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Neo Geo games are thriving thanks to the Switch’s small library

by Ron Duwell | May 3, 2017May 3, 2017 3:00 pm PDT

With such a slim pickin’ of games this early in the Nintendo Switch’s life, many have turned to Neo Geo classics to fill in the cracks between their Legend of Zelda outings. Filling this gap allows a whole generation of gamers to rediscover the cult arcade console, covering the Neo Geo’s extensive library of fighting games, sport games, run ‘n’ gun games, and SHMUP games.

Hamster Corporation, the company porting all of these games, is reporting great numbers with over 200,000 downloads in total from its line-up. At $7.99 each, these arcade classics are perfect for pick up and play gaming with friends anywhere you go.

You can see the entire list of available Neo Geo games at Nintendo’s website.

I’m feeling a bit Waku Waku right now

I dipped into the batch and pulled out the lost gem fighting game Waku Waku 7. It lacks the technical clout that Fatal Fury, King of Fighters, and Samurai Showdown have, but it makes up for it with its goofy character selection and big, beautiful sprites.

Between Shock Troopers, Neo Turf Masters, and Metal Slug 3, you’d have a hard time ever feeling bored on your Switch.

Blaster Master Zero and Kamiko are still the best “in between” games to play when you need a break from Hyrule, but give these classics a spin if you’re new to the lovely world of Neo Geo.


Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...

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