There's no denying that Nanostray has some great graphics. Showing just what the DS can do, it offers a healthy number of levels, each with 3D graphics that easily exceed the Nintendo 64. Each object, player, enemy and effect show that the DS has a lot more in store for us when developers figure out how to use it. The backgrounds and settings are equally diverse and attractive. Like in all shooters of this nature, though, the backgrounds go a little overboard and often prevent you from clearly seeing the action going on; when you can't discern between the giant, derelict ship in the background and the giant, derelict ship about to ram into you, explosions soon follow. On the flip-side, "hum-drum" characterizes Nanostray's sound pretty well. The sound effects are your usual spread of explosions and techno lasers and the music is just techno-babble that fits but isn't that interesting.