Gaming Nexus writes: "With the overwhelming success of the Virtual Console it seems somewhat strange for SNK to release a disc of 16 of their best-known Neo Geo arcade games. But as strange an idea as it sounds, that's exactly what SNK did. Now you have a choice, you can pay $9 per game and fil up your Wii's teeny tiny hard drive ... or you can buy this disc and get 16 classic 24-bit hits from the 1990s for the low, low price of $30. The choice is yours.
Of course, any video game compilation lives and dies based on the games it contains. This is no different for SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1, so I've decided to treat this review like I would any other episode of the Retro Round-Up and give a short review of each and every one of the disc's 16 Neo Geo games."