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  • Summary: 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of legendary studio SNK! To celebrate this extraordinary milestone, a variety of classic arcade games from SNK's golden age are coming back together in one anthology on Nintendo Switch. SNK 40th Anniversary Collection is packed full of retro games and a2018 marks the 40th anniversary of legendary studio SNK! To celebrate this extraordinary milestone, a variety of classic arcade games from SNK's golden age are coming back together in one anthology on Nintendo Switch. SNK 40th Anniversary Collection is packed full of retro games and a treasure trove of features!

    FEATURES:

    * Collection of classics in your hands! Take a piece of SNK history with you wherever you go on Nintendo Switch. Choose from over a dozen titles and experience an intense blast from the past!

    * Modern Meets Retro! Rewind and save at any time while you're playing, enjoy updated graphics at 1080p resolution, and experience redesigned control schemes for a modern feel!

    * Enter the SNK Museum: A history of SNK and its games await in the Museum Mode. Explore the legacy of one of Japan's leading developers with high definition artwork and original promotional assets!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. 100
    SNK 40th Anniversary Collection is one of the coolest, most fascinating video game releases out in 2019. There is really nothing else like it, even when you compare it to the work Digital Eclipse has done in the recent past that led up to this being made.
  2. Jul 24, 2019
    85
    The SNK 40th Anniversary Collection is an essential title for retro enthusiasts. It may be very heavy on shooters, but most of the shooters here are decent. Meanwhile, the other genres represented have compelling entries of their own, but Street Smart can be seen more of as a curiosity rather than something you'd actually want to play constantly. It is the Museum mode, however, that makes this collection shine, as there is a ton of content here for retro historians. Anyone who likes retro games should absolutely own this title.
  3. Mar 26, 2019
    80
    A literal museum of the SNK legacy. The only downside of this title is the preponderance of historical importance over plain and simple gameplay, but it still remains one of the best, if not the best selection of SNK games ever made.
  4. Mar 24, 2019
    70
    SNK 40th Anniversary Collection is essential for game historians and recommended for anyone that wants to experience some old-school charm without the annoying difficulty gates. The titles themselves are hit and miss, but the good outweighs the bad by a healthy amount.
  5. May 31, 2019
    70
    All in all, the SNK 40th Anniversary Collection is a fine way to experience SNK's humble beginnings. The included games cover a wide variety of genres, and even the worst of them have one or two admirable qualities. There are no complaints at all when it comes to features. Both region-select and console versions are accounted for, and the museum is loaded with bonus materials. Hopefully the dual-stick control issue is eventually sorted out, as it's the only stain on this otherwise impeccable set.
  6. 70
    Digital Eclipse has proven once again that they do a great job of porting classic games into museums of retro gaming. The only issue is that the SNK 40th Anniversary Collection is a little short on actual classics. However, there are more hits than misses in this somewhat eclectic mix that should please most, especially fans of Ikari Warriors and the many self-made clones that followed the series.
  7. Apr 15, 2019
    45
    Simply put, the releases in this compilation are not worth the extravagant and loving package Digital Eclipse surrounded them in. In this collection, there’s just one bonafide classic (Crystalis), one game people might remember fondly (Ikari Warriors), and a bunch of basically unknown stuff that ranges from being brief, dated distractions to downright horrific work. While celebrating SNK is a fine idea, the ratio of good-to-bad here make this particular compilation extremely difficult to recommend.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jul 3, 2021
    9
    A well-curated collection of 24 SNK games (all pre Neo-Geo releases). The titles aren't as popular as the Capcom or Konami offerings from theA well-curated collection of 24 SNK games (all pre Neo-Geo releases). The titles aren't as popular as the Capcom or Konami offerings from the same period. But most of them are good fun and have been given fantastic treatment. You get arcade and console versions plus a good chunk of behind-the-scene content. There's also various display options and the ability to rewind gameplay. Any fan of retro compilations will find this to be a real treasure. I would rate this with a 9 out of 10. Expand
  2. Sep 30, 2019
    8
    Nice collection of some arcade retro classics. Great companion to the switch online nes and SNES collections.