If you’re a fan of NeoGeo Battle Coliseum and the classic 2D fighting genre, then there’s plenty of games out there just like it. Here are 10 of the best titles you should check out if you just can’t get enough of Neo Geo Battle Coliseum. Enjoy the nostalgia and upgrade your classic fighter roster with these exciting games.
1. King of Fighters ’98: The Slugfest
King of Fighters ’98: The Slugfest
King of Fighters ’98: The Slugfest is a classic fighter from the King of Fighters series from SNK, the same developers behind NeoGeo Battle Coliseum. Like NeoGeo Battle Coliseum, King of Fighters’98 is a 2D fighting game with a roster of characters from all sorts of backgrounds each with their own varied moves and attacks. King of Fighters ’98 does have a few changes to the game, such as the introduction of a “Striker” system that allows players to call in extra characters to help them in battle. The graphics and animation are also improved over the original game, making it a more immersive and enjoyable experience.
2. Samurai Shodown
Samurai Shodown is another classic 2D fighter that should appeal to fans of NeoGeo Battle Coliseum. Like in the previous game, Samurai Shodown is a one-on-one fighter where you select your character and face off against your opponent in a fast-paced fight. What sets Samurai Shodown apart is the range of weapons and techniques available, with each fighter having their own unique weapon and style. You can also use a range of special moves to turn the tide of battle in your favor.
3. Guilty Gear XX #Reload
Guilty Gear XX #Reload
Guilty GearXX #Reload is a fighting game from the Guilty Gear series from the makers of BlazBlue. Unlike NeoGeo Battle Coliseum, Guilty Gear XX #Reload focuses more on intense battles and fast-paced action. The game also has an impressive roster of characters and an extensive single-player story mode with different endings. Guilty Gear XX also allows for a variety of strategy as you use your character’s abilities to take down your opponent.
4. Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition
Street Fighter V Arcade Edition is the latest in the legendary Street Fighter series released in 2016. The game keeps the same classic 2D fighting system as the original Street Fighter games, but adds a few new features such as V-Skills, V-Reversals, and more. In addition, the game also has a robust online mode with a variety of game modes and tournaments. Like NeoGeo Battle Coliseum the game is suitable for both casual and competitive players.
5. Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes
Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is a classic fighting game in which you can pick your favorite Marvel and Capcom characters and face off against your opponent in a fast-paced 3-on-3 team battle. The game allows you to mix and match characters from both universes, creating some truly unique combinations. The game also has a great soundtrack and some of the best visuals of any fighting game at the time.
6. BlazBlue: Continuum Shift
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift is the sequel to the 2009 game BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger. Continuum Shift keeps the same intense 2D fighting action and anime style visuals of the original game, but also adds new characters, stages, and more. The game also has an extensive single-player story mode and multiple online game modes. Like NeoGeo Battle Coliseum, BlazBlue: Continuum Shift is a great game for gamers who want to experience classic fighting action with a modern twist.
7. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the latest installment of the Super Smash Bros series of fighting games. Unlike most 2D fighting games, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a 3D fighting game with a variety of characters from both Nintendo and other third-party franchises. The game also features a variety of different modes and stages, making it ideal for both single-player and multiplayer gaming. Like NeoGeo Battle Coliseum, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is an incredibly fun and fast-paced fighter.
8. Capcom vs. SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium 2001
Capcom vs. SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium 2001
Capcom vs. SNK 2 is a classic 2D fighting game from Capcom, the makers of Street Fighter. Like NeoGeo Battle Coliseum, the game has a large roster of characters from both the Street Fighter and King of Fighters series, each with their own unique moves and abilities. The game also features a ratio system that allows players to customize their characters and the game’s balance. The game also has an online mode that lets you battle players from all over the world.
9. Killer Instinct
Killer Instinct is a classic 2D fighting game from Rare and Microsoft that was originally released in 1994. The game has a unique and vibrant art style, and features a variety of characters from all sorts of backgrounds. Like NeoGeo Battle Coliseum, Killer Instinct features fast-paced battles and combos that can be used to take out your opponents. The game also features an extensive single-player mode, as well as some of the best visuals of any fighting game.
10. Mortal Kombat 11
Mortal Kombat 11
Mortal Kombat 11 is the latest installment of the legendary Mortal Kombat franchise. The game features an extensive roster of characters from all sorts of backgrounds and an intense fighting system, with a variety of combos, special moves and more. The game also features an extensive single-player story mode and several online multiplayer modes, making it great for both competitive and casual play. Like NeoGeo Battle Coliseum, Mortal Kombat 11 is a great game for anyone looking for a classic fighting game with modern touches.
These 10 games are the perfect way for fans of NeoGeo Battle Coliseum to keep the classic fighting genre alive. From intense 3D fighters to classic 2D brawlers, there’s something here for everyone. So grab your controller and get ready for some classic fighting action.