The Next Space is the most recent retro arcade classic from SNK and G1M2. I have to wonder if the working title of this game was “The Next Space Shooter,” and when the game was finally finished, they couldn’t figure out anything more appropriate, so they went with it. Only to realize it was too [...]

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I remember back in the early days of Minis, when there were only a handful of shooters. Now there are dozens, most of which have come to us as retro arcade classics from SNK and turned into Mini form by G1M2. Chopper I was in the arcades in the late ’80s and is a vertical [...]

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I’ve often thought about what I would do with a time machine. Change past events, like preventing Night of the Living Dead from going out of copyright and thus hopefully averting the zombie craze, or keeping the Cubs from winning any World Series at all. Meet long dead people like Chopin, Plato, and Grandpa Munster. [...]

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Although Jackie Chan starred in the blockbuster ensemble comedy The Cannonball Run, it wasn’t until the mid ’90s and Rumble in the Bronx that he became a household name in the U.S. Yet what if he had been a big star in the U.S. in the ’80s? He might very well have been teamed up [...]

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Ikari III: The Rescue is perhaps the last SNK arcade classic converted into a Mini that we will see for a while, and as such, it’s perhaps fitting that they end with the last sequel to one of their more popular arcade series, Ikari Warriors. Ikari III goes back to its roots, away from the [...]

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We’ve been treated to quite a number of obscure SNK arcade games in the Minis program, starting with one of their first, Ozma Wars, working forward in time to this title, Search and Rescue or SAR, released in 1990. Although the game is well over 20 years old, the scenario could be from a game [...]

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