Solar Striker Reviews (Game Boy)

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.0
Overall User Score (14 votes) 3.1

Critic Reviews

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Nintendojo (Mar 11, 2006)
As said before, Solar Striker is an easy game to justify buying since it's available so cheap on eBay. The game's recommended if anything just to see some of Yokoi’s early work with the Game Boy and a possible inspiration for Star Fox. I keep it with me whenever I head on a long trip because it’s a simple, addictive game that can be played through and enjoyed at any given time. Thank you for another wonderful addition to my library, Mr. Yokoi.
It looks a bit old-fashioned but the high level of playability makes up for it.And there are enough difficult levels to keep you going for ages!
70 (GAF) (Aug 03, 2003)
Considering that this is one of the only shooters that can be found for Gameboy--and that it is not all that bad--SolarStriker is a game that shooter fans should seek out. I bought it when it came out in 1990, but replayed it on the GBA SP. The few added colors enhance the game tremendously, so try it on a GBA SP. Of course, as everybody knows, the original Gameboy is the longest lasting, strongest system. Mine still works, does yours?
Power Play (Jun, 1990)
Das Ballerspiel "Solar Striker" bietet sechs vertikal scrollende Levels, nette Endgegner, schmucke Angriffs-Formationen und ein paar Extras, die Eure Schußkraft verbessern. Obwohl das Spiel vom Aufbau her eher simpel angelegt ist, verführt es immer wieder zu einer neuen Ballerrunde.
Mean Machines (Nov, 1990)
After a couple of goes I got bored of this. It's alright, but there are no real surprises to keep you going back to it.
Player One (Oct, 1990)
Donc, en un mot comme en cent, ce jeu ne m'a vraiment pas halluciné et je confirme que la Game Boy n'est pour rien, dans cette pauvreté graphique et émotionnelle !
SolarStriker is a decent shooter but it is nothing great. Unless you really, really like space themed shooters this game is not worth the time or effort. It is very bland and too difficult to get through.