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Game #3694
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Prototype    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Action   Vertical shooter

Rating: 7.16 (18 votes)

Prototype box cover

Prototype screenshot
Prototype is a great-looking but little-known horizontal shooter from NEO Software. The game boasts excellent multi-parallax scrolling graphics with an amazing illusion of depth. There are eight levels and hundreds of enemies to attack. One of the game’s strengths is that the numbers and patterns change from game to game, which gives excellent replayability since no two game will be exactly the same.

On the downside, the enemies – especially end-level “bosses” – are neither as imaginative or challenging as in the classics. The range of weapons you have is also a bit too limited, with many weapons being just small variations of the standard peashooter. Still, the excellent production values, smooth animations, and even an outstanding soundtrack (over thirty minutes of original music) makes this underdog far above your average shooter. Recommended for action fans, especially those who like graphical details in the scenery. Thumbs up!

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Hannes Seifert
Developer: NEO Software
Publisher: NEO Software
Year: 1995
Software Copyright: NEO Software
Theme: Science Fiction
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
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If you like this game, try: Darius Gaiden, Amanagi, Fire Fight

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