Neil Rajah is a throwback to the classic days of video games, in which controls were simpler, 8bit graphics reigned supreme, all the best games were loosely based on mythology, and anything could kill you almost instantly. In this running game, you avoid enemies and pits in an attempt to rescue a princess.
Neil Rajah is an old-school side-scrolling platformer, with a story based in Indian mythology. Play through dozens of levels in a snowy mountain world as you battle monsters, avoid traps, and collect diamonds which you can use to buy upgrades.
|Does it Fulfill its Purpose?||20||Neil Rajah has a lot of levels- at the time of writing, more than 40- and a number of features from social media and achievements to upgrades that make it feel very complete.|
|Does it Look Good?||14||The gameplay is a throwback to the earlier generations of video games, and it looks pretty decent, but the fact that the background is the same one building over and over becomes noticeable after a while. The menus don’t look great, either- there’s a lot of blank space with little filling it.|
|Does it Run Well?||19||Neil Rajah runs pretty well- I experienced very little slowdown, and only when there were lots of things going on at once. Its permissions are primarily based on ads, with its ability to read internet and access phone state. Though it has the ability to install to SD, Neil Rajah runs around 2MB- a little larger than most games.|
|Is it Easy to Use?||17||The interface in Neil Rajah isn’t difficult- one button jumps, and the other throws knives. The knives are small unless upgraded, though, and many users may find it difficult to hit enemies while jumping. In addition, when you lose (which will happen a lot in the later levels), there is an extra screen before it allows you to retry. The extra tap isn’t a huge deal, but when you have to retry a level dozens of times, it can get a bit frustrating.|
|Is it Fun?||17||Neil Raha is a running game that starts out simple but gets diabolically difficult. If you’re having too much trouble, you can retry earlier levels to earn upgrades or purchase them in-game. The game quickly gets very difficult, with some carefully-timed jumps and enemies placed in difficult locations. It can be a bit frustrating at times, especially with no ability to skip levels, but in the end I really did enjoy it quite a bit.|
|Overall Score||87||If you enjoy simple platform running games, check out Neil Rajah- it’s addictive and enjoyable, and there’s a whole lot of content- especially for a free game.|
Reviewed Version 1.1.0
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