Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Gyrostarr is pretty, simplistic, and straight-forward.
  2. Four players, over 50 levels and some addicting gameplay make this a game we love seeing as gamers.
  3. Shoot, swerve, shoot, swerve. In space, no one can hear you snore. [Oct 2008, p.84]
  4. 72
    There usually isn't enough enemy fodder to go around, as the game is inherently simpler than we'd want.
  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. 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]
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  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. Gyrostarr is a decent game, but it needs some polish to be truly great.
  11. 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.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 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
    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. Full Review »
  2. GeorgeS.
    Jul 26, 2008
    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
    Gyrostarr is very fun to play. It's challenging and addictive. Multiplayer is a blast!