Of the countless fighting games that graced the Neo Geo there are only a handful the get mentioned time after time as being the greatest. King of Fighters ’98 is often mentioned, as are Samurai Shodown 2 and 4. Another is Garou: Mark of the Wolves, often considered to be Fatal Fury 4.
Category: Retro Reviews
While the Neo Geo wasn’t blessed with many genres outside of fighting games, the next popular genre would probably be shooters, and following on from the release of Alpha Mission 2, HAMSTER have given us another in the form of Blazing Star. Unlike Alpha Mission 2 however, Blazing Star is a horizontal shooter as opposed to vertical.
Over Top is possibly one of the more obscure Neo Geo titles, often out-remembered by the other title of the genre, Neo Drift Out. Developed by ADK, this isometric racing game is quite a unique experience for the system.
If there’s one video game genre synonymous with SNK and Neo Geo it has to be fighting games. The system has a wealth of them from King of Fighters to Samurai Shodown. One of the earlier attempts for the company was Fatal Fury which was released in late 1991. While the series would have a legacy of its own, spawning a few other series, how does the original stack up? Well, let’s find out.