Gamernode writes: "Everywhere you venture in the world of indie gaming and the Xbox Live Arcade you'll find clones of the wildly successful Geometry Wars from Bizarre Creations. Usually, most of them don't live up to the standards that the original set and ultimately end up failing. Some take different paths to branch out, essentially creating variations on the dual-stick shooter that made such a splash. Ion Assault is one that attempted to go in a different direction from the rest of the pack. While the analog sticks are used, the elements that made up Geometry Wars have been traded in for a solo asteroid-shooter that works rather well -- if you can get the hang of the controls."