WorthPlaying writes: "Released in 1990, the Neo-Geo console by SNK represents a milestone in arcade history. The console that lasted for 14 years gave the company a chance to create arcade games at a lower cost in comparison to their competitors. For consumers, the system represented great 2-D gaming in the face of 3-D gaming coming from other arcade manufacturers and home consoles alike. After several ports of their arcade games and game series compilations were brought to home consoles, SNK is bringing out a compilation of Neo-Geo games on their own for the Nintendo Wii with SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1. With 16 games for $29.99, the compilation disc represents a good value for those looking for some retro gaming. The question is whether you should get this disc or wait for the inevitable Volume 2 instead.
This 16-game compilation (15 readily available + 1 locked) gives a pretty good value for the dollar, especially when you compare it to buying them all on the Nintendo Wii Shop. While old-school Neo-Geo fans will immediately remember the games once they hear the title, those with fuzzier memories or who have never played the games but love old-school gaming would be curious to know what they're getting in this first volume."