Classic arcade fans -- prepare for re-entry! The planet's purest arcade shooter returns with more enemies, bigger power-ups, and a brand-new Battle Drone to help you tear through the first-ever Geometry Wars campaign mode.
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Set a course to 60 planets with new and classic gameplay modes to master
All-new multiplayer modes deliver all new levels of chaos.
Challenge a friend wirelessly on a single game card.
Link the DS and Wii versions to unlock bonus content.
Geometry Wars Galaxies is rated
4.3 out of
Rated 4 out of
Simple, Frantic Shooting FunGeometry Wars got it's start as a mini-game in Project Gotham Racing 2 for Xbox 360, then it evolved into a stand-alone Xbox Live game, and now we have this disc-based Wii port. It's a simple, flashy top-down shooter where you navigate your ship in all 8 directions firing at enemies within a confined space (envision Tempest and Asteroids smashed together with neon fireworks everywhere). The graphics are attractive, but very basic--comprised entirely of colorful, wire-frame characters of geometrical shape. The trancey electronic music serves as a fitting soundtrack to all the space-themed chaos.
There are three modes of play: Galaxies, Retro Evolved, and Multiplayer. Galaxies is the 1-player campaign mode--where you destroy enemies to collect "geoms" to buy helper satellites and open up new solar systems / planets. Each stage features increasingly clever twists...such as asteroid waves, mines, maze-like walls, ect. The levels never end; the goal is to simply accumulate points and survive as long as possible. Retro Evolved mimics the original Xbox Live game, and is a stripped down version of Galaxies mode without geoms or planet unlocking. Multiplayer is similar to Retro Evolved, only it's for 2 players (co-op or challenge).
Geometry Wars: Galaxies is a great old-school style shooter, and it's every bit as difficult. You'll need a lot of skill and patience to unlock everything in Galaxies mode. As such, the replay value will vary depending on how much you like these type of games. Still, I recommend it for some quick shooting fun...especially with the Classic controller.
Date published: 2012-01-26
Rated 4 out of
Pretty good reason for retro gamers to buy the WiiThe Wii is a modern system. So who would have expected a remake of a classic like this. It's amazing. I recommend the classic controller style to everybody though. This is crud with a Wii remote and Nunchuk. But everyone who's got a bit of $ to spare should check it out.
Date published: 2011-08-10
Rated 5 out of
Put that copy of COD down, it's geometry time!I can't go give a game a 10 out of 10 willy nilly. It has to be truly excellent. And that's what this package is, truly excellent. Geometry Wars started as a minigame inside of the game Project Gotham Racing 2 for the Xbox. Due to the success of the minigame, Geometry Wars Retro Evolved was but on the Xbox 360's Live Marketplace. It then spawned a sequel. And that spawned Geometry Wars Galaxies for the Wii and Nintendo DS. This isn't Retro Evolved. This is Galaxies. Now if you don't know what Geometry Wars is, I'll tell you. It's very retro-like game where you shoot down multiple shapes. It's a very hardcore survival game. There can be one-hundred shapes at a time inside the grid making it very tricky. That's where the Battle Drone steps in. You can level him up in many different areas to make him the strongest partner around. Although, the Battle Drone is exclusive to Galaxies, he can be helpful when he's around. Galaxies mode is basically Campaign mode, except with no story. This is the main flare of Geometry Wars Galaxies. There is also Co-op, Versus, and Retro Evolved. Co-op is a two player mode where you try to score points together. Versus is another two-player mode where you are trying to get more points than the other player. And Retro Evolved is the game that's on Xbox Live Marketplace. You can even send Retro Evolved to your DS through DS Download Play and play it. You have a pretty big collection of stuff here. And each one of these modes are great. So put down that copy of Black Ops, and start playing Geometry Wars!
Date published: 2011-07-13
Rated 4 out of
a great, retro game...I bought this game a couple weeks ago, and it's worth the ten dollars. You may think, "Oh jeez that's just weird. Geometry?? REALLY???", Well oh well. It's just a retro shooter. I think it's very creative and addicting, and if you love that, buy this.
Date published: 2010-11-27
Rated 4 out of
Shouldn't have gone consoleGeometry wars was an excellent way to procrastinate while on the PC. The controls were nice and it was a great way to pass time. Now, on the wii, its controls are much more intuitive, but it lacks the motivation to go on. The graphics are fine, and the challenge is good for prolonged action, but this happens to just be one of those games that could have been great, but wasn't. It is a great way to pass time, and provides a healthy challenge, but it lacks the support of a storyline and originality. The repetitiveness of the game gets old after the first few levels, and while you can play locally, perhaps with someone on the DS, wi-fi is only there to share scores. Geometry wars was and still is a time waster game, and no matter how fun it can be, it can get old fast.