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GF Rating
7.2

192 ratings

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Best DS Game Yet

posted by JAlexander (BAKERSFIELD, CA) Jan 4, 2008

Member since Jun 2007

3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Geometry Wars Galaxies is an outstanding example of arcade-style gameplay done right. It builds on the foundation of Retro Evolved without straying from what made the original fun. The addition of a drone helper adds new depth and strategy, because earning a gold medal on each of the many challenges is no easy task.

The control scheme on the DS is flawless, preferable to the Wii version, and I think even better than dual analog. The games graphics aren't quite as polished as it's console brothers, there's no distortion of the background grid for example, but the explosions and particle effects are all present, as are the massive waves of enemies. This is one of the few games that really push the limits of what the DS can handle, and it does it well. Perfect 10.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Its the 80s again!

posted by Infamous77 (SPARTA, NC) Aug 26, 2010

Member since May 2010

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Geometry Wars for the DS is very much like the Xbox Live arcade version, but instead of using dual analog you use the d-pad and the pen to control your aiming and the pad for moving your ship around.

About the pen, use a longer one, anything will work even a mechanical pencil will do in this case. Now controlling the ship with the d-pad can be slightly annoying, but for disclaimer I still have the Fat DS so a newer DS's might be better.

This is an old school game. Its not too hard, but ends up being challenging and a major time drain. The game looks good for a DS version, the plants and or galaxies you adventure into are worth the investment, it took me about 2 weeks to fully complete the game and that was with trying to get everything.

I did notice in high times of hundreds of enemies on screen the game would lag and slow down, it was like the DS was starting to have a heart attack.

Overall I would say this game is a buy, and a rent. If you like old school games this is the game for you. If you like just having a game to waste time and see how high you can get your score, this is a game for you. Very good, I hope you find it fun also.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Fun game with new ways to play

posted by ZackyCakes (RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA) Dec 5, 2007

Member since Oct 2002

3 out of 4 gamers (75%) found this review helpful

Geometry Wars has been one of the best selling Xbox Live games since the system came out. I've played it many times and I thought this was going to be the same, but on a DS. I was surprised to see how much the game designers added.

The basic gameplay is easy to pick up and fun. Added to this game are maze-like levels to pilot around, blasting ships. I like these, but the open field retro-style is still the best. Aren't too many solid, replayable DS games. I have to recommend this one, I'm sure it will go down as one of the classics.

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