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SNK Retro Compilation Roundup

World Heroes, Fatal Fury, SNK Arcade Classics.

FeatureTwenty years of the Mega Drive

To be this good took ages.

FeatureThe Tao of Beat-'em-ups

Part 2: A fight is not won by one punch or kick. Fighting from '85 to '93.

Art of Fighting Anthology

Ask for it with your power!

FeatureThe Tao of Beat-'em-ups

Part 1: The evolution of a genre, 1976 to 1985.

Metal Slug 3

Super slug-fest.

FeatureFantasy World Dizzy

The story behind the classic.

FeatureThe Coin-Op Generation

Saga of the seafront scene.

FeatureThe Retro Industry

Making money from old rope.

LaserSquad

Turn based tactical treats.

Creatures

Clyde Radcliffe Exterminates All The Unfriendly Repulsive Earth-ridden Slime.

Mikie

Failyure teeches sucess.

Lunar Lander

One small game for a man.

Gyruss

Two warps to Neptune!

Green Beret

Hot action in the cold war.

Gravitar

Gravity is a harsh mistress.

Gorf

Too bad, Space Cadet.

Xevious

Are you devious enough to beat Xevious?

Gauntlet

Blue wizard needs coins badly!

Tempest

He that dies pays all debts.

Donkey Kong

The king has climbed the building.

Defender

Defender of the people.

Commando

Battlefield of the Wolf.

Spy Hunter

Double barrel action with the bulletproof bully.

Centipede

Poppin' magic mushrooms with insects under your skin.

Berzerk

Chicken! Fight like a robot!

Space Invaders

Slowly, but surely, they drew their plans against us.

Q*Bert

Qurious.

Paperboy

Read all about it!

Bomb Jack

Jack be nimble.

Nemesis

Shoot the core!

Ms. Pac-Man

Behind every great Pac-Man...

Lords Of Time

Time for text.

Jet Set Willy

The miner is in the mansion.

Jack the Nipper

Naughty Nippers!

Halls of Things

Go somewhere or other and do stuff to things.

Asteroids

Rocks in space.

The Hobbit

You shall not parser!

The Great Escape

Do Do. Do Dooooo D' Do Do

Monty on the Run

Follow the white mole.

Fighter Pilot

It's not just a clever name.

Dynamite Dan

Who says there are no more heroes?

Atic Atac

Something dread in the attic, looms!

Agent X

Agent provocateur.

Wheelie

When two wheels is too much.

Head Over Heels

In Love With The Speccy.

3D Deathchase

Quick, before death gets away!

Skool Daze

Pay Attention At The Back!