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Re-enter the Arcade.


Say goodbye to your allowance! 8 essential SNK NEO GEO classics are now available, DRM-free on GOG.com.

Join us as we take a closer look at the shiny new cabinets around the GOG.com Arcade.


-In the side-scrolling beat em'up SENGOKU 3, you'll pick your character and join a ninja clan that fights against an evil emperor, then proceed to dispense justice in the form of complex combo chains and unique special attacks.

-REAL BOUT FATAL FURY 2: THE NEWCOMERS is a stylish fighting game where you duel it out until you're the last man standing from its formidable roster of skilled martial artists.

-PULSTAR is a frantic shmup set in the distant future, where a lone pilot may be humanity's only hope to survive the overwhelming alien forces that decimated Earth.

-ART OF FIGHTING 2, the game which introduced the "rage gauge" to the series is widely celebrated for its hard-as-nails A.I. that will make you work for each K.O.

-Want to take two strokes off your golf game? Pick one of six available players and go practicing in the NEO TURF MASTERS' courses, located in Australia, Japan, USA, and Germany.

-Top-down bullet hell action is the way to go if you want to stop the evil terrorist organization DIO in SHOCK TROOPERS 2ND SQUAD. The game also supports GOG Galaxy features, like multiplayer, achievements, cloud saves and more.

-Introducing new systems to customize your fights and fighters, GAROU: MARK OF THE WOLVES remains one of the most celebrated games in the Fatal Fury series. Comes with implemented GOG Galaxy features, as well.

-IRONCLAD is a horizontal shmup where your trusted high tech ship stands as the resistance's best hope of stopping the invading Iron Mask Republic.


Everything is -50%, or -75% when you complete a game pack ( SNK Fighting Pack, SNK Action Pack, SNK Arcade Pack) each chock-full of new arrivals and greats from the METAL SLUG, SAMURAI SHODOWN, FATAL FURY, THE KING OF FIGHTERS cabinets and more.


The GOG.com SNK Arcade never closes – but the special offers will only be around until October 9, 10 PM UTC.
Will the Linux and Mac versions of these SNK games support 2 controllers?
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Anime-BlackWolf: Yeah, consoles or PC emulation with emulators and roms is a known alternative, but a "real" PC port would be much nicer. There IS a market for these games here, too...
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ReynardFox: I'd settle for competent, licensed emulation...
Agreed. The original DRM-free release of Sega Genesis Classics Collection on Amazon was pretty damn good. Not as good as Kega Fusion, but worth buying.
Post edited October 06, 2017 by nate1222
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Anime-BlackWolf: There IS a "King of the Monsters 2" from SNK, which is still missing, too.

Or the dumb but fun "Ikari Warriors" oder "Guerilla Wars" games. ^^
SNK's pre-Neo-Geo games don't ever seem to get any love. Sad too, they put out some hot stuff in the old days. Wonder how they'd make the rotary-stick games work, though. Rotate with triggers? Turn 'em into twin-stick shooters?
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rampancy: I don't remember exactly...why are the OS X and Linux versions included as unsupported extras?
I don't know why they're "unsupported" since the few I've tried work just fine in Sierra on my mini.

Actually, I don't get all the hullabaloo about these games. I'm not having any real problems with these other than some slowdown in the Metal Slugs, which I expected. *shrug* I still would like to know who did the control mislabelling though as all game show the wrong ABCD button setup. Once I figured out what the actual keys were I was able to map my SFC30 pad accordingly.
It's about time Capcom releases their 2D classics here on GOG to recover their finacial loss and get things right again...
Anyone know how easy (or not) it is to run these games in an alternate emulator? Is the rom file sitting in the directory or does it require extraction or something?
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Crosmando: Anyone know how easy (or not) it is to run these games in an alternate emulator? Is the rom file sitting in the directory or does it require extraction or something?
According to a post earlier in the thread, you can take neogeo.zip and the game zip eg: mslug.zip and drop them into MAME 0.185's roms folder and that should work just fine.
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Crosmando: Anyone know how easy (or not) it is to run these games in an alternate emulator? Is the rom file sitting in the directory or does it require extraction or something?
https://www.gog.com/forum/general/rom_based_gog_games_compatible_with_third_party_emulators_thread
So I tried the MAME route just out of curiosity, and, no, the games don't magically improve when doing so. In fact, they play, look, and sound virtually identical to what I already have. I'm good with what I've got. Thanks.
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mistermumbles: So I tried the MAME route just out of curiosity, and, no, the games don't magically improve when doing so. In fact, they play, look, and sound virtually identical to what I already have. I'm good with what I've got. Thanks.
Of course it's not going to magically improve. You have to configure it properly.
So all these new SNK games are mere rom dumps with half baked emulators and barely any options at all like before?

