Classic Game Room reviews GHOST PILOTS for Neo Geo CD. This 2D vertical scrolling SHMUP from SNK was originally released in 1991. This version is on the Neo-Geo CD and plays a lot like Fire Shark or Truxton on the Sega Genesis. This CGR review of Ghost Pilots has gameplay from one of the most understated SHMUPS on the SNK NeoGeo CD where fly a WWII era airplane against endless, mindless waves of enemies in some mission to blow something up (the story is in Japanes, can't read it...). Ghost Pilots is one of the more affordable shooters on the Neo Geo but remains one of the most fun, even if it looks like an older Genesis cartridge. The backgrounds are dull and enemies repetitive, but the action is fast, furious and addictive. Play one or two player games and have an awesome time wrecking the bad guys in Ghost Pilots for Neo Geo CD, a Japenese NeoGeo game reviewed here on Classic Game Room.
Classic Game Room reviews PULSTAR for Neo Geo CD. This side scrolling horizontal SHMUP from 1995 is a popular, beloved side scroller for the Neo Geo but does it live up to the hype and the high price tag? Pilot a space ship against waves of enemies, dodge alien laser blasts, mechanized crushy things and tentacles, you know the drill.... if it moves shoot it. Fans of the R-Type series should love Pulstar. The oversized, slowly moving space ship flies through tunnels and environments on its way to fight end bosses and mindless waves of enemies. Pulstar stands out because of the crushing difficulty and amazing visuals. Graphically this is one beautiful game with some stunning animations and art design. Although Pulstar does suffer from slowdown and horrible loading time, if its sci fi space ship shooter action you crave then Pulstar has got what you need. This CGR review of Pulstar has gameplay from Pulstar on Neo Geo CD showing Pulstar shmup game play in action.
Classic Game Room reviews the NEO-GEO CD Controller for the SNK Neo Geo CD video game console which was released in 1994 to cut manufacturing costs from the expensive Neo-Geo AES and give consumers the chance to play awesome Neo-Geo games for less money. So you think theyd give you a crappy controller to reduce the price right? Think again! The Neo-Geo CD controller is one of the best, most playable gamepads ever created. It has a combination joystick/d-pad thingy that makes clicking sounds and feels great. The button layout is well designed, they are large and easy to press but not too large so that theyre goofy and stupid. Build quality is high and the cord is thick and sturdy. The Neo Geo CD controller is similar in size and style to the Sega Genesis controller and Sega Saturn gamepad. So check it out, when you want to play Neo Geo CD get one of these things because theyre great for fighting games, SHMUPS and all SNK action titles! CGR is reviewing SNK Neo-Geo video games with this Neo Geo controller, now that CGRHD is a Neo Geo CD game reviewer reviewing Neo Geo classics and Neo Geo SHMUPS, fighting games and arcade classics like Nam 75.
Classic Game Room HD reviews the first METAL SLUG for the Playstation 2 PS2 video game console. Originally released for the SNK Neo Geo in 1996, Metal Slug has gone on to become one of the premier run n' gun shooters ever created. This version of the game is from the SNK Arcade Classics Volume 1 disc for the PS2. The CGRHD review of Metal Slug has gameplay footage from the PS2 game being played. If you like games like Contra and Metroid then Metal Slug should be right up your alley (more like Contra and Super Contra though). Hand drawn sprites in 2D with a great sense of humor and motion bring Metal Slug off the screen into a frenzied romp through war movie inspired backgrounds filled with mindless enemies waiting to be machine gunned, exploded, set on fire and run over by the Metal Slug tank. While CGR has not played the original Neo Geo MVS version in quite some time, this PS2 emulated game runs smooth and free of any visual defects. Gameplay is terrific using the Playstation 2 dual shock controller and this SNK collection has unlockable items like the Metal Slug music and artwork. Classic Game Room loves Metal Slug and so should you! Coming soon, a review of the Metal Slug Anthology for PS2.
Part 3. It's fixed! (sort of) Classic Game Room buys a Neo-Geo and finally gets it working after our technically and mechanically talented friend, Luke Morse, fixes the NeoGeo MVS 4-Slot arcade machine board and mails it back to us in space! Hooray! The Neo-Geo works but still has a monitor problem (that I'm probably just going to have to live with for a while it seems). The issue with the 25" CRT monitor is that it shoots up over the top and sort-of folds over (technical term of course) so the Neo Geo loses about the top inch of gameplay...aside from that it seems to work well and plays four Neo Geo game cartridges nicely if they are well seated. Thank you again to Luke Morse for fixing the machine and repairing the 4 Slot board by replacing the RAM and fixing a trace and stuff.
NEO-GEO MVS review. http://www.ClassicGameRoom.com Classic Game Room reviews the NeoGeo MVS arcade machine from SNK originally released in 1990 (1991 U.S.) the Neo-Geo MVS stood for "multi video system" and allowed arcade operators to swap out game cartridges in their big red cabinet instead of replacing entire, expensive arcade machines. CGR adopted a 4-slot Neo-Geo MVS arcade machine and has it loaded with Samurai Showdowm, World Heroes 2, Neo Drift Out and Shock Troopers 2nd Squad! Good time ahead!
Classic Game Room presents a CGRundertow review of League Bowling from SNK, a Neo Geo game rereleased on the PlayStation Network. There are three modes in League Bowling, none of which feel like a strike. In fact, the gameplay is virtually identical across all three — the only difference is the way the game is scored. This might not have been a problem if the gameplay were enjoyable, but the gameplay isn't enjoyable. In the wake of modern bowling games, especially, League Bowling lacks any redeeming qualities that might've made it more than a bumpy, unpaved trip down memory lane. This video review features video gameplay footage of League Bowling for the Neo Geo and audio commentary from Classic Game Room's Derek.
