Mighty Goose Review (Xbox Series S)

Our Mighty Goose Review shows how it is a fast-paced run & gun shooter starring a bounty hunter named Goose. Use epic weapons and devastating war machines to battle against screen-filling bosses and hordes of enemies!

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Mighty Goose Review Pros:

  • Decent pixel art graphics.
  • 253.1MB download size.
  • 1000 Gamerscore.
  • Action-platformer shooter gameplay.
  • Game settings- Autofire, disable screen shake, disable flashing screens, and vibration slider.
  • World map level select.
  • Plays and feels like a Metal Slug game.
  • Big boss encounters.
  • Combo system.
  • Power-ups drop from enemies and crates.
  • Companions-find and unlock them to have them with you, each has unique abilities.
  • Four-way shooting.
  • You can duck and shoot with a side pistol.
  • Coins drop from enemies and crates.
  • Two-player local support.
  • Shop- buy weapons and vehicles from your in-game phone menu.
  • Cool arcade-style voice-over.
  • Slick animations.
  • All action all the time.
  • Awesome cutscenes.
  • Pumping soundtrack.
  • String together attacks.
  • Very easy to get into.
  • End of mission breakdown of time, biggest combo, deaths, and kills all summed up with a rank.
  • Armory- equip companions and abilities. Each ability has a power usage so you have to pick and choose. Equip your sidearm here as well.
  • Overall progress counter.
  • Can replay levels.
  • Dodge button to avoid enemy gunfire and jump further etc.

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Mighty Goose Review Cons:

  • Still very flashy and hard to make things out even with the setting on.
  • Really hard to judge dodging attacks.
  • Never know when you hit a checkpoint.
  • So far all checkpoints are ridiculously far apart.
  • Bullet sponge boss fights.
  • Constant difficulty spikes.
  • Takes a while to get going with the armory etc.

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Mighty Goose:

Official website.

Developer: Blastmode

Publisher: Playism

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  • 9/10
    Graphics - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10


Mighty Goose is a fast-paced platformer shooter that is definitely a love letter to Metal Slug. Mighty Goose is an all-action all the time kind of game from huge explosions to the constant gunfire. It’s really easy to pick up and play but really hard to master, mostly because the game makes it nigh on impossible to see projectiles but whatever. Each level will end with a screen-filling boss fight and shows the boss’s health bar and you get good feedback on damage. Mighty Goose has a level of customisation in the way you load out your character with abilities, companions, and sidearms. The options available to you are unlocked as you play and this does cause the game to flag a fair bit and to be honest Mighty Goose doesn’t shine as bright until you do a new game plus. I liked the game in very small bursts, levels felt too long and repetitive and the difficulty in dodging made it all stressful. Make no mistakes, however, Mighty Goose is an absolute must for Metal Slug fans. Think of it this way, Metal Slug is back! But with feathers and honking!

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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