Overall, Big Bang Mini is an extremely polished product. It is one of those rare games that anyone can get into. Newcomers to classic shoot'em-ups should have no trouble learning the controls, and there is enough variation and innovation to appeal to experienced, more hardcore gamers. The levels never feel stale despite the rinse-and-repeat 'dodge, shoot, dodge' aspect of the gameplay.
The variation in both the enemies and special abilities enabled in each area further enhance the freshness. The various modes will keep gamers playing for hours. And of course, the intuitive use of the stylus in this type of game will get people wondering why it hasn't been done before.