The more annoying downside is that each of your weapons has a ridiculously small amount of ammo, which can only be replenished by finding a battery somewhere on the level, or picking up an entirely new weapon. The idea is obvious – to keep the action from becoming a long-distance bullet-festival with only one or two weapons. But in practice, it turns way too many fights into a frantic armament scavenger hunt. Not as much fun as it should be.
Still, as an original Live Arcade game, Small Arms is a good time when taken in small doses. The multiplayer mode is where the action really shines, so here’s hoping the community builds a bit more. As it is, finding an online game can be difficult; the servers are pretty bare as of this writing.