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Thexder Neo review

Old school transformed

Pros

  • Giant robots
  • Updated visuals
  • Lower difficulty option

Cons

  • Gets repetitive quickly
  • Lackluster level design
  • Not much content

Giant robots are cool. But giant robots from 1985 that shoot homing lasers from their eyes and transform into jet fighters are infinitely cooler. Thexder Neo slaps a fresh coat of paint on an antiquated PC shooter from days long past and proves a few moments of fun can still be squeezed from this stone.

Online play and a gentler difficulty option make this retro download more palatable. Battling through simplistic, mazelike levels filled with countless drones requires you to frequently switch between robot and jet forms. Ultimately, the repetitive gameplay and limited scope show this old mech could use a tad more oil.

Oct 29, 2009

More Info

GenreArcade
Description<p>This downloadable title for PSP&#160;slaps a fresh coat of paint on an antiquated PC shooter from days long past and proves a few moments of fun can still be squeezed from this stone. However, the repetitive gameplay and limited scope show this old mech could use a tad more oil.</p>
PlatformPSP
US censor ratingEveryone
UK censor rating7+
Release date:1 October 2009 (US), 1 October 2009 (UK)
Available platforms:PSP
Genre:Arcade
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