The Neo Geo Pocket was an impressive little machine for its day. It also featured the debut of several franchises including this, the first Capcom and SNK team up. While it retains the limited detail of the classic handheld, there are still plenty of reasons to pick this fun fighter up.
As with the other Neo Geo Pocket titles released on Switch, this game is placed centre screen in the middle of a virtual Pocket device, rather than blowing the screen size up. Doing this retains the quality and feel of the game and it’s by far the best way to play. It’s worth noting that this is one of those games that really pushed the Pocket to its limits. While it may be far more pixelated than any modern handheld game of the last decade, it’s still filled with plenty of colour and detail and fighting is just as fun to watch as any modern fighter, especially with the huge roster of famous characters from the likes of Street Fighter and Darkstalkers.
Presented in full, this title gives you all the puzzle mini-games and the excellent music jukebox from the original, the chiptunes are some of the best out there. It’s solidly emulated, right down to the restrictive 2 button model of the hardware, meaning that it does feel a lot less advanced than fighters do now (or even back then, to be fair) but the game manages to do a lot with those two buttons that you soon forget this restriction exists when you accustom yourself to it.
Another solid port and a slice of history, SNK vs Capcom: The Match of the Millennium is still relevant and stands as a top fighter even with the limited retro hardware it emulates. It remains one of the best Neo Geo Pocket games of all time.