Art of Fighting 3: The Path of the Warrior, Shinsetsu Samurai Spirits Bushidō Retsuden, Super Sidekicks 2: The World Championship, The King of Fighters '99: Millennium Battle, The King of Fighters 2002: Challenge to Ultimate Battle, The Ultimate 11: SNK Football Championship, "NG:Dev.Team, a third party NeoGeo publisher",, Short description is different from Wikidata, Pages using multiple image with manual scaled images, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 11 November 2020, at 15:12. This puts you at the wheel of a classic rally car racing on six courses from all around the world. Metal Slug 3. This 1994 title developed by Taito was hardly the first color-matching puzzle game. The fourth and fifth installments in the series were developed by retro-engineering Metal Slug X and taking things from there. The second installment was notorious for introducing the female characters Fio and Eri, and the remastered Metal Slug X is easily the best game on the Neo Geo. There were plenty of Fatal Fury titles on the Neo Geo, as the franchise was one of SNK’s most well-known and top-grossing series. It was SNK’s answer to Capcom’s Street Fighter 3, a sort of reboot of the Fatal Fury franchise with a refined combat system. All coupled with tight, responsive controls that make combat in this beat-em-up a thing of beauty. An exciting addition to the formula was the use of pre-rendered graphics that mimic 3D. Everything in this game, from the bizarre animations to the camels outfitted with machine guns, has a particular style that’s just “Metal Slug”. Including its graphics and its TKoF-like combat system. This was very late into the system’s life cycle so it’s often overlooked. Samurai, Shinto priests, and other colorful Japanese staples are all right up my alley – and, therefore, The Last Blade is too. Even if you’re not a sports game person, this title’s relaxing soundtrack and beautiful visuals make it worth a try. While the first title in the series is iconic, the third release from 1996 is the most polished product. What’s surprising is how well they managed to blend the absolute silliness of its character design with outstanding gameplay, which places great emphasis on grabbing and throwing items with your stretchy arms. Ideally you’d play this game with a friend or a sibling, but you can have plenty of fun by yourself too. Watching Mai Shiranui and Chun-Li duking it out is nothing short of legendary. One of this game’s most charming features other than its tight controls and exciting gameplay is the cars from which it lets you choose – a Mitsubishi Lancer, a Toyota Celica or a Subaru Impreza. Developed by Saurus as a top-down answer to SNK’s Metal Slug franchise, Shock Troopers 2 is one of the most satisfying yet challenging action shooters on the system. Luckily for video game historians interested in playing the game, this 1996 title recently became available on the Nintendo Switch as part of the Arcade Archive collection. It was released in three different iterations; a 24-bit cartridge-based arcade system board called the Multi Video System (MVS), a cartridge-based home video game console called the Advanced Entertainment System (AES), and a CD-based home console called the Neo Geo CD. Just like Metal Slug, the game features a charming cast of characters going all out against tanks, enemy soldiers, and a wide array of other high-octane opponents. Video games, movies, TV shows, cartoons, anime, toys, comics, and so much more. And it’s really fun. However the top-down perspective makes it play a bit like PONG, and the inclusion of “super throws” to disorient the opposing player is reminiscent of modern faux-sports games like Super Mario Strikers. Luckily for me, it became available on several systems as part of the SNK Arcade Classics Vol. The result is a game with tight controls, beautiful sprites, and genuinely fun gameplay. A year later, SNK released The Last Blade 2, an upgraded and polished successor to the original arcade hit. The reason is chiefly how fast-paced and dynamic SNK managed to make this baseball simulator, which isn’t exactly easy to achieve. Title: NEOGEO Bundle Genre: Sports, Action Developer: SNK CORPORATION, Dotemu Publisher: SNK CORPORATION Languages: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish - Spain, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Russian Listed languages may not be available for all games in the package. But ’98 is definitely the most representative of the franchise’s run on the Neo Geo. It emphasizes story and worldbuilding along with more subtle character designs. Among the very best is SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos, developed by SNK after merging with Playmore. Not only does it feature an all-star cast with picks from every title in the series, but the spritework and fluid animation were utterly stunning. And the result isn’t half bad. One of the Neo Geo’s most aesthetically unique games is Data East’s Spinmaster, which looks like a Japanese take on Western cartoons. Originally launched in the arcades, Neo Geo offered arcade owners the ability to insert up to six different game cartridges into a single arcade cabinet,[1] while the home console counterpart was originally a rental-only system for video game stores in Japan but this was later reversed due to high demand and price, coming into the market as a luxury console. Plus this last release also introduces some mechanics from newer franchises, such as juggle combos, which made it a more complete game. Like Sengoku 3, Garou: Mark of the Wolves was made to push the Neo Geo as far as it could go in terms of graphics and fluidity. Windjammers is probably my favorite sports game on the Neo Geo because this air-hockey title feels much more like a fighter than a sports game. Way before there was Jump Force, there was Waku Waku 7: a unique fighter starring parodies of many popular anime and videogame archetypes. There are Neo Geo games from a variety of different genres and … SNK Neo Geo 34946 Plays. Many games in the Neo Geo took inspiration from the classic shoot-em-up R-Type and tried to re-create its space-monster-fighting charm. This game was made by developers who knew the system inside-out, allowing them to push it to its very limits. In issue #70, John Thacker AKA Geddon_jt, who is a veteran community member, forum moderator & the creator of the Master Listâ„¢, has provided us with an in-depth Neo-Geo article that includes a comprehensive interview with SNK Game Lord, CHAD OKADA & Shawn(yours truly). Developed by Face, this 1997 puzzler title plays like more well-known titles such as Puzzle Bobble or Magical Drop. Another absolutely fantastic game with a Japanese aesthetic focusing on the country’s warring states period is Sengoku 3, developed by Noise Factory and released in 2001. But Spinmaster is much more than a pretty face. You’ll have to carefully chain explode enemies together for maximum effect, not easy but very fun. Rather than focusing on endless combos, this game values landing the right hit or parrying at the right time to turn the tide of battle. With an all-star cast of characters, this dream match took a minimalist approach in development, focusing on polishing what was already good from ’97 rather than trying to shake things up. Especially for an older retro home console. And SNK’s “Super” series was among the best. The gameplay was excellent. Browse: Top ROMs - By Letter - By Genre. On his way, the pointy hat hero must defeat hordes of demons and other monstrosities, and even shape-shift into different creatures to overcome diverse challenges. Despite Garou: Mark of the Wolves being a more technically impressive and good-looking game, it can’t hold a candle to the mere fun factor and broad appeal of the Metal Slug series. But the game was also incredibly colorful and detailed, which made it the perfect game to draw players towards the big red Neo Geo cabinet. For something more normal I’d suggest trying Neo Drift Out, a 1996 title developed by Visco Corp. If the game is as fun as Puzzle Bobble, then it’s a must-play. Developed by SNK and released for the Neo Geo in 1997, this weapon-based fighter was the alternative to the long-running Samurai Shodown series. It also has eye-catching visuals and tight controls so it plays well. The sequel focuses on a more fast-paced and varied gameplay. While golf might not sound like something that’d translate well to the system, this beautiful-looking game managed to make it fun by simplifying it as much as possible.