Should we expect any improvements in the future? Real shame of SNK handling these classics like this.

It seems the last time they actually cared at all was for KoF 1998 UM FE and KoF 2002 UM on Steam which feel like proper ports and have a ton of options and settings and improvements over any previous version of the games.

I wish all these games had the same and better treatment...
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Al3xand3r: So all these new SNK games are mere rom dumps with half baked emulators and barely any options at all like before?

Should we expect any improvements in the future?
Yes they are just ROM + emulator.
I have no hope for any real improvements. Maybe better GOG Galaxy support?
Anyway you can use those ROMs with other emulators, so I am fine with it.
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Al3xand3r: So all these new SNK games are mere rom dumps with half baked emulators and barely any options at all like before?

Should we expect any improvements in the future?
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kbnrylaec: Yes they are just ROM + emulator.
I have no hope for any real improvements. Maybe better GOG Galaxy support?
Anyway you can use those ROMs with other emulators, so I am fine with it.
Just cheking but would one need to use 7z to extract the ROM from the .exe or is the ROM file found in the directory?

The ROMs as is are fine for use with emulators, but note taht some emulators offer an 'overclock' option that lets games run unihibited by the original hardware's limitations. Meaning Metal Slug 2 won't run like arse with an option such as that set.
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Tizoc789: Just cheking but would one need to use 7z to extract the ROM from the .exe or is the ROM file found in the directory?

The ROMs as is are fine for use with emulators, but note taht some emulators offer an 'overclock' option that lets games run unihibited by the original hardware's limitations. Meaning Metal Slug 2 won't run like arse with an option such as that set.
https://www.gog.com/forum/snk/playing_snk_releases_in_openemu

I have not checked latest 8 SNK games here, but rest SNK games should all work like the post above.
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_ChaosFox_: A warning: while the Metal Slug games run reasonably well, Garou and Last Blade are the same useless hack job ports that DotEmu released and abandoned on Steam (with the same inexplicable 57fps lock and resultant judder). The remaining games that aren't on Steam are identical to the barebones ports on Humble (whose version of Garou inexplicably runs at a much smoother 60fps) that have no reconfigurable control support.

I seriously can't believe DotEmu have managed to fuck up EVERY SINGLE port they've done so far (Nicky Boum, Double Dragon Trilogy, R-Type 1 & 2 on Android, Raiden Legacy, the SNK Neo Geo games). DotEmu really needs to go bankrupt. Wonder Boy was only a success because it was ported externally by a company that actually gave a fuck.
Thanks for the warning.

So they haven't patched the Steam version of Garou and now they're selling this botched port here on GOG without any fixes. DotEmu, c'mon, have some shame :/
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Anime-BlackWolf: Thanks GOG, those were quite long awaited from me. Completing the collection now.

Now please continue with SEGA or IREM, please?
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nate1222: Agreed.

I still have the DRM-free installers from when the Sega Genesis Classics Collection were DRM-free on Amazon and DotEmu's site. Since then, Amazon now only carries Steam keys and DotEmu's site is no more. Good thing I backup copied those installers.
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Doc0075: Is Ironclad any good? Used to love schmups back in my Amiga days.
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nate1222: Ironclad is pretty good. Like Viewpoint (Neo Geo/Sega 32X) with a steam-punk aesthetic.
I have the same drm free installers from amazon. And i got all bundles (5 I think) for 2 dollars during a day or two when they had a pricing error on it. I also own the same bundles on dotemu where i originally purchased them first. Anywho...