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ACA Neo Geo |OT| MAX 330 MEGA PRO-GEAR SPEC

Oct 24, 2017
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What is ACA Neo Geo?


ACA Neo Geo is a sub-series of Arcade Archives, which is focused on re-releasing Neo Geo titles, in their original arcade (MVS) form, unlike many services with attempts to emulate the domestic (AES) console versions. Players can change various game settings such as game difficulty and display settings. Players can also compete against each other from all over the world with their high scores.

Do these titles support online multiplayer?

No, none of Hamster's Arcade Archive titles feature online multiplayer.

How much do they cost?

$7.99 each.

Where can I find ACA Neo Geo games?

Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows 10.




ACA Neo Geo (Switch)
  • Sengoku 3
  • Samurai Shodown III
  • Ghost Pilots
  • Gururin
  • Stakes Winner
  • Real Bout Fatal Fury Special
ACA Neo Geo (PS4/XB1)
  • Real Bout Fatal Fury 2: The Newcomers
  • Aero Fighters 3
  • Waku Waku 7
  • Sengoku 3
  • KOF'99
  • Ghost Pilot
  • Gururin
  • Stakes Winner
  • Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge


 
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Oct 24, 2017
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Aero Fighters 2
Genre:
Shoot-em-up (Shmup)
Platform: Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
File Size: 93 MB
Number of Players: 1-2

AERO FIGHTERS 2 is a vertical-scrolling shoot 'em up released in 1994 by VIDEO SYSTEM. A variety of unique pilots, including a pop singer and an aviation ninja, take place in dog fights at the speed of sound to save the world. Story mode features multiple endings.



Alpha Mission II
Genre:
Shoot-em-up (Shmup)
Platform: Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
File Size: 76 MB
Number of Players: 1-2

“ALPHA MISSION II” is a shooting game released by SNK in 1991.This second entry in the series adds new flashy armor power-ups, expanding on the tactical gameplay the series is known for.



Art of Fighting
Genre:
Fighting
Platform: Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows 10
File Size: 102 MB
Number of Players: 1-2

"ART OF FIGHTING" is a fighting game released by SNK in 1992. Ryo Sakazaki and Robert Garcia fight against numerous enemies to save Yuri Sakazaki, who was kidnaped by a mysterious person.



Art of Fighting 2
Genre: Fighting
Platform: Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
File Size: 102 MB
Number of Players: 1-2

ART OF FIGHTING 2 is a fighting game released by SNK in 1994. New mechanics such as the revamped "Rage Guage", the addition of both weak and strong attacks, and a landing recovery mechanic.



Art of Fighting 3
Genre:
Fighting
Platform: Switch
File Size: 146 MB
Number of Players: 1-2

ART OF FIGHTING 3 is a fighting game released by SNK in 1996, and it's the third installment of the "Art of Fighting" series.



Blazing Star
Genre:
Shoot-em-up (Shmup)
Platform: Switch
File Size: 96 MB
Number of Players: 1-2

"BLAZING STAR" is a shooting game released by SNK in 1998. Your mission is to take on the sinister AI “Brawshella” that is the main culprit behind an army of deadly biological weapons. You have 6 different ships at your disposal for this task.



Blue's Journey
Genre:
Action / Adventure
Platform: Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
File Size: 80 MB
Number of Players: 1-2

BLUE'S JOURNEY is a side-scrolling action game released by SNK in 1991. In order to save the planet Raguy from the invasion of the Daruma tribe, the hero Blue must fight using leaves, boomerangs, and a variety of other weapons along with his special ability to change his body size.



Burning Fight
Genre:
Beat-Em-Up / Action
Platform: Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
File Size: 77 MB
Number of Players: 1-2

BURNING FIGHT is an action game released by SNK in 1991. Japanese and US detectives must work together and risk their lives to infiltrate the enemy hideout of a large crime organization that dominates western Japan.



Fatal Fury
Genre:
Fighting
Platform: Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows 10
File Size: 80 MB
Number of Players: 1-2

"FATAL FURY" is a fighting game released by SNK in 1991.



