Above: The sperm snakes that drove you batty two years ago return to crush you once again
Fortunately, developer Kuju Entertainment has fattened up Galaxies significantly, with extra treats and smart tweaks that makes for a Geometry Wars experience that's less frustrating, more engaging and really, really, hard.
The long list of new maps helps Galaxies break free from the one-level world of Retro Evolved. These new areas add loads of replay value with lots of unusual twists that change things up enough to keep the game fresh with warp points, Pac-Man-esque mazes, moving walls, or (our favorite) a black hole that spins objects on the screen like a washing machine. Flying with - and then against - the invisible current as it pushes and pulls you around while enemies swirl past you haphazardly feels great and looks awesome.