If you’ve read my reviews for Dreamloop Games’ Stardust Galaxy Warriors and Stardust Galaxy Warriors: Stellar Climax which added more awesomeness to an already sweet game, then you already know I’m a big fan of them. I would’ve never thought I’d see the hit return, let alone on the Nintendo Switch, but it has arrived in Stardust Galaxy Warriors: Stellar Climax. Featuring all of the content from the previous PC and console releases, this is one of the best shoot-em-ups or games you can take with you on the go.
I’ll rehash some of my old review for those not familiar with this game. There’s not much in the way of a story here, but let’s face it, we don’t play shooters for a story, and the game’s crazy tongue-in-cheek humor pokes fun at this many times as you play. For the most part, you’re trying to stop some evil person from taking over the galaxy, and it’s up to you (along with three other friends in four player local co-op) to pick a character and their mech from a team of four and shoot everything on the screen.
Like any good shooter, there are multiple ways to do this, from using your basic and secondary weapons from an arsenal you can choose from before you start, to using your mech’s melee and special attacks. There’s also a bit of a RPG element in place, as you can level up certain abilities such as damage output, shields and armor, etc. with money you earn as you play. The power-ups let you do things such as increase critical hit damage, triple your weapon output, give you an instant special attack to use, and more.
This Switch version contains everything that was released from the previous versions, including all the sweet touch-ups and additions that came with the Stellar Climax edition such as an additional character to use, visual and audio improvements, gameplay options, and more. I’m also happy to report that this version plays exactly like the others as well, meaning buttery smooth 60fps goodness on the go. The only difference I noticed on this edition was an option to play at 30fps to save on battery life which I thought was a pretty nice choice to give players.
If you love shoot-em-ups like I do or just want something completely fun and customizable to play on the Switch, you’ll want to hop in your mecha suit and fly to the eShop to pick up Stardust Galaxy Warriors: Stellar Climax. Everything from the previous versions is included here along with a nifty 30 or 60fps option to conserve battery life that just seals the deal in making this one of the best games you can play.