SNK Classics vol. 1 Lineup Revealed

By vysethebold . January 18, 2008 . 9:20pm

SNK LogoLet the hoping and speculation end!  I just heard word of the games to be included in SNK Classics vol. 1 coming the first half of 2008. And the winners are:



Art of Fighting

Baseball Stars 2

Burning Fight

Fatal Fury

King of Fighters 94

King of the Monsters

Last Resort

Magician Lord

Metal Slug

Neo Turf Master

Samurai Shodown


Shock Troops

Super Sidekicks 3

Top Hunter

World Heroes



You'll notice that a few of these titles are redundant as they've been released in other places such as the Wii VC, XBLA, and the other SNK compilations in the last two years.  However, buying the games in this form will surely be cheaper than buying them individually (especially if it has an MSRP of $15 like recent SNK releases for the PS2) and some of these games have never been released in the US on a mainstream console (i.e. not the AES) in their arcade forms.  Personally, I'm looking forward to Shock Troopers, King of Monsters, and Neo Turf Masters (a great arcade golf game in the vein of Baseball Stars 2).  Interestingly, the collection was only announced for PS2 and PSP.  The Wii version that showed up on ESRB lists last year is nowhere to be found in the announcement.  Perhaps it has a later release and cross your fingers that they'll include the option of using the Classic Controller unlike last year's Metal Slug Anthology.

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  • thaKingRocka

    why does it take the imminent death of the ps2 for all this 2d goodness? and what made snk finally decide that the low prices they are now assigning are acceptable? they released samurai showdown 5, kof neowave, and metal slug on xbox because they could command 30 instead of 20, yet now we’re getting kof 11, ngbc, and a buffet of awesomeness for chump change. i love it. i just think it’s sad that it probably marks a big change that i’d rather not discuss.

  • Darrien

    Actually, the mainstream reason for the SNK Xbox support here is SCEA’s stance on 2d games (ie, We don’t want it….though for some reason, some games are able to slip through (Disgaea being the major one off hand). Now that the PS2 is of lesser focus for them, they have seemingly let go of their leash a little bit. The same thing happened with the PS1.

    As for the lower prices… prolly got something to do with the massive PS2 install base and the dwindling lifespan of the system…with less and less games coming out over the long haul, SNK can get people to buy their games by marketing them as cheaper than the other new releases.

  • JeremyR

    Supposedly in the later days of their consoles, SCEA loosens up their quality standards, to let just about anything through.

  • matty

    My two favorite SNK games are in this one.

    I’m still looking forward to the World Heros and Samurai Shodown compilation.

  • Forget XBLA and all that, if all these collections keep coming to the PS2 I’ll just stick with that.

  • Daizyujin

    Will it really be any surprise to anybody if this doesn’t come out for Wii? I mean why would SNK want to canibalize their VC sales?

  • i could be happy with the supply, but the time will come for the greater good of the consula.

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