Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. Jan 14, 2013
    40
    If you're a Suda-51 enthusiast or if it's on sale, then it'll be worth it, but other than that, it's a tiny distraction that provides a little entertainment, closer to an app game than something you'd play on a proper console, even a handheld one.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 42 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 42
  2. Negative: 3 out of 42
  1. Jan 20, 2013
    5
    I beat it in about 4 or 5 hours and didn't die a single time through the whole game until the last boss fight.
    The gameplay, although very
    I beat it in about 4 or 5 hours and didn't die a single time through the whole game until the last boss fight.
    The gameplay, although very stylish and fun, is so easy and brainless that it all just seems pointless. And there is no real reason to play through the game again.
    For 8 bucks, I don't know. I'd say it's worth it if you like anime and stuff.
    Don't buy this if you are a hardcore fan of shmups. This is not for you. This is for causals and anime enthusiasts. You will not be challenged by this game, you will be insulted. You have been warned.
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  2. Nov 6, 2012
    8
    This is an entertaining title bordering on the thin line between arcade action and devoted gameplay. The overall production is astounding andThis is an entertaining title bordering on the thin line between arcade action and devoted gameplay. The overall production is astounding and the semi-rail movement is fun. The controls are similar to Kid Icarus: Uprising but with out the precision. Very well made, though I was expecting more, but still worth the price. Good for bus rides and queues. Full Review »
  3. Jul 17, 2015
    8
    This game is absolutely solid, but really short. If you're going to dish out 8 bucks for this game, I highly recommend taking a look atThis game is absolutely solid, but really short. If you're going to dish out 8 bucks for this game, I highly recommend taking a look at gameplay videos to see if it's truly your jam. I managed to get it for 3$ (sale @ end of 2014), and have no regrets - in fact, it's one of my favorite 3DS eShop games. The gameplay is so solid, so cool, and so fast-paced that the fact that there are five levels doesn't really seem unappealing to me. The music is absolutely wonderful, particularly the first and last stage boss songs. There's variety in the missions, though the missions' true goal is pretty much the same. Submissions are nice, and yeah - good stuff. Anyways I'd totally buy this if you can get this during a sale. If not, think about whether or not you're ready for a jet packed, short self-version of a game like Kid Icarus (sky battles)!

    Gameplay: 9/10
    Story: 7/10
    Music: 9/10
    Presentation: 9/10
    Length: 5/10
    Overall: 7.5/10
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