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. 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. 72
    There usually isn't enough enemy fodder to go around, as the game is inherently simpler than we'd want.
  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. 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. 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.
  7. Gyrostarr is a decent game, but it needs some polish to be truly great.
  8. Gyrostarr is pretty, simplistic, and straight-forward.
  9. Gyrostarr is a high score game at heart, so the lack of online leader boards to compete with distant friends is a shame. Still, fans of arcade-style twitch shooters should get plenty of entertainment out of the game, and it's reasonably priced.
  10. 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]
  11. Games Master UK
    40
    Shoot, swerve, shoot, swerve. In space, no one can hear you snore. [Oct 2008, p.84]

Awards & Rankings

#52 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2008
#77 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!