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Alright, so we missed the release of Neon Shadow on Android about three weeks ago, a mobile FPS developed by locally-based Tasty Poison Games. Slapped wrists all round. However, it means you dodged a bullet, since the game had a pretty damning loading bug at launch.

That’s all fixed now, and by all accounts Neon Shadow seems to be doing well for itself. It’s a sci-fi romp inspired by the simple run-‘n’-gun gameplay from shooters past. With a colourful palette yet drab single-player campaign featuring (and stop me if you’ve heard this one before) a rogue station A.I. for an automated security manufacturing facility that’s busy reprogramming a variety of machines for murder, it’s up to you – Commander – to make things right.

Having bought the game and played the single-player mode on my Samsung Galaxy SII, I can say that while the controls are slick and the graphics quite appealing in a Warsow kind of way, tramping through corridor after corridor shooting various tin-bots and turrets proves a tedious experience. Multiplayer includes both LAN and online, as well as a split-screen co-op mode for tablets, which is rather unique and should be done more often.

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Neon Shadow is going for R30, with plans to release it on Ouya and iOS. Consider picking it up if you’re looking for a quick distraction or a competent multiplayer experience for your Android device.

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