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A highly underrated puzzler returns
July 10, 2018 - If you're as much of a puzzle game fanatic as I am, you've probably played Magical Drop. Money Puzzle Exchanger takes that classic formula and adds a coin exchange mechanic as well as a cast of anime idols so let's get ready to count some change!
Read more: ACA NeoGeo: Money Puzzle Exchanger Review
Kunio-kun's innovative yet outdated debut
July 9, 2018 - The beat 'em up genre has been around for decades so let's see where it all began. Renegade (AKA Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun) introduced gamers to street brawling way back in 1986 but does it hold up more than 30 years later?
Read more: Arcade Archives: Renegade Review
Quit clowning around!
February 28, 2018 - Data East's retro competitive puzzler is now available for current generation consoles. It may look cute but Magical Drop III can be one tough game to master so get ready to pop a few balloons.
Read more: ACA NeoGeo: Magical Drop III Review
The NES classic: extra spicy edition
December 24, 2017 - Over the decades since its original release, very few 2D platformers have managed to top the fun of the original Super Mario Bros. This hard to come by arcade version is a more challenging take on the classic so gobble up some 'shrooms and let's save the princess!
Read more: Arcade Archives: Vs. Super Mario Bros. Review
Before our favourite plumber brothers were Super
September 28, 2017 - Nintendo released Mario's first starring role back in 1983; a couple years before his NES debut. Although he had previously faced Donkey Kong, this retro classic is a completely different experience so bring a handful of quarters and let's head to the arcade.
Read more: Arcade Archives: Mario Bros. Review
Aliens and mummies and mutants, oh my!
August 4, 2017 - SNK's follow-up to their classic run 'n' gun 2D action game improved the formula in a lot of ways. Now that Eri and Fio joined Marco and Tarma on the battlefield, will they be glad that they did?
Read more: ACA NeoGeo: Metal Slug 2 Review
Not every retro shoot 'em up is a classic
August 1, 2017 - SNK's old-school shooter ASO eventually had a sequel and now it's available for modern consoles. Alpha Mission II may not be the best shoot 'em up from the early '90s but is it a worthy enough game to revisit?
Read more: ACA NeoGeo: Alpha Mission II Review
As much of a blast over 20 years later
July 29, 2017 - Running and gunning while taking out relentless enemy soldiers is a recipe for retro fun. The original Metal Slug is a classic arcade game that started a fantastic franchise but has it since been eclipsed by its incredible sequels?
Read more: ACA NeoGeo: Metal Slug Review
Hey! A solid shmup comes
May 4, 2017 - When you think of the vast library of SNK games, you probably picture dozens of fighters. However, they also published some fantastic shmups and Blazing Star is definitely one that no genre fan should overlook.
Read more: ACA NeoGeo: Blazing Star Review
Vic Viper takes a break from Gradius
March 30, 2016 - Konami has a long history of developing great shoot 'em ups. As a spin-off of one of their most famous series (Gradius), Life Force carves its own path with many unique qualities, but does it hold up well in their lineage of classic shmups?
Read more: Arcade Archives: Life Force Review
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