Fatal Fury 2
Genre:
Fighting
Platform: Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
File Size: 85 MB
Number of Players: 1-2

"FATAL FURY 2" is a fighting game released by SNK in 1992. Terry, Andy, Joe return from the previous installment along with five new fighters in order to decide who is the strongest one.



Fatal Fury Special
Genre:
Fighting
Platform: Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
File Size: 110 MB
Number of Players: 1-2

FATAL FURY SPECIAL is a fighting game released by SNK in 1993. It is a powered-up version of FATAL FURY 2 which brings a faster game speed, introduces combo attacks for the first time in the Series, and welcomes more returning characters for a total of 15 fighters. Clear the game with specific conditions and Ryo Sakazaki from ART OF FIGHTING will appear.





Galaxy Fight: Universal Warriors
Genre:
Fighting
Platform: Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
File Size: 147 MB
Number of Players: 1-2

"GALAXY FIGHT: UNIVERSAL WARRIORS" is a fighting game released by Sunsoft in 1995.




Garou: Mark of the Wolves
Genre:
Fighting
Platform: Switch
File Size: 147 MB
Number of Players: 1-2

GAROU: MARK OF THE WOLVES is a fighting game released by SNK in 1999. It's widely considered by many fans to be one of the best fighting games released on the Neo Geo system.



Karnov's Revenge
Genre:
Fighting
Platform: Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
File Size: 108 MB
Number of Players: 1-2

KARNOV'S REVENGE is a fighting game released by Data East in 1994. Thirteen combatants gather to compete in the Great Grapple.




King of the Monsters
Genre:
Fighting
Platform: Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
File Size: 131 MB
Number of Players: 1-2

KING OF THE MONSTERS is an action game released by SNK in 1991. Players choose from one of the six monsters available, and battle their way across Japan in order to claim the title of strongest monster. In addition to normal attacks such as punches and kicks, master more destructive techniques such as flame and beam attacks to overcome the enemies.



Last Resort
Genre:
Shoot-em-up (Shmup)
Platform: Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows 10
File Size: 85 MB
Number of Players: 1-2

LAST RESORT is a shoot ‘em up game released by SNK in 1992. Players can use weapons such as laser, homing, or grenades, along with a "unit" that can nullify enemy bullets and attack foes. Can you win the war between robots and humanity?



Magical Drop II
Genre:
Puzzle
Platform: Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
File Size: 86 MB
Number of Players: 1-2

MAGICAL DROP II is a puzzle game released by Data East in 1996.



Magical Drop III
Genre:
Puzzle
Platform: Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
File Size: 102 MB
Number of Players: 1-2

MAGICAL DROP III is the third installment of the puzzle game series. It's widely considered by fans as the best game in the Magical Drop series.



Magician Lord

Genre:
Action
Platform: Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
File Size: 102 MB
Number of Players: 1

MAGICIAN LORD is a side-scrolling action game released by SNK in 1990. This fantasy action game was one of the launch titles on NEOGEO. Control the magician Elta on a journey to save the world from Gal-Agiese, who has come back to life once again.



Metal Slug
Genre:
Action
Platform: Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows 10
File Size: 100 MB
Number of Players: 1-2

'METAL SLUG' is the original entry in one of the most famous action game series ever released. It was originally released by SNK in 1996. Players control Marco and Tarma who belong to the Special Forces team known as the 'Peregrine Falcon Squad'. They fight to defeat General Donald Morden, in an effort to take back their stolen weapon known as the 'METAL SLUG'.



Metal Slug 2
Genre:
Action
Platform: Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
File Size: 94 MB
Number of Players: 1-2

METAL SLUG 2 is an action game released by SNK in 1998.
Players can choose from Marko, Tarma, Eri and Fio, with the aim of defeating Morden’s Rebel Army which is plotting a coup once again. In addition to the Heavy Machine Guns and Shotguns from the previous games, new weapons such as laser guns have been added for even more battle variations.



Metal Slug X
Genre:
Action
Platform: Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
File Size: 108 MB
Number of Players: 1-2

METAL SLUG X is an action shooting game released by SNK in 1999. It is a rearranged version of METAL SLUG 2. Using METAL SLUG 2 as a base, a variety of new weapons and enemies have been added. Furthermore, with position changes of bosses and more, the game's difficulty has been completely readjusted.




