Geometry Wars - Wii - only £17.03 on pre-order @ The Hut - HotUKDeals
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This looks like being a great old school game for the Wii

The best pre-order price that is around at the moment is at The Hut - £17.03 - everywhere else is charging between £20 and £30 for it

Use the code HUKD5 to get this price

Release date for this game is 18th January
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#1
See some reviews @ Metacritic - pretty positive stuff

http://wiimedia.ign.com/wii/image/article/807/807889/geometry-wars-galaxies-20070725112512296.jpg

http://wiimedia.ign.com/wii/image/article/802/802959/geometry-wars-galaxies-20070710044557700.jpg
#2
Can't wait for this!
#3
Asda have the price at £17.93 without any discounts
#4
Not in stock, good price if you can wait
#5
yorkie
Not in stock, good price if you can wait

That's because it is a pre-order. Not out till the 18th of Jan.
#6
How does it compare with the 360 version? I LOVE that version.

Also, does anyone have any idea hoe the control will work? I would think that you used the nunchuck to steer the ship, with the remote used to "point" the firing.
#7
solid
How does it compare with the 360 version? I LOVE that version.

Also, does anyone have any idea hoe the control will work? I would think that you used the nunchuck to steer the ship, with the remote used to "point" the firing.

Its very good. You can use the remote and nunchuck that way or if you have a classic controller you can use that for the dual sticks that would play the same way as the 360 version.
#8
I have the DS version, and its certainly taken a fair few hours of my time! I am sooooo tempted to get the Wii version aswell, just to play it on the big screen. And at that price I'm going to struggle to resist!
#9
slimy31
I have the DS version, and its certainly taken a fair few hours of my time! I am sooooo tempted to get the Wii version aswell, just to play it on the big screen. And at that price I'm going to struggle to resist!

If you do get the Wii version you can apparently link them up to get an extra galaxy on each version.

Well worth it if you like the game
#10
Is this the same version you can get for the PC through Steam for $5 / $10?? (can't remember which bit it was v. cheap)
#11
MrRobin
Is this the same version you can get for the PC through Steam for $5 / $10?? (can't remember which bit it was v. cheap)

iirc that was Retro:Evolved. The same one as the 360 version. This is all new.
#12
slimy31
I have the DS version, and its certainly taken a fair few hours of my time! I am sooooo tempted to get the Wii version aswell, just to play it on the big screen. And at that price I'm going to struggle to resist!


The DS version is surprisingly excellent - Do you use stylus movement or stylus aiming? Secretly you only want the Wii version so you can connect your DS and unlock the final planet :thumbsup:
#13
smudge616
Asda have the price at £17.93 without any discounts


The Hut powers ASDA's online entertainment site (I think) - most prices will be the same/similar between the two - The Hut has the 5% discount code though.....:)
#14
Can someone post a review please?
#15
dazza71
Can someone post a review please?


http://uk.wii.ign.com/articles/836/836943p1.html
#16
dazza71
Can someone post a review please?

here you go

http://uk.gamespot.com/wii/action/geometrywarsgalaxies/index.html
#17
Sorry I can't read that as surf control on my network blocks all games sites! Is this game like the old Asteroids?
#18
This is like old asteroids and is being completely raved about.

It does look like good old frustrating fun, but not sure if it would lose its appeal or not. 2 player would be great though.... hmmmm, do I spend or do I not....!
#19
MBeeching
The DS version is surprisingly excellent - Do you use stylus movement or stylus aiming? Secretly you only want the Wii version so you can connect your DS and unlock the final planet :thumbsup:



Stylus aiming for me, although for some bizarre reason I use my right hand to aim as it feels more natural (I'm left handed for everything else!)

And yes, I did notice when scrolling through the galaxy that they all unlock based on certain scores, except for the last one which says something like 'requires link play to unlock'.

I wouldn't compare it to Asteroids, although it is set in space. It compares better to Robotron, or to the slightly more up to date Smash TV and Total Carnage. Asteroids just never gets this frantic!!
#20
dazza71
Sorry I can't read that as surf control on my network blocks all games sites! Is this game like the old Asteroids?


When you have a good thing, sometimes it's best to keep rolling with it. That's what Sierra probably thought with Bizarre Creations' wildly successful Xbox Live Arcade game Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved. It struck a deal to create a completely new stand-alone release out of it. Geometry Wars: Galaxies is just as good as Retro Evolved, and in many ways even better.

