Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Aug 12, 2011
    A solid spiritual sequel to the GameCube great it's copying, and at just five bucks anyone who enjoyed that older polarity shifter should seriously consider downloading this new one.
  2. Aug 16, 2011
    Despite these flaws, gamers should embrace being given a WiiWare title of such substance. An enjoyable, hectic, and fast-paced title, Kyotokei should give gamers hope that Nintendo hasn't thrown in the towel on their digital download service just yet.
  3. Oct 9, 2011
    Kyotokei lacks everything a shooter should have: rhythm, pace, destruction. Avoidable, as the Virtual Console if packed of games of similar genre and higher quality.
  4. Aug 15, 2011
    The intuitive and responsive controls do a solid job of allowing players of all skill levels to enjoy the game and although many enemies are repeated throughout the five levels, the unique bosses offer up plenty of incentive to keep coming back for more.
  5. 55
    Kyotokei wears its influences brazenly, and though it attempts to differentiate itself in a few ways, the best part of the game is still that which it directly borrows from Ikaruga.
  6. The brutal difficulty level makes it an acquired taste and it may seem unfairly tough. But Ikaruga fans might find it short when they defeat the final fifth level within an hour. Still, for just 500 Points, this is a good option.
  7. Nintendo Gamer
    Nov 2, 2011
    A lazy, ugly, soulless, cheeky and cheap rip-off. But just about competent with it. [Nov 2011, p.77]
  8. Aug 15, 2011
    If you're a Wii owner looking to spend five bucks you could certainly do worse. There's some fun to be had here, but by no means does Kyotokei join the ranks of essential WiiWare titles.

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