Metal Slug 3
Genre:
Action
Platform: Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
File Size: 174 MB
Number of Players: 1-2

METAL SLUG 3 is an action game released by SNK in 2000.
It is actually the fourth entry in the METAL SLUG Series of games. Players will be able to use four different characters as they take to the battlefield with an array of weaponry. New Slugs such as a Drill Slug will also show up in gameplay, leading to even more fierce and exciting action!



Mutation Nation
Genre:
Beat-Em-Up / Action
Platform: Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
File Size: 82 MB
Number of Players: 1-2

MUTATION NATION is an action game released by SNK in 1992.
Humans turned into mutants by the hands of a genius biologist have gone on a rampage. To save their hometown, two youths rise up to resist. Battle with courage using full action combos along with 6 special moves.



NAM-1975
Genre:
Action
Platform: Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows 10
File Size: 88 MB
Number of Players: 1-2

NAM-1975 is an action game released by SNK in 1990. Players will take on the role of U.S. Special Forces soldiers braving a harsh battlefield as they try to survive a series of deadly firefights. Players will need to use collectible power-ups and other abilities such as their evasive roll to complete their mission!



Neo Turf Masters
Genre:
Sports
Platform: Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
File Size: 101 MB
Number of Players: 1-2

NEO TURF MASTERS is a golf game released by SNK in 1996. Players can choose from a total of six golfers with different abilities and play on courses located around the world such as Australia or Germany. Players can test out their golf game skills against friends with game modes such as "STROKE PLAY" and "MATCH PLAY (2P battle only)".



Over Top
Genre:
Racing
Platform: Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows 10
File Size: 80 MB
Number of Players: 1

OVER TOP is a racing game released by SNK in 1996. Players will participate in races through urban areas, mountainous regions, and snowy roads.




Pulstar
Genre:
Shoot-em-up (Shmup)
Platform: Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
File Size: ???
Number of Players: 1

PULSTAR is a side-scrolling shooting game released by SNK in 1995. Control the “Dino246”, and take down the aliens who are attacking the solar system. The game features a verity of offensive and defensive options, including 5 unique Voyager items and special IO items.



Puzzled
Genre:
Puzzle
Platform: Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
File Size: 86 MB
Number of Players: 1-2

PUZZLED is a puzzle game released by SNK in 1990. Control Rad‘s airship and Am’sair balloon, and make your way up through the block-filled Tower of the Sun in order to meet the God of Sun. Embark on an exciting adventure that will send you the puzzle skies!



Robo Army
Genre:
Beat-Em-Up / Action
Platform: Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
File Size: 83 MB
Number of Players: 1-2

ROBO ARMY is a beat 'em up action game released by SNK in 1991. Head out to crush and destroy your enemies in order to restore peace from under the grasp of the robot corps known as Hell Jeed. Collect items to power up and perform a variety of attacks in this exhilarating battle.



Samurai Shodown
Genre:
Fighting
Platform: Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
File Size: 96 MB
Number of Players: 1-2

'SAMURAI SHODOWN' is a fighting game that was originally released by SNK in 1993. The game features 12 swordmasters, each with their own unique personality. They will battle it out among each other before taking on Shiro Tokisada Amakusa in the game’s climax. One of the unique characteristics of this game is the Rage Gauge which fills up as the player takes damage. Once that gauge is full, the character’s attacks do more damage, keeping the battles tense and exciting.



Samurai Shodown II
Genre:
Fighting
Platform: Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
File Size: 110 MB
Number of Players: 1-2

SAMURAI SHODOWN II is a fighting game released by SNK in 1994.
The legendary weapon-wielding fighting game returns stronger / sharper than ever! Four newcomers join the battle for a total of 15 combatants ready to step on the stage of grand battles. With the new Rage System and Weapon Breaking Attacks, epic and intense battles are waiting for you!



Samurai Shodown IV

Genre:
Fighting
Platform: Switch
File Size: 115 MB
Number of Players: 1-2

SAMURAI SHODOWN IV is a fighting game released by SNK in 1996. Warriors will challenge Amakusa who has returned to life and has plans to conquer the modern world. Attacks using the “Anger Gauge” can lead to unexpected outcomes and make battles even more intense.



