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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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Snackbar-Games.com Wii Jan 13, 2008 5 out of 5 100
The Next Level Wii Dec 11, 2007 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
V2.fi Wii Feb 07, 2008 86 out of 100 86
GamingTrend Nintendo DS Apr, 2008 510 out of 600 85
Netjak Wii Dec 04, 2007 8.3 out of 10 83
Hooked Gamers Wii Jan 15, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Kombo.com Wii Dec 13, 2007 8 out of 10 80
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) Wii 2007 B 75
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Wii Feb 20, 2008 7 out of 10 70
The Wiire Wii Jan 28, 2008 C+ 58


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