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Star Ghost

Rating Summary

Based on 14 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

71

Top Critic Average

64%

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Based on 14 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:Wii UMar 10, 2016
Nintendo SwitchNov 30, 2017

Developer: Squarehead Studios

Genres: Arcade, Adventure

Star Ghost is an exciting evolution of the side-scrolling shoot-em-up. Patrol 12 star systems in the most advanced star fighter ever built. Navigate the perilous fragments of exploding planets, survive intense asteroid fields and dogfight with deadly Sentinel ships as you defend against the relentless onslaught of the formidable Metagon empire. We are all counting on you Commander. It's time to save the human race!
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Star Ghost on the Nintendo eShop

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It's an indie treat that will not only please fans of old-school video games, but also those who want a rewarding challenge.

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This new and welcome addition to the Nintendo Switch catalogue is simple yet demanding, with plenty of details to appreciate, such as its signature soundtrack and will be very much well received by shoot'em up fans.

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Star Ghost is one of the most enjoyable - and turbulent - trips you can take through the stars.

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Star Ghost is an assured eShop debut for Squarehead Studios, and shows that quality breeds quality; the combination of a former Rare and Retro staffer with one of the most iconic video game musicians of all time has resulted in a game which initially seems quite simplistic, but has a surprising level of depth, replayability and charm. While it's true that the core gameplay doesn't possess all that much variety, the stern challenge calls for a level of concentration that is rarely asked for with modern games; merely surviving is tricky enough, but when you add in the allure of improving your score, it's easy to become hopelessly engrossed. Having said that, if the notion of tirelessly striving to improve your own personal best doesn't appeal then you might find your interest in Star Ghost is fleeting - especially as bragging rights are hard to enforce with this title, as an online leaderboard isn't included at launch.Still, this is a minor point in the grand scheme of things, and fans of old-school shooters will lap up the nostalgia - both from the gameplay and the presentation - while those players who weren't around during the 'golden era' should surely appreciate the unique control mechanics which reward perseverance and skill.

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