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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Collection

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    blufran
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    A great collection of classic SNK games (though not all hold up to the test of time...Ikari Warriors, what happened to you?). But a bigger issue than Ikari not being the awesome game of my childhood memory is how small the gameplay screen is when playing in handheld mode. The border around the actual play area is huge. I know these games were made in a different aspect ratio than the wide-screen handheld, but can we not have the top and bottom of of the game meet the top and bottom of the screen? I dont need an inc of artwork above and below to shrink it so small... Another issue that the collection had at launch has been remedied now (and had been announced before): the game comes with 13 titles to play--kind of small for a retro collection, especially since this is pre-Neo Geo SNK. However, free DLC has been released that doubles that count (most are technically unlocked with an update, and 2 are in the eShop as DLC, but all are free). This makes for a much more respectable collection. The museum information is also rather nice to look through for early history of SNK and these games as well as others not in the collection, and the inclusion of game soundtracks and old ads is a nice touch. Oh, and play Crystalis. That's one in this collection that DEFINITELY holds up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent retro compilation

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    tatsujin
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    SNK's 40th Anniversary Collection has several classic SNK run and gun 2D shooters like Ikari Warriors, Victory Road and Guerrilla War plus arcade STGs Alpha Mission, Prehistoric Isle in 1930's, T.N.K. III and Vanguard. Plus 11 more games will be released via free DLC on 12/11/18 including Time Soldiers, Chopper I, Bermuda Triangle, World Wars and Ozma Wars. An excellent collection of SNKs arcade games -- mostly run and gun and vertical scrolling shooters-- SNK's 40th Anniversary Collection has several console games as well as arcade originals; for example the collection includes the NES versions of Ikari Warriors and Alpha Mission as well as NES console only releases of Crystalis and Iron Tank. All games are well emulated and barring the exact arcade controls from the original cabinets, play really well and offer a rewind button for on the fly do-overs. Also a cool SNK museum within the game offers lots of gameplay and design images and info for all of SNK's games from 1978 to 1990. Great stuff for those interested in 80's arcade games, classic STGs, SNK's history or retro gaming in general. Highly recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fix my nostalgia to get my nostalgia fix

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    Hobson
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    This retro compilation is worth it for just the NES Guerilla War and arcade Ikari Warriors. Everything else is a bonus. Unfortunately the Guerilla War has a bad bug where it crashes barely a few minutes into the game after blowing up a truck. Sometimes you can get past that only for it to crash at the boss fight of that stage. Fix that for another star. Ikari Warriors works as it should. Here's a couple of interesting things I thought some people would like to know: If you remember Ikari Warriors and Guerilla War in the arcade they had a special joystick where you rotated the knob to shoot in a different direction from where you're moving. Here you simply point the right control stick in the direction you want to fire instead of rotating the knob like in the arcade. Arcade versions used a screen that was of a portrait orientation. When in handheld mode you can rotate the screen to replicate that. The option is not available when the Switch is docked.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I got it for one game...Crystalis

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    JasonM
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    There are a lot of good games in the collection and Crystalis was one of my favorites growing up. Here is a list of games on it. Alpha Mission (Console and arcade) Athena (Console and arcade) Crystalis (Console) Guerrilla War (Console and arcade) Ikari Warriors (Console and arcade) Ikari Warriors II: Victory Road (Console and arcade) Ikari III: The Rescue (Console and arcade) P.O.W. (Console and arcade) Prehistoric Isle (Arcade) Psycho Soldier (Arcade) Street Smart (Arcade) TNKIII (Console and arcade) Vanguard (Arcade) *******COMING IN DECEMBER 11, 2018******* Munch Mobile (Arcade) Chopper I (Arcade) Fantasy (Arcade) Time Soldiers (Arcade) Sasuke vs. Commander (Arcade) ********FREE DOWN LOADS******* Beast Busters Search and Rescue

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Enjoyable but limited.

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    SaBarreto
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    If you loved these old arcade/NES games then you should get this collection. It's not very expensive and all the games work just like they should. The menu's are crisp and clean the collection contains all the options you have come to expect from this kind of release. The only reason I'm giving it a 4 star review is because there aren't many games here and previous SNK Collections have been better. Maybe they were trying to avoid overlapping with other collections but I feel like there's a lot missing. Having said that they have announced that there is going to be a large update that will possibly double the amount of games included and it will be a free DLC! So possibly I'll have to return and change this to a 5 star review at that time. Just know what you're getting into.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice collection of games

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    JBM291
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    Nice collection of games, however, you CANNOT play them vertically while connected to the dock on your monitor/TV...which is unfortunate. You CAN play them vertically in handheld mode, though. This seems super odd that the option doesn't exist when you dock (it literally vanishes from the options screen when docked) for vertical orientation on a big screen (I have my Switch connected to a display I can rotate vertically for just such an occasion), yet it exists in handheld mode. Why not just leave it in for both?

