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NeoGeo Heroes Ultimate Shooting review

These heroes just don't soar like they should


  • Goofy premise and dialogue
  • Challenging boss fights
  • Bountiful extras


  • Dull enemies and stages
  • Sudden difficulty spikes
  • Eyestrain-induced headaches

NGH does offer a lot in terms of extras, too. There%26rsquo;s a special challenge mode, an art gallery, and even an entire extra game - King of Fighters Sky Stage - included in the $20 package. Sky Stage isn%26rsquo;t as cool a bonus as it seems, though - while the stage design is different from NeoGeo Heroes, the pared-down character roster and gameplay make it feel more like a beta for the main game. It also suffers from the same display and control problems as NGH, so if you%26rsquo;re really interested in Sky Stage, you%26rsquo;re best off buying it on XBLA.

NeoGeo Heroes has good things going for it %26ndash; a great premise, fantastic boss encounters, and a load of extras for a very reasonable price. Frequently dull levels suck out a lot of the charm, however, and the game%26rsquo;s biggest selling point %26ndash; SNK nostalgia %26ndash; is completely underutilized. In the end, NeoGeo Heroes feels like a fun idea executed merely adequately instead of spectacularly.

Dec 23, 2010

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Description<p>Fly the unfriendly skies of wasted potential.</p>
Release date:7 December 2010 (US), (UK)
Available platforms:PSP
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