Classic Game Room presents a CGRundertow video game review of Magician Lord for the Neo Geo, published by SNK. You control Elta the wizard in a quest to save his homeland from an evil wizard in this intense side-scrolling platformer released in 1990 as a Neo Geo launch title. This brutally challenging and underrated classic sees you blast away countless demons and monsters, and undergo powerful transformations into ninjas, samurais, and dragons to help you on your difficult quest. Fans of retro cheese will also thoroughly enjoy the awkward translation and voice acting of its main villain. "Hey nice guy! Be dead down here!" This review features Magician Lord gameplay footage from the PlayStation Network version and commentary from CGRundertow reviewer Kevin.
Classic Game Room presents a CGRundertow video game review of Metal Slug for the Neo Geo by SNK. The legendary shoot 'em up series started here in 1996 with this intense action sidescroller with a vibrant cartoony look and sense of humor. As Marco you can mow down countless enemies and mind-blowing boss vehicles with an explosive variety of weaponry. Few games in shmup history have been able to match Metal Slug's level of incredible carnage, and this new version for download on the PlayStation Network also features online cooperative play, so grab a buddy and run and gun! This review features Metal Slug gameplay footage and commentary from CGRundertow reviewer Kevin.
Classic Game Room presents a CGRundertow review of Super Sidekicks from SNK, a Neo Geo game rereleased on the PlayStation Network. Released to the Neo Geo in 1992, Super Sidekicks is a simple game of arcade-style soccer — or football, as it's known in most parts of the world. The game is essentially an international tournament featuring 12 countries, and understandably, Super Sidekicks discriminates between potential entrants based on their comprehension of gravity. This video review features video gameplay footage of Super Sidekicks for the Neo Geo and audio commentary from Classic Game Room's Derek.
Classic Game Room presents a CGRundertow review of Baseball Stars Professional from SNK, a Neo Geo game rereleased on the PlayStation Network. More than 20 years after its debut, this release to Sony's PlayStation Network gives Baseball Stars Professional a second swing of the bat. Since you no longer need a Neo Geo to play it, the PSN gives Baseball Stars Professional a chance to play in front of a larger audience than ever before. And although it doesn't exactly hit for extra bases, Baseball Stars Professional at least gets on base. This video review features video gameplay footage of Baseball Stars Professional for the Neo Geo and audio commentary from Classic Game Room's Derek.
Classic Game Room presents a CGRundertow video game review of Samurai Shodown for the Neo Geo by SNK. Released in 1993, this game finally put up some stiff competition to the heavy hitters Street Fighter 2 and Mortal Kombat that were dominating the arcade fighting arena at the time. Samurai Shodown's art style, setting, atmosphere, weaponry, and refined fighting mechanics set it apart dramatically and resulted in a very well received answer to the "hadouken." Including classic characters like Haohmaru, Hanzo, Gen-An, Nakoruru, Charlotte, Galford, Earthquake, Wan-Fu and many more, now you can re-live this classic with this new version available on the PlayStation Network that includes online play. This review features Samurai Shodown gameplay footage and commentary from CGRundertow reviewer Kevin.
Art of Fighting 2 review. Classic Game Room presents a CGRundertow review of Art of Fighting 2, developed and published by SNK for the Neo Geo and repackaged for the Playstation 2 in the Art of Fighting Anthology. More fighters, more detail, and more punishing AI. Art of Fighting 2 stepped onto the stage at the same time as King of Fighters 94 and Samurai Shodown II, so it comes as no surprise that it is one of the more scrutinized fighters SNK ever made as the up and coming crime boss Geese Howard announces the King of Fighters tournament in South Town after the events of the first Art of Fighting. This video review features video gameplay footage of Art of Fighting 2 and audio commentary from Classic Game Room's Eric.
Art of Fighting review. Classic Game Room presents a CGRundertow review of Art of Fighting, developed and published by SNK for the Neo Geo and repackaged for the Playstation 2 in the Art of Fighting Anthology. The prequel to the Fatal Fury series, Art of Fighting hits hard with its trademark camera zooms and the story behind two friends and karate master, Ryo and Robert, as they scramble through South Town to rescue Ryo's sister Yuri from the clutches of Mr. Big, South Town's underground crime boss. This video review features video gameplay footage of Art of Fighting and audio commentary from Classic Game Room's Eric.
Classic Game Room presents a CGRundertow review of Fatal Fury 2, originally developed for the Neo Geo arcade system by SNK Playmore, now a port for Playstation 2 on the Fatal Fury Battle Archives Volume 1 collection. Choose from eight fighters, each with more special moves, and challenge opponents in the King of Fighters Tournament, now held by a mysterious aristocrat searching for Geese Howard's killer. Fight against a friend in versus mode, upgraded from the co-op mode in the original Final Fight. This video review features video gameplay footage of Fatal Fury 2 and audio commentary from Classic Game Room's Eric.
Classic Game Room presents a CGRundertow review of Fatal Fury 3, originally developed for the Neo Geo arcade system by SNK, now available for PlayStation 2 on Fatal Fury Battle Archives Volume 1. South Town is the focus of the King of Fighters tournament again as you compete against old favorites and brand new challengers for the trophy and control of the Jin scrolls. A brand-new three plane system allows for quicker combat allowing you to confuse your opponent as you battle. This video review features video gameplay footage of Fatal Fury 3 and audio commentary from Classic Game Room's Eric.