Top Nep Review – GameSpew
Seems like there’s a Neptune game released every two months, but at least the latest one is a bit different from the norm.
Dimension Tripper Neptune: TOP NEPavailable now on PC, reminiscent of classic third-person shooters such as space harrier. He finds Neptune equipped with a spike generator, and with it she takes flight to battle through five stages, all based on familiar Gamindustri nations.
The visuals are old-school and very colorful, while the action is fast-paced. Neptune has two attacks at her disposal: she can constantly fire a barrage of projectiles to fight what’s in front of her, or slash enemies at close range with her sword. The sword attack can also destroy enemy projectiles, making it a useful defensive tool.
As you speed through the screen, moving to line up your shots and avoid taking damage, it’s also worth doing your best to collect any coins that catch your eye. Collecting coins fills a gauge, and when it’s full, you get help from a teammate who shoots alongside you. Acquiring teammates does have a downside though – visibility is a bit of an issue at all times due to Neptune’s size, and when you have extra characters on either side it can be hard to see what’s going on in front you.
For the most part however, Dimension Tripper Neptune: TOP NEP is nothing but simple, old-school fun with an original soundtrack to play. It also has decent bosses, each with their own attack patterns to learn and overcome.
The action, however, is short-lived. Chances are you’ll get through the five steps available without too much trouble and be back at the start screen in just over 15 minutes. At least on normal difficulty anyway, where you can quickly continue where you left off if you lose all your HP – you’ll only have to spend some of your coins. There is a hard mode, however, where you don’t have such an option. And a global leaderboard may be enough to convince some players to go back time and time again in order to beat their high scores.
Dimension Tripper Neptune: TOP NEPThe trump card up its sleeve is the fact that it only costs £3.99/$4.99. And for this price, you can’t go wrong. Whether you are a fan of Neptune or rail shooters, it is highly recommended to add it to your Steam library. It may be short, but it’s also very sweet.
Dimension Tripper Neptune: TOP NEP Review – GameSpew Score