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December2017

November2017

  • News Top Hunter Is Your Next Neo Geo ACA Release On Switch

    Grab it, attack it.

    Looks like Hamster is starting of December in a big way with SNK's 1994 delightful (and somehow still sadly overlooked) dual plane grab'em up Top Hunter: Cathy & Roddy as they try to "grab" (arf!) our hard earned eShop funds on December 7th. Taking control of the titular bounty hunters, it is your mission to take on the evil...

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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review Karnov's Revenge

    Yes it's another Neo Geo one-on-one fighter...

    Hamster has done a good job of providing a variety of genres with its ACA Neo Geo series, but SNK's machine had a lot of one-on-one brawlers and consequently Switch owners are not exactly short of options when browsing the eShop. Here's another one, this time from the Fighter's History series...

  • News World Heroes Is Your Next Neo Geo ACA Release On Switch

    Historically inaccurate rumble

    After a brief break from one-on-one fighting games it looks like Hamster is closing up November with the return of the beloved Neo Geo genre, courtesy of ADK's World Heroes.  If you ever fancied beating up Rasputin with Janne D'Arc (that's not a typo by the way) this is the historical fighting game you are...

  • News Soccer Brawl Is Your Next Neo Geo Game For Switch

    Get ready to brawl

    Long before Mario and the gang got violent on the soccer pitch in Super Mario Strikers there was Soccer Brawl on the Neo Geo. This futuristic footy game was released in arcades in 1992 and will be the next Neo Geo game headed to the Switch on 23rd November. In Soccer Brawl you play as either cyborgs or...

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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review Street Hoop

    Short on options, big on fun

    While some of the games have not been strictly necessary (being outclassed by later updates/instalments in their series) and there’s been the odd dud, but HAMSTER’s ACA Neo Geo series has been a continued source of classic arcade thrills on the Switch, almost making up for the lack of a Virtual Console on the system...

  • News Karnov Will Have His Revenge On The Switch eShop This Week

    Data East's Neo Geo brawler coming soon

    Data East's Neo Geo fighting game Karnov’s Revenge is coming to the Switch eShop this week, it has been revealed. Released in 1994, the title showcases 13 different fighters - including the titular Karnov, who previously starred in his own 1987 arcade action title. In some regions it went under the...

  • News Get Ready To Slam Dunk With The Next Neo Geo Game For Switch, Street Hoop

    Double Dribble

    We all love a bit of basketball action here at Nintendo Life, so we were delighted to hear that the Data East's classic Neo Geo game Street Hoop is heading it's way to the Switch tomorrow courtesy of Hamster.  We reviewed this back in 2010 when it landed on the Wii Virtual Console it netted an impressive 8/10. Here's what we had...

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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review Mutation Nation

    Rad dudes

    The Neo Geo was not exactly short on choice for fighting games, with many-a-series of one-on-one brawlers available; though they were not as numerous, there were also some sidescrolling beat ‘em ups to pick from too. Several have already arrived on the Switch’s eShop and now HAMSTER brings another in the form of Mutation Nation. Like...

  • Book Review Neo Geo: A Visual History

    The future is now

    We'll spare you the traditional spiel about how the Neo Geo was the pinnacle of gaming back in the '90s – if you own a Switch then chances are you're already intimately familiar with the amazing library of this beast, thanks to the fact that Japanese firm Hamster has been pumping out a stream of Neo Geo titles on the Switch eShop...

October2017

  • News Art of Fighting 3 Is Your Next HAMSTER ACA Release on Switch

    Skiping AoF2 and straight to the finishing line

    Further evidence that HAMSTER simply does not care about continuity, next week the Switch eShop will be graced with none other than the final episode of Ryūko no Ken, better know among us westerners as Art of Fighting. We assume we will see Art of Fighting 2 somewhere in 2018. Despite the cast...

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    Switch / Neo Geo

    Review Robo Army

    Little known, but lots of fun

    Neo-Detroit has been invaded by a legion of robots; their leader instructs them to seize the population and use their brains to clone themselves. Wait, what? Use their knowledge to build more of their number perhaps? Maybe the human brains are being scooped out for use in the robots? Whatever’s going on, it isn’t...

