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  • Summary: [DSiWare] Prepare for a high level of intensity as you pilot a solo ship deep into enemy space in this vertically scrolling shooter. Battle wave after wave of relentless attackers aiming to do one thing - destroy you! Your goal, beyond mere survival, is simple: Get the highest score[DSiWare] Prepare for a high level of intensity as you pilot a solo ship deep into enemy space in this vertically scrolling shooter. Battle wave after wave of relentless attackers aiming to do one thing - destroy you! Your goal, beyond mere survival, is simple: Get the highest score possible and earn bragging rights in online leaderboards. Two powerful fighters are at your disposal: the Accipiter and Bateleur, tailored for beginner or expert players. Progress through eight phases of action and take out enemies by tactically using your weapons: an unlimited-fire blaster weapon available to both ships and an energy-consuming special weapon unique to each craft. Absorb energy cubes from destroyed enemies to replenish your energy gauge and increase your score. Collect a series of consecutive cubes to create a chain and boost your score even higher. Choose from pattern or random modes to vary the level of challenge, but the real indication of skill comes from competing with players around the world for the highest score possible. Use Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection to upload your score to the online leaderboards to see where you stack up or even view replays of top-ranking players' games and study their secrets. Do you have what it takes to be the best? Collapse
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. A shoot'em up for everyone: simple with the red ship, hard with the blue one. It is based on repetition but also in surprising the player continuously.
  2. 70
    Metal Torrent does include a torrential downpour of bullets, but not of content. It works as a simple shooter for high score chasers.
  3. With only one real, fairly short game mode (the pattern randomization doesn't do that much, after all) and two ships catering to two very specific groups of players, Metal Torrent will only appeal to two types of people: those who are interested in bullet hell shooters but haven't actually played any, and those who are already highly skilled at them. Anybody inbetween should look elsewhere for their shoot-'em-up fix.
  4. 60
    Really, there's not much here, and for 500 points I can think of plenty of better examples.
  5. If you've got an eye for twitch shooters and reckon you've got what it takes, then 500 points is a small price to pay.
  6. Metal Torrent has the makings of a fantastic space shooter, but is severely let down by a lack of content.
  7. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of shmups you can play for free on the Internet. Practically all of them are better than Metal Torrent.

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