The Nintendo Swap could not have a correct Digital Console, however it’s nonetheless a terrific system for traditional video games, and right now sees one among its most uncommon retro releases shortly. To have fun the Neo Geo’s 30th anniversary this week, SNK is re-releasing Neo Geo Pocket Colour title SNK Gals’ Fighters for the primary time because it got here out in 2000.
That’s kind of an odd method to pay homage to the Neo Geo arcade system, should you ask me, however the outcomes are actually cool. By default, the Swap display screen reveals a scaled Neo Geo Pocket Colour console operating the sport — you’ll be able to even play it by urgent the console’s buttons on the touchscreen, although I wouldn’t advocate it. The clicky joystick is just not fairly going to be the identical.
The Neo Geo Pocket Colour was an superior little transportable system with a variety of type, and this SNK Gals’ Fighters re-release embraces that. You’ll be able to play it with a filter that recreates the display screen’s distinctive dot-matrix impact, and there are a number of skins for the console, together with the basic blue camo model. In case you’d moderately have a much bigger display screen, you’ll be able to zoom in and take away the console border. In a very good contact, the sport helps two-player matches on the identical system in tabletop mode.
SNK Gals’ Fighters can be only a nice sport. It’s a preventing sport that includes a number of feminine characters from SNK collection like Samurai Shodown and The King of Combating, and like SNK’s different Neo Geo Pocket fighters, it manages to point out off a ton of depth and persona via chunky sprites and a two-button management scheme. I hope that is the primary of many Neo Geo Pocket Colour releases for the Swap — it’s an underappreciated system that might use a reappraisal.
SNK Gals’ Fighters is out now on the eShop for $7.99.