Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. PC Gamer
    84
    And if I were developer Jonathan Mak, I'd ask for a lot more than $9 for a game this fresh, this unique, and this enjoyable. [Aug 2008, p.62]
  2. 80
    This game is worth getting simply for the audio-visual experience. It's incredibly rare to come across a top-down shooter that actually conjures a palpable atmosphere; that wants to lull you into a daydream yet demands your rapt attention.
  3. Total PC Gaming
    80
    A tough be very enjoyable hallucinogenic shooter that's well worth the money. [Issue#15, p.68]
  4. PC Format
    76
    Worth a look for those who remember when shooters were tough (and own a good controller). [Aug 2008, p.109]
  5. PC Zone UK
    75
    Fantastic soundtrack with integrated riffs and tunes. [Aug 2008, p.70]

Awards & Rankings

User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. 0sh
    May 2, 2009
    8
    This game has a surprisingly long play time. I am not generally a fan of shmups but this one was quick to grab my attention - and hold it. This game has a surprisingly long play time. I am not generally a fan of shmups but this one was quick to grab my attention - and hold it. Not the most challenging game ever, but with it's art style and varied gameplay, it comes highly recommended from me. Full Review »
  2. JohnM
    Jun 4, 2008
    1
    its a twin stick shooter, it does nothing new to the genre, its attempt to add guitar rythms into the game is pathetic, as a guitarist and a its a twin stick shooter, it does nothing new to the genre, its attempt to add guitar rythms into the game is pathetic, as a guitarist and a musician, that was horribly implemented and actually lowered its score, it would have sounded better with bleeps, as the constant arpeggios and broken chords been thrown out clashing against each other gave me a head ache, also as a twin stick shooter, its very boring, nothing exciting happens to speed up the pace of the game and i so no replayability, it just isnt fun, really dumb, this shoulda stayed only on ps3, really, this isnt worth the minimal price theyre asking, buy geometry wars a much better twin stick shooter that practically re-invetended the genre since smash TV Full Review »
  3. Dec 18, 2011
    9
    Nice Aesthetic, great learning curve, low price. I think this is a fantastic game. It has a distinctive artistic style, which is full ofNice Aesthetic, great learning curve, low price. I think this is a fantastic game. It has a distinctive artistic style, which is full of small helpings of cleverness. The learning curve has its ups and downs, but overall has a nice flow. and the creator includes his own high scores as challenges (please note that all of his challenges involve using the minimum 3 lives). The graphics are pleasing and the sounds are relaxing. Perhaps most importantly, the game is inexpensive, I got my copy for 8 dollars on steam. I've put in 18 hours, and there is still one level I haven't unlocked. Full Review »