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.
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.
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.
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.