Geometry Wars Galaxies is a strange
game that has a 80's and 70's retro feel to it but with a touch of
modern gameplay and technology as the gamer must shoot a variety of
objects in order to be hopefully awarded one of three medals and of
course proceed to the next level.
The game is reminiscent of those
classic "shoot-em up" games such as Space Invaders or Galaga and the
developers have ensured that the wiimote and nunchuck work quite
well with the gameplay as opposed to traditional controllers.
To interact with the gaming
environment, the player must use the stick to navigate the space
craft with the wiimote used to eliminate your opponents. Your space
craft also has access to a variety of weaponry besides your stock
standard lasers such as "Z" for smart bomb which brings back fond
memories of Defender. The smart bomb is great for destroying your
enemies around your craft and assists in gathering your thoughts
before the next onslaught.
A nifty little feature of Geometry Wars
Galaxies is the ability to upload your scores to display your
prowess as a Geometry Wars Galaxies master. The developers have also
ensured that the title doesn't become too stagnant as the gamer must
collect geoms as they progress through the game which allows you to
unlock new levels and behaviours for your "wizard" familiar type
drone which assists you in beating an obtaining those high scores.
The title features a great cooperative
play as you can play through a variety of galaxies with a friend or
battle it out in the Retro Evolved mode for the ultimate high
scores. There's even an entertaining versus mode so you better be
fast on the trigger.
Graphically, Geometry Wars Galaxies is
impressive looking game on the Wii with that classic retro feel and
almost has this 3D type atmosphere to it. Although not as impressive
as the original XBox 360 version on PGR, the title has enough
special effects and different levels to really set this game apart.
Best of all, the Wii version has a variety of new ships and galaxies
Another bonus of Geometry Wars Galaxies
on the Wii is the great soundtrack that matches the genre perfectly
and add in a variety of great "retro" sounding sound effects and you
have a game made in gaming heaven.
In conclusion, Geometry Wars Galaxies
is truly a fun game that may not have the spectacular graphics but
has good old fashioned gameplay with a modern twist. Definitely a
game for the entire family!