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King of Fighters R-2 (NGPC) Today in Gaming History

King of Fighters R-2 Neo Geo Pocket Color SNK of America Definitely one of the top ten NEO Geo Pocket Color games was King of Fighters R-2 which was released 22 years ago today in the US. With console modding and retro/vintage gaming gaining in popularity the NGPC has increased in demand recently. You can still pick one up in varying degrees of used condition between $80 and $120. Modded versions with backlit displays tend to go for over $300.  The original price between 1999 and 2001 (short lifespan) was $69.95.  If you sadly don't have a NGPC console the game did become available on the Nintendo Switch last year as a digital download for $7.99 (perhaps a bit steep for an old game). It currently sits on a 71/100 Metascore but don't let the average reviews fool you.  For a 22 year old portable fighting game it has a pretty solid fighting system and has aged well.  Despite being a 2-button game from 1999, it was well designed with full combo attacks, evas

Metal Slug Attack Major Update Incoming (iOS)

There’s a big update happening soon for Metal Slug Attack on iOS from SNK. More information about it can be located on the SNK site. While not my favorite F2P iOS game it can be a lot of fun. It’s pretty much a side-scrolling strategy game with a Metal Slug paint job. Surprisingly it’s been out for 5 years now.  https://game.snk-corp.co.jp/official/metalslug_attack/news/20201230_01hs51x.html Just use Google Translate to read the above page in English. 

New SNK (NeoGEO) Game Console Dropping In 2021

  Fairly cryptic and light on info Tweet from SNK but it looks like they are releasing a new console in 2021? Another NEOGeo mini just with a lot more functionality or something? It’s hard to tell. Online functionality with Vs. matches are definitely implied with this teaser.  A brand-new console is coming from SNK in 2021! A system to bridge the needs between passionate fans and console gaming enthusiasts! #SNK pic.twitter.com/wsFLqr0hti — SNK GLOBAL (@SNKPofficial) December 15, 2020