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SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1 PS2 Review
30 May 2010
Excerpt: Founded all the way back in 1978, thanks to games like King of Fighters, Metal Slug and Samurai Shodown, SNK have gained a strong passionate fan base. The company has been through some troublesome times and actually collapsed back in 2001. Founder: Eikichi Kawasaki anticipated this and quickly bought back his former companies properties, rehired many of his former employees and founded SNK Playmore. SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1 is a celebration of this beloved company.
Excerpt: SNK Arcade Classics: Vol. 1 includes 16 classic arcade games from the NEO GEO arcade cabinet. The menus even serve as an ode to the red and white striped cabinet, along with a loading screen that corresponds to the unique multi-colored arcade controls. The games included here are Art of Fighting , Baseball Stars 2 , Burning Fight , Fatal Fury , King of the Monsters , Last Resort , Magician Lord , Metal Slug , Neo Turf Masters , Samurai Shodown , Sengoku , Shock Troopers...
Excerpt: does a commendable job of bringing you more hits than misses in its library of sixteen titles, and carries along with it a few surprise packages in game you would have never played but far from regret spending time with.
Summary: SNK has been pumping out a lot of compilation titles lately, and they just won’t stop with their latest addition, SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1 . As the title suggests, these are SNK ’s older video games that have found their way onto the Playstation 2 and Playstation Portable. Instead of spending up to $300 revisiting your Neo-Geo favorites, you can now exchange a measly $20 – or an additional ten dollars if you wish to pick up the PSP version – for 16 classic hits.
Excerpt: It’s a great time to be a SNK fan. With the lull between King of Fighters titles, the company has apparently decided to re-release all of its major old school titles in the form of anthologies and collections. The lack of originality isn’t a bad thing, of course; it gives gamers who couldn’t afford a NeoGeo (which probably amounts to 90% of the gaming world) a chance to play the games that made SNK so famous.
Excerpt: collects 16 arcade classics, which doesn't sound like a significant number until you realize that a lot of what's here is much beefier than the norm. There's nothing wrong with a bunch of puzzle games, something we often get from other such compilations, but sometimes you want something more substantial. Fortunately, that's exactly what you get here (along with virtual medals to collect that let you know you've well and truly conquered each individual title).
Conclusion: Mit den Arcade Classics Vol. 1 kredenzt SNKP satte 16 Arcade-Klassiker - das Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis ist also hervorragend. Dass die Sammlung lediglich für Freunde niedrig aufgelöster Pixelkunst interessant ist, muss nicht erwähnt werden. Jene sollten auch unbedingt zuschlagen, sofern sie keine Möglichkeit haben, auf die Originale zurückzugreifen. Für Besitzer eben dieser ist die Kollektion, ob der teils schlechten Emulation, nicht empfehlenswert.