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Cyber-Lip arcade flyer.jpg
North American Arcade flyer
HAMSTER Corporation (PS4/Switch/Xbox One)
Producer(s)Eikichi Kawasaki
Designer(s)Higashi Pon
Programmer(s)Sho Chan
Composer(s)Yasuo Yamate
Platform(s)Arcade, Neo Geo AES, Neo Geo CD, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre(s)Run and gun
Arcade systemNeo Geo MVS
CPUM68000 (@ 12 MHz),
Z80A (@ 4 MHz)
SoundYM2610 (@ 8 MHz)[1]
DisplayRaster, 320 × 224 pixels (Horizontal), 4096 colors

Cyber-Lip[a] is a horizontally scrolling, side-view platformer shoot 'em up (this combination is sometimes referred to as "run and gun") arcade game released by SNK in 1990 for the SNK Neo-Geo MVS.[2] Players control Rick and/or Brook, two human veteran soldiers, who are sent by an unspecified "federal government" into combat on a last-ditch attempt to save Earth from a malfunctioning military supercomputer in charge of all military androids.

A handful of members from Irem developed this title and later went on to create Metal Slug.


Gameplay screenshot showcasing the first boss of the game.

Gameplay consists of battling through large numbers of enemies, collecting power-ups and defeating several end-of-stage bosses. This makes it comparable to the likes of Metal Slug or Contra in terms of gameplay.


Development and release[edit]

The game was later ported over for the Neo Geo CD system, in 1995.[3] The CD featured improved voice acting and added a short introduction to the game explaining the plot.


Review scores
ACE(Neo Geo) 765 / 1000[4]
AllGame(Neo Geo) 1.5/5 stars[5]
CVG Mean Machines(Neo Geo) 31%[6]
GameFan(Neo Geo) 291 / 400[7]
GamePro(Neo Geo) 19 / 25[8]
Génération 4(Neo Geo) 72%[9]
Famitsu(Neo Geo) 23 / 40[10]
Mega Fun(Neo Geo) 80%[11]
Micom BASIC Magazine(Neo Geo) 3 stars[12]
Player One(Neo Geo) 74%[13]
Tilt(Neo Geo) 15[14]

Cyber-Lip has been met with mixed critical reception from critics since its initial release in arcades and later on Neo Geo AES.[15] On release, Famicom Tsūshin scored the Neo Geo version of the game a 23 out of 40.[10]


  1. ^ Japanese: サイバー・リップ Hepburn: Saibā-Rippu?


  1. ^ "SNK NeoGeo MVS Hardware (SNK)". Retrieved 2019-06-02.
  2. ^ "Oh! Neo Geo Vol. 15 - サイバーリップ". Beep! MegaDrive (in Japanese). No. 50. SoftBank Creative. November 1993. p. 125.
  3. ^ "Neo•Geo CD: The Arcade In A Box - Cyber-Lip". GamePro. No. Premiere Supplement. IDG. Spring 1996. p. 105.
  4. ^ Upchurch, David (January 1991). "Screentest - Console - Cyber-Lip: The Neo•Geo goes ´droid hunting". ACE. No. 40. EMAP. p. 104.
  5. ^ Knight, Kyle (1998). "Cyber-Lip (Neo Geo Advanced Entertainment System) - Review". AllGame. All Media Network. Archived from the original on 2014-11-15. Retrieved 2019-06-26.
  6. ^ Rignall, Julian (November 1990). "Complete Guide to Consoles - The Complete Games Guide - Neo Geo - Cyberlip". Computer and Video Games Mean Machines. No. 4. EMAP. pp. 86–88.
  7. ^ Halverson, Dave; Brody; Stratton, Tom; Cockburn, Andrew (February 1993). "Viewpoint - Neo Geo - Cyberlip". GameFan. Vol. 1 no. 4. DieHard Gamers Club. p. 10.
  8. ^ "Neo Geo For Real! - Previously Played... - CyberLip". GamePro. No. 30. IDG. January 1992. p. 103.
  9. ^ "Tests - Néo Géo - Cyber Lip". Génération 4 (in French). No. 30. Computec Media France. February 1991. p. 73.
  10. ^ a b "NEO GEO GAMES CROSS REVIEW: サイバーリップ". Famitsu (in Japanese). No. 332. ASCII. 28 April 1995. p. 26.
  11. ^ Noak, Philipp; Hellert, Stefan (August 1993). "Special - Neo Geo - Cyberlip". Mega Fun (in German). No. 11. CT Computec Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. pp. 28–30. Archived from the original on 2018-10-21. Retrieved 2019-06-26.
  12. ^ Yanma; Itabashi (July 1992). "Super Soft Hot Information - 今、『NEO・GEO』がおもしろい!-全ソフト一挙掲載-: サイバーリップ". Micom BASIC Magazine (in Japanese). No. 121. The Dempa Shimbunsha Corporation. p. 208.
  13. ^ Drevet, Cyril (February 1991). "Tests De Jeux - Neo Geo - Cyber-Lip". Player One (in French). No. 6. Média Système Édition. pp. 20–21.
  14. ^ Hermelin, François (May 1991). "Hits - Cyber Lip -- NEO GEO". Tilt (in French). No. 90. Jean-Pierre Roger. pp. 64–65.
  15. ^ Knauf, Andreas (January 1992). "News - Neo Geo - Cyber-Lip". Video Games (in German). No. 5. Future-Verlag. pp. 10–12.

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