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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One of the odder phenomena is how things often come in waves. Celebrities seem to die in threes. In motion pictures, there will often be several movies on the same subject released within a period of a few months. Minis seem to do this as well; right now, most of the Minis, either ports or [...]

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There’s been a ruckus in the gaming community with the PlayStation Vita not being able to play some Minis, notably the PS Plus freebies. FINALLY, we’ve got news that isn’t relating to Minis not working on PS Vita! The ESRB has rated SAR – Search and Rescue, a classic arcade vertical shooter.
I am not 100% [...]

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In the 1980s, one of the more popular genres of video games was Olympic sports. In retrospect, it’s hard to see why, other than that the Olympics were just far more popular than today because of the Cold War, but also perhaps because they were one of the few types of mini-game collections back then. [...]

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Old SNK arcade games have made up a lot of the Minis we’ve gotten lately. They seem to have started with the older titles, and now we’re getting their later ones. This title, Bermuda Triangle, hails from 1987 and is a vertical shooter. That genre can range from the old simple and fairly sedate shooters [...]

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