Sengoku
Genre:
Arcade Beat-em-up
Platform: Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows 10
File Size: 77 MB
Number of Players: 1-2

SENGOKU is an action game released by SNK in 1991. Players will fight against past ghosts that have been revived to the present age in a devastated Washington City.



Sengoku 2
Genre:
Arcade Beat-em-up
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
File Size: 91 MB
Number of Players: 1-2

SENGOKU 2 is a side scrolling action game released by SNK in 1993.
Take on the role of a warrior summoned by a shrine princess, and fight over various historical periods in order to defeat the dark monarch.



Shock Troopers

Genre:
Action
Platform: Switch
File Size: 135 MB
Number of Players: 1-2

SHOCK TROOPERS is an action game released by SNK in 1997. Players take part in a rescue operation for Dr. George and his granddaughter who have been kidnapped by the evil organization Bloody Scorpion.



Shock Troopers 2nd Squad
Genre:
Action
Platform: Switch
File Size: 135 MB
Number of Players: 1-2

SHOCK TROOPERS 2nd Squad is a military action game released by SNK in 1998. Four mercenaries have risen up to thwart the ambitions of a massive corporation. In addition to a main attack, weapon, and jump abilities, vehicles have also been added to the gameplay.



Soccer Brawl
Genre:
Sports
Platform: Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
File Size: 79 MB
Number of Players: 1-2

SOCCER BRAWL is a soccer game released by SNK in 1992. Sparks fly as teams representing 8 different countries battle for the championship. Staged in the near future, teams feature 7 robot players.



Spin Master
Genre:
Action
Platform: Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
File Size: 84 MB
Number of Players: 1-2

SPIN MASTER is a side-scrolling action game released by Data East in 1993.
The adventurer Johnny, along with his best friend Tom, will use a large variety of weapons and attacks in order to retrieve his beloved and the stolen treasure map from the mad scientist Dr. De Playne.




Street Hoop
Genre:
Sports
Platform: Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
File Size: 81 MB
Number of Players: 1-2

STREET HOOP is a street basketball game released by Data East in 1994. Pick a team from the 10 competing countries and aim to be the world's best. In addition to a variety of techniques, power can be charged and released for flashy super dunk shots.



Super Baseball 2020
Genre:
Sports
Platform: Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
File Size: 88 MB
Number of Players: 1-2

SUPER BASEBALL 2020 is a baseball game released by SNK in 1991. In the near future, there are two leagues with 6 teams each. Players pick their team, and compete for the championship. As the game progresses, landmines will be set up on the field, and armor can be purchased during games to reinforce players.



Super Sidekicks
Genre:
Sports
Platform: Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
File Size: 93 MB
Number of Players: 1-2

SUPER SIDEKICKS is a soccer game released by SNK in 1992. This is the very first realistic-looking soccer game released for the Neo Geo system.




The King of Fighters '94
Genre:
Fighting
Platform: Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows 10
File Size: 109 MB
Number of Players: 1-2

"THE KING OF FIGHTERS '94" originally launched for NEOGEO way back in 1994, injecting new life into the versus fighting game genre by mixing popular characters from SNK's "FATAL FURY," "ART OF FIGHTING", and "IKARI WARRIORS" franchises into one massive invitational hand-to-hand tournament.



The King of Fighters '95
Genre:
Fighting
Platform: Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
File Size: 148 MB
Number of Players: 1-2

"THE KING OF FIGHTERS '95" is a fighting game released by SNK in 1995. With the team edit function introduced, it became possible to form a team with the player 's favorite characters.



The King of Fighters '96
Genre:
Fighting
Platform: Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
File Size: 129 MB
Number of Players: 1-2

THE KING OF FIGHTERS '96 is a fighting game released by SNK in 1996. A total of 27 playable characters are available. New game mechanics such as the Emergency Evasion make their introduction. The story focuses on the second chapter of the Orochi trilogy.



The King of Fighters '97
Genre:
Fighting
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
File Size: 149 MB
Number of Players: 1-2

THE KING OF FIGHTERS '97 is a fighting game released by SNK in 1997.




