Now this is one of those types of games you just don't see any more. Oh sure, they don't make platformers like they used to, and sports games are a little less two dimensional these days, but games like NAM 75, (as well as its patron saint, Cabal), just don't exist any more.
Nam 1975 is a shooter, but not one like Doom or Contra. Instead, you are shooting away from you, even further into the screen. Your character runs from left to right, dodging, shooting, and rolling out of the way. There really isn't a lot of technique here; it's mostly just a silly romp through seven levels of mindless shooting action. All you have to do is move your cursor around press the fire button.
The graphics are a major improvement over Cabal. Unfortunately the only way to really enjoy this type of game is to use a trackball, something the Neo-Geo didn't have. Another problem was the game's repetition. Every single level in this game plays the same, regardless of whether you're firing at airplanes, boats, or tanks. The game is fun while it lasts, but it may not be the type of thing you will want to revisit very often.
The game supports two players, which really improves the urgency of the game. But it only lasts about an hour, which may be all you can stand of this type of game. The action is fast and the weapons are cool, but the game's repetitive game play will wear you out too quickly.
NAM 75 is fun for exactly the right reasons, but with only an hour of game play and repetitive levels it's hard to recommend this tour of duty. But if you're the type of person looking for an action-packed game the likes you never see any more, then NAM 75 is your ticket to a good time.