The cult classic Neo Geo run-and-gun Shock Troopers has been recently released on Steam.

Originally release in 1997, Shock Troopers is sometimes described as an overhead Metal Slug. The game features eight different playable characters, all with unique weapons and abilities, as well as multiple pathways through the game, creating a large amount of variety and replay value. Perhaps taking a page from the King of Fighters series, it also includes a Team Mode where players can choose three characters and swap between them at will. The Steam release also allows for online two-player co-op.

Shock Troopers has also been previously available on the original Wii Virtual Console, PS3 and PSP. It’s definitely worth looking into for fans of arcade-style run-and-guns.

Shock Troopers longplay:

(YouTube credit: World of Longplays)

Here are all of the last five weeks’ digital retro releases:

Nintendo eShop – North America:

– Contra III: The Alien Wars (Konami, N3DS)
– The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (Nintendo, Wii U)
– Mario Party DS (Nintendo, Wii U)
– Sega 3D Classics Collection (Sega, 3DS)
– Super Punch-Out!! (Nintendo, N3DS)

Nintendo eShop – Europe:

– Contra III: The Alien Wars (Konami, N3DS)
– Mario Party 2 (Nintendo, Wii U)
– Mario Party DS (Nintendo, Wii U)
– Mario Strikers Charged Football (Nintendo, Wii U)
– Super Punch-out!! (Nintendo, N3DS)

PlayStation Store – North America:

– Arcade Game Series 3-in-1 Pack (Bandai Namco, PS4)
– Arcade Game Series: Dig Dug (Bandai Namco, PS4)
– Arcade Game Series: Galaga (Bandai Namco, PS4)
– Arcade Game Series: Ms. Pac-Man (Bandai Namco, PS4)
– Arcade Game Series: Pac-Man (Bandai Namco, PS4)
– Axiom Verge (Thomas Happ Games, PS Vita)
– Kid’s Horehore Daisakusen (Hamster, PS4)
– Shadow of the Beast (Sony Interactive, PS4)

PlayStation Store – Europe:

– Arcade Game Series 3-in-1 Pack (Bandai Namco, PS4)
– Arcade Game Series: Dig Dug (Bandai Namco, PS4)
– Arcade Game Series: Galaga (Bandai Namco, PS4)
– Arcade Game Series: Ms. Pac-Man (Bandai Namco, PS4)
– Arcade Game Series: Pac-Man (Bandai Namco, PS4)
– Ratchet & Clank (Sony Interactive, PS4)
– Shadow of the Beast (Sony Interactive, PS4)
– Wild Arms 3 (Sony Interactive, PS4)

Microsoft Games Store:

– Arcade Game Series 3-in-1 Pack (Bandai Namco, Xbox One)
– Arcade Game Series: Dig Dug (Bandai Namco, Xbox One)
– Arcade Game Series: Galaga (Bandai Namco, Xbox One)
– Arcade Game Series: Ms. Pac-Man (Bandai Namco, Xbox One)
– Arcade Game Series: Pac-Man (Bandai Namco, Xbox One)

Steam:

– Arcade Game Series 3-in-1 Pack (Bandai Namco, Windows)
– Arcade Game Series: Dig Dug (Bandai Namco, Windows)
– Arcade Game Series: Galaga (Bandai Namco, Windows)
– Arcade Game Series: Ms. Pac-Man (Bandai Namco, Windows)
– Arcade Game Series: Pac-Man (Bandai Namco, Windows)
– Postal Redux (Running With Scissors, Windows)
– Shock Troopers (SNK, Windows)

GOG.com:

– The Original Strife: Veteran Edition (Night Dive Studios, Win/Mac/Linux)
– Rage of Mages (Nival Interactive, Windows)
– Rage of Mages II: Necromancer (Nival Interactive, Windows)
– Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (Disney Interactive, Windows)
– Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines (Activision, Windows)