The King of Fighters '98
Genre:
Fighting
Platform: Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
File Size: 110 MB
Number of Players: 1-2

THE KING OF FIGHTERS '98 is one of the most popular and well known versions of the game.



The King of Fighters '99
Genre:
Fighting
Platform: Switch
File Size: 128 MB
Number of Players: 1-2

"THE KING OF FIGHTERS '99" introduces a new Striker Match mode, adding an even more strategic element to the classic KOF game system.



The King of Fighters 2000
Genre:
Fighting
Platform: Switch
File Size: 131 MB
Number of Players: 1-2

THE KING OF FIGHTERS 2000 is a fighting game released by SNK in 2000. Featuring numerous improvements from KOF '99, KOF 2000 also introduces the all-new “Active Striker” system.




The Last Blade
Genre:
Fighting
Platform: Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
File Size: 81 MB
Number of Players: 1-2

THE LAST BLADE is a fighting game released by SNK in 1997, set in Japan’s Edo period with a roster of unique swordsmen to choose from. Thematically the game is similar to the "SAMURAI SHODOWN" series, but also features a wealth of innovative systems to set it apart. One such system is the ability to choose between “Power” and “Speed” styles when selecting a character.



Top Hunter Roddy & Cathy
Genre:
Action
Platform: Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
File Size: 139 MB
Number of Players: 1-2

TOP HUNTER RODDY & CATHY is a side-scrolling action game released by SNK in 1994. Using a 2-line system with front and back lines that can freely be switched between, jump, shoot, throw, and perform special attacks to defeat the space pirates who aim for total domination. This game offers simultaneous 2 player mode.



Waku Waku 7
Genre:
Fighting
Platform: Switch
File Size: 139 MB
Number of Players: 1-2

"WAKU WAKU 7" is a fighting game released by SUNSOFT in 1996. Players will control characters who have one of 7 WAKU WAKU balls that grant wishes.



World Heroes
Genre:
Fighting
Platform: Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows 10
File Size: 77 MB
Number of Players: 1-2

"WORLD HEROES" is a fighting game that was originally released by SNK in 1992.
Eight characters based on historical celebrities such as Hattori Hanzo and Rasputin will fight each other to become the world's strongest champion.



World Heroes 2
Genre: Fighting
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
File Size: 96.6 MB
Number of Players: 1-2

WORLD HEROES 2 is a fighting game released by SNK in 1993. It is a sequel to the first World Heroes and features 14 different fighters.



World Heroes Perfect

Genre:
Fighting
Platform: Switch
File Size: 135 MB
Number of Players: 1-2

WORLD HEROES PERFECT is a fighting game released by SNK in 1995. 16 characters based on historical figures battle it out to decide who is the strongest. New elements such as hero gauge, extra attack, and guard attacks have been added to this version.




Zed Blade
Genre:
Shoot-em-up (Shmup)
Platform: Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
File Size: 74 MB
Number of Players: 1-2

ZED BLADE is a horizontal-scrolling shoot 'em up released by NMK in 1994. Join Operation Ragnarok to destroy the giant runaway fortress Yggdrasil.

 
Oct 26, 2017
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#3
Awesome OP! Thanks Emily! Missed that from the old place. Already got some of them for my Switch.

Question to all those NeoGeo veterans: Which are must haves or at least recommendable?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#5
Wow, this is an OT I didn’t even know I wanted. Fine work, Emily, and thank you so much for the breakdown of the games! I have already bought a few of my favorites that have been blessed with Hamster conversions, but I often look through the eShop on my Switch and wonder if any of the other titles I don’t have much experience with are worth it.

Can’t wait to see some of the discussion that rolls out, and I hope two things happen from checking in with this thread: I find some old SNK classics I’ve never played before that end up being to my liking, and, I hope Hamster sees success for their efforts on this front!
 
Oct 29, 2017
438
#9
Karnov's Revenge and Magical Drop (I hope they'll bring the third one, too) are neat additions. Balloooon!



It's bummer, however, that Windjammers isn't coming any soon here. It definitely needs wider re-release above PlayStation Network.
 
