SNK Playmore is releasing another set of classic, pre-NEOGEO arcade releases this week onto the PSN as PSP, PS Vita and PS3 compatible PS minis. Chopper I and The Next Space will set you back $2.99 and will be available for download later today.
Take a look at some retro screens and read on for more details.
Chopper I, The Next Space screens:
SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION is proud to announce the North & South American release of 2 more nostalgic SNK Arcade Classics (“CHOPPER I” and “THE NEXT SPACE” as PlayStation Minis titles on PSP (also compatible with PS3), via the “New Releases” category and the “SNK NEOGEO” Featured Publishers page available on the PlayStation Store, from Tuesday, August 21st, 2012.
The SNK minis titles are a commemorative “retro-arcade emulation” project that allows players to enjoy a grand collection of action, shooting, platform, and action/puzzle titles. Many of these nostalgic, highly innovative arcade classics released during SNK’s Golden Age of action-shooting, etc. during the 80’s, are now exclusively available on PSP (PlayStation Portable) and compatible on the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system as well for even greater enjoyment!
The previous sets of titles included some of SNK’s arcade masterpieces such as “ATHENA”, “IKARI WARRIORS”, “GUERRILLA WAR”, “STREET SMART”, and “VANGUARD”, along with a number of other lesser known, yet revolutionary titles to be enjoyed by both retro gamers and younger generations of players alike.
“As we will continue to follow up in releasing more nostalgic arcade classics via PS minis on PlayStation Network, make sure to stay tuned by becoming a member of our frequently updated official Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/NeoGeoStation for more info!”
CHOPPER I ($2.99)
Infiltrate the enemy territory and take down enemy choppers, tanks and boats in this vertically scrolling helicopter shooting game released by SNK in 1988.
THE NEXT SPACE ($2.99)
Pilot a spaceship, collect various speed and weapon items to take down a multitude of enemies, and restore peace to the galaxy in this vertical scrolling shooter released by SNK in 1989.
* 2P gameplay / ad-hoc functionality is not available for this software