Robotron 2084 is still the best Dual stick shooter

Ok, so I've been playing Geometry Wars 2 a little bit now. It's great to see the genre revived and done so well, but I still can't help but feel that no dual stick shooter has yet surpassed the game that started it all, Robotron 2084.

Robotron is such a finely balanced game, it's possible to clear wave after wave with moderate skill, yet, you're always on the edge of death.

I have Robotron on XBLM, but that version is, for want of a better adjective, sucky. If that is the only version of the game you have played, I understand why you think my statement above is nonsensical.

Play this game on a cabinet, and you will, i think, see my point.

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Posted by GamesWarden

Ok, so I've been playing Geometry Wars 2 a little bit now. It's great to see the genre revived and done so well, but I still can't help but feel that no dual stick shooter has yet surpassed the game that started it all, Robotron 2084.

Robotron is such a finely balanced game, it's possible to clear wave after wave with moderate skill, yet, you're always on the edge of death.

I have Robotron on XBLM, but that version is, for want of a better adjective, sucky. If that is the only version of the game you have played, I understand why you think my statement above is nonsensical.

Play this game on a cabinet, and you will, i think, see my point.

Posted by NickM

You can't really beat the arcade cabinet Robotron experience, no matter how flashy and pretty you are.