Oct 31, 2017
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#12
Thanks a lot for this, great to have this info all in the one place and laid out so well! Just looking at it has me excited for the Neo Geo my Switch will eventually become. It’s hard to pick just one of these games every few weeks.
 
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Emily
Oct 24, 2017
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#13
Hamster has released nine Neo Geo titles on Windows 10 (PC). I'll update the OP with this information later this week.
  • Metal Slug
  • Fatal Fury
  • Over Top
  • NAM-1975
  • Last Resort
  • Sengoku
  • Art of Fighting
  • The King of Fighters 94
  • World Heroes
Source: Link to Microsoft's store

 
Nov 20, 2017
1,080
#15
Having lots of fun with Karnov's Revenge on PS4.

I may get a Switch this Christmas, but the lack of an Arcade Stick may hold me off of the Arcade Archives there.
Too bad because Waku Waku 7 and World Heroes Perfect are exclusive for now.
 

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Don't the roms include both arcade and console versions originally? Why not let the player choose which one he wants to boot up?

Also, OP mentions Windows 10 but the chart showing platform releases only has console listings, where do we get them for PC?
Edit: Oh, just saw a couple posts above, Windows Store only for now it seems? I hope that changes. Very soon. Really soon.

But how are the actual releases then, are they exactly like the originals, do they have new menus, are there nice scanlines/filters?
They're kind of pricy for PC considering alternative versions released before so they have to be great quality to be worth it instead.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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#21
We need more King of Fighters games!

With The Last Blade out, Last Blade II can't be that far behind. Also tempted to pick up SamSho II even though I own IV.
 
Nov 6, 2017
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#23
Having lots of fun with Karnov's Revenge on PS4.

I may get a Switch this Christmas, but the lack of an Arcade Stick may hold me off of the Arcade Archives there.
Too bad because Waku Waku 7 and World Heroes Perfect are exclusive for now.
Hori released the HRAP for Switch a few months ago, but maybe you meant you didn't have one.
 
Nov 27, 2017
3,952
#26
Finally! Have samurai showdown 4 Waku Waku 7, shock troopers, and garou. Not rushing for Samurai showdown 1, metal slug, aerofighters 2 or 1945 though.... because I have them on my actual mvs 4slot
 

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#28
Fantastic topic. Love the way it's put together with lots of images as well instead of just boring lists.

Got every Neo Geo game on Switch so far and I'm planning on picking up everything they throw at me at this point.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#29
This saturday we celebrated an all day SNK tourament, were we played some games like karnov's revenge, fatal fury special, and art of fighting 1. Sincé we played too many games, needed to speed up things, and had a PS4 connected on the main stage while also connected to a stream, I decided to buy the 3 games mentioned above.

Some thoughts from a tournament perspective and later from a casual perspective

1) I hate that the game menu comes from R3 or the touchpad, it was a pain in the ass to setup buttons if we happened to have 2 sticks without them
2) Also, don't know if this always happen, but I don't know if the 2p can setup their buttons without the aid of the 1p.
3) I don't like the filter used in the emulator, compared to the code mystics ports (which we also played that day) the games didn't looked that good.
4) They same to be arcade perfect for the most part, no input lag or anything like that
5) It sucks that they don't have online play, even though I could understand way, is an innecesary cost considering that more popular and competitive games like garou or last blade don't have any online scene, since everyone is playing those in fightcade
6) I love the sound effects.
7) I hate how the hi score mode is stopped when you press start, hundreds of times I pressed it by mistake and lost my actual score, if this was the intention, they should made the pause menu be activated after pressing start for 3 seconds.

Still, I love the ports for what they are, is cool to have this games avaliable, but I was expecting better QoL features
 
Nov 20, 2017
1,080
#31
Get a converter. I got one from Amazon for $24. Can use my sticks for Switch. The Mayflash one, the other generic ones only work with pads oddly.
Oh wow, thank you! Didn't know that converters worked on Switch.
Does the stick have to be on PS3 or PS4 mode?
 
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Oct 24, 2017
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#34
Why no Last Blade 2? :*(

Edit: Actually, there are a bunch of games missing
The Last Blade 2 and Windjammers were not released by Hamster as part of the ACA Neo Geo series.

