SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1

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SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1
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Developer(s) Terminal Reality, Alpha Denshi, SNK
Publisher(s) SNK Neogeo USA Consumer
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Wii
Release date(s) PS2/PSP
  • NA April 29, 2008
  • EU September 20, 2008
Wii
  • NA July 22, 2008
  • EU November 28, 2008
Genre(s) Compilation
Mode(s) Single-player, 2 player Cooperative

SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1 is a video game compilation created and published by SNK Playmore which includes sixteen Neo Geo games. The compilation was released on the PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, and the Wii.[1] In Australia, it was only released on the PlayStation 2.

A sequel was released in Japan titled SNK Arcade Classics 0. The reason for the title having a ‘0’ is because the games in this collection predate the Neo Geo AES console.[2]

Games included[edit]

Titles included in SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1
Title Release Genre Notes
Art of Fighting 1992 Fighting
Baseball Stars 2 1992 Sports
Burning Fight 1991 Beat 'em up
Fatal Fury: King of Fighters 1991 Fighting
King of the Monsters 1991 Fighting
Last Resort 1992 Shoot 'em up
Magician Lord 1990 Platform
Metal Slug 1996 Shoot 'em up
Neo Turf Masters 1996 Sports
Samurai Shodown 1993 Fighting
Sengoku 1991 Beat 'em up
Shock Troopers 1997 Shoot 'em up
Super Sidekicks 3: The Next Glory 1995 Sports
The King of Fighters '94 1994 Fighting
Top Hunter: Roddy & Cathy 1994 Platform
World Heroes 1992 Fighting Unlockable by obtaining 10 medals

All titles are modified to work with the in-game medal system as well as on-screen controls.

Titles included in SNK Arcade Classics 0
Title Release Genre Notes
ASO (Alpha Mission) 1985
Athena 1986
Bermuda Triangle 1987
Dogosoken (Ikari II) 1986
Gold Medalist 1988
Guerrilla War 1987
HAL 21 1985
Ikari Warriors 1986
Ikari III: The Rescue 1989 Overseas version
Marvin's Maze 1983
P.O.W.: Prisoners of War 1988
Prehistoric Isle in 1930 1989
Psycho Soldier 1987
SAR Search and Rescue 1989
Sasuke vs. Commander 1980
Street Smart 1989
Super Championship Baseball 1989 Overseas version
TANK 1985
Touch Down Fever 1987
Vanguard 2 1984

Reception[edit]

IGN gave the Wii version a 7.2 out of 10. They applauded the high value for money (roughly $2 per game), the inclusion of achievements, the short load times and limited slowdown compared to the PlayStation 2 and PSP versions, the selection of four control schemes which all work very well, the inclusion of multiplayer modes in most of the games, and the diversity of game genres offered. Their one criticism was the locking of move lists.[3] GameSpot gave it a 6 out of 10. Like IGN, they criticized the locking of move lists; unlike them, they argued that of the four available control schemes, only the Classic Controller functions competently for all the games. However, their main complaint was that of the 16 games, only Last Resort and Metal Slug are worth getting, with the remaining 14 games being "middling to bad".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1 Hands-on". IGN. Retrieved October 15, 2013. 
  2. ^ "'SNK Arcade Classics 0' for PSP goes deep into the back catalog". Joystiq. February 1, 2011. 
  3. ^ Clements, Ryan (July 24, 2008). "SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1 Review". IGN. Retrieved October 15, 2013. 
  4. ^ Dodson, Joe (September 15, 2008). "SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1 Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 

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