Jet Car Stunts PS Vita

Game Review: Jet Car Stunts (PS Vita)

So then, let’s get this out in the open first off! Jet Car Stunts, which is developed by Grip Games, takes a completely different route to any Racer currently available on the PS Vita through the PSN Store and carves a path straight through puzzle game territory as not only are you pitted against time, but the track itself. These tracks are not just singular roads of tarmac, gravel or mud but a series of platforms that contain obstacles and ramps which are not connected in any way and should need an aircraft in order to reach the next platform. Lucky then that your car is equipped with a jet engine to tackle this minor inconvenience!

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Resogun PS Vita

‘Resogun’ confirmed for Vita?

Twin-stick side-scrolling shooter ‘Resogun’ could be coming to Vita, it has been revealed.

In the comments beneath an article on Halloween DLC for the game on the Playstation blog, James Hawkins of the blog’s team said that we should

Keep watching this space, the VITA version is coming and is looking, sounding and most importantly, playing great!

The PS4 shooter was a launch ‘PS+’ title for the system, and has been extremely successful with its addictive combination of hardcore shooting, ‘Defender’ style rescues and giant boss encounters.

Housemarque have yet to confirm the existence of a Vita edition, meaning the news may have been released a little earlier than planned. More news here as we get it.

Simple Pong PlayStation Mobile

Game Review: Simple Pong (PlayStation Mobile)

Once again, PlayStation Mobile looks towards the world of retro gaming for its inspiration and not for the first time goes back to the dawn of the games industry with yet another clone of one of the earliest arcade games to be released – the arcade original created by Allan Alcorn for Nolan Bushell’s Atari – Pong…

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Tiny Troopers Joint Ops PS Vita 09

Game Review: Tiny Troopers Joint Ops (PS Vita)

Originally starting life on mobile platforms (iOS and Android) and porting over to the PC and Mac via Steam, Tiny Troopers and it’s sequel have been merged to create Tiny Troopers Joint Ops, released this week on PS Vita and PS3 with a PS4 version to follow.

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Candy Please PlayStation Mobile

Game Review: Candy, Please! (PlayStation Mobile)

Halloween… that time of the year when witches, ghosts, ghouls and monsters unleash terror on the world. No, that’s kids all over the globe on their annual door-to-door hunt for candy on their cosplay-fueled expedition. Either way, it’s an exciting time for all but not for one person.

In this latest adventure in the retro-styled Quiet, Please! adventure series from Nostatic Software, our unnamed heroine sets out with her younger brother to visit as many houses in the neighbourhood to collect as much candy as possible, just like all the other kids who are busy knocking at the door, but even though it’s Halloween neither she or her brother have got their costumes yet! You have to guide our desperate adventurer to construct the perfect costume and fill your candy bowl waiting for you at home and have the best Halloween ever…

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EP Chain Reaction PlayStation Mobile

Game Review: Chain Reaction (PlayStation Mobile)

Admit it… as gamers there aren’t many things that are as satisfying as blowing things up. Why this carnal act appeals to us so much I don’t quite know, but that’s pretty much everything that there is to it with Chain Reaction…

Well, that’s not quite true. Chain Reaction is a bit more refined than that and it’s actually more of a puzzler than anything overtly violent so if you’re looking for something mindlessly destructive then you’re looking in the wrong place for this one. Instead, this Free To Play game is going to test your brain power rather than your manual dexterity but in this case, that’s certainly not a bad thing.

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oddworld

Oddworld: New, Tasty, Delayed but still coming to Vita

‘Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty has been expected to arrive on Vita since earlier this year, but no news has been forthcoming, leading some to question even the existence of the port.

However, the Developer has taken to their blog to explain the delays in porting the title to PS3 and Vita.

The Developer says

Fitting the expansive worlds of Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty into the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita has proved to be something of a challenge. The relatively limited RAM available to us has meant we’re having to break down some of the huge scrolling areas seen in the PC and PS4 versions whilst ensuring we retain the same great gameplay.

In addition the developer has said there is further work to do on getting the Vita version to run at its native resolution, and to improve the fidelity levels of some of the lights, graphics and animation.

The delays have been blamed on the inability for a small team to devote the resource necessary to this project. No revised date has been specified in the post, presumably so as not to raise expectations, but it would seem that Vita fans shouldn’t expect the release until well into 2015.

As an aside, the developer confirmed that Munch’s Odyssey HD is in the final stages of QA testing with Sony.

Pix The Cat PS Vita

Game Review: Pix The Cat (PS Vita)

Pix is a cat, a very hungry cat.  He’s hungry for ducks, and he has come up with a devious method of capturing them.  By walking past eggs, he breaks them open and the hatched ducklings latch on to him as their new mother.  Then he can lead them to a series of cunningly prepared individual traps.  Once he has done this he can ascend or descend to another level of the infinite maze that forms his universe, and start again.

Okay, that description is nonsense.  In the tradition of all the best arcade games, Pix the Cat has no discernible plot worth talking about.  It makes no apparent sense at all.  What it does have however, is addictive arcade action in spades. Make no mistake, this is a great game that is perfect on Vita.

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Poltergeist A Pixelated Horror PS Vita

Poltergeist: A Pixelated Horror Coming To PS Vita Soon

Latin American developer Glitchy Pixel has announced that their retro-insipred horror game, Poltergeist: A Pixelated Horror, is set to hit the PS Vita shortly.

Have you ever wondered what it feels to be a ghostly being? You have always lived happily in your manor. A manor that you managed to obtain with a lot of hard work and many personal sacrifices. Naturally you don’t want anyone else to take care of it, not even in death! But now, after your demise, many tenants have taken over it, and this is intolerable to you. Luckily, your love for your manor has granted you powers that will help you get rid of those pesky individuals. Watch them run and scream, scaring them using your intelligence, wit, and with the use of powers like possessions, spectres, altering objects and more.Have fun and play with the occult… and become a Poltergeist! Poltergeist is a puzzle game in which you are a ghost named Henry B. Knight. In which you will scare the tenants currently living in your house, so you can have some peace at last in the afterlife.

The game was the winner of the “Square Enix Latin American Game Contest 2012″ and the game features:

  • A total of 60 levels. These levels will occur in different time periods of the history of the manor.
  • A variety of powers for you to control in each level: Lifting objects, possessing objects, invoking spectres and more.
  • Original sound and soundtrack for each time period.
  • Enemies, like priests and ghost hunters that will getting in your path of getting rid of everyone inside your manor. This will also include special “boss” characters in each time period.

The game is being released for the PC/Mac/Linux today with the PS Vita version following shortly although the exact date is still to be confirmed.

Vib Ribbon PS One

Game Review: Vib Ribbon (PS One Classics)

Vib Ribbon has been a long time coming to the PS One Classics range. Released back in 2000 and developed by the creator of the classic PaRappa the Rappa, Masaya Matsuura, as with his other games, this was a unique take on the music rhythm games starring a charismatic rabbit, Vibri…

Unusually for the PS One, gamers in the UK and Europe were well served with the game as it was released here as well as in its native Japan but not in the USA, unusually and it’s only now with its release as part of the PS One Classics range that it’s available officially for our American friends. But has it been worth the wait?

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