Excerpt: SNK have been good supporters of the Wii’s Virtual Console, bringing many of their Neo Geo games to the download service. However, this disk brings together sixteen of them (including four that have yet to be made available to download) on a single disk. Is it good value for money?
Excerpt: If you look back nostalgically on your childhood years spent dropping coins in the arcade, SNK Arcade Classics Volume 1 might be worth a punt. Sixteen titles from the early-to-mid nineties for a budget a price is an appealing proposition, but a fair few of them you might not remember (or care to...
Excerpt: Anyone of a certain age will have fond memories of the Neo Geo. Not actually playing a home console version of course, since even if you managed to afford the ridiculously overpriced console unit itself, you’d then have to fork over £100+ for each of the games.
Conclusion: Every title here exudes arcade-authenticity, with the constant flashing of ‘Free Play’ in the corner serving as a reminder of the amount of money you would be pumping into the cabinet to enjoy these games.
Summary: If you're a Wii owner, chances are you're already familiar with at least the names of some of the best known Neo-Geo titles thanks to their availability on the Virtual Console. Whether you've fully acquainted yourself with said titles is another issue, of course.
Summary: SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1 may have a lot of games, but it's missing some of the Neo Geo's best titles. Perhaps these games will be represented in Vol. 2 or 3, but for now it's a shame that we have to put up with yet more ports of Art of Fighting instead of the infinitely better Wind Jammers.
Excerpt: Gather ‘round, kids. There once was a time when arcades weren’t merely a mythical entity mused about by older gamers. Oh, but it’s true -- arcades were real places, built of brick and mortar and packed with fighters, beat-em-ups and sports games designed to munch away every last scrap of money you...