Quoting Nintendo Life's Damien McFarren:
"Ultimately, Super EDF isn’t a bad shooter. In fact, by SNES standards, it’s one of the better ones available. Granted, it pales in comparison to the best the Mega Drive has to offer, but that doesn’t make it a complete write-off; there are some really interesting ideas here – especially the RPG-style weapon level-up system – which have gone on to feature to more famous and critically-lauded titles. We certainly wouldn’t recommend that you pick Super EDF over more worthy examples of the genre, but by the same token it would be unfair to ignore it entirely."