  • News Mutation Nation Is Your Next HAMSTER ACA Release on Switch

    No turtles here

    Side scrolling beat' em up fans can rejoice, because when it rains (Wulverblade, Robo Army), it pours. Next week HAMSTER is re-releasing Mutation Nation on the Switch through the ACA series, a tale of mutation and madness set in the now not-too-distant year of 2050. As if we ever really needed any sort of plot to put down some...

  • News Neo Geo Brawler Robo Army Is Invading Your Switch This Week

    Do the robot

    Side-scrolling fighting fans have been well-served recently on Switch thanks to the excellent Wulverblade, but if you fancy a bit more walk-punch-walk-punch action then you'll be pleased to know that Hamster is bringing Robo Army to the Switch eShop this week. Originally released in 1991, it's a very early Neo Geo release but boasts...

  • News The King Of Fighters '95 Is Your Next HAMSTER ACA Release on Switch

    "Break a spine, R..."

    HAMSTER's strange and random time-hopping will return in the coming week when The King of Fighters '95 joins the Switch eShop line-up on 12th October. The second game in the series brings a rather welcome option that would go to become a series staple: You are not confined to pre-determined teams, so you can pick any...

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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review Burning Fight

    A dying flame

    Scrolling beat ‘em ups are simple games that provide a lot of fun as you (sometimes with the help of a friend) wander through a number of stages giving gangs of reprobates a good kicking, before facing off against a more powerful end of stage thug; rinse and repeat. Burning Fight comes courtesy of SNK and whilst Sengoku (another...

September2017

  • News Burning Fight Is This Week's Neo Geo Classic For Switch

    SNK's answer to Final Fight

    HAMSTER hasn't taken a week off from bringing us Neo Geo classics for the Switch eShop. This week's Neo Geo game is SNK's answer to Final Fight, which they affectionately called Burning Fight. It will be available tomorrow for £6.29 / €6.99 / $7.99. The game is set in a fictional version of Osaka...

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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review Art of Fighting

    Pretty but poor

    Street Fighter II took the arcades by storm in 1991, leading to a slew of one-on-one brawlers in the months and years that followed. SNK would develop a number of fighting series in the hope of tempting players away from Capcom’s game, samples of which have already arrived on Switch via HAMSTER’s ACA Neo Geo series. Now Art of...

  • News Art of Fighting is Scrapping Its Way to the Switch eShop

    Oh yes, there's always another Neo Geo fighting game

    As you may have noticed, the Neo Geo had a few fighting games - oh alright, it had loads of them. That makes sense, of course, as it was the 'arcade at home' that well-off kids owned, and many of us would gravitate to the genre when visiting the arcades. It looks like another is on the way in...

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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review Blue's Journey

    Unremarkable trip

    Pollution caused by the Daruma tribe is causing great harm to the planet Raguy and it’s up to you as Blue to partake in a platforming adventure to defeat this menace and save the Princess Fa. There was no shortage of platformers in the 1990s, but one appearing on the Neo Geo was unusual and with its leaf-stun mechanic and ability...

  • News Neo Geo Action Platformer Spinmaster Rotates Elegantly Onto Switch Next Week

    It's a miracle (adventure)!

    Sorry fight fans, there's no Neo Geo one-on-one fighting game from SNK next week as Hamster is instead choosing to bring to the Switch eShop the very first game Data East developed for MVS hardware. 1993's Spinmaster (known as Miracle Adventure in Japan) lets you take control of Johnny and Tom in their...

August2017

  • News Blue's Journey Takes Him To Switch Next Week

    Da ba dee da ba daa, da ba dee da ba daa, da ba dee da ba daa...

    Better know as "Raguy" in the Land of the Rising Sun, 1991's Blue's Journey is your next HAMSTER Neo Geo  title to be re-released on the Switch eShop, due on 7th September. Opening the month of September with a two player cooperative platformer is a rather nice change of pace...

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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review Super Sidekicks

    International so-so Soccer

    Although primarily known for its fighters, the Neo Geo did host games in a number of other genres and indeed Hamster’s ACA releases have included puzzlers, run and gun titles, shooters and a golf game. Now they bring us football (or "soccer" if you're reading this in North America) simulator Super Sidekicks. The aim of...

