Bigger, Badder, Better.

You’ve got to wonder what on earth SNK is thinking, sometimes. Releasing six individual Neo Geo Pocket Color titles on the Switch eShop was a fine idea, and Samurai Shodown! 2, The Last Blade: Beyond the Destiny, SNK Gals' Fighters, SNK vs. Capcom: Match of the Millennium, King of Fighters R-2 and Fatal Fury First Contact were – quite rightly – received with enormous warmth.

Now, though, we have the compilation release Neo Geo Pocket Color Selection Vol. 1. A fantastic idea on paper, but was it really wise to cannibalise its sales by including the previously-released six games as well as including four more that have never been re-released until now? While we’re grateful to have access to Neo Turf Masters, Dark Arms: Beast Buster 1999 and Metal Slug 1st and 2nd Mission, this is the kind of move that engenders ill-feeling; why must committed Neo Geo Pocket Color fans double-dip on six games in order to get four more that aren’t available elsewhere? Unless they are going to make the extra games available separately, in which case… announce that!

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March 27, 2021 at 09:00AM
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