Gyrostarr Wii

Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. 72
    There usually isn't enough enemy fodder to go around, as the game is inherently simpler than we'd want.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Nintendo Gamer
    60
    Old school sci-fi shooter with one trick but plenty of "high-score challenge" potential thanks to loads of levels and four-player split-screen support. [Oct 2008, p.75]
  5. 60
    Gyrostarr would be great fun as part of a larger, more elaborate arcade-style space shooter set free from WiiWare limitations, but on its own the total package falls short of enjoyment and expectations.
  6. Gyrostarr is a decent game, but it needs some polish to be truly great.

Awards & Rankings

#51 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2008
#55 Most Shared Wii Game of 2008
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Sep 6, 2013
    9
    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 WiiThe 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. Full Review »
  2. GeorgeS.
    Jul 26, 2008
    9
    It's a little rough around the edges, and it's a little easy at first (it doesn't really get intense until around level 20), It's a little rough around the edges, and it's a little easy at first (it doesn't really get intense until around level 20), but once it gets going, it's got a good old-school feeling to it where you sort of zone out & just react to the colorful enemies & explosions. Full Review »
  3. ThomasM.
    Jul 26, 2008
    10
    Gyrostarr is very fun to play. It's challenging and addictive. Multiplayer is a blast!