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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review Puzzled

    Blocking our enjoyment

    Not all Neo Geo games are created equal. Although the majority of titles on SNK’s system offer great blasts of arcade goodness, there were also a number of Neo Geo games back in the day that didn’t quite meet the high standards set by other gems like The King Of Fighters or Metal Slug. Puzzled, sadly, is a perfect example...

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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review Aero Fighters 2

    Awesome Shmup action

    Aliens are causing trouble all over the world and it’s up to you to stop them. There’s a variety of colourful characters for you to pick from including a baby, a head-in-a-Jar and a dolphin (no, really) as you take to the skies to save the day. With frantic play, some great music and a dose of the quirky, Video System’s...

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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review Shock Troopers 2nd Squad

    Shock and slightly less awe

    There are few games that enjoy the sort of cult status Shock Troopers does. As one of the few Neo Geo games that was only released in arcades and not the Neo Geo console as well, the original Shock Troopers wasn’t as widely played as the likes of Metal Slug and SNK’s various fighting games. Those who did manage to...

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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review Samurai Shodown

    Weapon-based wonder

    Pick from one of twelve characters, fight one-on-one against the others (and your clone) en-route to a ridiculously-dressed final boss character. Sounds standard fare for a '90s fighting game, but with its 18th century Japan setting and the combatant's use of weapons, Samurai Shodown offered something quite different. If playing...

  • News Zed Blade Brings Shmup Action to the Switch eShop Next Week

    We hope your neighbours love '90s rave music

    Shmup fans can rejoice, as the end of August brings along NMK's 1994 title Zed Blade (better know in Japan as Operation Ragnarok) to the Switch eShop. In this frenetic horizontal shmup you have the choice of three craft with different speeds along with customizable weaponry. After your choices have been...

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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review Magician Lord

    Casts ‘impedimentia’ too often

    It’s funny how over the years some big titles can fade completely into obscurity. There’s a good chance most modern gamers will never have heard of Magician Lord, but back in the early ‘90s it was actually quite a well-known title. That’s because in the early days of the Neo Geo, Magician Lord was one of...

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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review Fatal Fury 2

    Not quite Special enough

    Back in the day, the power of the Neo Geo meant that SNK was the first publisher to release home console games that were over 100 Mb in size (that’s megabits, so around 12.5 MB). It commemorated this by launching the 100-Mega Shock series, which basically involved slapping a lovely splash screen at the start of any game...

  • News Joy Joy Kid - Also Known as 'Puzzled' - Arrives on the Switch This Week

    It's not a joy con

    If you're not a fan of Neo Geo fighting games (and why not, dare we ask) this week's new Arcade Archives (ACA) release might be your thing. Hamster is bringing Puzzled to the Switch eShop on 24th August, known in Japan by the much funnier title Joy Joy Kid. At first glance this 1990 release looks like a general Tetris clone, with...

  • News Neo Geo Classic Magician Lord Casts A Spell On The Switch eShop Today

    Save the world from the fiendish Gal-Agiese

    For those of our readers who have been enjoying the ACA Neo Geo releases on the Switch eShop, it's been revealed that later today Magician Lord will be available to download for the usual price of £6.29 / $7.99.  Developed by Alpha Denshi and released in 1990 as a launch title on the Neo Geo,...

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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review The King of Fighters '99

    Enjoyable, skip-able fighting fun

    Since its beginning the three-vs-three Team-Battling shenanigans of SNK’s The King of Fighters series provided enjoyable fighting action. Each instalment added and tweaked things, culminating in the superb “Dream Match” ’98 edition. This was followed unsurprisingly by The King of Fighters ’99, which...