So that's why they're missing from the OP. The Last Blade 1 was released by Hamster.
 

X Wi77iaM X

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#35
"Do these titles support online multiplayer?

No, none of Hamster's Arcade Archive titles feature online multiplayer."

i stop here...
 

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#36
I bought a lot of aca neo géo on Xbox and 2 on switch.
Cool games.
My library will be huge when they are all released.
 

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The Last Blade 2 and Windjammers were not released by Hamster as part of the ACA Neo Geo series.

So that's why they're missing from the OP. The Last Blade 1 was released by Hamster.
Thanks, and so nice to be quoted by you *blushes*
 
#38
Oh wow, thank you! Didn't know that converters worked on Switch.
Does the stick have to be on PS3 or PS4 mode?
I don't think it matters. I've used, Hori RAP 4, Mad Catz TE2, Qanba Obsidian, and Razer Panthera for PS4 sticks, and a couple PS3 sticks like my old Mad Catz TEs. They all worked with the Mayflash converter and the Switch.

These are the ones I picked up.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074JZPS39/?tag=era0f0-20
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#42
Got a question, I have a Switch, and already purchased Garou.
Which games would you recommend?
I'm curious in particular about fatal fury special, last blade, waku 7, roddy and cathy, sengoku series, robo army, mutation nation and spin master. How are they?
 
Oct 31, 2017
370
UK
#43
My favourite game on the Neo Geo system is Viewpoint - an isometric shoot-em-up. Any chance we'll ever see this released on modern systems?
 

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Got a question, I have a Switch, and already purchased Garou.
Which games would you recommend?
I'm curious in particular about fatal fury special, last blade, waku 7, roddy and cathy, sengoku series, robo army, mutation nation and spin master. How are they?
If you're happy with the quality of options and such in Garou then I imagine most other Hamster releases are equal so based on the Neo Geo originals I can easily recommend the likes of Blazing Star, Metal Slug 1, X, 3, The King of Fighters '98, Shock Troopers 1, Samurai Shodown 4. As for Sengoku I'd wait for 3 to be out, I don't think the previous games in that series were very good. The Last Blade is good too but you just know 2 is coming at some point and it's better. Waku Waku 7 is cool for its craziness too (plus there's no sequel in the horizon to care about getting an inferior earlier game in the series).

You can read some info about Sengoku series here:
http://hg101.kontek.net/sengoku/sengoku.htm
It seems that (awesome) site got a redesign while I wasn't looking but a lot of content like that is only on the old defunct version and a little broken.
 
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Oct 27, 2017
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#46
If you're happy with the quality of options and such in Garou then I imagine most other Hamster releases are equal so based on the Neo Geo originals I can easily recommend the likes of Blazing Star, Metal Slug 1, X, 3, The King of Fighters '98, Shock Troopers 1, Samurai Shodown 4. As for Sengoku I'd wait for 3 to be out, I don't think the previous games in that series were very good. The Last Blade is good too but you just know 2 is coming at some point and it's better. Waku Waku 7 is cool for its craziness too (plus there's no sequel in the horizon to care about getting an inferior earlier game in the series).

You can read some info about Sengoku series here:
http://hg101.kontek.net/sengoku/sengoku.htm
It seems that (awesome) site got a redesign while I wasn't looking but a lot of content like that is only on the old defunct version and a little broken.
Thanks, will certainly get X, my fave metal slug, is this a good port? Also I'm not particularly good at KoF but I might try 98.
 

Al3x1s

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Nov 13, 2017
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Greece
#47
I don't know about the quality of the ports, just the originals, but since you're happy with Garou I imagine they're all similar quality in this ACA series.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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#48
I really wish there was a way to activate the AES mode with training mode on the fighters. Is there a technical reason they don't allow you to do this? It should be in the file right?
 

MistaTwo

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Oct 24, 2017
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#49
My favourite game on the Neo Geo system is Viewpoint - an isometric shoot-em-up. Any chance we'll ever see this released on modern systems?
It might happen one day as Hamster do have connection to various publishers, but it's one of the more complicated situations.
As far as I understand, the rights for that one are at least partially with Sega Sammy as Sammy was the publisher back in the day.