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All told, Teslapunk is a very middling game. It has tight enough controls and fun shmup gameplay that has the potential to entertain for hours, but there's a lingering sense that this is a game too content to ride on the coattails of its superior predecessors, and it does so at the cost of forging its own identity. What we're left with is a game that's perfectly functional, but forgettable in nearly every way. If you really like shmup games and want to own a new one for the Wii U in particular, this may be worth a punt, but we'd otherwise recommend you take a pass.
Teslapunk does a satisfying job at bringing back the spirit of 2D arcade shoot'em ups thanks to its simple gameplay mechanics and plot that is nothing more than a motif for the game to exist. That being said, it could certainly use some improvement in its visual environment and unfortunately its price is too steep for the rather short lifespan and contents it offers.
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