The title is not completely accurate. I did stay up until 3am but I spent most of the time tweaking and searching for the right bios to run the NeoGeo emulator, Neo.emu on my OUYA. I’m a fan of the Samurai Showdown and King of Fighters arcade series. That was enough motivation to keep me going. That, plus I was trying to digest all the Indian food I ate during our block party. You can’t beat good, home-cooked Indian cuisine.
I couldn’t stop until I’ve solved my NeoGeo puzzle. After learning about M.A.M.E., extracting the Unibios 2.3 rom and plugging it onto to the NeoGeo.zip file, I got my Samurai Showdown to play. I have to say that the time I invested and the hair-pulling were worth it. The NeoGeo games played fast and smooth. The graphics was just as I remembered them. Maybe even better!
Much props to Robert Broglia, the guy who created the NeoGeo emulator for OUYA micro console. I put together a little how-to video and gameplay footage of NeoGeo games running on my OUYA below.