Mighty Goose Reviews

Mighty Goose is ranked in the 51st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
7 / 10
Jun 24, 2021

Mighty Goose is the game I never knew I always wanted. It's a silly 90's cartoon homage to Metal Slug. Yet it also does enough that is new to be recognised on its own terms. Big, bold and bonkers, this is a game that is definitely worth a gander if you, like me, love your classic run 'n guns. It's just a shame about the pants local co-op.

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Jun 12, 2021

There really wasn't a dull moment in this game with each adrenaline-packed level sending chills down my spine. There may prove to be a little too much chaos at times making it hard to ascertain what's actually happening but that's an oversight. My main issue is the length of the game which was bittersweet but left me wanting more. Mighty Goose's punchy pixel visuals matched with its marvellous action makes it one of the best indie games out at the moment.

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8 / 10
Jun 4, 2021

What it lacks in length and innovation, it makes up for with - Hey?! What are you doing to my keyboard, you stupiHONKHONKHONKHONKHONKHONK.

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80 / 100
Jun 4, 2021

Mighty Goose is an absolute blast. The solid mechanics, stunning art direction, and underlying humor make for a truly thrilling experience. Although the runtime is short, you’ll enjoy every minute of it.

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7 / 10
Jun 4, 2021

It's worth noting that local co-op is available at any time, but your partner is limited to playing as one of the game's companion characters. They can't be damaged, but their attacks are weak, and they lack Goose's movement. In short, your co-op buddy is getting a pretty rough deal.

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8.2 / 10.0
Jun 23, 2021

‎Mighty Goose surprises by being a new and fresh production of a genre that was very popular for some years and that it seems that little by little is winning the heart of a new generation and drawing nostalgic sighs to those of us who already comb gray hair. The title of Blastmode and MP2 Games is one of the best indie productions I've tried this year and I'm sure if you're a fan of Metal Slug, you're going to love this game from the get-go. I really recommend it absolutely.

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7 / 10
Jun 6, 2021

Other than the overly chaotic nature of the action, Mighty Goose is a visual treat, oozing style with its character and environmental design. The companions are also well realised, and can actually be played by a second person via co-op, although their abilities are arguably far inferior to Mighty Goose itself. Regardless, whether you play on your own or with a friend, Mighty Goose is a blast, and while it’s a bit short-lived at three-to-four hours, it’s definitely worth a shot if you’re up for some over-the-top run 'n' gun action.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jun 29, 2021

Blastmode explode onto the scene with this run and gun title inspired by the acclaimed Metal Slug series. This Patreon backed project like its titular protagonist has teeth, showcasing incredible gameplay, insane bosses and a head banging soundtrack to boot. There is more to the goose than meets the eye.

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Niche Gamer
Fingal Belmont
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Jun 18, 2021

Gameplay is air-tight, and the generous abilities endowed by the Goose will make it easy for children to enjoy the game. Hardcore run and gun fans might be bored by the lack of bite, but this does make Mighty Goose a righteous entry level Metal Slug-like.

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Cubed3
Top Critic
8 / 10
Jul 20, 2021

Mighty Goose won't push players to their limit the way Blazing Chrome does, but it is satisfying to play, thanks to all the mayhem and destruction to be had. The impressive sprite art and animation go a long way at elevating the experience from being just another run and gun action title. There aren't many like this that have so much pandemonium on screen. The harder, unlockable mode definitely seems like it would have been the standard difficulty if this had come out in the era that inspired it, and it feels like the intended way to play. For some reason, causing havoc as a goose is one of those things that makes a lot of sense in a video game.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 22, 2021

The problem is that the developers do not push the limits of the space they settled in. The companions and the special powers are attempts at this but limited ones. After three or four levels even the idea of battling new bosses failed to excite me about the game. Mighty Goose is another title that needs more than very good execution of core concepts to stand out.

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75 / 100
Jun 16, 2021

Mighty Goose is fun, although it could have more content. The strong Metal Slug inspiration works to deliver a game that will please to fans of the style.

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6 / 10.0
Jun 4, 2021

The pixel art, soundtrack, and performance are all solid, and the menus and base where you choose your loadout are presented well. There's also something funny about Goose's random honks and certain moments when the action slows down and a giant goose pops up in the corner of the screen. If you absolutely need more Metal Slug in your life, then I would say wing it, but otherwise maybe let sleeping geese lie.

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Jun 15, 2021

Playing Mighty Goose made me reminisce about Metal Slug and it's fittingly just as fun with its humorous action-packed campaign.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 26, 2022

Mighty Goose is a fun and short experience that will keep you busy for a couple hours but not overstay its welcome. With several stages, boss fights, abilities and new content having recently been added for free which could easily have been at a premium price, it’s worth checking out on the PC, consoles and the Xbox GamePass.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 4, 2021

Mighty Goose is a fantastic run and gun shooter, with tight controls, a variety of guns, and secondary abilities. It features some excellent pixel-art, with a fairly memorable soundtrack, and doesn’t overstay its welcome. However, it’s brought down by a lack of enemy variety, and uninspired level design. Highly recommended for fans of the Metal Slug series, and classic 2D shooters.

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6 / 10.0
Jun 23, 2021

Unfortunately, Mighty Goose never manages to hit the high points that separate the best run-and-gun shooters from the games simply inspired by them. While competent and without any glaring issues, the action ultimately pales in comparison to Gunstar Heroes, Sunset Riders, and Metal Slug 3, which are all over 20 years old. With nothing all that novel to offer the genre besides some admittedly hilarious honk-filled, goose-based humor, it will just leave you wanting to play one of the classics instead.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jun 5, 2021

Like a plump pixel-art phoenix rising from the ashes of modern Battle Royales, Mighty Goose offers an incredible throwback experience where the gameplay is an absolute blast – in every sense of the word. With a loveable honking hero, chaotic but never frustrating gameplay, and artwork and sound that offer flawless examples of the genre, Mighty Goose is the dictionary definition of a good time.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jun 5, 2021

I had a great time with Mighty Goose! Apparently there’s still plenty of humor left in the “geese doing crimes” genre.

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Jul 4, 2021

Mighty Goose is a run and gun shooter featuring a bounty hunter goose. Fight your way through hordes of bugs and robots to prepare for battle against the Void King. Meet an adorable cast of battle-ready creatures and fight with high octane gameplay. Is this goose cooked all the way through? Find out in my Rapid Review.

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