  • News The King Of Fighters Goes Millennial Next Week on Switch

    No Y2K bug is stopping this brawling

    After weeks of football and shmup action, Hamster is set to go back to Neo Geo's most familiar genre next week, with The King of Fighters 2000 arriving on the Switch eShop on 10th August. Following up the previous game the Striker system makes a return, now featuring alternate Striker-only characters from

July2017

June2017

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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review Magical Drop II

    Just Magical

    Although SNK’s Neo Geo is perhaps best known for its dreamy array of one-on-one fighters, beat-‘em-ups, and shooters, the arcade marvel also played host to an impressive parade of puzzle games, from classics like Puzzle Bobble to deep cuts like the oddly addicting currency-converter Money Idol Exchanger. If there’s a series that...

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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review Galaxy Fight: Universal Warriors

    In space, no one can hear you yawn

    When the one-on-one fighting game gold rush took place in the '90s it seemed that practically every developer or publisher had their own take on the genre, and as you might expect, not all of these efforts turned out to be classics. Sunsoft fared better than most - Waku Waku 7 remains one of the most unique...

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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review Last Resort

    It's the shooter Morrissey would play

    Given how popular "shmups" were during the late '80s and early '90s it's odd that the Neo Geo didn't have more of them, but the few it did play host to were generally amazing. Blazing Star and Pulstar instantly spring to mind when talking about the genre on SNK's system, but there are many fans who hold a candle...

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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review Sengoku

    Hacked off

    Hamster Corp's dedication to mining the back catalogue of the Neo Geo on Switch is commendable, but it does throw up some issues - namely that as time goes on the company is going to have to dig deeper and deeper into the library of the system, and that means having to endure some less-than-classic titles. While we wouldn't say that...

  • News Bitmap Books Announces Officially Licensed NEOGEO: A Visual History

    400 pages celebrating the Rolls Royce of game consoles

    UK publisher Bitmap Books - previously responsible for The Unofficial NES/Famicom: A Visual Compendium and Super Famicom: The Box Art Collection - has announced that its next project is NEOGEO: A Visual History, an officially licensed publication celebrating one of the most iconic gaming...

  • News Modular Retro Console Polymega's Mystery CD-ROM Format Is Revealed

    Clue: it's a bit of a MEGA SHOCK

    Polymega - the modular retro gaming system formerly known as RetroBlox - is shaping up to be an incredibly interesting piece of kit. It supports various retro systems via modules which come with cartridge slots and controller ports for that particular console, and these bolt onto the base unit which also

  • News Shock Troopers 2nd Squad Storms Onto The Switch eShop This Week

    Neo Geo run & gun fun

    We've just got word that the Neo Geo classic Shock Troopers 2nd Squad will be popping up on the Switch eShop tomorrow for $7.99 / £6.29.  Following on from Shock Troopers, the action once again takes the form of a overhead run-and-gun title, much like Capcom's Commando. The team mode has been dropped this...

May2017

  • News Check Out Last Resort, the Latest Release in the ACA Neo Geo Series

    ‘Cuz I’m losing my sight, losing my mind…

    The early Nintendo Switch library has been characterized by an impressively diverse array of games, but by far the most prevalent games on the eShop are those that belong to the ACA Neo Geo series. Essentially a third party virtual console, the ACA Neo Geo series endeavors to preserve the many...

  • News King Of Fighters '99 Is Your Next Neo Geo Title On Switch

    Going on strike

    Nintendo UK's site has revealed that The King Of Fighters '99 is the next entry in the popular ACA Neo Geo series. Notable for introducing the "Striker" system - where support characters can leap in to assist your team - the 1999 entry in the long-running series also put new fighter K' in the spotlight. While it's perhaps not...

  • News Galaxy Fight Is Your Next ACA Neo Geo Game For Switch

    Eight warriors fight to defeat "Velden" which dominates the dark!

    Another week, another Neo Geo classic pops up on the Switch eShop. Later today you'll be able to sample the delights of Galaxy Fight: Universal Warriors which is (unsurprisingly) another fighting game.  Released in 1995 by Sunsoft, the game sees you take on the mantel of...

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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review Garou: Mark of the Wolves

    Only winners And losers here

    Out of all the critically-acclaimed one-on-one fighting games produced by SNK over the decades, Garou: Mark of the Wolves has to rank as one of the most beloved and revered. Released at time when 3D visuals were taking the industry by a storm, it was seen by some as a companion piece to Capcom's equally gorgeous Street...

