User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Atari 2600 release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be -
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.7
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed -
Overall User Score (7 votes) 2.6

Critic Reviews

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The Video Game Critic (Dec 19, 2003)
There are no sound effects, but the music is some of the best you'll hear on the Atari 2600. Gyruss is a bit on the easy side, so be sure to play it on the hardest skill level.
Woodgrain Wonderland (Apr 05, 2017)
Like the best Atari 2600 arcade ports, Gyruss makes up for its lack of graphic capability with a reasonable-enough facsimile of the original’s gameplay. It is, however, a little on the easy side when playing the default variation. For a meatier challenge, set the game to variation three or four. All variations come with a three-or-five life option, which is a nice touch. Although I can’t give Gyruss an “A” for execution, it certainly deserves one for effort.
Gyruss is a game only for die-hard fans of space shooters. But the controls are not good enough to make this game very enjoyable, even for them.