Gary Hartley writes:
"SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1 does a commendable job of bringing you more hits than misses in its library of sixteen titles, and carries along with it a few surprise packages in game you would have never played but far from regret spending time with. I don't know what I expected when I came to the end of this review, whether I'd be praising a nostalgic collection of arcade titles or proclaiming them better left forgotten in the past. I have my complaints to level -- which I've done majestically, as always -- but there's an appreciated sheen of care that's been applied across the board. Completing certain sections of the games on offer unlocks content, such as movelists, artwork and videos, and a very appreciated save system has been coded in to a lot of the titles."