Very similar to Hamster’s Arcade Archives sequence, the corporate’s line of Neo Geo titles – which works by the bespoke title ‘ACA NEOGEO’ to separate it from the remaining – has been an everyday fixture of the weekly Nintendo Swap eShop obtain lists. With over 100 releases underneath the ACA banner, Hamster has carried out sterling work getting these video games on Swap and into the palms of followers who might by no means have skilled them earlier than.
SNK’s Neo Geo was an exquisite system that fused arcade and residential console , however at a price. The numerous monetary outlay require for Neo Geo possession meant it was out of attain of the common gamer again within the day. Happily, the video games beneath will value you a fraction of what they initially bought for and include a mess of presentation choices to tailor the expertise to your liking on Swap.
Under we have listed each ACA Neo Geo launch out there on Swap eShop to this point and it will likely be up to date as new titles are launched. The video games are displayed in alphabetical order, though you may go to our video games database and kind by Launch Date or Consumer Ranking. Please notice that the Arcade Archive releases are NOT included right here. Take a look at our separate information for Arcade Archive video games on Swap for more information on Hamster’s non-Neo Geo Swap gems.
And if this big checklist is a tad overwhelming, you will discover our picks of the very best ACA Neo Geo video games on Swap on the backside. No prizes for guessing it incorporates lots of fighters.
ACA Neo Geo Swap eShop releases – Full checklist
Taking a look at that checklist and do not know the place to start out? Then try our picks of the very best ACA NEOGEO video games – in no specific order – to get you off on the fitting foot.
The very best Swap ACA Neo Geo video games…
Writer: SNK / Developer: SNK
Launch Date: 11th Nov 1999 (USA) / 11th Might 2017 (UK/EU)
The primary fighter in our picks of Swap’s finiest ACA Neo Geo choices, and it actually will not be the final. Garou: Mark of the Wolves is a basic of the style; the right fusion of depth and sweetness that can attraction to hardened veterans of 2D fighters and button-mashing newbies alike. By 1999 the Neo Geo was practically a decade outdated and SNK’s mastery of it’s in full proof right here. It is certainly one of only a few video games we would advocate all people purchase, even those that actively dislike fighters (sure, apparently they exist). This recreation is simply too fairly to overlook. We might sit and watch animated gifs of Garou’s backgrounds for hours. Important.
Writer: SNK / Developer: Noise Manufacturing unit
Launch Date: 2001 (USA) / fifth Sep 2013 (UK/EU)
A side-scrolling beat ’em up within the basic mould, Sengoku three is a simple and satisfying instance of a style that wants little explaining to start with. With loads of selection and attacking choices, it is a enjoyable blast whether or not you are taking part in solo otherwise you’ve enlisted a good friend for the trip. We put it on our checklist of the very best beat ’em ups on Swap, so its inclusion right here ought to be no shock.
Writer: SNK / Developer: SNK
Launch Date: 25th Nov 1998 (USA) / sixth Dec 2012 (UK/EU)
As with most of the finest fighters, seemingly easy mechanics disguise lots of depth and The Final Blade 2 is a fantastic instance. An especially gratifying recreation with implausible presentation and a number of preventing modes to get caught into, the balancing of the primary entry is arguably higher, though the sequel has extra characters and choices out there. Whichever one you go for, you will be assured a fine-looking fighter with loads of character, so you may’t actually go improper.
Writer: SNK / Developer: Nazca Corp.
Launch Date: 1996 (USA) / ninth Might 2008 (UK/EU)
For those who’re on the lookout for an old-school shot of satisfying gameplay with out infinite choices and improve techniques and RPG-like development, Steel Slug is the no-nonsense antidote to modern-day issues. It would really feel a bit of too simplistic by trendy requirements, however there’s one thing in regards to the purity of its method which makes it an absolute blast and a stunning palette cleansers earlier than diving into one thing extra faceted on Swap. Nazca Company’s run-and-gun might have debuted in 1996, but it surely’s acquired the beating coronary heart of an ’80s motion icon (and a mind to match). Fabulous.
