NEO GEO CD
FRONT LOADING VERSION
At lot of years passed before the first rumors about a possible
cd-based version of the Neo Geo and the final release of the system
itself. The first version of the system was released in Japan and
Europe as a limited edition version: it was very different from the
most common one and featured a front loading cd-rom reader instead of
the usual upload version. The design was also very different
resembling the Panasonic 3DO FZ-1 system (the first 3DO system
released). Instead of the joypad, it was sold with a newly designed
joystick that was smaller than the one sold with the cartridge
A third version of the system, Neo Geo CDZ was also distributed and featured a faster cd-rom reader. I'll hope to upload a picture of it soon!
A small picture of the front loading Neo Geo CD. Note the joystick tha was bundled with the system.
Another picture of the system. Excuse me for the awful quality but I have no better pics right now!