The presentation is second to none and the core concepts have stood the test of time. Zytron II is a lot of fun to play solo, and even better with a friend or two. It sure won't make your brain hurt, but you might get a blister on your thumbs form your dual stick pad for the first time since you last busted out Street Fighter. Sweet blaster fun – and a worthy Bytten Gold Star recipient.
Overall, Zytron II is an amusing and engaging game, especially with friends along for the journey. If you have a few controllers I would highly recommend this game for the price. The style displayed in the graphics and sound choices pull the game together brilliantly, making for a gaming masterpiece that I will definitely be revisiting in the future.
Zytron II is a very nice surprise. It’s literally a blast from the past, and I’m almost certain that regardless of whether or not you enjoy shoot’em ups, you’ll almost certainly have lots of fun playing this. If you can get more people to play with, even better.
As you can imagine, being as that the original Zytron is 22 years old, Zytron II is pretty retro. However, it’s not so retro that it doesn’t seem worth a damn because it bloody well does, especially if you like neon glowing visuals and growing a little army of drone ships to help you blast away the foe.
Zytron 2 is everything that is right about the SHMUP genre: it's got eye-f****** neon visuals, zillions of bullets flying in all directions, and a pounding techno chiptune soundtrack. What makes this game unique is that it's a sequel to a game that was released 22 years ago, on the Commodore 64 computer platform. Talk about pedigree!
The experience is akin to floating through a particularly hazardous fireworks display, and does a very good job satisfying the urge to blow stuff up. Zytron II isn't what I'd call revolutionary, but it is a solid and fun shooter that fans of the genre might want to check out.