For us, retro-lovers, response isn’t everything. We also love killer looks, and we dare not defile our Neo Geo with something less than apotheosic. If you feel the same way we do, you should check out what the Analogue Interactive team has been doing in order to create the ultimate controller, for those who want to transfer the Neo Geo Arcade experience to the comfort of their homes.
These brand new controllers are going for $199, and are compatible with all Neo Geo home consoles and arcades. As a matter of fact, they are the same buttons and joystick featured in the original Neo Geo arcade units, with every single part brought from Japan. They come in two colors, walnut or ebonized ash.
These beauties here weigh 3.9 lbs and use a Seimitsu LS-40 joystick topped by a 35mm black balltop. Then, the controller features 4 buttons in the classic positions, ready to blast some special moves and combos in your game of choice. Also, there is a select and start button conveniently hidden in the rear, so you can easily navigate between the games in your cartridge slots.
To complete the deal, they are also throwing in a cable to hook up to your console, so that’s one less thing to worry about. If you like this, head over to their website linked above and order yours, but keep in mind, this is a high quality product, the production standards are very high, and producing each custom unit might take several weeks.