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'''''Neutopia''''' is a shameless [[The Legend of Zelda]] clone for the [[TurboGrafx-16]].
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[[Image:Neutopia - TG16 - USA.jpg|thumb|256x256px|North American box art.]]
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'''''Neutopia''''' is an action adventure game by [[Hudson Soft]] and released on the [[TurboGrafx-16]] in 1989. The game is shameless ripoff of [[The Legend of Zelda]].
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I had never heard of this game growing up because I had so little interaction with the TG16. I played it because it was one of the highest ranked games for the TG16, and I was looking to expand my familiarity with the platform's library. All-in-all, it was an average game.
  
 
==Status==
 
==Status==
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I have beaten this game with full inventory and stats.
  
 
==Review==
 
==Review==
Overall:  
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* '''Overall:''' 4/10
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* '''Best Version:''' TurboGrafx-16
  
 
===Good===
 
===Good===
* Overall, the game is pretty fun. If I didn't know about The Legend of Zelda, I would probably even be impressed by it.
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* Overall, the game is pretty fun. If I didn't know about [[The Legend of Zelda]], I would probably even be impressed by it.
* The graphics and sound are both quite nice.
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* The graphics are quite nice, especially the large boss sprites.
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* The music is well composed and fitting to the game.
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* The fire wand, and it's changing function relative to your health is a pretty creative weapon.
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* The game has a nice full ending.
  
 
===Bad===
 
===Bad===
* It's basically a poor-man's Legend of Zelda. Most of what was ripped off isn't as good as Zelda.
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* It's basically a poor-man's Legend of Zelda. Most of what was ripped off isn't as good as Zelda from several years earlier.
 
* Movement is a little clunky.
 
* Movement is a little clunky.
 
* The perspective makes the hit detection seem weird especially when you take damage from or hit a tall or jumping monster in an area that you shouldn't, given the perspective.
 
* The perspective makes the hit detection seem weird especially when you take damage from or hit a tall or jumping monster in an area that you shouldn't, given the perspective.
 
* Most of what the NPCs in the game say is useless or redundant.
 
* Most of what the NPCs in the game say is useless or redundant.
* The strongest sword, armor, and shield are creatively called "Strongest."
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* Like Zelda, you waste of lot of bombs trying to find hidden rooms, especially in the later dungeons, but, unlike Zelda, they are extremely rare drops from enemies.
* The wings are rarely useful, and you get them as random drops a lot.
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* The wings and ring are rarely useful, and you get them as random drops even when you already have them.
 
* Items and enemy bolts stop the fire wand, which is annoying.
 
* Items and enemy bolts stop the fire wand, which is annoying.
* In the later dungeons, the hidden areas not on the map are annoying to have to find with bombs that rarely drop.
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* Spike traps are differently colored in earlier dungeons, but are entirely hidden later on, leading to a lot of unavoidable hits.
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* The strongest sword, armor, and shield are uncreatively called the "Strongest."
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* The game box categorizes it as a role-playing game, but it doesn't have any of the elements traditionally found in RPGs.
  
 
===Ugly===
 
===Ugly===
 
* Nothing really.
 
* Nothing really.
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==Box Art==
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<gallery>
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Neutopia - TG16 - Japan.jpg|The original Japanese box art could have been good if the hero didn't look like a sissy. At least the dark knight is cool looking.
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Neutopia - TG16 - USA.jpg|The North American box art could have been good if it didn't look so childish. The dragon is pretty cool looking, but the knight looks like a child's toy.
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</gallery>
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==Documentation==
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<gallery>
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Neutopia - TG16 - Manual.pdf|Game manual.
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</gallery>
  
 
==Links==
 
==Links==
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* [http://www.mobygames.com/game/turbo-grafx/neutopia mobygames.com/game/turbo-grafx/neutopia] - MobyGames.
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutopia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutopia] - Wikipedia.
  
  
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[[Category: Games]]
 
[[Category: Video Games]]
 
[[Category: Video Games]]
 
[[Category: Action]]
 
[[Category: Action]]
 
[[Category: Adventure]]
 
[[Category: Adventure]]
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[[Category: Games I've Beaten]]
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[[Category: Fantasy]]

Revision as of 20:54, 3 July 2017

North American box art.

Neutopia is an action adventure game by Hudson Soft and released on the TurboGrafx-16 in 1989. The game is shameless ripoff of The Legend of Zelda.

I had never heard of this game growing up because I had so little interaction with the TG16. I played it because it was one of the highest ranked games for the TG16, and I was looking to expand my familiarity with the platform's library. All-in-all, it was an average game.

Status

I have beaten this game with full inventory and stats.

Review

  • Overall: 4/10
  • Best Version: TurboGrafx-16

Good

  • Overall, the game is pretty fun. If I didn't know about The Legend of Zelda, I would probably even be impressed by it.
  • The graphics are quite nice, especially the large boss sprites.
  • The music is well composed and fitting to the game.
  • The fire wand, and it's changing function relative to your health is a pretty creative weapon.
  • The game has a nice full ending.

Bad

  • It's basically a poor-man's Legend of Zelda. Most of what was ripped off isn't as good as Zelda from several years earlier.
  • Movement is a little clunky.
  • The perspective makes the hit detection seem weird especially when you take damage from or hit a tall or jumping monster in an area that you shouldn't, given the perspective.
  • Most of what the NPCs in the game say is useless or redundant.
  • Like Zelda, you waste of lot of bombs trying to find hidden rooms, especially in the later dungeons, but, unlike Zelda, they are extremely rare drops from enemies.
  • The wings and ring are rarely useful, and you get them as random drops even when you already have them.
  • Items and enemy bolts stop the fire wand, which is annoying.
  • Spike traps are differently colored in earlier dungeons, but are entirely hidden later on, leading to a lot of unavoidable hits.
  • The strongest sword, armor, and shield are uncreatively called the "Strongest."
  • The game box categorizes it as a role-playing game, but it doesn't have any of the elements traditionally found in RPGs.

Ugly

  • Nothing really.

Box Art

Documentation

Links