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TurboGrafx-16Game Informer Magazine (May, 2002)
Obviously, the graphics are much better than those on the NES. Also, fire plays a much larger role in things, and can be built up to blast across the screen in Bomberman-esque fashion. Sure Neutopia could be considered a rip-off, but keep your ridiculing to a minimum and you have a high quality quest here.
TurboGrafx-16The Video Game Critic (Apr 25, 2006)
Despite its derivative nature, Neutopia is irresistibly fun and its production qualities are impressive. The game saves your progress to memory, and even provides a password. I enjoyed Neutopia, but the stage design could have used some work. Often I couldn't figure out what to do next and ended up wandering in circles. Still, this is a quality adventure that Turbografx fans will savor.
TurboGrafx-16Power Play (Feb, 1990)
Wer einen Blick auf die Fotos von "Neutopia" riskiert und sich etwas mit der Software fürs Nintendo-Videospiel auskennt, der wird sofort freudig ausrufen: "Hey, das ist doch 'Zelda' auf der PC-Engine!". Tatsächlich sind die Gemeinsamkeiten zwischen dem Kultspiel "The Legend of Zelda" und "Neutopia" so frappant, daß man praktisch kaum Unterschiede entdecken kann.
WiiNintendo Life (Aug 20, 2007)
If you're looking for an experience similar to the original Zelda (There's never truly been a Zelda like it since) then look no further, you would do well to check out this game. It copies Zelda well while adding loads of unique touches of it's own and makes for a very interesting game, perhaps even better than it's forerunner! This is easily the best game of it's kind. Well, except for Neutopia II.
TurboGrafx-16Quebec Gamers (Jul 09, 2007)
Il me semble que j'ai amener beaucoup de points négatifs, mais ceux-ci sont majoritairement relié à la comparaison innévitable avec Zelda. Je ne voudrais pas comparer ce jeu uniquement à Zelda même si c'est difficile de passer à côté. Si on le prend comme un jeu unique, Neutopia est solide et amusant et offre une bonne aventure dans le même genre. Si on fait abstraction de Zelda, il n'a pas de défauts majeurs ou complètement irritants. Les jeux d'aventure de cette qualité sont rares et certains sont même devenus des classiques cultes pour moins que ça. C'est à se demander pourquoi Hudson n'a pas opté pour plus d'originalité tant qu'à faire quelque chose d'aussi bien? Car peu importe comment le jeu peut être bon ou bien fait, il vivra toujours dans l'ombre du jeu qu'il tente d'imiter...
TurboGrafx-16Netjak (Jan 08, 2005)
See my rating. I would not give that rating to a bad game. Neutopia is excellent for little kids who don’t have the dexterous minds needed to enjoy Zelda, or for people who are new to action/RPG’s. It’s a justifiable purchase over Zelda with more variety in the worlds, enemies, and simplicity. But for those who have played Zelda, the difference between the two games is like the difference between George W. Bush and John Kerry: One panders to voters by pretending to be a Republican; the other is a real Republican. And when one pretends to be something the other one really is, the voters feel better just putting the real thing back into office for another four years. Therefore, this voter has spoken. Zelda for President!
TurboGrafx-16Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) (May, 1990)
True, there's not much new or original here, but if you want a 16-Bit Zelda, Neutopia is perfect!
TurboGrafx-16Defunct Games (Mar 08, 2008)
Some folks are so desperate for a new Zelda experience that they'll learn how to write code and program their own homebrews. To save yourself time, just buy Neutopia. It will not obsess your thoughts or have you showing up to gaming conference dressed as the brave Jazeta, but it will temporarily fill in the gaps waiting for the next Hyrule adventure.
WiiGameSpot (Nov 09, 2007)
Hudson Soft gave TurboGrafx-16 owners a Legend of Zelda to call their own with Neutopia, an action adventure that was the spitting image of the Nintendo Entertainment System classic. You can see just how much of an imitation Neutopia is now that it's on the Wii's Virtual Console, but if you can look past the mimicry, you'll also find a rather engaging experience.
66 (Oct, 2007)
Overall, having OCD and making thorough maps is the best reason to play this title, but it's actually cute, somewhat engaging, and moderately enjoyable. That being said, Neutopia is a gem among Virtual Console titles, which typically range from total shite to utter garbage water if they're not one of the flagship titles like Mario or Sonic. I dropped about ten hours into this game, so clearly it's worth the price if you want to relive some Legend of Zelda glory days or like to get a good value for your money.
60 (UK) (Aug 27, 2007)
Having said that, it's charming enough for all its derivative stylings and, if you're looking for maximum value for your Wii points, then even a nice-but-generic role player is a more useful addition to the roster than yet another sub-par platformer.
TurboGrafx-16ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) (Jan, 1990)
Auf meiner langen Suche begegneten mir viele utopische Gegner, die grafisch sehr nett dargestellt werden. Die Sounduntermalungen sind ebenfalls nicht von schlechten Eltern, sowie das gesamte Gameplay. Spaß macht das Spiel ohne Zweifel, doch wie soll man es lösen können, wenn man immer per Zufall eine von vielen Möglichkeiten heraussuchen muß, ohne zu wissen, was man überhaupt tut. Wenn dieses „Glücksspiel“ nicht wäre, so würde das Programm vielleicht sogar ein Hit, aber so kann ich jedem nur davon abraten. Kauft Euch lieber ein anderes Game für Eure Konsole, davon habt Ihr sicherlich mehr.
TurboGrafx-16The Games Machine (UK) (Feb, 1990)
To get the most out of Neutopia you really do need to be able to read Japanese. Without knowing exactly what's going on, it's just a rather drab wander around hitting things with your sword and gaining unexciting objects. But to be honest, it very much appears that reading Japanese would only let you know what's going on and wouldn't improve gameplay one jot.