Neo Geo emulators

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Neo Geo AES

The Neo Geo AES (Advanced Entertainment System) home console and the Neo Geo MVS (Multi Video System) arcade system was first released by SNK on January 1990 in Japan. MVS and AES are technically the same system, but their cartridges are not compatible with each other due a different layout.

Neo Geo CD (NG-CD) was the CD version of the AES (not compatible with the game cartridges)

Hyper Neo-Geo 64 (HNG-64) was the successor to the Neo-Geo with 3D graphics, no home console release.

When emulating Neo-Geo games with RetroArch, the Neo-geo BIOS files need to be in the game directory.


Neo-Geo CD
Name Operating System(s) Latest Version NG-CD HNG-64 Libretro Core Recommended
Final Burn Alpha Windows
MAME Multi-platform 0.181 ✓*
Raine Windows, Linux, OS X 0.64.10
Xe Windows, Linux 2.16.2
Kawaks Windows 1.65

*As 0.153 (2014), 0.139 (2010), 0.78 (2003)

Name Operating System(s) Latest Version NG NG-CD HNG-64 Libretro Core Recommended
GxGeo Wii r23
UOmvspsp PlayStation Portable 2.3.1
UOncdzpsp PlayStation Portable 2.3.1
Virtual Console Wii n/a


  • Virtual Console is the best official emulator, with stellar compatibility.

Emulation issues[edit]

Hyper Neo-Geo 64 is poorly emulated.