Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Sep 25, 2011
    90
    Colourful, challenging and most importantly a great deal of fun. You may well have missed it the first time around, but the game's second chance is also yours. Don't miss it.
  2. 85
    Perhaps the greatest offering in the series as of yet. The only blemish on the overall game completeness is its lack of an online leaderboard and the removal of the Famicom's multiplayer mode.
  3. Like many NES games, TwinBee is very difficult and there are no continues - but it never seems unfair so even if you're getting pummeled, you'll feel like going back in for more punishment.
  4. Oct 5, 2011
    60
    TwinBee is a fun little shooter, but rather quickly its lack of depth is exposed.
  5. Sep 23, 2011
    60
    TwinBee is sort of fun and funny as it is.
  6. Nov 20, 2011
    45
    It's still just a bit too steep at 4.50 quid. [Christmas 2011, p.89]
  7. Nov 2, 2011
    40
    Enjoyable for what it is, but for the money we should be getting more. [Nov 2011, p.76]
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Dec 30, 2011
    7
    An obscure title, but a very good one. I had never heard of TwinBee before, despite loving old games in its genre. If you are a fan of top-down shooter or bullet hell games, this is a must buy for the 3DS. The art is bright, fun, and imaginative, the music and sounds are catchy and outstanding, and the gameplay is straightforward enough to pick up and play, but will challenge and punish you the further you go. The 3d effect in the game is a lot better while you play the game than the trailer in the eShop lets on. There is not a lot of depth to this game, but it's so charming that you can't help but love it. And let's face it... at $5 it's almost cheaper than a Happy Meal or a short trip to the arcade if you're fortunate enough to still have or remember those. If you like old games or top-down shooters, pick this one up if you want a few hours of fun at a small price. Full Review »