Neo Geo Pocket Color

Is this salvageable? I cleaned the A, B, and Option buttons thoroughly with rubbing alcohol and a soft toothbrush - the B button cleared off 99% of the way, but the Option button, as you can see, is still corroded. What are my options?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A stronger abrasive or a chemical like vinegar may attack the corrosion. An abrasive like brasso on a qtip can help wear the corrosion away but be gentle as it may damage the enig coating. A fiberglass pen may clear it too. Just make sure you clean it off with a wet paper towel.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The vinegar worked, thanks anon! I'll probably have to work on it again in the future because of it just being a clean up job and there still being some scuffing, but that got rid of the corrosion and it's working as it did months ago. Thanks!

      buy a rgb30 LOL

      Not clicky enough for me. Get back to me when they have a microstick dpad/handheld arcade stick.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They couldn't even manage to design a dpad that works. You think they can manage a microstick? lol

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        i don't think you're suppose to use "wet" cleaners on button contacts like that. unless maybe after you remove them from the board and then use "prep" oil on them to remove any leftover water. Vinegar is mostly water.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >i don't think
          Truer words have never been tapped. Nothing wrong with using "'wet' cleaners".

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    buy a rgb30 LOL

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not funny

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      there's an ngpc flash cart isn't there?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        there's 3 of them

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Meanwhile the cooler Wonderswan only has one, and it's super expensive and never in stock.

          I do love the NGP's joystick, but man, there really aren't enough games to justify it. Best portable Pacman experience, though.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >there really aren't enough games to justify it.
            Isn't its game library bigger than the wonderswan's? Plus all of its games are playable in both languages right?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              The wonderswan had about double the library. 10x the library if you're just comparing the B&W games, because they killed the NGP very fast. There are a few JP only roms for the NGPC, but I think everything had an English release too.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Wait, is it?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >cooler Wonderswan
            Wonderswan has no good games

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I guess, if you're a casual.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The purpose of the Wonderswan is to sit on a shelf and look nice

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The purpose it to play the best version of Final Fantasy 1 and 2, and the best version of Wizardry, actually

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                lol, OK

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                No idea why you're mad that people like video games

                And yes, you are clearly mad. People who aren't mad dont behave like passive aggressive little women.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Where did I sound mad?
                This post is the only angry one I can see
                Pointing out the Wonderswan being shit obviously rings true for you to arc up like this

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                nta you were indignant and catty from your first response in that particular line of conversation

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >indignant
                >Wonderswan has no good games
                indeed

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                peevish

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Ad hominem
                next time don't hijack a thread to talk about a console with no games

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >fallacy fallacy
                Illiterate, peevish, indignant, catty, etc.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Sounds like someone's wonderswan collection is collecting dust

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >psychological transference
                Whatever helps you to feel better soon.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Oof, well at least it can do one of those two things.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Love the NGP. I have a few that I picked up for cheap in Japan, been meaning to put a backlit screen in a couple. Have you ever dealt with carts that won’t boot? I have a copy of Gals Fighters that either powers the unit down or boots to the setup screen as if there’s no cart inserted. I cleaned it well with isopropyl but still no dice, I’ve gotten it to work a couple times inserting it like 7/8’s of the way in but it resets at the slightest bump. Might just be fricked.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That’s sad anon

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ...
    Bro, just rub a pencil eraser on it. Corrosion is the biggest nothingburger for technology.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Honestly, I'd love to get a Wonderswan Crystal model. However, the only game if be interested in play is FF4 and that ine shmup space game.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The crystal is great. I've never used the OG color that everyone complains about, but the crystal has a beautiful screen. it's very similar to the GBC. The NGPC is slightly better than both.

      One thing I'd like to see is more lens replacements for these systems. I'd totally pay like 50 bucks for sapphire with AR coating, instead companies are wasting their fricking time making soulless IPS garbage.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I've never used the OG color that everyone complains about, but the crystal has a beautiful screen.

        You can see a comparison between them here, the color loses out to crystal

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I actually ordered this yesterday

        [...]

        and am excited to mess with it once it arrives.

        >I've never used the OG color that everyone complains about, but the crystal has a beautiful screen.

        You can see a comparison between them here, the color loses out to crystal

        Yeah? I'm just FOMO on the Crystal version due to prices increasing on things in general.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I always kind of wanted a slim, but after trying out the OG I never felt the need to upgrade. Plus I got mine with the circle ring, which at this point is probably like 50 bucks and you really can't play Pac-Man or Crush Roller without it.

