Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. This is as good as you'll find on DSiWare at the moment, and it'll likely stay that way until Q-Games comes up with another mini-marvel. [Feb 2010, p.95]
  2. Starship Patrol presents a package of rare calibre on DSiWare, a game that, through its tight breadth and expansive depths, would make for a worthy defining title on a service still trying to find its identity.
  3. 85
    Starship Defense is the best tower defense game on DSiWare. It's cheap, it's got great visuals, and the concept is different enough to make the game standout in a crowded genre.
  4. One of the best Tower Defence games of the year, with fast-paced action and deep, addictive strategy.
  5. Starhip Patrol is another great game from the Q-Games team; a perfectly balanced and accessible tower defense, with tons of style and great value for money. One of the rare gems on the disappointing DSiWare catalogue.
  6. Q Games has increased their streak to three — Starship Patrol is yet another great addition to the DSiWare library and a game you should definitely consider picking up if you have the slightest bit of interest in the tower defense genre.
  7. Starship Defense stands out as one of the most enjoyable on the DSiWare store.
  8. 85
    Ultimately if you're into tower defense games and have a hankering to play one on your DSi, this is a no-brainer.
  9. A great strategy game that makes up for basic graphics with addictive gameplay. [Mar 2010, p.90]
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Nov 21, 2011
    9
    If you're a fan of tower defence games, in my opinion this is the best of the bunch. The tower defence concept is a pretty basic concept, butIf you're a fan of tower defence games, in my opinion this is the best of the bunch. The tower defence concept is a pretty basic concept, but this game does it as well as it can possibly be done. I believe there are about 30 levels in total, and once you're done you'll want to go back and perfect every one of them. The DSi/3DS is the perfect console for this game as it's great to play in bed, at work or on the go. Hopefully they'll make a sequel with more guns and more levels because there's only so many times you can keep playing the same levels and i don't feel ready to end my relationship with this game. Full Review »
  2. Mar 14, 2014
    9
    This game is near perfect for what it is. There is a lot of play time in this small package. The gameplay's beauty is its simplicity. There isThis game is near perfect for what it is. There is a lot of play time in this small package. The gameplay's beauty is its simplicity. There is a small lacking sense of variety, but the gameplay is so great you dont really notice except in long sessions. There is a lot to do here as far as going through and getting perfect clears on every level. There are some strange difficulty spikes (a few levels I swear are impossible to get perfects on) but I would certainly recommend this game to anyone who enjoys tower defense. Full Review »
  3. Apr 28, 2013
    10
    Really fun game. I've loved it. At first it's simple enough that anyone can jump in and get the hang of it, but then it gets challengingReally fun game. I've loved it. At first it's simple enough that anyone can jump in and get the hang of it, but then it gets challenging enough that it's still fun for more advanced players. Full Review »