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Cyber-Lip
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(1990)


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Part of the very first batch of Neo Geo releases, Cyber-Lip is a firm follower of the scool of Contra (1987). It's a remarkably straightforward arcade action effort that provides all of the basic requirements for a enjoyable venture into the genre: smooth, stylish and accessible 2-payer gameplay, multiple weapons, colourful backdrops, and a hilarious engrish plotline: "MY NAME IS CYBER-LIP. I AM THE SUPER COMPUTER YOU ARE LOOKING FOR. I AM NOT INSAIN, I HAVE JUST BEEN EVILLY REPROGRAMMED".
But then comes the issue of the difficulty level: Cyber-Lip is just way too easy. It's over before you know it - experienced players will reach the end in one credit without too much difficulty, since almost every end-of-level boss can be dispatched in mere seconds with the help of a few well-placed bazooka hits. The target quickly becomes a 'one life finish', and even that is far from a feat.
In all fairness, it suits the game just fine. Most if not all early Neo Geo releases were rock hard - so if anything, Cyber-Lip's comfortable course came as a welcome break from the certain death that awaits in Magician Lord, Ninja Combat and NAM-1975.
Not an unmissable classic by any means, but a very interesting romp nonetheless.
 

 
Cyber-Lip
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NEO GEO [CARDBOARD]
DETAILS
Format Neo Geo
Released 1 July 1991
Publisher SNK
Product ID NGH-010
Size (cm) 22 x 17 x 4
Weight (kg) 0.70
PRICE
STATUS
Original 'Cardboard Box' release of Cyber-Lip for the Neo Geo.
Now quite a rare item, whose box is very hard to find in good condition.

Cardboard Neo Geo packaging, 50Mbit cartridge, monochrome booklet.

Cyber-Lip
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NEO GEO [SOFT CASE]
DETAILS
Format Neo Geo
Released 1 July 1991
Publisher SNK
Product ID NGH-010
Size (cm) 22 x 17 x 4
Weight (kg) 0.70
PRICE
STATUS
'Plastic Case' edition of SNK's Contra-style action shooting game.
A great game, but a little too short (and easy) to endure as a classic.

Soft-case Neo Geo packaging, 50Mbit cartridge, monochrome booklet.

Cyber-Lip
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NEO GEO CD
DETAILS
Format Neo Geo CD
Released 21 Apr 1995
Publisher SNK
Product ID NGCD-010
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
The Neo Geo CD release of Cyber-Lip has also become surprisingly hard to find these days. Maybe it's because it's actually quite good ?

'Neo Geo' stamped CD case, Neo Geo CD CD-ROM disc, monochrome booklet, spine card.

 

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