SNK Playmore USA sent out a press release informing us that three Neo Geo games will be available on the U.S. Virtual Console at some unspecified future date. Two of the three, Fatal Fury
and World Heroes
, are also slated to be among the first three Japanese Neo Geo titles
on the Virtual Console. The third game, however, is not Magician Lord
as it is in Japan, but Art of Fighting.
Of course, most SNK fans are fighting game fans, so it does make some sense to swap out the side-scrolling action game for another
of the Neo's classic fighters; however, we kind of enjoy variety. We are also a little disappointed that two of the available games can be found on inexpensive anthology discs
on another system (we're also disappointed that VC Art of Fighting
pretty much kills the possibility of a Wii release
of its Anthology
). Why not something like Waku Waku 7
, that isn't currently available on a collection disc? Or how about a non-fighting game?
Don't mistake our lack of enthusiasm for these particular games for lack of appreciation of Neo Geo VC games. We will totally
be dropping multiples of 900 Wii Points for Neo Geo games, and doing so with big smiles. Just not these three games.