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.
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.