Geometry Wars: Galaxies

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Computer Platform: Nintendo DS
Produced by: Sierra
Price Range: $21-30
Learning curve time: 1-30 min.
Age level: All Ages
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)

Reviewed By: Thomas Larson (The Wampa King)

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆
Genre: Arcade Shooter
Rating: 5 of 5 (excellent)
Gameplay: 4 of 5 (good)
Violence: 4 of 5 (barely present)
Adult Content: 5 of 5 (none)


Geometry Wars: Galaxies. Illustration copyrighted.

Geometry Wars: Galaxies is a multidirectional shooter video game created by Bizarre Creations, which was released on Nintendo’s Wii and DS consoles in November 2007.[1] Galaxies is a sequel to Geometry Wars, which was originally included as a bonus game within Project Gotham Racing 2 on Microsoft’s Xbox console. This updated version includes a single-player campaign mode, several multiplayer modes, Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved (previously released on the Xbox Live Arcade online service), and support for online leader boards.


If you like games just for the story, you won’t like this game, cause there’s no story at all.

The object of Geometry Wars Galaxies is to survive as long as possible and score as many points as possible by destroying a constant, ever-increasing swarm of enemies. The game takes place in a closed, two-dimensional play-field, and the game ends when the player loses his/her last life. The player controls a claw-shaped “ship” that can move and fire simultaneously in any direction. On the DS, the player moves using the D-Pad and can aim either with the touch screen or using the A, B, X, Y buttons.

The controls work fine, although there is a small
lag when there’s too many enemies’.


Galaxies offers several modes of multiplayer play. In Cooperative mode, two players each control their own ship but share the same score, multiplier, bombs and lives. Simultaneous mode plays similarly, except that each player has their own score and lives, and the players compete to achieve the higher score. The DS version includes an extra Versus mode, in which one player controls the ship and the other player spawns enemies to try to destroy it. If your wondering if
it has download play, it does.

The only violence in this game is shooting “ships”
that blow up into colorful sparks.


Geometry Wars Galaxies is a game I think everyone
should try. Even though you might not have heard of it,
it’s still a great game that can have you playing
for hours.

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Year of Release — 2007

[tags] 4 stars, Arcade, Shooter, Nintendo DS, E (Everyone), Sierra [/tags]


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