Windjammers

Rating Summary

Based on 50 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

66%

Critics Recommend

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Essential
Aug 31, 2017

A 90s arcade masterpiece gets the home port it deserves.

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7 / 10.0
Aug 31, 2017

If you can get friends interested, though, Windjammers makes for an almost no-brainer local purchase. The intensity of the gameplay and sheer attitude the game exhibits is truly a joy. I do wish the Vita version had ad-hoc multiplayer, but since this is a cross-buy title, you'll have access to the better realized PS4 version regardless of which console you buy this on.

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TheSixthAxis
TSA Staff

Top Critic

9 / 10
Oct 23, 2018

We often forget the fun that can be had when you sit down with your friends and battle it out over a few games. Windjammers serves as a reminder you don't have to make games with super flashy graphics or complex gameplay in order to stand out and be fun. At its core, Windjammers is a very basic game, but that's likely part of why it has captured a cult following over the past 20 years. Now it finds a home on the Nintendo Switch, and I couldn't think of a better place for it. Time to dust off those discs and prepare for glory.

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70 / 100
Sep 1, 2017

Faithful conversion of a game that hasn't old one bit. There's not much new to see and we've had some problems with the online mode, but it's so freaking fun that it's impossible not to recommend Windjammers to anyone who just want to have a good time.

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7 / 10.0
Aug 30, 2017

As fun an adictive as it was 24 years ago, but its online component is not working properly, so that makes this remake a failed attempt to improve the original formula.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 3, 2017

Stylish, simplistic and a whole load of fun, get some mates round and have a tournament, you'll thank me later.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 12, 2018

Windjammers was a lot of fun on Neo Geo and it's still fun now on the Nintendo Switch.  While I had some minor problems at first using the Joy-cons to make precise curve shots, it's not to hard to adapt and soon you'll be throwing the disc every which way on demand.  Once you've mastered the controls and have gone through Arcade Mode over and over again, grab some friends and have them join in on the fun.

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71 / 100
Nov 9, 2018

A lack of characters, stages, or much else to do is a big setback given the demand of games today, however being a port of the original game from ‘94 awards it a little more leeway in our expectations. Here’s hoping the sequel due out next year will give us the modern Windjammers title we need.

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7.8 / 10.0
Sep 18, 2017

The PS4 version of Windjammers is a perfect replica of the legendary Neo Geo game, with the added bonus of the online multiplayer. It still stands the test of time, but it's best played with some friends over a couple of drinks.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 5, 2017

It might be a relic of old arcade fun, but there must be a reason so many people love it, and it seems truly good gameplay mechanics don't age if Windjammers is anything to go by.

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