While SNK may have finally fininshed supporting the Neo-Geo, there are still independant developers that have worked on Last Hope, an ambititous new 2D shooter that has the Neo-Geo community quite interested.
So far, the game has only been released as a very limited edition and expensive Neo-Geo cartridge (a Neo-Geo CD and Dreamcast version will follow). There is a review availible for Last Hope, however it is only availible in German. I ran the review through a translator, but the resulting text is still a little difficult to make out. You can read the original German review at DaddelKingz (thanks to ShootTheCore for the link)
The game seems to be a quality piece of work and the site gave the game 4 out of 5 stars. As I figured from the screenshots and video that was released earlier, Lost Hope is a cross between R-Type and Gradius with the style of another Neo-Geo shooter, Pulstar. All of the graphics and sound effects on Last Hope are completely original and it looks like a professional game.
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