Top hunter, as with any Neo Geo title is straight out of the arcades and into your home. This little beauty is a two-player side scrolling platformer in a cutesy style. There is, as ever some erroneous sub-plot about the world coming to an end, but that’s not what is important here.
You may be aware that SNK, the manufacturer of the Neo Geo liked to make fighting games. In fact, out of 130 arcade titles in their line-up, nearly half are fighting titles.
This fetish has permeated Top Hunter with brilliant effect.
As you walk through the various worlds you have the usual platformer attacks at your disposal. You can jump on your enemies’ heads and punch them with your obligatory over-sized fist. Amazingly, in Top Hunter, SNK have blessed your characters with a full repertoire of standard fighting game moves.
Now as you run along, you have quarter circle, half circle and even tap forward, quarter circle at you disposal. It’s a dream come true for fans of both genres, giving you a feeling of being genuinely hard as you run along the platforms in search of a boss to kill!