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SNK Just Went Old Skool

Posted by Anthony Dickens

Ignition set to publish a 16 title "SNK Arcade Classics Vol 1" collection for Wii later this year.

‘In the Arcade, the addictive quality of these games ensured that the money in your pocket didn’t last long’ Says Peter Rollinson, Product Manager, Ignition Entertainment ‘Now the only difficulty is deciding which game to play first’.

Taking 16 of SNKs most beloved titles, this pack includes:

  • ART OF FIGHTING – The first fighting game to introduce the then new Spirit Gauge, Super Special Moves, use of the ‘zoom in/zoom out’ function and battle damage to the characters faces.
  • BASEBALL STARS 2 – The sequel to the very popular Baseball arcade game
  • BURNING FIGHT – Battle organised crime in the streets of New York in the side-scrolling fighter
  • FATAL FURY – The first of SNK’s fighting franchises to use the NEOGEO MVS System
  • KING OF THE FIGHTERS ’94 – This is where the KOF phenomenon began
  • KING OF THE MONSTERS – Giant monsters, Destruction and mayhem in Japan
  • LAST RESORT – Take on hordes of enemies in the popular futuristic shooter
  • MAGICIAN LORD – SNK’s classic platformer, pits you as the heroic wizard Elta
  • METAL SLUG - this series has long been regarded as the bench mark of side-scrolling purity, now see why!
  • NEO TURF MASTERS – Can you get a hole in one?
  • SAMURAI SHODOWN – The first title in SNK’s hugely popular weapons based fighter
  • SENGOKU – Fight the undead, in feudal Japan
  • SHOCK TROOPERS – Fast paced action and lots and lots of bullets in this run and gun adventure
  • SUPER SIDEKICKS 3 – We all love football – so does SNK!
  • TOP HUNTER – In this futuristic platformer, you play as Roddy or Cathy, as you protect the Colonists from the threat of the Space Pirates
  • WORLD HEROES – Take on the greatest fighters throughout time in this popular fighter

Obviously this pack will come as great news for SNK fans, but shouldn't these games really be appearing via the Virtual Console service? With this being "Vol 1" we'll expect more volumes next year.

Look out for the release in the Autumn.

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