By Pascal Bestebroer

  • Category: Games
  • Release Date: 2012-02-24
  • Current Version: 2.0.5
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 56.67 MB
  • Developer: Pascal Bestebroer
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later.
Score: 2.4
From 5 Ratings


Neoteria is a classic horizontal shoot em up game (shmup). Multiple worlds, levels and aliens are waiting to be blasted. Our focus is on using your thumb like the 80's and 90's shooter games: The faster your thumb, the faster you shoot !! Give the controls a few minutes to get used to, they really work! Hidden worlds, different difficulty modes (un-lockable pilots) AWESOME sound track and great retro graphics and sound effects. Game starts in easy mode, but Hard mode is as challenging as all our games are, getting the full 100% completion is not for the weak or casual gamer!



  • Needs improvement

    By Mpsieber
    Nice little retro shooter that's ruined by a horrible control system. I expected better from this developer.
  • Pretty cool

    By MiOdd
    Reading lots of negative reviews about the controls, so I just wanted to comment that if you are planning to play with the iCade, have no worries, the controls are great. Now if you can only use touch controls... thats another story.
  • Almost there!!

    By L3ydz_ZA
    Guys you have made such a good game! I really enjoy it but like everyone has said, just keep on trying with those controls. I know u can get it right. Such a good game otherwise.
  • Everything good but the control.

    By Bubotronic
    I want to like this game and I enjoy the graphics and simple mechanics. HOWEVER, the controls are not well executed in my opinion, even after the update. Play Darius Burst or any Jeff Minter game to get a feel for proper touch-controls. On-screen D-pads are unnecessary.
  • Great retro graphics

    By Electron2094
    Great retro graphics but the controls are lacking which makes this game not very playable. An update to improve the controls will improve my rating
  • Seems fun but....

    By Goggles999
    I'm having tons of trouble with the controls. 360 movement doesn't always register, the up/down feature feels too restrictive...I really enjoy games that use the auto fire/follow the finger control style. All in all, it sounds fun but suffers from terrible control scheme.
  • Looks fun but Steering controls are no good.

    By astrism
    Devs, please add a sliding option on the left side so that the ship flys to my thumb.
  • Good Shump

    By ZOoOpS
    Good game, nice retro feel to it, lost a 5 star ratting from me because, movement should have full 4 directions of movement. Also the first boss battle just takes to long done it 10 plus times and I keep getting killed. If the boss just touches you, you dead grrrrr. Else it's fun, cool game.
  • Suffers from screen controls.

    By Negman
    The controls are probably the most difficult thing about the game if you're playing easy mode. The whole right half of the screen is for firing, but the up/down controls feel almost microscopic. Would work much better if whole upper left quarter and lower left quarter were an option for those more interest in playing than focusing on exact location of invisible buttons.
  • Good game, some flaws and bugs

    By medstudent1138
    It's a great game. If you liked Gradius you'll love this. It has some problems: 1 - the onscreen controls disappear after several minutes of gameplay for some reason, and there's no way to get them back without restarting the game. 2 - the lack of auto fire really starts to give you arthritis of the thumb after five minutes of gameplay; I mean it REALLY does a number on your thumb joints, no joke. This is partially because you're tapping on a screen instead of mashing a physical button, so it's more awkward for the thumb and induces stress injury on the thumb more quickly. Bust out the capsaicin. And most importantly: 3 - the final weapon (at least from what I can tell) that you can get after collecting so many diamonds is *way* inferior to the previous weapon. Namely, the final weapon is a straight-direction shooter, but the weapon previous to that is a very powerful spread shooter. The enjoyment of the game goes way down once you get the last weapon because there's no way to go back to the better weapon. It kinda discourages you from collecting any diamonds once you get the second-to-last weapon. And if you accidentally do earn the last weapon, your spacecraft becomes so immensely less powerful that you just feel like quitting the game. But seriously, this is a great game, and I mean it. I never write App Store reviews, but I'm writing this one because this is by far my favorite side-scrolling shooter on iOS. I'm giving it 3 stars only because my standards are high. I think most people will love it like I did.