Neptunia Shooter – Game Review

Neptunia Shooter – Game Review

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Hyperdimension Neptunia is a pretty well-known series of JRPG games with eye-catching graphics and its "easy to understand, mastering" style of play. Originally a turn-based game Hyperdimensional Neptunia 1, the series has produced a lot of multi-genre versions, from cutting action like Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed, or tactics like Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart.

What about Bullet Hell ("rain like bullets"), where you have to dodge the bullets that flood the screen)?

Originally an April Fool's joke, the company managing the Idea Factory surprised the gamers when announcing Neptunia Shooter Will be released on Steam in May. With Nep-Nep lovers and Bullet Hell genre, is this a perfect combination? Let's find out with


If people think the games made for April Fool's jokes come true only as a game with "rules", then they will have to think again when playing Neptunia Shooter. The only omission of this game is probably the storyline, since all other functions are fully operational and complete.

We start the game as Neptune, and immediately jump into the first stage and fight. Initially, the enemy will only include the blue Dogoo (the actual monster in this game is all colorful Dogoo), but then it quickly becomes "difficult" with all the colorful Dogoo genres with the Different squad releases bullets in four directions in eight directions. You will have to learn how to move and attack each Dogoo, and quickly get your eyes on the slits of the bullet on the screen to survive.

At the end of each level, you will meet monsters bosses who are characters in the world Hyperdimension Neptunia. They will have unpredictable moves and enough games that will make you lose your life if you lose a little. When defeating monsters, you will win that character and be able to use that character in the following stages. Each character uses a different type of ammunition: Neptune uses straight bullets, Noire "bombs" on the enemy or Vert … shot from right to left. Therefore, rotation of characters is very important if you want to "break the island".

If people think games made for April Fool's jokes come true only as a game with "rules", then they will have to think again when playing Neptunia Shooter.

However, if to blame the way of playingNeptunia Shooter then perhaps need to mention two points minus light.

If you have never played through this genre, you will quickly feel "overwhelmed", but for Bullet Hell enthusiasts, the game is indeed very satisfactory. Some of the original harmless cute Dogoo will soon become "beasts" when they form many different formation, "unintentionally outrageous" to attack you behind your back, or from the top of the head upside down when You are still "dizzy" because of the bullet.

At the beginning of each level, the game will give you about half a minute to get used to new characters and for the Dogoo squad to match their weapons. But then everything will become chaotic and you will have to take care of yourself. The game is really attractive in the screen boss monsters, when the characters launched many new skills and unpredictable movement, making you focus and bring satisfaction to the end defeat them.

Music is one of the highlights of this game. With a fun 8-bit music background, enlist "shoot" one or two screens Neptunia Shooter After work or school, there is an unexpected recreational and relaxing effect. It can be seen that although it was just a joke, the Idea Factory was serious about producing Neptunia Shooter, bringing a new and exciting experience to the fans.


Although done seriously, undeniably the game is still very sketchy. Neptunia Shooter There are only 6 stages, each stage lasts about 2 to 4 minutes, so you can complete the game in less than 20 minutes. Although the monster has many different formations and attack methods, the design is only Dogoo changed color: Dogoo blue, Dogoo red, Dogoo yellow, Dogoo big size … Moreover, the wallpaper throughout 6 levels of constant play : a dark purple background with boring star spots.

This game is sure to disappoint with the "hard fans" of Hyperdimension Neptunia if they are looking for a good story and bold inherent humor of this series, because of the fact Neptunia Shooter… there is no plot at all. Even the only text you find in the game is Parsec that corresponds to the game screen, and the "Congratulations" little when you break the island. Screen selection is also virtually absent, you either play with the tiny screen or zoom it up and play with the broken graphics.

Neptunia Shooter only has 6 stages, each stage lasts about 2 to 4 minutes, so you can complete the game in less than 20 minutes.

Changing characters is only assigned with a control button, so if you need characters with this type of ammunition then you have to … rewind the characters first. This will be especially disruptive when you are "burning hot water" and cause feelings of inhibition. In addition, another controversial decision of the Idea Factory is that there is no familiar "Continue?" Screen that will help you continue that stage after you die, but death is over, you have to play again from the beginning. Therefore, this game is not really suitable for those who are not familiar with the genre Bullet Hell.

Neptunia Shooter


  • Manufacturing: Idea Factory International
  • Release: Idea Factory International
  • Kind: Act
  • Meeting day: May 22, 2019
  • Machine system: PC


  • OS: Windows 8
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • VGA: Windows compatible graphics card
  • HDD: 50 MB


  • OS: Windows 10
  • CPU: i7-7700HQ
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • VGA: GTX 1060 6GB
  • SSD: SanDisk X400 M.2 2280 128GB



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