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Geometry Wars: Galaxies

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
Nintendo DS
73
4.3
Wii
80
4.5
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Like its parent, the Xbox Live Arcade game Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved, Galaxies has the player control a ship that can shoot and travel in 8 directions and is controlled primarily with analog sticks and a single button to activate bombs. The playing space is a flat 2D plane, but unlike Evolved there are multiple planes (or levels) that vary in size and shape. The planes are typically a near-black background lit up with a grid, but enemies are brightly colored shapes that fill the screen with particles and colors when attacking the player.

Galaxies differs from Retro Evolved in that the single-player component has many different levels rather than the single provided in Evolved, each with its own set of score goals. Galaxies also adds a new mechanic of the drone, which acts as a helper ship that can perform one user-selected duty at a time such as rotating shield, secondary shooter, backwards shooter, etc.

The Wii version includes Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved and can interface with the Nintendo DS to download the demo to the system, as well as to unlock new features, including a hidden version of Geometry Wars: Waves.

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The Press Says

Armchair Empire, The Nintendo DS Jan 23, 2008 9 out of 10 90
NGamer Wii Jan 16, 2008 8.9 out of 10 89
Gamers.at Wii Feb 19, 2008 82 out of 100 82
NintendoWorldReport Wii Dec 05, 2007 8 out of 10 80
AusGamers Wii Feb 13, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Cubed3 Wii Feb 04, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Tweakers.net Wii Feb 29, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
Gamestyle Nintendo DS Feb 21, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Gameswelt Nintendo DS Jan 21, 2008 60 out of 100 60
The Wiire Wii Jan 28, 2008 C+ 58

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