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  • Summary: Mighty Goose is a fast paced run & gun shooter starring a bounty hunter Goose. Use epic weapons and devastating war machines to battle against screen filling bosses and hordes of enemies!
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. 90
    Mighty Goose is an exciting run n gun, it has smooth art, a beautiful score, lots of references and lots of action. Tailored to play again and again without realizing it.
  2. Jul 14, 2021
    85
    Slick 2d-action in the likes of Metal Slug. Plenty of explosions with cool boss fights and loads of entertaining upgrades.
  3. Jul 20, 2021
    80
    Mighty Goose won't push players to their limit the way Blazing Chrome does, but it is satisfying to play, thanks to all the mayhem and destruction to be had. The impressive sprite art and animation go a long way at elevating the experience from being just another run and gun action title. There aren't many like this that have so much pandemonium on screen. The harder, unlockable mode definitely seems like it would have been the standard difficulty if this had come out in the era that inspired it, and it feels like the intended way to play. For some reason, causing havoc as a goose is one of those things that makes a lot of sense in a video game.
  4. Jun 5, 2021
    75
    Mighty Goose is a solid run & gun that reminds us of games like Contra and Metal Slug. It probably won’t be a classic like those, but it is a very enjoyable game.
  5. Nintendo Force Magazine
    Oct 7, 2021
    75
    While I can't overlook the addition of a dedicated honk button, Mighty Goose just doesn't hold up past a few hours of play. [Issue #54 – September 2021, p. 25]
  6. Jul 18, 2022
    70
    It’s all solidly assembled, but it just feels a little too generic despite its wacky main character. Certainly one for the more hardcore run and gun fans out there.
  7. 60
    The pixel art, soundtrack, and performance are all solid, and the menus and base where you choose your loadout are presented well. There’s also something funny about Goose’s random honks and certain moments when the action slows down and a giant goose pops up in the corner of the screen. If you absolutely need more Metal Slug in your life, then I would say wing it, but otherwise maybe let sleeping geese lie.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Jun 23, 2022
    10
    It's one of the most amazing and nostalgic pixel art games I've played this year. A love letter to anyone who grew up playing shootingIt's one of the most amazing and nostalgic pixel art games I've played this year. A love letter to anyone who grew up playing shooting platform games. He really deserves to be appreciated! Expand
  2. Jun 9, 2021
    10
    Having a blast with this game! Excellent pixel art, fun chaotic gameplay and juicy effects make you feel all the more powerful. Play sessionsHaving a blast with this game! Excellent pixel art, fun chaotic gameplay and juicy effects make you feel all the more powerful. Play sessions are bite-size enough to pick up the game during small 15 minute work breaks. Expand
  3. Jul 30, 2021
    10
    This game is very fun! The game is short but sweet! Shooting and platforming is also fun!
  4. Jul 4, 2021
    1
    Wow. Enemy Bullets have the same Color as the own one. It's Euroshmup all over again.