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Initial impressions are very good owing to the quality of presentation. The tank is reasonably tough, but ultimately there's no challenge. Why? Well, there's an unlimited continue facility so what's the point of trying too hard when you know that you can return from the dead as many times as you like? Using this facility the game can be completed in less than one hour by even the poorest games player. Those strong willed enough not to continue will find the challenge extending into a week but not much longer.
Techniquement, c'est toujours aussi impressionnant avec une débauche de couleurs (les explosions sont superbes), des animations très soignées et des bruitages géniaux. Mais malheureusement, avec les "continue" en nombre infini, l'intérêt de Cyber Lip ne dure que trop peu de temps. En effet, environ 30 à 45 minutes après l'avoir commencé, un joueur moyen parvient à le terminer. Une option qu'il faut absolument revoir et corriger pour la vente au grand public.
Looking at the entire package, it's really not a bad game. In fact, had the programmers allowed players to shoot in the typical "8-firing directions," this one could've been a classic. It almost seems like a prequel to Metal Slug. All of the parts are there and the game is a great ride, especially with two players. If the player can overlook one of the most baffling design decisions in video game history, then this one should easily satisfy a Geo gamers craving.
Grafische Leuchten sind des weiteren die Titel Cyber-Lip (wegen der verschwenderischen Sprachausgabe zu kurz und damit zu schnell durchgespielt) und Crossed Swords (Monster metzeln in der Ritterszeit).
Each stage is introduced by some anchorman-looking guy with constantly blinking eyes and awful lip synching. After losing a life, your next "life" enters on a flying sled-like vehicle. The sled gives you temporary invincibility, but it looks idiotic. Once you reach the final stage, the mysterious Cyber Lip is revealed to be a powerful computer (with metal lips). He's introduced by this ominous dialogue: "I am Cyber Lip. I am the computer you are looking for. I am not insain, I have just been evilly reprogrammed". No, those are not typos. Unfortunately, before the final showdown you may have to face several of the previous bosses AGAIN - which sucks. It's even possible to repeat entire stages in this game, and that's no good. Cyber Lip is hard, and you'll blow through continues like there's no tomorrow. Your score is reset between games at least, so you have something to shoot for. Cyber Lip is not a major title for the Neo Geo, but it's an amusing diversion for shooter fans.
But all in all, the graphics are extremely pretty, and some show a lot of potential for the future of the Neo Geo. There is some depth to the game, as well, including a way to choose your own levels. But the alien invasion story seems old, and some of the bad guys are exact carbon copies of existing Contra bosses. More weaponry and more levels would have gone a long way, and some technique would have been welcome, but as a shooting game Cyber Lip is fun for the 30 minutes it will take you to beat it. However, you will probably never play it again after that. And that says something to me.