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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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Geometry Wars: Galaxies Screenshot
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Game Informer Magazine Wii Dec, 2007 9 out of 10 90
GameDaily Wii Nov 27, 2007 9 out of 10 90
GamingTrend Wii Apr, 2008 513 out of 600 86
Armchair Empire, The Wii Mar 25, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
1UP Wii Nov 20, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
Worth Playing Nintendo DS Jan 25, 2008 8.4 out of 10 84
AusGamers Wii Feb 13, 2008 8 out of 10 80 Wii Jan 17, 2008 8 out of 10 80 Wii Feb 01, 2008 79 out of 100 79
Daily Game Wii Dec 17, 2007 6 out of 10 60


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