SNK Release A Batch Of NeoGeo Titles On PSP

By Ishaan . January 18, 2011 . 2:32pm

SNK have released a batch of NeoGeo titles on the PlayStation Network for PSP, each one priced at $6.99. These conveniently come with standard emulator features such as Save states, in-game instruction manuals, a music player and replays.


This batch of NeoGeo releases includes: Alpha Mission II, Art of Fighting, Baseball Stars Professional, League Bowling, Magician Lord, Samurai Shodown, Super Sidekicks, and The King of Fighters ‘94.


For those waiting for other games from the NeoGeo’s list of games, Shinya Morishita of SNK Playmore recently told Siliconera that we could possibly see more of those titles being released on PlayStation Network in the future.

  • PrinceHeir

    i want KOF 2002 UM and Neo Geo BC :)

    • MrSirFeatherFang

      Garou too?

    • Guest

      So does everyone my friend…so does everyone..

  • 1) FINALLY. Way to be 4 years late to the party, SNK.

    2) There’d better be more coming. Licensing aside, this should be a relatively easy task to accomplish, and easy money for people like me who want to play Magical Drop 3 on the PSP Go, among other games.

  • Apollokids

    Spencer, where are those questions we gave you to have answered by SNKPlaymore? Its been over a month..

    • Yeah and some of that period was over the holidays. I have most the answers, but I’m trying to get more information for you guys and gals.

      Can I ask for a little patience please while I press them about KOF 13?

      Also, I hope you (and all readers) understand there are logistic issues when it comes to reader submitted questions. These take actually more work and coordination than regular interviews and Q&As, it’s not a *poof* answers appear situation.

      • z_merquise

        It’s okay, we don’t want to rush or pressure you guys for this interview.

        Your upcoming interview is more like the “Interview of the Lifetime w/ SNK-Playmore” because that is the only chance for us to directly communicate with SNK-P and expect their upcoming plans and most importantly, have them hear out what the fans really wanted for them. It’s actually very special for us because not every gaming websites would give us reader the chance to send questions directly to SNK-P like you guys can so we really thank you for the opportunity.

        Though I read that SNK-P is in a big trouble, with their current KOF producer Masaki Kukino and also one of the main designer of Metal Slug “AKIO” quitting more likely because the current SNK-P president planning to close the SNK games division to focus only in licensing and pachinko games. If it is okay, I hope you guys can also ask them about it because everyone who loves SNK, including me, are really worried of it.

      • PrinceHeir

        yes please ask them about the future of KOF. and will they port XIII and make another Dream Match?

        arghh just as when SNK is making a comeback this happens :(

  • neo_firenze

    Note that this isn’t the first batch. PSP versions of Fatal Fury and Metal Slug appeared on the US PS Store same day as the PS3 versions of all 10 games (December 20). It just took a month to get the PSP versions of the other 8.

    No, they’re not PS3/PSP compatible, you have to buy both versions to play on both systems. Which sucks. Bad. Supposedly the reason is that the PS3 versions have (poor quality) online play and the PSP ones don’t, also accounting for the $2 cheaper price for the PSP ones.

    On the bright side, they ARE really good quality ports (by M2). I picked up both Metal Slug and Fatal Fury while I was traveling over the holidays and I’ve also played some of the PS3 ones (KoF ’94 and Alpha Mission 2).

    My main question from Spencer’s original solicitation of reader questions remains though… why these early Neo Geo games that have been ported again and again, and not either some newer more impressive games or some more obscure stuff that hasn’t been ported again and again.

    Here’s hoping they continue to release newer PS3/PSP releases of this high quality, but that they start picking some more compelling games than Art of Fighting 1… again.

  • PrinceHeir

    speaking of SNK. it seems KOF XII and XIII producer Masaaki Kukino have just left SNK Playmore and that the new president, Ryo Mizufune, wants to shut down the video game division and focus on licensing instead.

    this should definitely be news worthy.

    oh and how do i report any news? do i just send it like this?

    anyways it’s a sad time for SNK :( i want KOF XIII and another KOF Dream Match SNK.

    • z_merquise

      Try sending them an e-mail: [email protected] or maybe someone from the Siliconera crew would see your post and include it in their news.

      Looks like they were in the similar situation with Keiji Inafune who left Capcom because the higher-ups forcing their creators to be “salary-men”. Those kind of people only care for the business side of things and not for the artistic talents, creativity and freedom of their employees. SNK-Playmore is really in a crappy situation and it’s getting worse now that the KOF producer quit and I also read in MMCafe that even one of the main designer of Metal Slug named “AKIO” also left SNK-P. It’s really a sad day for SNK fans especially for those who look forward for more HD 2D games with Metal Slug, Samurai Shodown, Garou: Mark of the Wolves, Last Blade and more.

      • PrinceHeir

        why would they do this :(

        arghhh now what happen’s to KOF XIII? will it be like Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown? which is still arcade exclusive(hopefully sega ports this too)

        thanks for the info though, do you think it would be a good idea if SNK Playmore gets bought out by Capcom and renamed Capcom-Snk? i think it would be a good idea if Capcom buys them, i mean they can easily make Capcom vs Snk 3. i don’t want them to waste SNK characters just because some highers ups think video games are not profitable.

        • z_merquise

          Well, I think Capcom or Arc Sys buying SNK-P would be the best option if management from SNK-P didn’t pull their a$$es together and improve their situation with the games division.

  • neo_firenze

    Also… Samurai Shodown is a no sho (pun intended). So, with the previous PSP releases of Fatal Fury and Metal Slug, 9 of the games previously released on PS3 are now also available on PSP.

  • xxx128

    The original samurai shodown is my fav title of all time. Good to see it gets some love still.

  • This is great! I wonder if they’d consider porting Garou: Mark of the Wolves to the PSP?

  • Guest

    While this is great news for SNK fans I just can’t bring myself to play fighters on the PSP considering the clunky controls.

    Ironically it’s SNK who got the hardware right with the NeoGeo Pocket. Now there’s a handheld made for fighters! I still shed a tear when I think how much potential the little beast had untapped…

  • From this list only Super Sidekicks interests me.

    Come on SNK, get a move on in delevering these titles :D

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