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GOG adds 15 Neo-Geo classics, puts them all on sale

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Old-time arcadists may want to turn their attention for a moment to GOG, which rolled out 15 "essential SNK Neo-Geo classics," including four Metal Slug games, a half-dozen fighting titles, and the 1996 great Twinkle Star Sprites. The games are available individually or in one of three bundles, and all on sale for up to 75 percent off until June 6. 

Behold the newcomers!

Metal Slug Bundle (opens in new tab):

  • Metal Slug
  • Metal Slug 2
  • Metal Slug 3
  • Metal Slug X

 Fighting Classics Bundle (opens in new tab):

  • Fatal Fury Special
  • Samurai Shodown 2
  • Samurai Shodown V Special
  • The King of Fighters 2000
  • The King of Fighters 2002
  • The Last Blade

Arcade Games Bundle (opens in new tab):

  • Blazing Star
  • Baseball Stars 2
  • Shock Troopers
  • Twinkle Star Sprites
  • King of the Monsters

The Metal Slug games support GOG Galaxy functionality including leaderboards and, with the exception of Metal Slug 2, local and online multiplayer action. Most of the rest don't appear quite as well supported and they're lacking the "extras," like soundtracks and wallpapers, that help make other GOG offerings so appealing.

But they're DRM-free, which is always a plus, and they're cheap, too: Each of the games is available separately for half price—$3 instead of $6—or $1.50 if purchased in one of the bundles. Details are available at gog.com (opens in new tab).

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Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.