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  • Summary: Geometry Wars: Galaxies delivers an all new mission-based campaign where players blast-off on action-paced quests across the galaxy, defending solar systems one by one, defeating waves of alien enemies on new and classic Battle Grids. The controls have been optimized for Nintendo systems, allowing gamers to use the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controller or DS touch screen to execute hotshot moves as never before. For the first time ever, the Geometry Wars videogame lets players battle via hot seat, co-op, simultaneous and versus in multiplayer mode. Those that own both the Nintendo DS and Wii can link the game together using Wi-Fi to unlock bonus content. Elite players can challenge the universe by posting high scores on the Wii's online leader board. Geometry Wars: Galaxies videogame also includes the full version of "Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved". [Sierra Entertainment] Expand
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  1. Positive: 27 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. 100
    You will play at every possible free moment, because Geometry Wars: Galaxies for DS is more awesome than you ever imagined it could be.
  2. It’s difficult finding a game that makes everyone happy. Some people like more complicated games, and some people like more simple games. It’s rare to find a game that appeals to a broad spectrum of gamers.
  3. It's admirable that the DS managed to pull off a solid Geometry Wars experience with dozens of levels and enemies to blow away, and isn't that what's important?
  4. 80
    If you're willing to forgive some slowdown in your shooters and if you were ever a fan of the first two Geometry Wars games then this is one DS game you shouldn't pass up.
  5. Galaxies my not be as flashy or elaborate of some of the shooter titles on the DS, but it sure packs a mean wallop. It also has personality, and that goes a long way.
  6. Most likely won’t appeal to owners of other iterations, but is an almost compulsory title for high score addicted players.
  7. Finally, decent use for a classic controller. There is really nothing new, but everything works smoothly just like a train's toilet. Galaxies is also the most deepest and richest Geometry Wars experience made so far. [Mar 2008]

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  1. Apr 24, 2012
    7
    The music was good, if not a tad grating after awhile. The visuals are amazing, even if they're scaled down from the Xbox and Wii versions; EVERYTHING GLOWS. A bit of a flaw to me would be the very last world: you have to sync your DS to the Wii version to unlock it. So you basically have to buy the same game twice if you want to 100% the game, if your friends don't have it. Still, with all the worlds on show, you'll definitely have fun trying to get all the gold medals - some of those levels are real **** The gameplay was pretty tight, and you could make the controls however you wanted: Do you want to steer the ship with the stylus, or shoot with it? It's UP TO YOU. Overall, this is an amazing arcade-like shooter in your back pocket. Buy at any cost. Expand

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