Classic Game Room reviews THE KING OF FIGHTERS '98 ULTIMATE MATCH for the Playstation 2 PS2 video game console. From SNK/Playmore and published by Ignition, this 2009release is the first time that KOF '98 is seen on the PS2. This KOF 98 review has gameplay footage from King of Fighters 98. Watch CGR kick ass (actually, it's the other way around) with dozens of fighters from SNK fighting games. KOF '98 is an awesome 2D fighting game and this 2-disc set has 2 versions of the game, the arcade version and the NEO-GEO ROM version. The 2nd disc has trailers and wallpapers. If you enjoy 2D games like Street Fighter 2 from Capcom, you'll live this massive King of Fighters game. Multiple gameplay modes and difficulty settings, as well as 1 player and 2 player combat, give King of Fighters '98 on the PS2 unlimited replay value. CGRHD thinks that this game is an excellent value for the price and enjoys seeing new releases on the PS2!
Time Soldiers review. *******www.ClassicGameRoom**** Classic Game Room reviews TIME SOLDIERS from SNK Playmore for the PlayStation 3 and PSP, downloadable from the PlayStation Network as a PS Mini. Originally released in 1987 as an arcade machine, Time Soldiers is an Ikari Warriors style run and gun shooter that takes place in the past and the future! Your fellow soldiers are lost in time and it's up to you to save them as they're trapped in prehistoric times, the Roman age or even in the FUTURE!
Time Soldiers Sega Master System review. *******www.ClassicGameRoom**** Classic Game Room reviews TIME SOLDIERS for Sega Master System! It's always time to blow up dinosaurs with laser beams in this SMS version of the 1987 SNK arcade game. This top down run and gun style shooter on the Sega Master System is fun because it never plays the same way twice. Time Soldiers always takes players on a different journey through time as you attempt to rescue your comrades from evil! CGR Time Soldiers video review features Time Soldiers Sega Master System gameplay recorded from the Sega Genesis using the Sega Power Base Converter.
NEO-GEO MVS review. *******www.ClassicGameRoom**** 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!
Blazing Star review. *******www.ClassicGameRoom**** Classic Game Room reviews BLAZING STAR for iPad from SNK Playmore which was originally released on the Neo-Geo MVS in 1998. Blazing Star is a side scrolling space ship shooter (or SHMUP) that rocks the iPad when combined with a joystick controller like the iCade. You need to play this game with a joystick and buttons! Hammering away on the fire button shoots, holding it down releases a powerful shot and the other button does fancy things with it (that kept getting me exploded!). Blazing Star is the sequel to Pulstar and rocks with awesome gameplay, level designs, superb visuals and catchy music.
Time Soldiers review. Classic Game Room presents a CGRundertow review of Time Soldiers, a PlayStation Mini from SNK on the PlayStation Network for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable. Originally released in 1987 as Battle Field, Time Soldiers is now available on the PlayStation Network. It's an awesome top down shooter, but the problem with this version is that aiming feels awkward. The controls don't ruin the experience, but they're just not ideal. Otherwise, the game itself is fully awesome. This video review features video gameplay footage of Time Soldiers for the PlayStation 3 and audio commentary from Classic Game Room's Derek.
Gang Wars review. *******www.ClassicGameRoom**** Classic Game Room reviews GANG WARS for the PlayStation 3 PS3 and Sony PSP, a downloadable PlayStation Mini published by SNK Playmore. From Alpha and SNK comes this 1989 side scrolling beat 'em up with bizarre acting and flamethrowers that's cheesy beyond belief and totally playable because of it. CGR Gang Wars video review features Gang Wars PS3 gameplay (also works on PSP and Vita) in super HD, heavy duty!! Annoyingly this game is best played 2 player but the PlayStation version is NOT two player (all minis are single player), so Gang Wars will have to be fought alone! Insert credits, pick up a bottle and smash bad guys on the head. It's GANG WARS from SNK!
Classic Game Room presents a CGRundertow video game review of Metal Slug X for the Sony PlayStation (PS1) by SNK. The carnage filled run and gun sidescrolling action continues in the second installment of the Metal Slug series, with X being an updated and remixed version of Metal Slug 2, with added features and challenges. Control Marco and the rest of the bunch in wild and crazy shoot outs with soldiers, mummies, aliens, and a few other surprises, with a large arsenal of machine guns, grenades, rocket launchers, tanks, and flamethrowers. This review features Metal Slug X gameplay footage and commentary from CGRundertow reviewer Kevin.
Classic Game Room presents a CGRundertow video game review of Metal Slug 3 for the Xbox by SNK Playmore. The carnage filled run and gun sidescrolling action continues in the third installment of the Metal Slug series. Complete with zombie blood puke attacks! Marco and friends find themselves in yet another arcade classic, in what's regarded as one of the best Metal Slug games ever with tons of new gameplay features added since prior games, including branching paths within levels and new challenging modes for the home console versions. This review features Metal Slug 3 gameplay footage and commentary from CGRundertow reviewer Kevin.
Classic Game Room presents a CGRundertow video game review of Metal Slug 4 for the Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) by SNK Playmore / Mega Enterprise. Marco and the gang are back as the carnage filled run and gun sidescrolling action continues in the fourth installment of the Metal Slug arcade shooter series. There hasn't been much changed in this sequel but it's still undeniably classic Metal Slug face melting action with all new levels, insane bosses, and plenty of mind blowingly challenging situations to take on. This CGRundertow video game review features Metal Slug 4 gameplay footage and analysis from CGRundertow reviewer Kevin.
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 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.
Samurai Spirits review. Classic Game Room presents a CGRundertow import review of Samurai Spirits for Super Famicom. By now I think we've made the point quite plain: SNK fighting games were awesome. They just didn't come close to what the Neo-Geo was capable of. Samurai Spirits - AKA Samurai Shodown - relaxed the pace of the game, while simultaneously making each movement and attack more deliberate. It's a fantastic concept... if only the Super Famicom could pull this thing off. Instead, we get tiny sprites, slow gameplay, and a specific anachronistic flaw that just sticks in my craw. This video review features video gameplay footage of Samurai Spirits for Super Famicom and audio commentary from Classic Game Room's TJ.
Art of Fighting 3: Path of the Warrior review. Classic Game Room presents a CGRundertow review of Art of Fighting 3: Path of the Warrior, developed and published by SNK for the Neo Geo and repackaged for the Playstation 2 in the Art of Fighting Anthology. Experience the revitalization of the ARt of Fighting series as the story focuses on Robert Garcia and his search for a childhood friend, guarded by a new boss character who is fond of Jekyll and Hyde potions. This video review features video gameplay footage of Art of Fighting 3: Path of the Warrior and audio commentary from Classic Game Room's Eric.