• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Sep 13, 2006

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 13
  2. Negative: 6 out of 13
  1. 45
    Better shooters are available for free on the web or for a small fee through Live Arcade. If you loved Scramble in 1981, then there might be something here worth looking at. Otherwise, you'd be much better off sticking with "Galaga" or "Geometry Wars."
  2. If you like twitchy old-style gameplay, Konami's Time Pilot port is a much better use of your 400 Microsoft Points($5). [Dec. 2006, p.76]
  3. While games like "Time Pilot" aged gracefully, this side-scrolling space shooter feels old and inflexible, a crusty gaming battleship dragged out of drydock. All you can do is stare and go, "Wow, that's old."
  4. The Live Arcade shoud be the home of great new franchises not tired old games like this. [Issue #16, p.73]
  5. Control isn’t that tight – in fact it seems very loose. Collision detection isn’t perfect as it seems that if you just breathe near a mountain you’ll crash into it.
  6. Pointless - for the two minutes you'll bother. [Nov 2006, p.107]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. AdrianHarverson
    Jun 1, 2008
    An old game requiring old style playing ie it's fairly punishing if aproached like you would a console game.Simple enough design but nothing you can really fault with how it plays.One of my most played games of the early eighties and the addition of enhanced graphic mode makes this look a little more the part.

    Frustrating if you're not any good at the older arcade games but worthy of your time if you give it some effort.
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  2. SlartiB.
    Sep 30, 2006
    Great game! Love the classics, hope they keep coming.
  3. HughJ.
    Sep 30, 2006
    If you're over 30 and remember video arcades, this is a welcome throwback to those days. The graphical and sound updates are nicely done and do not detract from the classic gameplay. Achievements and online leaderboards make the game well worth the modest asking price. Bashers of classic games or people who say "why play oldies on a modern system?" should keep their low scores to themselves -- this kind of game just isn't for them, and they should stick to the conventional packages in shrinkwrap on DVD. Full Review »