I am absolutely LOVING the clockwork release of classic (and a few not-so-classic) Neo Geo titles. What a great way to pad out the launch library! (There were a few niggles in the initial releases, but Hamster has been quick to update and improve them.)
I've always been a sucker for arcade games, and these titles work so damned well on the Switch, what with the pick up and play nature, the beautiful screen, and the instant two-player capability. I only wish that both the home and arcade versions of each game were included in the purchase.
So far, I've picked up Shock Troopers, which is AMAZING, and Neo Turf Masters, which seems pretty cool. I'll probably pick up some Metal Slug games and KoF '98 (although the arcade version is somewhat limited) in the near future.
My most-wanted future titles are Baseball Stars 2, Windjammers, Samurai Shodown 2, Magical Drop III, Puzzle Bobble, and Super Dodge Ball. I also hope that Hamster starts including other platforms and publishers in their arcade release series. Namco, Capcom, Konami, etc. I would love to carry a fully-loaded portable 2P arcade unit with me everywhere that I go.
Do you guys care about this series at all? Which games have you picked up?
@J.K. Riki It's not technically part of Nintendo's Virtual Console. It's an extension of Hamster's Arcade Archive series on other consoles.
If you enjoyed Magical Drop, you'd probably also like Puzzle Bobble (a.k.a. Bust-a-Move). And, if you like old-school co-op action games, Metal Slug (SNK's awesome take on Contra) and Shock Troopers (SNK's awesome take on Commando) are pretty amazing. Beautiful pixel art, as well.
I think I've bought four games so far. The King of Fighters '98, The King of Fighters '94, World Heroes Perfect, and Metal Slug 3. Probably gonna pick up the original Metal Slug soon. Will totally get Puzzle Bobble if it comes to Switch.
I bought Metal Slug 3. It's great, outside of the weird way quarters/continues work (just press a button to continue!). Wish there was some way to limit lives without having to just tell your buddy "Don't continue!"
Yeah, it's exactly Bust-A-Move. Couldn't get into though, eh? I guess it's not really a puzzle game, since all you're doing is matching colors. More of a shooting game, I guess?
I don't believe we've played Tetris simultaneously, but since you're on my 3DS Friend List, your high scores showed up in my Tetris Ultimate game. In the "TETRIS FEED" menu. Your Marathon Top Score of 279,724 is something I can't seem to top...! Impressive work. Well done.
I was wondering the same thing...! It's like SNK is doing the opposite of what Nintendo did with the VC (release games in sequential order). SNK seems to be just throwing darts at a wall and whatever hits, gets uploaded to the eShop!