The concept is pretty much the same. You fly around the screen, shooting in all directions. You'll need to, as the screen quickly fills with various enemies. If the classic green baddies don't get you, the new red paper airplane-like ones will. However, where the original XBLA game only had so much to go on, Galaxies expands further in a few ways.

First off, you don't fight alone. As you journey through these Galaxies, you'll obtain helpful little drones that assist you throughout each stage. They function in different ways. One acts as a turret, occasionally mounting itself to the stage and shooting everything around it. Another "snipes" enemies by firing powerful laser blasts in spurts.

There are also various rules that affect each stage. One has power waves moving across the screen, changing gravity for both you and your opponents. Another Pac-Man-like stage forces you to work your way through grids as more and more foes fill the corridors. For each stage, you can earn either a bronze, silver or a gold medal, collecting "geoms" (little glowing spheres) as you go. Not only do the "geoms" come in handy for purchasing stages later in the game, but they also build up your multiplier at a rapid pace. You'll make 150 times the points, providing you stay alive.

On top of the single-player campaign, you also have a fun co-op mode where you can work alongside a friend in the heat of space combat. Multiplayer is also included, for those who prefer a more competitive approach to Geometry Wars. All of these modes have online leaderboards, so you can compare scores with the rest of the Wii-owning community. Although online play would've been a token addition, the game manages well without it. On top of these options, you have the original Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved in its untouched splendor. As a bonus, if you own a DS, you can also download a temporary version for on-the-go play as well.

Don't expect a mind-blowing "next step" approach to Galaxies. This game looks and sounds like Geometry Wars. Kuju Entertainment does very little to change Bizarre Creations' blueprint. The visuals are pure retro bliss, with simple enemy designs, snappy stage creations (we particularly love the wave stages, where everything spins around as if it was in a galactic washing machine), a decent menu system and bright explosions sprinkled throughout. The music is pure techno/trance territory, but it fits the game just fine. Sound effects consist of small audible cues for each style of enemy, along with random pops substituting for real explosions.

The only real setback in Galaxies' quest to conquer the universe lies in the controls. They're not faulty by any means, just quirky. The Wii remote and nunchuk work well for the most part, although aiming the remote for your firing direction takes practice. On occasion, the remote may read your direction wrong, forcing you to collide with an enemy. This kills your multiplier count – and quite possibly your chance at scoring the much-desired gold medal. However, Galaxies supports Nintendo's Classic Controller, and playing with a pair of analog sticks makes this game that much more fun to play.

Although Geometry Wars costs a hefty $40, the game is worth every penny, with its very accessible level design, online leaderboards and wonderfully entertaining shooting action. Make time to explore these Galaxies on your Wii. You'll be glad you did.

- Gamedaily - 9/10
#21
Thanks!
#22
This actually looks like a great price when you check against the price in the US.....

Over there it is retailing @ $40 - making it a mid-price game, rather than a budget title (full price is about $50 - eg Mario Galaxy, mid $40 - eg Zack & Wicki, budget $30 or less - eg RE4, Endless Ocean) - this Hut price is definately a budget price though - I think this game may well be priced around the £30 mark in stores when it is actually released in Jan......
#23
slimy31
Stylus aiming for me, although for some bizarre reason I use my right hand to aim as it feels more natural (I'm left handed for everything else!)



I'm left handed too. Although I've chosen to use stylus movement with my left hand.

Stylus aiming freaked me out as movement using the face buttons seemed to send the craft in totally unexpected directions relative to the direction the craft was actually pointing.
#24
spence3010 for 15% off. May be one use.

I'm not shopping with them as they have terrible policies and they messed me about, won't shop with them again, the code was an apology.

No promises if it will go through but worth a shot.
#25
if you are looking this on the day of release id advise against using the hut...
#26
one way or another i have this game and it's one of those "just one more time",,,,,uhgh,,,,,"just one more time" . nearest equivilent is robotron or llmatron from the eightys spose bit like asteroids on steroids.one of the few wii games worth buying. been using classic contoller, one stick moves you round whilst the other controlls the direction of you r shots. definetly my type of game. fast and furious.
#27
Price has now gone up to £24.97 before discount - total of £23.72 with discount.
#28
[SIZE=2]And I remember my maths master saying that Geometry would come in handy later in life.[/SIZE]
#29
Does it turn your Wii in to a Vectrex?
#30
vextrex 2007
#31
It's now back up to £24.?? :(

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