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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review Blazing Star

    Get it more!

    Whenever horizontally-scrolling Neo Geo shooters are discussed, two names inevitably dominate the conversation: Pulstar and Blazing Star. Both were developed by the same core team (Aicom, which then became Yumekobo) and both rely heavily on pre-rendered sprites rather than hand-drawn visuals. Neither title was ported around the time of...

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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review Over Top

    Let's go next stage!!

    The Neo Geo was famous for its staggering selection of fighting games, but it was less blessed when it came to racing titles. Only a handful were ever released during the console's lengthy lifespan - hardly a massive shock when you consider that the 2D nature of the console made realistic driving games tricky - and of that...

  • News Garou: Mark of the Wolves Punches Its Way to the Switch eShop Soon

    Hungry like the wolf

    In the recent Nintendo Direct we got a brief glimpse into some of the upcoming games in the ACA NeoGeo series for the Switch eShop. We were delighted to see the excellent Garou: Mark of the Wolves pop up in that short trailer as it's easily one of SNK's most polished and highly-acclaimed fighting games of all time. Thought of...

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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review World Heroes Perfect

    Ra Ra Rasputin, lover of the Russian queen

    The one-on-one fighting gold rush started by Capcom's Street Fighter II inspired many famous series, including Fatal Fury, King of Fighters, Virtua Fighter and Samurai Shodown, but there were just as many - if not more - also-ran challengers which achieved moderate success at the time but have since faded...

  • News The ACA Neo Geo Series Has Gobbled Up Plenty Of Loose Change On The Switch eShop

    Over 200,000 arcade classics sold

    We've just gotten word from the lovely folks at Hamster Corp. in Japan that the ACA Neo Geo series of games has now sold 200,000 games on Nintendo Switch worldwide. That's a pretty monumental achievement, but then we have seen some excellent games so far, including Metal Slug 3, Samurai Shodown IV, Waku Waku 7 and...

  • News Classic Neo Geo Shooter Blazing Star Hits The North American Switch eShop Today

    UPDATE: Available now in Europe

    Update: The game is available as we speak in Europe. Original story: In a surprise move, Hamster Corp. has revealed that the cult Neo Geo shooter Blazing Star will be hitting the North American Switch eShop today. The game is widely regarded as one of the console's finest blasters, and in its original physical...

April2017

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November2016

  • Hardware Classics SNK Neo Geo AES

    The future is now (even more expensive)

    The SNES and Mega Drive / Genesis may have dominated the console landscape in the early '90s, but they were by no means the most powerful machines of their era. That distinction goes to SNK's Neo Geo AES, often described as the "Rolls-Royce" of game consoles. It's a good analogy to make, as the machine was...

April2016

October2013

  • News Tommo Refuses to Follow SNK's Neo Geo X Termination Demand

    Send in the lawyers

    Yesterday we reported that SNK had retracted its license and demanded an end to the manufacturing and sale of the Neo Geo X, a portable version of the iconic '90s console. We rather thought that'd be the end of the matter, as the IP holder had issued a rather blunt demand — lesson learned, never underestimate the power of...

  • News Neo Geo X Handheld Shut Down By SNK

    And just like that, it's gone

    Not so long ago we reviewed the Neo Geo X and Mega Pack Volume 1, a potential low cost option for gamers to own a piece of portable hardware that could run games from the iconic system, ideal if a Wii Virtual Console or pricey Neo Geo system aren't handy. While it had its merits, our conclusion reflected some...

September2013

  • Hardware Review Neo Geo X Gold & Mega Pack Volume 1

    The Rolls Royce of games consoles goes portable

    Gamers of a certain age will have fond memories of the Neo Geo, even if they didn't get chance to own one all those years ago. Considering the small number of consoles sold, the system had an incredible influence and impact on the gaming scene in the early '90s. Launched at a time when the 16-bit...

June2013

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    Wii Virtual Console / Neo Geo

    Review Sengoku 3

    Third time's the charm

    While SNK was far more well known for its one-on-one fighting games, it did toss out a few beat 'em ups along the way. Some of the attempts were better than others: Sengoku 3 is one such example. It basically takes many of the solid gameplay perks of the first two games and amps things up considerably. Toss in a fresh coat of...

