Gal Metal

Rating Summary

Based on 26 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

67

Top Critic Average

23%

Critics Recommend

Based on 26 critic reviews
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6 / 10
Oct 30, 2018

Gal Metal has some great ideas, but fails to execute them soundly.

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73 / 100
Nov 2, 2018

Gal Metal it's a fresh offering in the musical genre... but some areas are a little bit ¿weird? Only classical music (with a rock paint coat) or the detection errors from the Joy-Con, ruin part of the joy. Also, the "too much" japanese adventure touches, and social elements, take the player far from the core (feel like a drummer).

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50 / 100
Apr 15, 2019

Gal Metal is a weird rhythm game that unfortunately doesn't live up to the hype that its premise promises. It's worth checking out if you want some metal in your Switch diet, but other than that, you can probably skip it.

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68 / 100
Oct 31, 2018

After spending several hours smashing away on imaginary drums, I found slightly more frustration than fun in Gal Metal.

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7 / 10
Nov 2, 2018

Gal Metal is wild, weird and cool. If you can embrace the vivid and wacky art style of the comic panel segments and strive for percussive nirvana, there is a refreshing, deceptively deep and gratifying experience here. What stops it from being truly great are the minor inconsistencies of the motion controls, the completely bonkers alien invasion plot and the slow, text-heavy teen melodrama stories. Even so, the game mostly succeeds by subverting many stale genre tropes. It will take time to master your set list and the absence of more contemporary music is initially jarring, but this is a title that is rewarding as well as just really fun. For those who are about to rock, we salute you.

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Nov 8, 2018

Depending on your own musical talents, Gal Metal can be cute and satisfying, or dull and frustrating.

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4 / 10
Nov 16, 2018

Gal Metal has a good concept and design, but none of the three controls options modes gives full satisfaction to the player.

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7 / 10
Nov 18, 2018

Gal Metal features an unconventional gameplay which ends up fitting quite well with a game that has such an unconventional premise. Against it, Gal Metal has a limited repertoire of songs and does not offer a lot of incentives to return to it once finished but this is an original effort which stands out in the growing catalogue of the Nintendo Switch.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 30, 2018

While there may be plenty of things I'd like to change in Gal Metal, the core of the game is an unmistakably fun time. With so many heavy hitters on the market in 2018, sometimes you need to just sit down, unwind, and out-play alien invaders with electrified versions of classical music.

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4 / 5.0
Nov 5, 2018

Gal Metal breaks a lot of rules that have been standard in the music/rhythm genre, but with good reason.

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