
Na podzim roku 1998 se v Japonsku zaï¿½al prodï¿½vat NeoGeo Pocket  handheld od tvï¿½rcï¿½ velmi oblï¿½benï¿½ konzole NeoGeo, od SNK. Pï¿½itom se zdï¿½lo, ï¿½e firmï¿½ v tï¿½ dobï¿½ dochï¿½zel dech, a pokus konkurovat Nintendu na jï¿½m takï¿½ka stoprocentnï¿½ ovlï¿½danï¿½ ï¿½ï¿½sti trhu byl do jistï¿½ mï¿½ry pï¿½ekvapivï¿½. Ovï¿½em tak jako stalo v historii vï¿½cekrï¿½t  lepï¿½ï¿½ prohrï¿½l. Hardwarovï¿½ parametry NGP nedokï¿½zaly nikdy vyvï¿½it v rozhodovï¿½nï¿½ hrï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ obrovskou nabï¿½dku her pro GB/GBC. Ani uvedenï¿½ barevnï¿½ verze NGP na jaï¿½e 1999 na tom nic nezmï¿½nilo. Do dneï¿½nï¿½ho dne vznikla pouze necelï¿½ stovka her, a pï¿½estoï¿½e nï¿½kterï¿½ z nich jsou opravdu dobrï¿½, na vï¿½ce neï¿½ 13%nï¿½ podï¿½l na trhu to staï¿½it nemohlo (ï¿½daj z poï¿½ï¿½tku roku 2000).
Mezi hlavnï¿½ trhï¿½ky NGPC patï¿½ï¿½ konverze ï¿½spï¿½nï¿½ch SNK her z NeoGeo. Metal Slug, Last Blade, King of Fighters, Fatal Fury  tyhle tituly mluvï¿½ za vï¿½e, pï¿½edevï¿½ï¿½m pï¿½ï¿½znivci bojovek by nemï¿½li vï¿½hat, protoï¿½e na GBC prostï¿½ hry tohoto typu nejsou...
Hardware
CPU: 16bit TOSHIBA TLCS900h na 6.144 Mhz, plus Z80 na 3.072 Mhz pro zvuk
rozliï¿½enï¿½: 160x152 bodï¿½ (45x48mm)
barvy: 146 z palety 4096
zvuk: 12bit DAC, 6ti kanï¿½lovï¿½ PSG, stereo
media: cartridge, max 16MBit
vï¿½stup: seriovï¿½, 19.2kbps
napï¿½jenï¿½: dvï¿½ AA baterie vydrï¿½ï¿½ ï¿½dajnï¿½ na 40 hodin hry
Mono i barevnï¿½ verze vzï¿½jemnï¿½ kompatibilnï¿½ tï¿½mï¿½ï¿½ zcela. Pouze nï¿½kterï¿½ nejnovï¿½jï¿½ï¿½ NGPC hry uï¿½ na NGP nefungujï¿½ (Sonic), ostatnï¿½ se bez problï¿½mï¿½ spustï¿½ i bez barev. Japonskï¿½ i USA verze her lze pouï¿½ï¿½vat bez omezenï¿½, SNK sice o region locku uvaï¿½ovalo, ale v praxi ho nikdy nezavedlo.
Srovnï¿½nï¿½ s GBC
Kdyby se ï¿½lovï¿½k dï¿½val jen na hardware parametry, nebylo by co ï¿½eï¿½it. NGPC mï¿½ 16bit procesor, ovï¿½em na hrï¿½ch to pï¿½ï¿½liï¿½ vidï¿½t nenï¿½. Zajï¿½mavï¿½ by bylo rovnï¿½nï¿½ portï¿½ stejnï¿½ hry, bohuï¿½el ale zatï¿½m existujï¿½ jen hry podobnï¿½... Vï¿½c uï¿½ je znï¿½t ï¿½istï¿½ vï¿½poï¿½etnï¿½ pï¿½evaha na zvuku. NGPC mï¿½ i nepatrnï¿½ vï¿½tï¿½ï¿½ display, a jeho TFT LCD mï¿½ i troï¿½ku lepï¿½ï¿½ obraz, i kdyï¿½ takï¿½ nenï¿½ podsvï¿½cenï¿½. Navï¿½c obsahuje jako souï¿½ï¿½st systï¿½mu hodiny, budï¿½k, kalendï¿½ï¿½ a horoskop. Vydrï¿½ï¿½ v nï¿½m o moc dï¿½le baterie. Ovlï¿½dacï¿½ "minijoystick" je po delï¿½ï¿½m hranï¿½ o moc pï¿½ï¿½jemnï¿½jï¿½ï¿½ neï¿½ Directpad u GBC. Moï¿½nost pï¿½ipojit GBC k N64 vyvaï¿½uje NGPC propojenï¿½m s DC, zï¿½ejmï¿½ v budoucnu is PS2. Na stranï¿½ GBC tak je jenom jiï¿½ zmiï¿½ovanï¿½ ï¿½irokï¿½ zï¿½kladna her, ale jelikoï¿½ o hry tu jde pï¿½edevï¿½ï¿½m  volba je jasnï¿½, GBC vï¿½tï¿½zï¿½...
Kde ho vzï¿½t
U nï¿½s se bohuï¿½el NGPC neprodï¿½vï¿½. Naï¿½tï¿½stï¿½ nenï¿½ tï¿½eba spolï¿½hat na zdejï¿½ï¿½ tupï¿½ dovozce, a je moï¿½no snadno nakoupit v jednom z mnoha online shopï¿½. Dobrï¿½ cena je kolem 60 dolarï¿½, hry stojej cca 30 dolarï¿½ za kus. Pokud se to snese s vaï¿½ï¿½m svï¿½domï¿½m, mï¿½ï¿½ete za hry uï¿½etï¿½it nï¿½kupem NGPC Pocket Linkeru, a za 110 dolarï¿½ (vï¿½etnï¿½ 32MBit cartridge) mï¿½t hry vï¿½echny...
Galerie (dalï¿½ï¿½ obrï¿½zky naleznete v sekci Hry) 



