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The 3D futuristic racing and techno-fueled soundtracks of games like Wipeout and N20: Nitrous Oxide meet the outer space alien blasting of a classic shooter like Galaga in Gyrostarr, High Voltage Software's first game for Nintendo's WiiWare service. This high-velocity shooter finds gamers hurtling through undulating space-canals fending off enemies' attempts to siphon energy. There are 50 levels in all, and each canal ends abruptly with an alien portal that will only open if players have blasted hordes of enemies to collect enough energy. Gamers are gifted with some serious firepower though, as each level comes packed with power-ups and weapons like the triple-shot, tesla-shot, and lighting-shot, and each ship is armed with a grapple gun that allows players to snatch items located farther up the track. The ultimate goal is to accumulate the most points, and multipliers reward gamers who can avoid enemy fire and accomplish level-specific tasks. Up to four people can play at one time in both cooperative and competitive modes. ~ Christopher Brown, All Game Guide