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7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17

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  1. Dec 9, 2014
    7
    i'm giving it a 7/10, but it's more a 6.5. there's a lot to like about this game--------amazing graphics for its generation, lots of action...but its replay value is sparse. you can finish the main mode within a few hours, even if it's a bit difficult. after that, there are "challenges" you can do, but i found them so frustrating that i just gave up.
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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. 65
    The mere existence of this game means that there are people out there with their hearts in the right place...which makes the end results all the more heartbreaking.
  2. 80
    What this game does, however is give the Nintendo DS library a real kick in the pants with an energetic production, fast-paced action, and some extremely challenging elements that will keep you going for some time.
  3. Underneath Nanostray's excellent presentation is a game that's not nearly as good as its sources of inspiration. A weak multiplayer mode, repetitive level design (even for a shoot-'em-up), and limited replay value put Nanostray squarely in the "almost, but not quite" category.