Rival Megagun

Rating Summary

Based on 29 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

66%

Critics Recommend

Based on 29 critic reviews
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7 / 10
Dec 20, 2018

Rival Megagun isn't a perfect package, but it offers a unique gameplay experience that nobody else is trying to create right now. Shoot 'em ups are blood-pumping adrenaline adventures, and adapting that into a competitive game is a feat that Rival Megagun does impressively well. While some gameplay balance issues and a bland story mode tarnish the final product, Rival Megagun is still an engaging title worth checking out if you and a loved one need a new way to settle your arguments.

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IGN Spain
Ángel Almansa

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8 / 10.0
Dec 11, 2018

A classic shump that brings some unique twist to the old arcadey games that we played on the arcades 20 years ago, but falls a bit short while doing it, specially if you are playing alone.

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IGN Middle East

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8 / 10.0
Dec 9, 2018

Rival Megagun is a lot of fun to play, but that fun is short-lived if you’re only playing by yourself. It’s best to pit your skills against another human player for the most enjoyment, so you can really enjoy those super-cool retro vibes.

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73 / 100
Dec 18, 2018

Overall, I did enjoy Rival Megagun, even if I did find the occasional fault.

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ZTGD

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 7, 2018

Anyone looking for a fun time with friends or a new breed of arcade shooter should pick up Rival Megagun and any fan of game music should definitely listen to Dominic Ninmark’s soundtrack. Stellar work all around.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2018

Rival Megagun has what every good shoot-em up has and tops it off with engaging competitive play. Apart from a few disparages, Rival Megagun offers a unique idea to an old formula and comes out on top.

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7.5 / 10.0
Dec 27, 2018

Part shmup with a light sprinkling of Puyo Puyo hijinks on the side, Rival Megagun is a competitive shoot-em-up that has two players battling on opposite sides to make life miserable for each other. The story and stage design could be improved and the lack of a large online community makes it tough to find folks to play with. Nice shooting mechanics combined with an interesting and unique take on the shmup genre, however, make Rival Megagun worth pulling the trigger on for shmup fans looking for something different.

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7 / 10
Feb 23, 2019

Rival Megagun may seem like other retro-themed shoot'em ups but its additional gameshow component makes sure to put that reading behind. While unusua,l this additional element works very well as an extra layer following the typical shooting sections and if the game's single player experience feels rather limited, the multiplayer component is very competent and enjoyable. If Rival Megagun's online community starts growing, the game will only gain from it.

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7 / 10.0
Jan 9, 2019

Rival Megagun plays like a shmup but has the soul of competitive puzzle games like Super Puzzle Fighter II. Undoubtedly fun to play with others, it loses its charm when played against the AI. It's a neat idea that's been imperfectly executed, but still manages to provide a few hours of head-to-head fun.

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7.2 / 10.0
Dec 1, 2018

Rival Megagun is a rough diamond, a concept proof that screams to be more worked, developed, and polished, but at the same time have incredibly solid core mechanics.

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