SNK 40th Anniversary Collection is not full of flawless gems that everyone will love, and it suffers a bit in terms of variety. Strictly viewed for what it is, however, which is part retro videogame anthology, part history lesson, it is one of the finest one in the market, making this the definite product for those who want to try the titles on offer.
Classic game compilations don't get much better than SNK 40th Anniversary Collection. Its selection of games, well done presentation, and oodles of cool features and extras make it a must-have compilation for any retro gamer.
SNK 40th Anniversary Colleciton is one of the greatest Best-Of games we've laid our hands upon. Lots of games, lots of options and a high level of polish to the global product makes it a new landmark for the industry.
It doesn’t take a genius to see that the SNK 40th Anniversary Collection isn’t for everyone. Many of the games here really haven’t aged quite as well as others developed for the same generation. If rummaging through the nostalgia of gaming history does appeal to you though, then this mid-range priced time capsule could very well be worth your investment.
SNK 40th Anniversary Collection is an interesting package, but even with the upcoming titles to be added, I have to question its value. Luckily, this is not a full price package, but even then many gamers will doubt the value proposition, quite rightly. I'm not saying don't buy the SNK 40th Anniversary Collection, but whether you'll keep playing the game after a few multiplayer sessions with friends is questionable indeed.
The high score I give SNK 40th Anniversary Collection is carried entirely by the fantastic presentation and the inclusion of one, essential title: Crystalis. This marks the first time since 1990 the NES classic action-RPG has been officially re-released on any platform. (I don't count the mediocre 2000 Game Boy Color port, as that was sort of a remake and has quite a few changes.) Most of the other games are forgettable, but all are absolutely worth playing, as they will broaden your exposure to a period in arcades that has largely been forgotten. Combine the number of games total with the excellent historical images and other archival material, and you have a superb collection and a tremendous value. Recommended to all Nintendo Switch owners.
This package is just OK. Some of the games are entertaining for a playthrough, and the rewind feature is very much appreciated. The presentation is excellent, and I like the way they have implemented the aiming (with the right thumb stick) in all the twin stick shooting games. It is really disappointing that there are no Samurai Shodown games and no Metal Slug games in this package. It is also very disappointing that Beast Busters is basically unplayable because the aiming target is ridiculously sensitive and there is no option to change this. I bought this on sale for half price ($30AUD) and feel a some buyer regret. I think the Capcom Arcade Stadiums are much better value because many more of those games are still worth playing today. As a big fan of retro games, I do feel an opportunity was missed with this release.
Summary2018 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. Ikari Warriors...nuff sa...