Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 80
    Thankfully, there are checkpoint rounds so you don't have to start from the beginning of the game if you die, although you always have that option.
  2. It's a colorful block-busting game with a good sense of style and classic gameplay in the same vein as Money Puzzle Exchanger or the Magical Drop series.
  3. Astropop is a fun, but ultimately short-lived experience that's missing the X factor of the best puzzlers to drag you back for long.
  4. Astropop is a charming and colorful puzzle game that mixes things up with some anime-style storytelling and even some space shooter action elements to create an original and engaging gameplay experience that will delight young and old alike for months to come.
  5. It's fantastic and it keeps us up at night. There's no better endorsement.
  6. The cute characters, quirky storyline and unusual approach to the genre make AstroPop a blast for a while, but you'll be unlikely to want to play it for more than short bursts.
  7. There's actually a story, but you'll ignore it to get to the wall-bashing action. [Jun 2006, p.61]
  8. The one thing that’s missing from the package is a multiplayer mode which, while not as important as in other Xbox Live Arcade titles, would have really been icing on this already attractive cake.
  9. It's simple to play, easy to learn, absolutely impossible to complete. [Issue #7, p.120]
  10. 90
    One of the best Xbox Live Arcade games available.
  11. The fast paced music helps in getting your blood pumping and gets those blocks moving.
  12. This is great old school block-busting that is more than worth the 800 MS points. [Issue #16]
  13. A fantastic title with appropriate visuals, sound, and energy. It’s a shame however that it all just seems so familiar.

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