Before the PS Vita, the systems that really captured my passion for gaming were the Commodore 64 and the Amiga so any games that pay homage to either of those machines or are remakes of games released for those are instant winners in my book so Tikipod’s Defender-inspired shooter was set to be an instant winner for me from the get-go. With it’s 8-bit influenced chip music produced by Electric Cafe and 16-bit visuals, this was almost a match made in heaven. It sounded like a C64 game, looked like an Amiga game but how did it play?
The truth is that it plays brilliantly. The plot itself is pretty absurd. As I said in my full review of both this PlayStation Mobile version and the subsequent native PS Vita update, the story is somewhat bizarre. The world is struck by a disaster – the world’s milk supply is running out and cats across the globe are in a state of panic. That is until a new naturally-occuring source of milk has been discovered under the ocean floor. It’s your job to protect our brave feline friends as they set out to mine this valuable milk so they can drink happily ever after…
Okay, it’s basically a defender clone split over different themed areas (each with it’s own music) and split into stages. While there is now a native PS Vita release with additional game modes and smoother graphics, this is still a great game in its own right and is a worthy additional to the PSM collection. It’s fiendishly addictive, has a fabulous soundtrack, looks superb and the action never slows down for a minute.
Easily one of the best titles released for PlayStation Mobile.
Title: Aqua Kitty: Milk Mine Defender
PlayStation TV Compatible: Yes