ACA NeoGeo: World Heroes 2

ACA NeoGeo: World Heroes 2
Release Date: 25th January 2018 (UK Nintendo Switch Release)
NeoGeo
Hamster Corporation

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.
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Channel Gaming’s 2017 List Of Rotting Old Games That Were Still Kind Of Fun To Play

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!

5. ACA Neo Geo Waku Waku 7

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ACA NeoGeo: Metal Slug 3

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

Here we are, it’s the Metal Slug everyone who knows Metal Slug knows, and also the Metal Slug everyone who doesn’t know Metal Slug knows (say that fast). Number 3 is the classic, that one to play, that one that always sees a re-release no matter the console, and here we are again with it on the Switch. It’s as they say, three really is the magic number.  Continue reading

ACA NeoGeo: Metal Slug X

ACA NeoGeo: Metal Slug X
Release Date: 5th October 2017 (UK Nintendo Switch Release)
NeoGeo
Hamster Corporation

Metal Slug X is an example of what game companies had to do before online patches were a thing. When going over Metal Slug 2, which you can read about here, I found the game to be a chuggy sluggy mess, grinding to a halt whenever the player dared to breathe. X is the marker pen crossing out such issues, and adding zombie dogs as it does so. I guess sometimes you have to give just a little bit more when saying sorry.  Continue reading

Mario kart 64

mario kart 64Mario Kart 64
Release Date: 21st January 2016 (Wii U Virtual Console)
Nintendo 64

Nintendo

Revisiting classic games on the Nintendo Wii U virtual console always provides that heavy kick of nostalgia we often crave, though many times a certain realisation can kick in, breaking apart those rose tinted glasses. They don’t quite look like you remember them doing, and there are certain issues with the game that you weren’t even aware of as a kid. But here they are, and it takes an extra push to get over this nostalgia breaking obstacle so you can continue to have a good time. Mario Kart 64 has the reverse effect though, offering something so well and truly right, it makes Mario Kart 8 feel well and truly wrong.  Continue reading