i am now officially in the "club". yay!
so i bought mine for $85 at J&L, which is one of two game stores in this city's [new york] chinatown area [lower manhattan; as opposed to flushing and brooklyn]. they only had it in blue, so that's why i chose this color. and it came with sonic the hedgehog pocket adventure! PACK-IN GAMES RULE! (and what better game for a pack-in, no?) i miss this concept dearly and i thank SNK for utilizing it. anyhow, it is a pretty cool game. seems VERY reminiscent of sonic the hedgehog 2 for genesis. pretty fun. i haven't played a sonic game in ages (actually since sonic adventure 2 for dreamcast, which i've sadly neglected after a day).
as far as the neo geo pocket color itself goes, i'm already loving this thing. it's the most impressive portable console i've had so far. the joystick/d-pad hybrid thing is reminiscent of the neo geo AES/CD control pad's "d-pad"; it's the same way. seems like it will be awesome for 360 (or should i say, 270?) degree fighting game moves. and speaking of fighting games, i can't wait to get a few of those. i wanted to get myself a copy of snk vs. capcom: match of the millenium, but sadly J&L (as well as nearby EVO [chinatown's other game store]) sold out of them (EVO also sold out of the neo geo pockets themselves! :gulp:). no worries though, sooner or later i'll find my own copy. i think i might want to also get the king of fighters R2, samurai shodown II, metal slug: 1st mission, metal slug: 2nd mission, snk vs. capcom: card fighters clash, fatal fury: first contact, and of course, pac man. i'm sure there will be others added to the list of choices soon enough.
ahh, anyway, for now i'll enjoy this sonic game. ^_^