Metal Slug 1st Mission

Samurai Shodown



Dark Arms

Biomotor Unitron

NGPocket
poslednï¿½ verze: 0.0.1213 (90 kB) z 16.12.1999
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Nejlepï¿½ï¿½ NGPC emulï¿½tor. Ostatnï¿½ takï¿½ jako jedinï¿½ vyï¿½el ve vï¿½ce neï¿½ jednï¿½ verzi... :) Pokud si chcete NGPC hry vyzkouï¿½et, jinou volbu neï¿½ tento program ani nemï¿½te. Je zdaleka nejrychlejï¿½ï¿½ (k plnï¿½ rychlosti bude staï¿½it i nejpomalejï¿½ï¿½ Celeron), nastavitelnï¿½ NGP/NGPC, bï¿½ï¿½ ve fullscreenu ve spoustï¿½ rozliï¿½enï¿½, lze si zvolit i region (i kdyï¿½ netuï¿½ï¿½m k ï¿½emu). Zatï¿½m nelze hry ovlï¿½dat jinak neï¿½ klï¿½vesnicï¿½.
Ve "full" verzi emuluje i zvuk  program je jakï¿½msi podivnï¿½m zpï¿½sobem shareware, ale jelikoï¿½ to nenï¿½ pï¿½liï¿½ jasnï¿½, a jelikoï¿½ neexistuje ï¿½ï¿½dnï¿½ verze z dokumentacï¿½, kterï¿½ by licenï¿½nï¿½ podmï¿½nky definovala, zde vystavenï¿½ verze je ona "full".
Existuje i modifikovanï¿½ verze emulï¿½toru pro japonskï¿½ a pro ï¿½ï¿½nskï¿½ verze windows, samotnï¿½ program je ale stejnï¿½.
Rather A Pokemon Emulator (R.A.P.E.)
poslednï¿½ verze: 0.1a (32 kb) z 14.1.2000
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Na to, ï¿½e jde o prvnï¿½ public verzi, velmi dobrï¿½. Bez problï¿½mï¿½ emuluje vï¿½tï¿½inu her ve snesitelnï¿½ rychlosti  tedy minimï¿½lnï¿½ se o to pokusï¿½. Bohuï¿½el obï¿½as (ï¿½asto) padï¿½, neemuluje zvuk, nepodporuje mono verze her, ovlï¿½dat lze pouze pï¿½eddefinovanï¿½ na klï¿½vesnici, a nic, naprosto nic krom velikosti okna se v nï¿½m nedï¿½ nastavit.
NeoPocott
poslednï¿½ DOS verze: 0.38b (141 kB) z 26.12.2000
poslednï¿½ W9x verze: 0.38b (301 kB) z 26.12.2000
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Po pravdï¿½ ï¿½eï¿½eno nebï¿½t toho, ï¿½e NGPC emulï¿½tory zatï¿½m existujï¿½ jen dva, a budoucnost obou nenï¿½ pï¿½ï¿½liï¿½ jasnï¿½, nikdy bych s tï¿½mhle programem neztrï¿½cel ï¿½as. Zatï¿½m je ovï¿½em nutnï¿½ sledovat kaï¿½dou nadï¿½ji... Oproti obï¿½ma svï¿½m konkurentï¿½m zaostï¿½vï¿½ Pocott naprosto ve vï¿½em  v rychlosti, kompatibilitï¿½, neemuluje zvuk a problï¿½my mï¿½ s mono NGP.
NGPC Emulation  ke staï¿½enï¿½ vï¿½echny dosud vydanï¿½ hry
NGPC Roms
NGPS Shock  seznamy her, aktuality, emulï¿½tory, scany originï¿½lnï¿½ch obalï¿½
NGPC Zone  novinky, recenze
NeoworM  vï¿½echny NGPC releasy, archiv grafiky, ikon, wallpaperï¿½ apod.
Official NPG UK Page
Powerfull Pocket Gaming
NGP Central Msgboard  nejfrekventovanï¿½jï¿½ï¿½ diskusnï¿½ centrum, tady se vï¿½m dostane urï¿½itï¿½ odpovï¿½di na kaï¿½dï¿½ dotaz
Kazuya NGPC Site  recenze, novinky, emulace
NeoGeo Pocket Compatibility List  podrobnï¿½ test funkï¿½nosti vï¿½ech NGPC her na vï¿½ech emulï¿½torech
NeoGeo Pocket SNK  oficiï¿½lnï¿½ japonskï¿½ homepage vï¿½robce (i v angliï¿½tinï¿½)
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