Category Neo Geo AES

Metal Slug – Nazca (1996)

How do you go about writing a review for a game as famous as Metal Slug? Very carefully.  You see, so many people around the world love this game that if anyone were to write anything disparaging about it they could look forward to some major backlash.  With that said … on with the review!

The story is standard fare … a madman is bent on world domination and you must bring his reign of terror to an end. You can go it alone or bring a buddy along and whip some major ass.  Armed with a wide array of weapons, you’ll progress through six levels of side scrolling nirvana, blasting anything in your way.  You will even be able to jump into the title’s namesake for some major damage dealing!

Graphic wise this is the really shows off the power of the Neo Geo...

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League Bowling – SNK (1990)

Bowling is a pretty simple sport.  Basically you just roll a ball down a greased lane and attempt to knock over 10 pins.  There is no strategy, no teamwork.  You don’t have to memorize plays or try to understand lots of different rules.  All you have to do is knock over as many pins as possible in two shots.  Why then is it so hard to get a bowling video game right?  I have played lots of so-so bowling games that just weren’t much fun to play.  Thankfully SNK got it perfect!

The first thing you will notice are the graphics.  They are crisp, bright and colorful, exactly what you would expect from a Neo Geo game.  The bowlers are well drawn giving it a really cartoon look.  I don’t have any complaints about the graphics at all as I think they are perfectly represent bowling...

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