Mobile Review: Neoteria

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Neoteria follows in the hallowed footstep of many side scrolling shooter classics of yesteryear. The game puts the player in a space fighter as the they fly through progressively more difficult levels where everything wants to blow you up.

The game graphics capture the classic 8 bit feel and are well created. The levels themselves made me think of swimming levels in Mario that so often took my precious lives and it took me back to a simpler time in gaming. The difficulty levels are not to be trifled with either, even the easy level took my lives time and time again.

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My only complaint with the game is in how it controlled sometimes, there would be moments when I’d need to make a narrow move to avoid an obstacle and would crash and have to start over because my finger hadn’t touched precisely the right spot. Some of the best mobile games that I have played were great because the controls had some forgiveness due to inconsistencies with the touch screen.  When the controls work as I would like them to, the game is a lot of fun and a great way to kill time while on the go. The difficulty makes it a fun challenge and I can’t imagine any fans of this style of game would want to go without giving this one a try.

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