What I liked:
- There’s a decent selection of games for you to get to grips with in this collection and I’m sure there’s a game here for everybody to enjoy.
- The rewind function is a great addition in my opinion because it keeps the frustration at bay especially when it comes to the more difficult games.
- I really enjoyed the museum content that was available to me because learning about the different games definitely made me become more attached to them.
- Each aspect of the presentation side of things has been done well and this meant that both the visuals and sound design brought something to the table.
- Technically each game has been emulated well and I never really bumped into any problems at all which is always a good thing.
What I didn’t like:
- Whilst you get a decent amount of content I can’t help but think that this collection of games is slightly overpriced which may put some people off.
- I was a little disappointed to learn that there is no online component included because this would’ve definitely given the game even more in terms of replayability.
Does SNK 40th Anniversary Collection do enough to get a recommendation from me?
All in all I’m just about old enough to remember quite a few of the classics of yesteryear but I’m not quite old enough to remember some of the games that started the ball rolling so to speak. Playing these games thankfully isn’t a problem nowadays though thanks to the vast amount of collection titles out there and everytime a new release in this field comes out the retro side of me comes flooding to the surface. If like me then you’re fond of retro games then you’ll fully enjoy the new release of SNK 40th Anniversary Collection on the Xbox One because it features a wide arrange of different classics that have without a doubt been ported with a lot of care and attention. In fact on the technical side of things there are no problems whatsoever allowing you to fully enjoy the games that are on offer here without any frustrating issues. Frustration isn’t built up within the different games either thanks to the fantastic rewind feature so people of all skill levels can enjoy this collection without any problems. If you want to learn more about the game that you’re playing then you can thanks to the museum option that’s included which in my opinion is a fantastic touch because it did in a way make me want to play each game more. In terms of problems SNK 40th Anniversary Collection doesn’t really have any and the only real gripe I had is that it would’ve been nice to have seen some sort of online component included. At the end of the day then whilst SNK 40th Anniversary Collection is a little bit overpriced I still urge anybody who likes old-school games to get this because there really is something for everybody in this fantastic collection of games.
I rate SNK 40th Anniversary Collection 8.5 /10.
Written by: gerrardnum8 (Dean Martin)
Developer: Digital Eclipse
Publisher: Other Ocean
Release Date (Xbox One): May 3, 2019