Now available, NEOGEO POCKET COLOR SELECTION Vol. 1 includes 10 games from SNK’s mighty 8-bit handheld

If you’re a fan of SNK’s ill-fated handheld, then we’ve got good news for you. NEOGEO POCKET COLOR SELECTION Vol. 1 is now available on the Nintendo Switch eShop. This collection bundles together the 6 previously released ports from SNK and the emulation gurus at Code Mystics‘ along with 3 new games: Metal Slug (1st and 2nd mission), Dark Arms, and Big Tournament Golf.

NEOGEO POCKET COLOR SELECTION Vol. 1 contains the following titles (you can click the links in the first six games to read our full reviews):


What are you waiting for? Check out the launch trailer below:


So, do you plan on adding this collection to your Switch library? If so, I recommend starting with Dark Arms. This criminally overlooked action-RPG is a spin-off of SNK’s Beast Busters light gun shooter series, and it’s a whole lot of fun. If you like your RPGs with big guns and a spooky twist, be sure to check it out! Additionally, Big Tournament Golf/Neo Turf Masters just might be the pinnacle of 8-bit golf titles. If that sounds boring to you, don’t be fooled. It’s pure arcade goodness and almost impossibly hard to put down once you start playing.

I’d go into more detail about the NGPC’s Metal Slug offerings, but they hardly need an introduction. Despite the obvious visual downgrade, they’re a pair of excellent run-‘n-gun shooters that manage to keep the spirit of their 16-bit cousins surprisingly intact.

As always, we love to hear what you think. Sound off in the comments and let us know.


Frank has been the caffeine-fueled evil overlord of HeyPoorPlayer since 2008. He speaks loudly and carries a big stick to keep the staff of the HPP madhouse in check. A collector of all things that blip and beep, he has an extensive collection of retro consoles and arcade machines crammed into his house. Currently playing: Dodonpachi Dai-Ou-Jou (Arcade), Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove (Switch), Neo Turf Masters (Neo Geo)

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