• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Apr 18, 2007
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  1. Andyman
    Apr 19, 2007
    5
    It's a solid port of the classic arcade shooter and (like all Konami XBLA releases) includes an Enhanced mode. Even so, it's still the same old game you remember. At 400 points, it's a worthy purchase for die-hard fans and for those looking for something different. Everyone else should skip it.
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Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

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  2. Negative: 5 out of 14
  1. It won’t likely suck you back in for repeat plays, like a "Geometry Wars" or even other old-school arcade games like "Joust" - and if you’re getting it for the 200 achievement points, you might be disappointed that you’ll have to really work for some of the milestones.
  2. Some of the most renowned old games ever have a terrible knack of ageing horribly. Take Gyruss. By virtue of the fact that it was created by Yoshiki 'Street Fighter 2/Final Fight' Okamoto in 1983, it appears to have been granted a disproportionate level of historical interest, despite not actually being anything special in its own right.
  3. 48
    While it may have done some things that were technically impressive in 1983, game design has come a long way since then and Gyruss simply doesn't hold up. Add in the fact that this port isn't even as good as the original arcade version and you have little reason to give this title more than a passing glance.