Saturday 12 March 2022

Shock Troopers (Neo Geo MVS review)

Developer: Saurus
Publisher: SNK
Released: 1997

Shock Troopers is a run 'n' gun title that didn't see release on SNK's home consoles.

+ The eight playable characters and ability to choose your route from the get-go encourages multiple play-throughs.

+ The controls are rock solid and there's no understating how great the 'clicky' analog stick works for multi-directional firing.

+ Unlike some run 'n' gun titles, there are no second-rate weapons and each one make you feel super powerful.

+ Level design is outstanding with many twist and turns, and the destructible scenery brings the game world to life.

+ Graphics are remarkable with rich texture detail / sprite scaling and the cut-scenes add weight to the unoriginal story.

+ The music has many adrenaline pumping tracks and the snare drum sound is impressively realistic.

- Frequent slowdown when too many enemy sprites are on-screen at the same time.

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