Classic arcade fans, prepare for re-entry as one of the best-loved shooters from 'ye days of olde' returns and releases on Nintendo DS in early 2008. Geometry Wars Galaxies for the noughties adds a Campaign mode to the original blueprint, along with new multiplayer modes.
Geometry Wars Galaxies' new mission-based campaign enables players to embark on action-packed quests across the galaxy, defending solar systems one by one, and beating off waves of alien enemies on instantly recognisable (to GM veterans at least) and brand new, never-seen-before Battle Grids. The control system has been optimised for the DS, enabling players to use the stylus and touchscreen to execute moves the likes of which have to be seen to be believed.
Play modes include Single Player Campaign, in which you can unlock medals and planets and make further progress in the game. Retro Evolved mode enables you to take on the classic Geometry Wars infinite shooter. There is also a multiplayer option in the original and Evolved modes, the former including Versus, Co-op and Simultaneous options
Owners of both the Wii and DS versions of Geometry Wars Galaxies can also download the full version of Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved via GameShare and unlock bonus content.
From the aspiring to the seasoned shootist to any variety of space explosion enthusiasts this is a title for the ages.
Blow up a wide variety of ships and creatures each with different behavioral patterns, collect "geoms" from the wreckage to up grade your blasters, gain lives and bombs, and multiply you score in combat, and use these game "geoms" out of battle to unlock new systems and planets. Your ship also comes supplied with an orbital sidekick that can be set to any number of behaviors such as attack, or ram, or sniper, and as you use the behaviors they levels up and becomes more effective. And trust me, you'll need them!
Over 60 levels that somehow manage to keep challenging you all the while not getting stale. Each new "planet" is a new experience.
And if thats not enough Reto evolved the game that started it all is packaged in the bundle as well! And don't forget the online leader board! Are you the best of the best?
The only flaw is that the game can suffer from some slow down when the combat gets hectic, but this often is a god send giving you time to think in situations that otherwise would be pure frantic reaction.