i think it's more the sound of the reverb that gives it that distinctive character. has a sort of 80s gated reverb sound to it.
I'm with you and popular on this one. I remember this snare back in the day. That almost 80's slap can add wonders. Remember that adding some form of attack/snap and effecting the transient as opposed to the sample can sometimes yield a better result. Clap or Rimshot attacks are great for this purpose.