The Super Spy & Shock Troopers Hit Japan’s Virtual Console

By Spencer . May 4, 2012 . 12:42am

superspyWhile Virtual Console games come to the West once in a blue moon, Japan gets them monthly. May’s list has three games: Shock Troppers, Ganbare Goemon Gaiden: The Gold Pipe that Vanished, and The Super Spy.


The Super Spy was made for NeoGeo when beat ’em ups were all the rage. SNK’s spin on the genre was changing the viewpoint to a first person perspective. In addition to jabs and sidekicks, players can also use weapons like a knife and machinegun.


Shock Troopers is also available for PlayStation 3 via the NeoGeo Station library. Here’s a look at SNK’s run and gun shooter.


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  • Aoshi00

    I hope these would turn up in the import section like Rondo of Blood.. but it’s pretty easy to buy from the Jpn Wii shop too w/ a credit card (on a Jpn Wii)..

  • XiaomuArisu

    Shock Troopers!I played it on the good old money eating arcade.Good times dieing on the second level.
    BTW the Super Spy…is he fighting the president on that pic?

  • Göran Isacson

    Oooh, Shock Troopers! I played the second game like mad when I was a kid down by the arcade, because if there was one thing that never got boring it was laser-beams the size of the screen. Gosh I miss these old games… and how I dislike that I can’t buy them for myself since I don’t live in the right country :(

  • Shock Troopers is basically Mercs with bigger spirtes, I need to check this out!

  • neo_firenze

    Since January 1, 2011:

    Japan Virtual Console: 28 Neo Geo games, and these two will make 30 (
    NA Virtual Console: 2 Neo Geo games (

    Ridiculous.  It’s not as if these even need translation, they are emulated arcade games that have English and Japanese versions coded right into the game.  

  • ddh819

    Shock Troopers is on the NeoGeo Arcade Classics disc too.

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