Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Players might be put off by the short length and lack of multiplayer -- which means it probably won't get as much playtime after the first runthrough by anyone but high score junkies, but if you're a fan of the genre it's worth a look.
  2. 70
    Ultimately a decent design, just not really all that impressive in the end. Spending ten dollars for just three levels of blasting away at old garbage, even alien-animated sentient garbage, feels like an uneven investment.
  3. As a lightgun-shooter game is, hands down, superior to the other ones of WiiWare, but it cannot compare with retail games of the genre, both in action and story.
  4. 60
    Nintendo's attempt at a non-violent shooter in 530 Eco Shooter is successful, with core gameplay proving just as fun as many arcade shooters that focus on gore. However, the price point is too high for such little content.
  5. Shooting tin cans hasn't got any more exciting over the years in this forgettable lightgun game.
  6. On a console that's hardly lacking in excellent on-rails shooters - Darkside Chronicles and the soon-to-be-released Sin and Punishment 2 among them - and interesting, lovely-looking downloadable games, 530 Eco Shooter has no place.
  7. Some enemies that weren't can-based would have been even nicer. [Mar 2010, p.73]
  8. A huge disappointment. [Apr 2010, p.92]

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