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    For diehard retro fans

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    WepnForADancerFighter
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    This collection doesn't come with the most well-known and greatest SNK games like Metal Slug, Fatal Fury, etc. but if you grew up with games like Ikari Warriors, Chrysalis, and P.O.W. Prisoner of War, this will be up your alley! Plus there's loads of great art and history in the game's museum mode, and the quality of life stuff (save states, rewind button like in Disney Afternoon Collection) and the various options (vertical modes, video options etc.) are mighty impressive! Makes me wish Digital Eclipse would have given this kind of care and attention for their previous collections.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another great Digital Eclipse release

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    Turtlor
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    I don't have a ton of nostalgia for most of these games as my SNK fandom mostly starts around the Neo Geo era, but I love the incredible archival work Digital Eclipse puts into their compilations. This isn't just a compilation of immaculately-emulated versions of some very obscure and interesting games, it's also an incredible museum piece and valuable look into the development of these titles. Any Digital Eclipse release is worth your time, and this one is no exception. Not all the games are winners, but they're all at least interesting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    SNK before you knew them

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    joey240
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    Most of these games are rough by todays standards, but are a great time capsule showing how far we have come. The inclusion of arcade and console roms is greatly appreciated for nostalgia. The additional games that will part of a free DLC update soon make this a great collection that really shows the devs and publisher really put some thought and care into it. Don't expect Neo Geo quality as these predate that era by many years. I grew up playing these in the arcade so if your an older player this might just be for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A worthy collection of SNK games

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    SNESdude78
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    As compilations goes. This one is alright and has some good titles to check out or revisit. All games are from all platforms throughout the years. I won't go and review the games themselves since there are so many. But, if SNK is your choice of games. You won't be disappointed. The game menu to access games is easy to do along with the controls. Look up the games yourself and if you recognize most or all of the titles in this collection. It's worth checking out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great memories and well done

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    TtotheB
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    This collection is a lot of fun, especially for those of us that remember the originals. The only issue, which I'm sure has been mentioned before, is that for some reason, the game has a decorative border around the edges that makes the screen smaller than it could be. I know it would need something on the sides as the aspect ratio is different, but no need to make it smaller from top to bottom as well. That's my only complaint.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    what a great collection of classic games

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    Yanik
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    If your close to my age you will recall all the great arcade snk games growing up that had that extra something that made them stand out. This collection brings many of those games together in a tasteful way but also includes many bonus materials which makes it a trip to go back in time. If your a snk fan or a fan of classic arcade games this is a must buy collection along with the genesis as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An Amazing Collection That's STILL Being Updated!

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    ReviewJ
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    SNK has created some of the best arcade experiences of all time. They're masters of action, shooters, and even fighting games. This collection has a great selection of games, and has free DLC scheduled to add 11 more! On top of the that the selection of games includes the arcade and console versions of games where applicable. There's so much value packed in this collection, you shouldn't miss out on this game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Collection of Forgotten Classics

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    NintendoVet
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    This is a great collection of a bunch of mostly forgotten SNK games from the arcade and NES, all prior to their most notable work with the Neo Geo systems. Well worth the money to have all of them in this nice package plus a great deal of pictures and history on the games. All around a sweet collection for anyone interested in video game history.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent and fun history lesson.

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    CRBaker
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    If you're at all interested in the origins of the early arcade and console era games, this collection is a must have. The ability to choose between the arcade and more familiar console version really demonstrates just how big a difference there was back then - but the core gameplay still holds up in most cases.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    arcade (not console) nostalgia

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    Onie
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    Some classic arcade games on here - emulation is solid and the option to play in TATE mode (essentially portrait orientation of the handheld switch) is very cool. In some cases the NES version of a game included and these versions have NOT aged well. There are additional games offered as free DLC - a bit of a hassle but more of a good thing is more of a good thing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Like a guided tour of SNK history

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    BillS
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    The games included are pretty solid. I liked Athena, Alpha Mission, Ikari 2, Crystalis, and Prehistoric Isle the most. And there's a ton of free games via DLC coming soon. But really what shines about this collection is the excellent Museum which works like a guided tour of SNK's early history. It's so well done and interesting it's the best part of the collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great collection of OK games

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    DaveyT
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    This is a great example of how to do a game compilation. It has arcade, NES, and even the different region versions of each game that was on both arcade and Consoe. However the games aren’t particularly the best games out there. There are some good ones in there but some are kind of meh.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Its an excellent history pack, games are good

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    Philken
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    This is a game collection where the main focus is on the history and bonuses found in this collection. the games themselves are decent with some few being very good to play. It also getting a free DLC pack of more retro games. This is recommended for those that love the pre-neogeo SNK titles and those that appreciate the history value.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for retro game fans

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    Aren
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    While the latest game on here was released in 1990, the games here are all fun and interesting. Some might be only good for a few play sessions to test it out, but others would be fun to play from start to finish. Crystalis is the clear standout here and I would recommend everyone play that game.

    I would recommend this to a friend