ACA NeoGeo: Metal Slug 2

ACA NeoGeo: Metal Slug 2
Release Date: 6th July 2017 (UK Nintendo Switch Release)
NeoGeo
Hamster Corporation

Metal Slug 2 is perhaps everything you could ever want from a sequel. More guns, camels with machine guns, mummies to burn, aliens to squelch, screen filling bosses, more characters, more Slugs, more levels, more blood, more punk, more funk, more, more, more! It’s everything you could hope for, it’s everything you might not even have hoped for! Well, not quite everything… Continue reading

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ACA NeoGeo Metal Slug

ACA NeoGeo: Metal Slug
Release Date: 30th March 2017 (UK Nintendo Switch Release)
NeoGeo
Hamster Corporation

Metal Slug 3 is the one we all know, with the blood spewing zombies, the gun-toting monkey sidekick, the squid alien invasion, and the seemingly never-ending final mission being just a handful of the reasons why. But taking the fight back, back to where it all began, will show that it isn’t just the magical number 3 that is full of heart, metal, and slugs.  Continue reading

ACA NeoGeo: The King of Fighters ’94

ACA NeoGeo: The King of Fighters ’94
Release Date: 16th March 2017 (UK Nintendo Switch Release)
NeoGeo
Hamster Corporation

When you’ve experienced the future, sometimes it can be hard to go back, back to where it all began. The King of Fighters ’98 is that future many will have played thanks to the constant re-releases this entry enjoys, and rightfully so, with a huge roster, smooth beat downs and beautiful pixels, who wouldn’t want to experience such fighting perfection? And then we have The King of Fighters ’94, the origin story, ready and waiting to show you that time isn’t always quite so kind.  Continue reading

ACA NeoGeo: Shock Troopers

ACA NeoGeo: Shock Troopers
Release Date: 3rd March 2017 (UK Nintendo Switch Release)
NeoGeo
Hamster Corporation

It’s truly shocking that Shock Troopers is rarely mentioned when it comes to fondly looking back at the NeoGeo. You have The King of Fighters, Samurai Shodown, Fatal Fury, and Metal Slug constantly popping up, largely thanks to the seemingly yearly releases these series enjoy, but the ACA series is finally allowing hidden gems to come out and play once more. Shock Troopers is one such game, and it guns and grenades with the best of them.  Continue reading

ACA NeoGeo: Nam-1975

ACA NeoGeo: Nam-1975
Release Date: 9th March 2017 (UK Nintendo Switch Release)
NeoGeo
Hamster Corporation

When it comes to the NeoGeo, you generally have a choice between two types of games, fighters or shooters. The two were the bread and butter of the system, but one thing the shooter genre had an advantage in was how much variety was available in shooting down soldiers and ships. Side scrolling, top down, vertical were choices for all gun lovers, with an even more unusual faux-light gun target range set up being available with the likes of Nam-1975, a terrifyingly accurate rendition of the horrors of that one particular war…  Continue reading

ACA NeoGeo: Waku Waku 7

ACA NeoGeo: Waku Waku 7
Release Date: 3rd March 2017 (UK Nintendo Switch Release)
NeoGeo
Hamster Corporation 

The Nintendo Switch didn’t launch with a Virtual Console, but that hasn’t stopped Hamster (the company not the furry critter) from releasing some NeoGeo Arcade oldies for fresh new Switch players to enjoy. You can go for the obvious classics such as Metal Slug 3 and King of Fighters 98, or look into the oddities from the golden era, perhaps Waku Waku 7 for example… Continue reading