Samurai Shodown NEOGEO Collection
Developer: Digital Eclipse
Genres: Arcade, Fighting, Action
In conclusion, the Samurai Shodown Collection is a decent effort from Digital Eclipse, though it fails to live up to the heights of SNK 40th. The games all run fantastic offline, but the lack of some options from the MVS bios, the complete omission of captions from the museum, no Neo Geo CD music, and medicore online leaves this feeling a bit less impressive than the prior SNK loveletter. This is still an absolute blast for newcomers wanting an easy way to jump into the franchise, and I had tons of fun playing through IV-V Perfect, but the other games left a lot to be desired due to that classic arcade difficulty.
This is a good collection if you’re interested in owning the entirety of the Samurai Shodown catalogue originally released for the NeoGeo for a more affordable pricetag, but I feel like Digital Eclipse could (and should) have added some extra games and quality of life improvements in order to make this collection a true must-have for retro enthusiasts.
Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection - Official Trailer