Gyrostarr Wii

User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17

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  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 Wii Ware games that is actually worth what you pay for.
  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), 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.
  3. ThomasM.
    Jul 26, 2008
    10
    Gyrostarr is very fun to play. It's challenging and addictive. Multiplayer is a blast!
  4. TboneC.
    Jul 25, 2008
    9
    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 alone....you can....want to play with friends...you can! The game looks and plays better then most retail games available. Gyrostarr rocks!
  5. KevinS.
    Jul 25, 2008
    10
    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 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
  6. MichaelM.
    Jul 23, 2008
    9
    This game is tons of fun! Especially with multiple players. The graphics and sound design are great!
  7. AndrewA.
    Jul 17, 2008
    8
    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.
  8. BobG.
    Jul 9, 2008
    9
    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!
  9. 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 Wii Ware games that is actually worth what you pay for.

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#52 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2008
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. 72
    There usually isn't enough enemy fodder to go around, as the game is inherently simpler than we'd want.
  3. Gyrostarr is pretty, simplistic, and straight-forward.