The Hamster-produced excellent ACA NeoGeo series of releases on Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox platforms has been bringing many classics to modern platforms with a few conveniences for a while now. Today, SNK announced (via @gosokkyu) that the ACA NeoGeo series has made its mobile debut with three releases. Unlike some other retro releases that bring home console versions of games, this series aims to be faithful to the arcade versions of games. SNK also confirmed that more games will be added to the lineup in the futurw. The three titles out now are Samurai Shodown IV ($3.99), Alpha Mission II, and Metal Slug 5. All three are available without any in app purchases and hopefully Hamster and SNK can update some other releases to fit with the ACA NeoGeo lineup in terms of emulation and features.
Another thing to note, at least going by other platforms, is that the games in this series rarely go on sale and some have only been discounted a single time before remaining at full price for over a year. It remains to be seen how this series evolves on mobile. Right now, you can grab the games for $3.99 each. If you’d like to play them, you can buy Metal Slug 5 on the App Store for iOS here and Google Play for Android here, Samurai Shodown IV on the App Store for iOS here and Google Play for Android here, and Alpha Mission II on the App Store for iOS here and Google Play for Android here. Check out the official website here. SNK will also be adding more titles as revealed on the official site. Hopefully iOS and Android can eventually catch up with the vast library available on Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox platforms in the future. I’ve been buying loads of the Hamster releases on Nintendo Switch and would love to grab some of them on iOS as well.