Writer: SNK / Developer: SNK
Launch Date: 23rd Sep 1998 (USA) / 30th Might 2013 (UK/EU)
For those who’re into King of Fighter video games, you will discover a entire bunch out there on Swap. If we had been pushed, The King of Fighters ’98 would most likely be our choose of the bunch. It is acquired an enormous forged, the identical tight, deep gameplay you’ve got come to anticipate from SNK and continues to be regarded among the finest fighters ever made effectively over 20 years since launch. Equally to Garou, we would purchase it simply to ogle its visible loveliness.
Launch Date: 21st Nov 1996 (USA) / third Mar 2017 (UK/EU)
You want fighters, proper? For those who’re studying this checklist we positive hope so. For those who’re after one thing a bit of uncommon, Waku Waku 7 serves up a 2D scrapper decidedly completely different from umpteen KoFs and Deadly Furies – a welcome break even given the standard of these sequence. This, too, is a sequel, to 1995’s underwhelming Galaxy Combat, however regardless of a small roster Sunsoft packed this recreation with spectacularly vibrant cartoon visuals and a bunch of in-jokes and irreverent parodies to make it really feel contemporary and distinctive in a system library overflowing with high quality video games on this style. This was the primary recreation ACA Neo Geo recreation Hamster dropped at Swap and a stunning breath of contemporary air.
Writer: SNK / Developer: Yumekobo
Launch Date: 19th Feb 1998 (USA) / 2nd Might 2017 (UK/EU)
There was a time when Blazing Star was past the attain of all however probably the most prosperous gamer, however now anybody with a Swap can obtain and luxuriate in this sensible shmup for the worth of a (expensive) pint. The joys of proudly owning one thing that was as soon as so inaccessible should not overshadow simply how good this recreation is, although. The issue ramps proper up in direction of the tip, however for those who’re a fan of shoot ’em ups, it is a treasure you will not need to be with out.
Writer: Information East / Developer: Information East
Launch Date: 1995 (USA) / 14th Jan 2011 (UK/EU)
What’s this? A Neo Geo recreation that is not a fighter? Sure, you may not have anticipated a puzzle recreation on this checklist however regardless of the shared genres of a number of entries right here, Magical Drop III is a implausible balloon-firing puzzler that you need to undoubtedly examine. It mde our checklist of the very best puzzle video games on Swap and reveals that there was extra to the Neo Geo library than an infinite parade of attractive 2D fighters. Puzzle followers ought to undoubtedly verify this out.
Writer: SNK / Developer: Video System
Launch Date: 1994 (USA) / third Aug 2017 (UK/EU)
A vertical shooter (you already know, for selection), Aero Fighters 2 is a simple advice because of its diversified locales, a number of piloting choices, massive roster of enemies entertaining boss battles and a number of endings. Throw in 2-player and the same old Hello-Rating and Caravan modes and what’s to not like? The sequel can also be out there, though with its fixed-pairings for 2-player mode we would obtain Aero Fighters 2 first and go from there.
Writer: SNK / Developer: SNK
Launch Date: 28th Oct 1994 (USA) / eighth Aug 2008 (UK/EU)
Nonetheless among the finest fighters out there on the console (and there are a good few to select from now, if the checklist above has whetted your urge for food), Samurai Shodown II improved on the unique with new fighters and tweaks and fine-tuning to the mechanics to accompany the already stonkingly beautiful sprite work. This ought to be in your library, whether or not you life fighters or not. Sure, we realise that is the third time we have advisable a preventing recreation to non-fighting followers. They’re simply so purdy!
Ah, how we love that SNK paintings; all these grins and spherical chins! Thanks for scrolling to the very backside. With so many video games to select from we’re simply scratching the floor with the video games above. Tell us which of Hamster’s ACA Neo Geo video games you’ve got most enjoyed–and which of them you’d avoid–with a cheeky remark beneath.