Vanguard II is part of the second wave of old SNK arcade games turned into Minis. The original Vanguard was in the first wave and was a childhood favorite of mine. It was even better than I remembered, still one of the best scrolling shooters around. I actually didn’t realize there even was a Vanguard [...]

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1981 was a pretty good year for video games. The side-scrolling shooter was pretty much invented with the game Cosmic Avenger, and the genre also saw Scramble and a host of others, including this game from SNK, Vanguard. Although it had a somewhat low profile in the arcades, it received a very well done port [...]

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We’ve seen SNK arcade games get released as retail titles, in compilations sold at retail, as downloadable titles as part of the NEOGEO Station, and finally now as Minis. Many of these were supposed to be released in the (apparently) aborted SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 0 compilation, rated by the ESRB years ago.
They will be [...]

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