The Neo Geo X has a bit of a controversial history. I can't say that I like playing on it much, as I don't like the thumbstick on the handheld unit, and I'm useless with arcade sticks.

Art of Fighting
Video length: 19:12
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Difficulty level: 4 out of 5

Playthrough with Ryo. The first game has a reputation for being quite hard, but I don't think it gets too difficult until you reach the bosses. For Mr. Big you just want to let him come to you and then hit him after he's used his roll or cross diving move. The final boss is trickier, but there are a few things he tends to fall for (such as countering his jumps with a standing kick).






Art of Fighting 3: The Path of the Warrior
Video length: 20:41
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Difficulty level: 3 out of 5

Playthrough with Ryo. This is the easiest game in the series, but is still fairly tough, especially when trying to play it with a thumbstick.





Fatal Fury
Video length: 16:46
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Difficulty level: 2 out of 5

Playthrough with Terry. This is one of the easier Neo Geo games to playthrough, Terry's burn knuckle and power wave are the only moves you really need to get through the entire game.






Fatal Fury Special
Video length: 29:08
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Playthrough with Laurence. This one was a nightmare. The game is too hard and also goes on for way too long (they really shouldn't have had you fight every character), plus the additional Neo Geo X controller issues I have just make it worse.

The general plan is to use Laurence's bloody spin attack, and then when the opponent blocks it, hit them with a strong kick, and repeat. I managed to get the hidden Ryo fight, which you can do by beating the game without losing any rounds.





Garou: Mark of the Wolves
Video length: 22:58
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Difficulty level: 3 out of 5

Playthrough with Marco. Mark of the Wolves is one of the easier SNK fighters, and even the bosses aren't that bad for once. The final boss gets a big advantage in the last round since he gets infinite T.O.P., but even then he doesn't quite suffer from SNK Boss Syndrome.

One little tip: if you ever knock the CPU down, throw a fireball out and time it so it makes contact with the opponent as they get up. The CPU never seems to block this, so it lets you get a free hit in.





The King of Fighters '95
Video length: 26:39
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Difficulty level: 4 out of 5

Playthrough with Omega Rugal, Saisyu and Mai. Omega Rugal and Saisyu can be unlocked with the use of a cheat code on the character select screen. Playing as the bosses doesn't guarantee easy wins against the CPU, though.





The King of Fighters '96
Video length: 36:58
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Difficulty level: 3 out of 5

Playthrough with Andy, Robert and Yuri. This version of the game is one of the worst games available on Neo Geo X, mainly because it sometimes lags for unknown reasons -you'll see it happens a few times during the fights against Chizuru and Goenitz. I haven't had any issues like this with any other Neo Geo X games.





Real Bout Fatal Fury Special
Video length: 17:12
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Difficulty level: 3 out of 5

Playthrough with Andy. This is this easiest of the Real Bout series, with the only difficult part being the hidden Geese Howard boss battle.