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SNK Retro Compilation Roundup

World Heroes, Fatal Fury, SNK Arcade Classics.

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!

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FeatureThe Tao of Beat-'em-ups

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

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Metal Slug 3

Super slug-fest.

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FeatureFantasy World Dizzy

The story behind the classic.

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FeatureThe Coin-Op Generation

Saga of the seafront scene.

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FeatureThe Retro Industry

Making money from old rope.

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LaserSquad

Turn based tactical treats.

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Creatures

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

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Mikie

Failyure teeches sucess.

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Lunar Lander

One small game for a man.

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Gyruss

Two warps to Neptune!

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Green Beret

Hot action in the cold war.

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Gravitar

Gravity is a harsh mistress.

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Gorf

Too bad, Space Cadet.

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Xevious

Are you devious enough to beat Xevious?

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Gauntlet

Blue wizard needs coins badly!

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Tempest

He that dies pays all debts.

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Donkey Kong

The king has climbed the building.

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Defender

Defender of the people.

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Commando

Battlefield of the Wolf.

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Spy Hunter

Double barrel action with the bulletproof bully.

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Centipede

Poppin' magic mushrooms with insects under your skin.

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Berzerk

Chicken! Fight like a robot!

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Space Invaders

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

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Q*Bert

Qurious.

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Paperboy

Read all about it!

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Bomb Jack

Jack be nimble.

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Nemesis

Shoot the core!

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Ms. Pac-Man

Behind every great Pac-Man...

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Lords Of Time

Time for text.

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Jet Set Willy

The miner is in the mansion.

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Jack the Nipper

Naughty Nippers!

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Halls of Things

Go somewhere or other and do stuff to things.

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Asteroids

Rocks in space.

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The Hobbit

You shall not parser!

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The Great Escape

Do Do. Do Dooooo D' Do Do

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Monty on the Run

Follow the white mole.

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Fighter Pilot

It's not just a clever name.

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Dynamite Dan

Who says there are no more heroes?

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Atic Atac

Something dread in the attic, looms!

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Agent X

Agent provocateur.

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Wheelie

When two wheels is too much.

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Head Over Heels

In Love With The Speccy.

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3D Deathchase

Quick, before death gets away!

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Skool Daze

Pay Attention At The Back!