It’s easy to drown on the NeoGeo. Fighting games are stacked on every corner, they pile up high, till you can no longer see the sky. The King of Fighters, Art of Fighting, Samurai Shodown, Fatal Fury, Waku Waku 7,Sengoku, World Heroes, and this is just a surface scratch. It’s easier just to break on through the lot with a Tiger Uppercut, and head to well-worn roads with the likes of Street Fighter II or Mortal Kombat, but climbing those suffocating walls often leads to new horizons. World Heroes 2 isn’t one of them, but it tries, oh, it tries. Continue reading →
When it comes to gaming, you’ll find me in the past most of the time, and digital services are great ways to prevent a love of retro from ravaging a wallet or two. So here we are, five classics re-released in 2017 to make us look backwards, never forwards. If it wasn’t for the white bomber, this might as well have been a top five ACA Neo Geo list. Keep pumping them out, Hamster Corporation, keep putting me into the 90’s!
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 →
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 →
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 →