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? The compilation spans from 1990 to 1995, and can be split into four main categories. There are the beat ‘em ups, both scrolling and one-on-one.
Summary: Parents need to know that SNK Arcade Classics Volume 1 is loaded with 16 classic arcade titles from the 1990s and features all the stylized violence and action that went along with that era. But the violence in these games is far less graphic than current games and generally involves enemies disappearing or sinking into the ground when defeated. There are some references to alcohol and a few drunken characters.
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. While some have not all aged well, even the weaker games at least serve to transport you back to the seaside arcades of your youth, while all are worthy of some play-time.
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. No, the arcade is where SNK’s bad boy lived, and that’s where the majority of gamers will have experienced the magic that is one of the most underrated platforms of the 90s.
Summary: SNK Playmore USA announced SNK Arcade Classics: Vol. 1 for the PS2, PSP and later this year on the Wii, which will include 16 classic titles from the SNK library, such as Fatal Fury, Metal Slug, World Heroes, King Of Fighters and plenty more ...