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April 2018 Retro Gaming Article


April 6, 2018 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Later this Fall, the Nintendo Switch is getting The “SNK 40th Anniversary Collection” of 80s Arcade classics

The SNK 40th Anniversary Collection
I can't wait for a dose of SNK's 1980s arcade games for Switch!
News came today at Pax East from game publisher NIS America of an SNK compilation game cartridge for Nintendo Switch - SNK 40th Anniversary Collection. Due out in the Fall, this compilation will consist of more than a dozen SNK arcade titles (some console versions will be included with the arcade originals) at 1080p along with a history lesson via SNK Museum.

This sounds like a great collection of games that may grow bigger as it's release date approaches. We've already seen some later SNK titles on Switch from Hamster. This is a great addition and I love that it's coming to Nintendo's Switch! Retro gaming is so vibrant these days and It's great to see amazing titles from decades ago coming to modern consoles.

Vanguard
  1. Alpha Mission (console/arcade)
  2. Athena (console/arcade)
  3. Crystalis (console)
  4. Ikari Warriors (console/arcade)
  5. Ikari Warriors 2: Victory Road (console/arcade)
  6. Ikari Warriors 3: The Rescue (console/arcade)
  7. Guerrilla War (console/arcade)
  8. P.O.W. (console/arcade)
  9. Prehistoric Isle in 1930 (arcade)
  10. Psycho Soldier (arcade)
  11. Street Smart (arcade)
  12. TNK III (console/arcade)
  13. Vanguard (arcade)

I have to say of all the games listed - with the premise of more being added before the Fall launch - I love that Vanguard is included! Before I get my hopes up, I'm already seeing some discrepancies beween various game lists and which arcade games also have their console ports included. The news came today, so I'm sure the specs will be ironed out soon. Please let there be Vanguard :)

There is also a Limited Edition of the SNK 40th Anniversary Collection. In addition to the video game, it includes the "Nostalgic Music Collection" Soundtrack, "40th Anniversary Art Collection" Hardcover Art Book, and a Collector's Box.

The SNK 40th Anniversary Collection Limited Edition

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