Fantastic Neo Geo Games (On the Switch!)
This collection of games, that will be expanded on as time goes on, is a great collection of Neo Geo games ported to the Switch by the Hamster company via arcade archives, If you're like me and you can't quite get your hands on an AES or CD console with games, this is your next best opportunity to play these wonderful titles!
As a football lover, when I saw this game as an option on the e-shop it was a must get, and boy was I blown away. While I'm not the biggest Tecmo/ horizontal football game type of guy, I'm still in shock as to how this didn't give Tecmo more of a run for its money. The graphics are beautiful, the game is fun and goofy and as you progress up the ladder it gets more and more challenging, on top of the high score mode there is just hours of fun to be had with this title.
Having owned this game on the PS1, this was actually the preliminary title that got me into Neo Geo games on the Switch to start. I know a lot of people have their gripes with the striker system in this game (and this being my only KoF game, its all I know) but I can even see past that for the great fighting game that this is. It feels very refreshing to find unique combo strings and to get your butt kicked by Athena spam sometimes too, through and through this is an excellent game.
What else is there to say about Metal Slug 3 that hasn't already been said? This is a fantastic game and it is a must have on your Switch, regardless of your stance on other Neo Geo titles.
Top down shooters are some of my favorites within the niche genre, and Ghost Pilots is already finding a special place in my heart with its gritty gameplay and fast paced fun. It doesn't try to reinvent the wheel because it doesn't have to, bringing a fun challenge to the forefront that is in my opinion a must try if you're into this genre of game.
This one caught my eye in the e-shop cause I stopped and immediately thought 'oh its just Punchout with a sword.'
Wrong, but in all the right ways. Crossed Swords is difficult, sometimes jarring at times but the fast paced gameplay coinciding with a decently steep learning curve will have you coming back for more time and time again.
Blue's Journey is a bit of an oddity, and even after seeing photos of the game in the e-shop I had no clue what to expect. When I finally got into it, I found myself in a cute and wonderful little platformer filled with tons of charm, but still with that quarter guzzling difficulty you'd find in your average arcade game. I'd be lying to say that I made it further than beating the first boss as of typing this, and I already can't wait to get back for more.
Samurai Shodown II is my first foray into the series and I have not been disappointed so far. Going from King of Fighters 99 to this was a bit shell shocking but once I got adjusted to the change I was blown away by how much fun I was having, The combat is slower but with higher risk reward for the combatants so it all makes sense, now only if I could convince that computer AI to leave their weapon disarmed alongside mine and fight me like a real man.