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  • Summary: ART OF FIGHTING - The first game in SNK's second fighting-game franchise, set in the same universe as FATAL FURY. BASEBALL STARS 2 - The sequel to SNK's popular baseball arcade game. BURNING FIGHT - New York detectives battle organized crime in this fighter. FATAL FURY - First released in 1991, FATAL FURY introduced the two-plane fighting system. KING OF FIGHTERS '94 - The first game in the popular KING OF FIGHTERS series. KING OF THE MONSTERS - In KING OF THE MONSTERS, giant monsters fight for power in epic battles. LAST RESORT - A challenging futuristic shooter. MAGICIAN LORD - Players help the wizard Elta save his homeworld in this platformer. METAL SLUG - Known for its humor and fast- moving gameplay, this run-and-gun side-scroller was the first in the popular series. NEO TURF MASTERS - A golf game which debuted on the Neo Geo Pocket Color in 1999. SAMURAI SHODOWN - Set in the 18th century, SAMURAI SHODOWN features bladed-weapon combat and an international cast of characters. SENGOKU - In SENGOKU, players face off against undead feudal Japanese armies. SHOCK TROOPERS - In this run-and-gun adventure, players save a scientist and his granddaughter from the Bloody Scorpions. SUPER SIDEKICKS 3 - A soccer game featuring teams from all over the world. TOP HUNTER - Bounty hunters protect colonists from space pirates in this futuristic action game. WORLD HEROES - This classic fighter pits players against historical figures in a tournament enabled by time travel. [SNK Playmore USA] Expand
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  1. We would have paid in excess of $6400 for this collection, which you can now buy for less than the sales tax. [Apr 2008, p.57]
  2. SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1 might not bring anything particularly new to its now-outmoded platform, and there are certainly superior alternatives to most all of the games it collects out there, but as a confirmed crowd-pleaser and in terms of sheer bang for your buck, you'd be doing the gaming industry of yesteryear a disservice if you were to overlook it on those grounds.
  3. There are flaws, then, as there are with all these PS2 releases, but it's a promising enough start, and if this is a path SNK continues to walk we'll be there to meet it at the other end with cracked knuckles next time around.
  4. SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1 brings us a hearty collection that isn't bad at all but it's just not presented as good as it should have been considering the console’s track record of doing justice to other classics.
  5. 67
    If you missed out on the Neo Geo and you want to experience some nostalgic goodness, this compilation works just fine. Unfortunately, the experience is definitely hampered by some technical problems like long load times and in-game slowdown.
  6. Don't consider it unless nostalgia flows through your veins. [Christmas 2008, p.84]
  7. Nostalgia enthusiasts could do a lot worse than to pick up a used copy at their local game store, and $20 is about right for the new price.

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