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  • Summary: [WiiWare] Gyrostarr challenges you and up to three additional players to pilot your ships through a series of twisting, turning technoplasma tracks while battling a variety of deadly alien foes at ever-increasing speeds. While fighting and maneuvering, you must collect enough energy to activate the ancient warpgate at the end of each track. Succeed, and you can journey to the next, even deadlier track. Fail, and the gate will slam shut, destroying your ship. Enhance your ship with weapon pickups, coordinate attacks with your friends to fire powerful combined blasts and use your grapple to snag energy and pickups in the midst of combat. Control your ship with the Wii Remote controller, Nunchuk controller or Classic Controller, or use the "paired" control system that allows two players to use a connected Wii Remote and Nunchuk or Classic Controller at the same time. Offering 50 levels of intense action, powerful pickups, high-speed bonus levels and mayhem for up to four players, Gyrostarr is a killer arcade challenge. [Nintendo] Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. This is the kind of game that makes Wiiware a worthwhile feature, and shows that good hardcore games can be made for the system in any size.
  2. Four players, over 50 levels and some addicting gameplay make this a game we love seeing as gamers.
  3. Gyrostarr is pretty, simplistic, and straight-forward.
  4. Gyrostarr is a good deal for 700 Wii Points on WiiWare. The graphics and multiplayer aspects really shine and the new twist of collecting energy is fun.
  5. If you're a shooter fan and you don't demand a lot of variety in your gaming experience, Gyrostarr is a game you are likely to enjoy.
  6. Gyrostarr is a decent game, but it needs some polish to be truly great.
  7. Shoot, swerve, shoot, swerve. In space, no one can hear you snore. [Oct 2008, p.84]

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  1. ThomasM.
    Jul 26, 2008
    Gyrostarr is very fun to play. It's challenging and addictive. Multiplayer is a blast!
  2. KevinS.
    Jul 25, 2008
    Gyrostarr is one of those throw-back shooters that reminds me of a combination of Star Wars arcade and Tempest. Not only are these the most fun games IMO, this one is the best I've seen on the Wii so far. Multiplayer is an absolute blast! If you are looking for a fun diversion with your friends or siblings, congratulations, you have found it. Let's hope and pray that Wiiware keeps pumping out gems like this one! Expand
  3. MichaelM.
    Jul 23, 2008
    This game is tons of fun! Especially with multiple players. The graphics and sound design are great!
  4. BobG.
    Jul 9, 2008
    Excellent gameplay and a throwback to the arcade days of old - the only thing its missing is a quarter slot. For 700 points this title is a must have in your collection! Expand
  5. TboneC.
    Jul 25, 2008
    Gyrostarr is hands down the best downloadable Wii game on the market. It is extremely fun and features fast and exciting gameplay. Want to play can....want to play with can! The game looks and plays better then most retail games available. Gyrostarr rocks! Expand
  6. Sep 6, 2013
    The graphics are amazing, the gameplay is good, and this is a fun game to play with friends, especially with friends over! One of few Wii Ware games that is actually worth what you pay for. Expand
  7. AndrewA.
    Jul 17, 2008
    This is a great game, especially with multiple people. It takes a little bit of time for your eyes to adjust to the fast speeds, but it is well worth it. With no Star Fox game in sight, this is a great game to tide you over and enjoy some break neck speed gaming. Expand

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