Last week, we received the surprise Switch version of Neo Geo Pocket Color’s Biomotor Unitron, the system’s first RPG. Biomotor Unitron joins the likes of Big Bang Pro Wrestling, SNK Gals’ Fighters and Samurai Shodown! 2 (among many others) on the system in representing the classic handheld console. And it looks like Neo Geo fans might be in luck as there may be many more classic titles on the way.
One of our readers, Durrdevil, got in touch after examining the Biomotor Unitron files and discovering something rather interesting hidden inside. Inside the game, there is a file that lists all the other Neo Geo Pocket Color games released so far, plus a few more. Some have already been released elsewhere, like Dark Arms: Beast Buster 1999 (found on Neo Geo Pocket Selection Vol.1) e Crushing roller (which is part of the Steam version of Vol.1). But there are six other games that haven’t been announced and haven’t seen a re-release yet.
Here is a screengrab of the files, as sent to us by Durrdevil.
There is a lot to get excited about here, but the six titles mentioned are:
- Baseball stars color
- Ganbare Neo Poke-Kun
- The king of fighters: Battle de Paradise
- Neo Geo Cup ’98 Plus
- Pocket tennis color
These six games have never seen a re-release before; Falselei! it was also never released in North America, only coming out in Japan and the UK. Additionally, Ganbare Neo Pokekun and The King of Fighters: Battle de Paradise have never been released outside of Japan!
Battle de Paradise is a spin-off of a board game (not rather Mario Partyas it is only 1v1) set in the King of Fighters universe, and Ganbare Neo Poke-Kun is a simulation game where you observe a little boy named Neo Poke-Kun, make sure he is happy with some Interesting guests and play minigames with him. She even became the system’s mascot until the end of Pocket Color’s life!
Of course, just because the filenames are hidden inside Biomotor Unitron doesn’t mean we’ll have any of the games, let alone new locales for two weird 22-year-old titles. So take this with a pinch of salt. The two Japanese-only titles may also be released only in Japan, or some of the other titles may not make it to the Switch, as Crush Roller is still listed as Vol. 1 despite never making it to the Switch version. However, we can hope, right?
Thanks again to Durrdevil for the tip! Are there any Neo Geo Pocket Color games you’d like to see in a reissue on Switch that aren’t already available? Are you a fan of any of the games listed above? Let us know at the usual place.