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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 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  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 7, 2018
    60
    Disappointing, that’s the best word to describe Gal Metal. It’s a game with great potential, but it just isn’t focused or accessible enough to capitalise on it.
  5. Dec 13, 2018
    60
    Gal Metal is an average rhythm game that definitely falls in the “lost potential” category. With the huge falter that is the main plotline, the most appealing part of the main campaign would be the character interactions. Gameplaywise, Gal Metal is a novel concept that is ultimately limited by the accuracy of the motion control hardware.
  6. Feb 19, 2019
    58
    Gal Metal is a game where you’ll probably find yourself playing through the story just to get to music scenes where your goal is to provide a steady, unceasing beat. Not exactly the most thrilling stuff. Different than most other rhythm games, sure — and if you love rhythm games for the rhythms themselves, there might be something interesting here for you.
  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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