"Big Bang Mini is quirky, cute, and fun. For me, that's success for a game. It doesn't have the addictiveness I was expecting, but it is a neat twist on shmups, and adds a bit of puzzle solving to up the difficulty. Best of all, it's affordable. In these financial times (as everyone likes to say now) a $20 DS game that will keep you playing for a while and has great replay value (Arcade and Challenge modes, etc.) is totally worth it. Fans of Katamari Damacy, Raiden Fighters, or the bitGeneration series from Nintendo should find great joy in Big Bang Mini."