Nanostray 2 DS

User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
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  1. hardcoreshooterfan
    Mar 20, 2008
    10
    This is a 2d shooter that is challenging . Lets you play classic controls or lets you move the ship with the stylus . lots of special weapons to choose from and you can customize the angles of your guns . very cool . it controls perfect , looks pretty , lots of music, and extras. It is easily the best shooter that shin
  2. MihailoDespotovic
    Apr 13, 2008
    10
    It's been two years since amazing Nanostray, the long awaited sequel is finally here and Shin'en delivered again big time with eight tantalizing levels pushing your skills to their limits and DS sound and graphic capabilities to the extreme. The replaybility is guaranteed by being able to upload the scores (this time directly from DS via WiFi) and measure yourself against theIt's been two years since amazing Nanostray, the long awaited sequel is finally here and Shin'en delivered again big time with eight tantalizing levels pushing your skills to their limits and DS sound and graphic capabilities to the extreme. The replaybility is guaranteed by being able to upload the scores (this time directly from DS via WiFi) and measure yourself against the best players in the world. Technically the game is brilliant and the music is outstanding, maybe even better than in the original game. Absolute must for any shmup lover and highly recommended title for any DS gamer! Expand
  3. Dec 17, 2013
    8
    I was very impressed by this game at the very first minutes. The music is excelent, with awesome stereo effects, so use your headphones! Graphics are slick and gameplay is very customisable and technical. Maybe the best space shooter since Gradius. (yes, i'm not into Blullet Hell games, they're just too much).
  4. Dec 13, 2014
    8
    i haven't gotten to experience all this game has to offer simply cuz it's so hard. but it is awesome. the sound and visuals are vastly superior to the original. the 4 unlockable games are incredible, the challenges you have to accomplish to open them are quite fun and will keep you busy for hours.

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#47 Most Discussed DS Game of 2008
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Game Informer
    73
    For a by-the-numbers space shooter, you can't go wrong with the second installment of this DS franchise. [Jan 2008, p.102]
  2. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    58
    You could quite easily mistake Nanostray 2 for a game in any other shooter series, but it lacks the focus and polish that make series like "Gradius" and"R-Type" great. [Feb 2008, p.84]
  3. Nintendo Power
    60
    Nanostray 2 is an odd mix of old and new; it looks and plays better than any of those old games, and it has the polish of a fresh title, but its brand of twitchy, frenetic action and one-hit deaths is so 1985. [Feb 2008, p.89]