March2013

March2012

  • News Samurai Shodown IV Europe-Bound Next Week

    Unsheathe your sword

    Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge will slice up Wii's Virtual Console next week. The Neo Geo fighter launches on 8th March for the usual 900 Nintendo Points. It's most notable for introducing brothers Kazuki and Sougetsu Kazama, as well as alternative endings based on clearance time and an overhauled combo and Rage system...

February2012

January2012

  • News Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge Rated for VC

    Slice of the action

    The Australian classifications board has rated Neo Geo scrapper Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge for Wii's Virtual Console service. Amakusa's Revenge introduced brothers Sogetsu and Kazuki Kazama, an "honorable death" move and even featured fatalities under certain conditions. We've already got Samurai Shodown, Samurai Shodown II and Samurai Shodown III on Virtual..

December2011

November2011

  • News Neo Geo CMVS Gets Ebony Wood

    Ash in your face

    Fans of the wooden Neo Geo MVS we featured a few months back might be pleased to know that Analogue has tweaked its design, shaving the machine a little thinner and offering it in ebonised ash. Analogue has also recreated the machine's iconic arcade stick in a nice woody finish too, perfect for times when playing SNK Arcade Classics...

October2011

May2011

April2011

  • News Carved with Love - Introducing the Wooden Neo Geo MVS

    Faux wood effect is for losers

    Ever wished your video game console would blend a little more effectively with your IKEA home entertainment unit? Or have you long desired to purchase a Neo Geo system that blows away the competition when it comes to aesthetic appeal? Look no further, friends — the Wooden Neo Geo MVS is here. Produced by Analogue...

February2011

January2011

  • Nintendo Download 14th January 2011 (Europe)

    3 new DSiWare titles, but the other services aren't completely ignored

    Europe mostly plays catch-up again this week, with three of the five new downloads already being available in North America. DSiWare makes up the bulk of this week's releases, with the other two services only getting one game each, and it's also the only one of the services to get some completely new stuff. We're not exactly..

December2010

November2010

October2010

  • News OFLC Rates Magical Drop II for Virtual Console

    Neo Geo puzzler on the way

    Neo Geo bubble-popping frenzy Magical Drop II has been available on Japanese Virtual Console for a while now, but it's just received a rating from Australian board the OFLC, indicating a PAL release is within sight. Of course, we're well accustomed to waiting months for rated games to make themselves available on the service, so in the meantime have a look at what you..

September2010

  • Nintendo Download 3rd September (Europe)

    Another retro fighter, and more

    Thankfully, the wait for another Virtual Console title wasn't long - Surely you managed to get by with just one week of no new retro games? It's accompanied by the first of Gamebridge's GO Series, and five other games. WiiWareFishie Fishie (500pts, DK Games) – The only WiiWare title this week. Fairly similar to certain online flash games, in this, you play as a..

August2010

April2010

  • Feature The Neo Geo Shooters We Need On Virtual Console

    Come on SNK! Less fighting, more shooting!

    While it's fairly common knowledge that the Neo Geo system sported a rather sizable library of fighting titles, many people don't realise that the system also featured an extremely impressive assortment of shoot 'em up releases as well. In fact, several of these games rank as some of the best shooters of all time among avid fans of the genre. So why is it..

March2010

  • Nintendo Download 26th March 2010 (Europe)

    This Hanabi Festival's final game, with some nice things on WiiWare and DSiWare as well.

    As previously announced by Nintendo, the Hanabi Festival wasn't over just yet. This week brings us one last import game, and it's quite a highly anticipated one, at that. They could've just left it at that and called it a day, but they've also added a second, non-import Virtual Console game, just to keep the..

  • Nintendo Download 12th March 2010 (Europe)

    The Hanabi Festival kicks off, but sadly not with its most anticipated game.

    It seemed quite likely that Nintendo of Europe would be starting the fifth Hanabi Festival with some Castlevania goodness, but as it turns out, this is not the case! At least there's two different import games instead, one of which is another highly recommended title. WiiWare gets the short end of the stick for once with..