of a Hyper Neo Geo 64 ROM Cart

The bottom of the board is much the same. More ROMS and more space.


Underside of a Hyper Neo Geo 64 ROM Cart

At least the connectors to the motherboard are offset. A nice touch to stop idiots plugging the game in the wrong way..


About Alec Dunn (LegoYoda)

Alec is an IT Architect focused around large private / hybrid cloud design and automation. He's also a big fan of the 'arcade' culture and games of yesteryear and loves taking things apart to see how they all work.
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