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  • Summary: Take down alien invaders with the power of metal. One night while on his way home from school, a high school boy is abducted by the Octoids, an extraterrestrial species bent on revenge. The boy's soul is transplanted into a high school girl's body in a sinister experiment. Now sharing aTake down alien invaders with the power of metal. One night while on his way home from school, a high school boy is abducted by the Octoids, an extraterrestrial species bent on revenge. The boy's soul is transplanted into a high school girl's body in a sinister experiment. Now sharing a body, the duo must work together with her high school band, K.M.G. (Kichijoji Metal Girls) to defeat the aliens with their greatest weakness: metal. Expand
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Gal Metal - Switch Launch Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Dec 27, 2018
    80
    Gal Metal not only offers a hilarious interactive manga story,but also an original approach to the rhythm game genre that shakes things up enough to set itself apart from pretty much everything else.
  2. 75
    Gal Metal is a game with bold choices. The Joy-Con motion controls are interesting, and tightly fit the ideas of the title. In addition, the idea to create your own jams upon existing layers works surprisingly well. That being said, for most, this will be a one-and-done deal. You will play through it and be done after an hour or five. Beyond this, there isn't much to the package, though I do find myself replaying tracks a tiny bit. It really depends on what you're searching for, but as a music game, it certainly knows how to entertain.
  3. Jan 2, 2019
    70
    Gal Metal is a rhythm game that may be an acquired taste for some players. The lack of direction will be confusing at first, but once you get used to listening to the song a few times, you'll come to appreciate the more freeform nature of rhythm. Though the game lacks original tracks, it does a good job with the metal-tinged classic songs, and while the story has seemingly endless cut scenes, at least it's humorous. While the Switch has a number of solid rhythm games, this flawed title is still worth checking out if you're looking for a different experience.
  4. Nov 5, 2018
    65
    A group of high school students, an alien attack, and Metal. Gal Metal is a unique rhythm based game that mixes metal with a free form playstyle, from DMM Games. Nothing could quite have prepared us for this as we defend earth from certain doom.
  5. Dec 5, 2018
    60
    Gal Metal starts off strong with its appealing world and witty protagonists, but falls victim to becoming monotonous when it reaches its halfway point.
  6. Oct 30, 2018
    60
    Gal Metal has some great ideas, but fails to execute them soundly. It tries to break the mould of rhythm games by giving players more agency over how they play. There’s a big difference between removing the training wheels and removing the headlight though, and with a lack of proper guidance and feedback on what the player is doing, Gal Metal feels more like cycling in the dark than it ought to. Charming characters and a cute story redeem the package somewhat, but it’s still a bit of a chore to play through the music segments between those narrative beats.
  7. Nov 16, 2018
    40
    Gal Metal has a good concept and design, but none of the three controls options modes gives full satisfaction to the player.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Nov 6, 2018
    8
    As a female drummer, it's very interesting. They only give you two operable pieces, the snare and the floor tom (or bass drum). SometimesAs a female drummer, it's very interesting. They only give you two operable pieces, the snare and the floor tom (or bass drum). Sometimes they switch the snare up to a cymbal, but not in every beat. I found the joy cons to be not so accurate in recording my motions. I was playing the game without a TV so maybe once I distance myself from the switch it will improve. It's a cute story, very cute graphics and interesting. It wouldn't be on my top list of games but it's not a total letdown either. Expand
  2. Nov 11, 2018
    3
    It wants to be a drumming game where you drum the joy-cons to specific combinations to the beat of the song, but it just fails. Several timesIt wants to be a drumming game where you drum the joy-cons to specific combinations to the beat of the song, but it just fails. Several times the joy con will either not pick up or pick up twice failing the combo. Now you can still beat the game as long as you can do the beginner combos, but if you ever wanted to try for a higher score, you'd just want to not use the motion controls at all. It looks cute but skip it. Expand

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