Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Nov 4, 2017
    80
    Featuring a good level design, gameplay, plenty of content and good visual production values, Sine Mora EX could almost be an instant classic if it were not for a few elements, such as its subpar soundtrack and lack of variety of its vehicles but nevertheless it remains a fine game.
  2. Oct 23, 2017
    80
    Sine Mora EX is a tough-as-nails but engrossing shoot ‘em up that has some innovative mechanics and a pretty interesting story. While it may not be for everyone, those who are interested in the genre will find something to love with the new improvements that the EX version provides.
  3. Oct 4, 2017
    80
    As a whole, Sine Mora EX excellently interweaves the age-old time travel trope into both its complex paradoxical plot and unique time manipulation mechanics. And all seven levels are a spectacle, hosting beautiful environments and impressive gigantic bosses. The ability to slow down bullet barrages, combined with a fair checkpoint system, makes it more approachable than others in the genre. Regardless, most won’t get mileage outside of the main campaign, which ultimately makes this a hard sell for anyone but enthusiasts. And although the Nintendo Switch edition has that trademark portability, it’s tough to justify that higher price compared to other systems’ versions. Nonetheless, it’s an exceptional experience that will offer hardcore shoot ‘em up fans a great time.
  4. Oct 1, 2017
    80
    Sine Mora EX is an excellent shoot em up with a dark narrative and some really nice boss fights and is only held back by a few flaws and its asking price.
  5. Oct 12, 2017
    77
    Sine Mora Ex is a good game, but the new version likely won't satisfy people who are familiar with the original. It still features the challenging and fun gameplay, but it currently doesn't warrant the hefty price tag of $30 for a few minor improvements and content. Chances are that owners of a Nintendo Switch have never had the opportunity to try Sine Mora, so they will experience a highly challenging and entertaining game. People who have played this before should wait for a sale to get the slightly touched-up and expanded version of this truly enjoyable experience.
  6. Oct 16, 2017
    76
    Sine Mora Ex provides a forgiving entry point for those wanting to get into shmup’s, but also has plenty of challenges waiting for you when you’re ready. The game is a visual treat on the Switch and has some of the narrative hallmarks one would expect from a Grasshopper Manufacture game. There might not be a considerable amount of depth, but you won’t feel like you’ve wasted your time, the only time you’ll be losing is to the time travel machinations of Sine Mora.
  7. Nov 5, 2017
    75
    Sine Mora EX is a very interesting game inside the ‘shoot´em up’ genre and has some innovative mechanics. However, this remastered version is not enough for those who have tried the game previously.
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  1. Oct 26, 2017
    Avoid its nonsensical plot, and despite a few gameplay quirks that occasionally destabilise things Sine Mora EX is still a sensational shooter five years on from its original release.
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 24
  2. Negative: 4 out of 24
  1. Oct 12, 2017
    10
    Played it a few years ago and loved it, but this Switch version that you can play anywhere is truly amazing. Graphics, sound, effects makePlayed it a few years ago and loved it, but this Switch version that you can play anywhere is truly amazing. Graphics, sound, effects make this a super Shmup for Nintendo's baby. 10/10 Full Review »
  2. Oct 7, 2017
    6
    I am a real retro shooting fan and I can say Sine Mora EX is quite disappointing. I played this game 5 years ago and I was so excited to playI am a real retro shooting fan and I can say Sine Mora EX is quite disappointing. I played this game 5 years ago and I was so excited to play a shmup game on the Switch. (Sine Mora on mobile is just bad.) Developer can just add extra ships or extra stages. But No, Nothing.

    - Nothing new, just like the original one
    - English dub adds nothing to the game
    - You can buy it cheaper on other platform.
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  3. Aug 4, 2020
    2
    Who would ever think that losing all your firepower from a single hit is a good idea? The graphics are beautiful, but the hitboxes may appearWho would ever think that losing all your firepower from a single hit is a good idea? The graphics are beautiful, but the hitboxes may appear after a while and you can easily crash into the background. I was really disappointed about the gameplay. Full Review »