NEKO ARENA is a third-person shooter about a neko and her battle against the world (I guess.)


At-a-glance


(Adult) Content?
No.

Censorship?
Not applicable.

Hours of Gameplay?
Fifteen-minutes.

Modding Support?
No.

Patch Available?
No, not necessary.



Gameplay

Choose a weapon and beat-up (or shoot-up) an endless wave of bikini-clad foes. While that sounds good on paper, the execution is very poor (at best). You can pick a baseball bat, a pistol, a machine gun, or a sniper rifle. I suggest sticking to the rifle (as per the course of nearly every copy/paste game of the same genre). The sniper is a one-shot one-kill weapon, and if you run far enough away from the starting area the enemies will freeze in place. There is no objectives, other than an arbitrary kill counter.

. . . no, this is not a game you can play one-handed!

Story

There is no story (and I’m not making one up).

Visuals

The titlescreen is a mess of discordant visuals, but I did enjoy the cartoony user-interface. There is some text that is hidden by the main-menu, though I couldn’t decipher what it said. From “Options” you can adjust the master volume. The “Gallery” sports a handful of static CGs, which are all unlocked from the get-go.

The Goods

There is no nudity (though I wouldn’t be surprised if a nude patch is sold in the future, as per the course of memeware.) You view CGs from the Gallery, but the art is okay and the characters play no part in the game — you might as well look up your favorite artist instead, the art would be just as relevant.

Hey, how about me? I’m an artist!

Verdict

I don’t recommend this game. It’s another crappy memeware cash grab, and there’s a handful of other memeware titles I’d recommend well before NEKO ARENA would enter the picture. I’ve played several titles almost exactly like this game, and this is one of the worst ones I’ve played. No customization, no objectives, no unlockables, nothing of value that seperates this game from the competition. But hey, I guess if you like Nekos and memes, NEKO ARENA might be the only game I could recommend!