SNK Arcade Classics: 16 games at once

SNKSNK Playmore announced today that a compilation of 16 classic arcade titles will be released on the Playstation 2 and the PSP sometime during the first part of 2008.

Much like the Metal Slug Anthology from last year, SNK Arcade Classics: Volume 1 aims to capitalize on the everything-retro-is-cool mentality that has been sweeping the industry in recent years.

Some of the games on the list have already been re-released in various other forms (Wii Virtual Console; other compilation discs), but this particular collection looks like a very solid combination of titles. More importantly, it’s far more cost effective to procure these games in this way than by purchasing them elsewhere.

The full list of games (with descriptions) is as follows:

ART OF FIGHTING – The first game in SNK’s second fighting-game franchise, set in the same universe as FATAL FURY.
BASEBALL STARS 2 – The sequel to SNK’s popular baseball arcade game.
BURNING FIGHT – New York detectives battle organized crime in this fighter.
FATAL FURY – First released in 1991, FATAL FURY introduced the two-plane fighting system.
KING OF FIGHTERS ’94 – The first game in the popular KING OF FIGHTERS series.
KING OF THE MONSTERS – In KING OF THE MONSTERS, giant monsters fight for power in epic battles.
LAST RESORT – A challenging futuristic shooter.
MAGICIAN LORD – Players help the wizard Elta save his homeworld in this platformer.
METAL SLUG – Known for its humor and fast- moving gameplay, this run-and-gun side-scroller was the first in the popular series.
NEO TURF MASTERS – A golf game which debuted on the Neo Geo Pocket Color in 1999.
SAMURAI SHODOWN – Set in the 18th century, SAMURAI SHODOWN features bladed-weapon combat and an international cast of characters.
SENGOKU – In SENGOKU, players face off against undead feudal Japanese armies.
SHOCK TROOPERS – In this run-and-gun adventure, players save a scientist and his granddaughter from the Bloody Scorpions.
SUPER SIDEKICKS 3 – A soccer game featuring teams from all over the world.
TOP HUNTER – Bounty hunters protect colonists from space pirates in this futuristic action game.
WORLD HEROES – This classic fighter pits players against historical figures in a tournament enabled by time travel.



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