Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 43 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
  1. Once your thumb learns the locations of those four weapon-select spots, you’ll be able to tear through wave after wave of enemy ships in what is easily the best looking and intensely challenging game on the DS to date.
  2. It may not take full advantage of the DS’s unique hardware functions, however the outstanding level of quality in gameplay, graphics and audio make for a sublime and addictive portable-shooter experience that’s too good to pass up.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. ZethrinH.
    Nov 20, 2005
    10
    It was a vary intresting Game I found it a littul short in the achual amont of lvls and some of Chalenges seem a bit donting (hard or inposabule to reach) and I don't fully understand what the pic galery is for. But with all of that was valry in joy abule game. the music is vary nice and the graphics are very, very well done and replay ofers all lot in challenges and arcade plus you can get hashcodes to compare your score with people all over the world. Full Review »
  2. MihailoD.
    Oct 1, 2005
    10
    Amazing vertical scrolling shooter for DS! Technically brilliant. Graphics and music are outstanding. Replay value is amazing: three adventure modes, dozens of challenges and, of course, the arcade mode where you get hashcodes of your results so you can post them online and see how do you rank among the best players in the world. Absolutely recommended! Full Review »
  3. Huker
    Sep 22, 2005
    8
    Granted it's not the BEST shooter you will play, but unlike Gamespy's comments who obviously didn't play the game for more than 2 minutes, it really is a fun shooter with HUGE replay value. Graphics are nice, no slowdown good use of the DS in total. If u like Ikaruga or similar games, you'll love this!!! Full Review »