          The fighting games are all pretty good. I feel like the system is a little lacking in puzzle games, it has a few but I didn't care much for delta warp or puzzle link. The WS fares a lot better here, with tetris and gunpey.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Plus I got mine with the circle ring, which at this point is probably like 50 bucks and you really can't play Pac-Man or Crush Roller without it.
            That's a neat little tidbit to know. I do agree with the puzzle games, as I am looking fowards to playing Puzzle Bobble Mini, and the Wondersawn as such a cool control layout and that TATE mode. I've heard that WS flashcarts are expensive though so I'm not sure how feasible it would be for me to enjoy the full library. It's a shame FF5 never got the chance to be ported to the WS.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              The problem with the WS flashcart is there's only one of them and they're rarely in stock. The price isn't that much worse than the NGP gamedrive.

              The NGP does have the cheaper 50 dollar option, though. In some ways I like the cheaper flashmasta, with the GD you have to watch the (admittedly great) boot screen twice, once for the menu and then again when you select a game, while the flashmasta has a switch and auto-boots into one of two assigned games. You can keep the GD inside the NGP forever though, which is nice, although the SD card does protrude slightly.

              The wonderswan layout is cool, but the buttons aren't the best. Serviceable, and it's probably my favorite split d-pad layout, but it's still a split d-pad layout.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I have seen that the GD needs to flash games before you can play them, which can be like 30 seconds to 2 minutes depending on how big the game is. I don't mind it though since it makes playing games more manageable than having to go back and forth between only two games. However, with the flashmasta I admit it "forces" you to actually finish the game installed on it at that time just so you don't go "frick, now I have to flash this AGAIN just to play something else. Screw it I'll just finish this game then switch."

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You only need to flash them the first time given you have space for like 8-16 games, and those will all boot in about a second. I like the 2 game storage of the flashmasta because you can do stuff like quick restart a game when you throw on the first level and the pause menu doesn't have a quit option. But it is nice to have more games available quickly. I guess if I was made of money I'd buy both for the slight convenience.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I have seen that the GD needs to flash games before you can play them, which can be like 30 seconds to 2 minutes depending on how big the game is. I don't mind it though since it makes playing games more manageable than having to go back and forth between only two games. However, with the flashmasta I admit it "forces" you to actually finish the game installed on it at that time just so you don't go "frick, now I have to flash this AGAIN just to play something else. Screw it I'll just finish this game then switch."

                frankly sounds like there's no reason not to use the flashmastas over the gd

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I think I have them talking about the WS Flashmasta, as the NGPC on only lets you do one 32Mbit game or two 16Mbit game or lower to each portion of the cart.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >he NGPC on only lets you do one 32Mbit game or two 16Mbit game
                Is this true? I thought he cloned the 20 year old bung card that could hold several games. Are you saying he's too moronic to even accomplish that?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The flashmasta guys are kind of moronic. The cart could probably do it if they built a bootloader, but the WS flashmasta has had a junk bootloader for years and only last year some random guy on github remade it with proper save support, which fixed compatibility for most of the dozen titles it still didn't work with. I imagine it's the same kind of story with the NGPC one.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                He shouldn't need to build a bootloader. A number already exist, as do easy to use tools to build roms using them. I'm pretty sure I even have source code for some. Even if he's too moronic to use that he could just steal an old bootloader and make a tool that joins the shit together into a single rom. The basic functionality is literally no more complicated than a 1 line batch file.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why did snk have to go out of business bros

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They made real games, and during their time non real games started to rise. rpg shit, movie games and 3D shit was becoming too big

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >rpg shit
        Turbo-casual detected

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What do you mean?
      They're still making games

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        they got bought

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          And?
          They never stopped making games

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            they got way worse, their hardware sucks now too. wish the neo geo pocket gold was good. I still have mine in the box but never bothered to repair its screen thar got busted cus of all the hot glue they used to build it. sucks.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Anon, we're on /vr/
              All games have gotten worse

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                not sure how you think that changes anything about what I siad

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Because you're complaining about non retro games being bad on a retro board?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >non retro games
                The Neo Geo line was halted in 2001 because financial troubles forced SNK Corporation to close in the same year. Anticipating the end of the company, Kawasaki established Playmore Corporation in 2001, which acquired all of the intellectual property of the first iteration of SNK Corporation. In 2003, Playmore Corporation was renamed to SNK Playmore Corporation.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They were the kings of 2D, and then 2D died. Honestly, I was far more of a Sega/Namco guy back then, and they were both pretty good about porting their games to home consoles.

      SNK went all in on the arcade market. The CD was a nice idea, but next to the PS1 it just felt dated. The NGP is honestly a really nice handheld, but it had stiff competition, and it was dated by launch when the GBC took all the wind out of its sails. You instantly had a 3 way market split with the WonderSwan too, and the handheld market has historically only been big enough for one device.

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