on 28-11-2009 09:54 AM
Minis have certainly increased my use of the PSP, some good ones so far. I've downloaded Tetris (of course!), Spot the difference (for the kids honest) and blast off. Loving Blast off, brilliant little game I've been looking forward to for a while. Tetris speaks for itself and spot the difference, well, if i get stuck on a train... (Actually it's not that bad, more difficult than I imagined!)
Here's a chance for you to rate your minis, so others may glean knowledge or be tempted by a gem they never knew existed!
So mine? Blast off. very difficult to put down!
on 28-11-2009 12:16 PM
A great tower defence game, loved it on the iPhone and now it's come to the PSP. No set path so you choose where your towers go on an open field. Loads of levels, difficulties and modes. Great fun!
on 28-11-2009 05:08 PM
Fieldrunners - I love the cartoony look of this tower defence game. The genre fits really well into the minis series, and is great for snackable plays on my 30 minute bus journey. 3 difficulty levels in 3 modes of play over 5 lushly drawn maps. Explosive stuff!
Zombie Tycoon - Cracking 3D environments ruled by your hoards of the undead. Direct small groups of zombies to run amuck in the town. Kit them out with 100 items and let them take down buildings, shepard groups of civilians into traps or stop them from fleeing town. Gets old fast, but there's just enough incentive to keep you going through the 10 levels.
Vempire - Spooky take on the Bejeweled Blitz phenomenon. Move tiles of 4 squares to match 4, or set up huge combos. A few twists like bonus items and power ups (minions) to help you along the way, but unless you're a fan of the genre you might want to keep an eye out for something else. Only £2.49 though...
Sudoku - Played this on the iPhone and the touchscreen generally makes play alot easier, but you get used to the buttons before long. Play your own music as you rush to complete the numberic puzzles in as quick a time as possible. Nice oriental graphics. Expected no less from EA. At £3.99, it's way cheaper than the other sudoku offerings on the PS Store.
on 02-12-2009 06:48 PM
I have four:
Mostly what others are saying but great tower defence game, the best i've played (i've also got Pixel Junk Monsters Deluxe and loved the online game Bloons tower defence).Very simple play, looks great for a mini and i've already spent many, many hours on it!
Blastoff 8/10 so far
Just a brilliant game, instantly into the game, very simple in knowing what to do but challenging enough to make it interesting, the scoretables have a target which is quite high making it more of a challenge to try and beat. Theres not much to it apart from simply the main game itself and I only spend about 5-15 mins each time I play it, but thats what a mini should be to me. I worry how short it looks though.
By the same makers of Blastoff, another very addiciting game, quite unique as well, very enjoyable and has a really good look to it. Only £2.50 (same as blastoff) makes it particularly worth getting, but similarly to above i feel it may be a bit short, unlike above though it has different modes which makes it better.
Breakquest is simply amazing but has a few faults which lowers my score. It has 100 levels to play in 3 difficulties plus arcade mode with 6 different options (i think 6). Great gameplay and very novel designs, it's simply really fun to play. The bad points are the visuals aren't always great, sometimes the physics can be very annoying and the difficulty of levels seems to be completely random and not progressive. These don't ruin the game and its definitly worth the nice £2.50 price but without those faults it could have been excellent.
Fortunatly all the Mini's I have are amazing, all worth buying, i love the idea of Mini's too. I hope it continues to produce great cheap games.
Has anyone played Zombie Tycoon, Red bull X-fighters, Brainpipe or Fortix? I like the look of them but I'm very cautious over buying without knowing how good they are! (If all mini's were £2.50 i would have spent so much more money overall as I prob would have bought all these ones too!!)
on 04-12-2009 08:45 PM
on 05-12-2009 09:53 AM
Thanks for your reviews Mikal, I'm glad you confirmed my suspicions about pinball dreams! I had considered it but thought it looked a bit pants. Definitely won't now!
The balloon one never really appealed after seeing the preview.
Looks like Tetris is the real winner here. Although I think you're right, a simpler version which replicated the original a bit more would have carried more weight.
As an update, it didn't take me long to finish Blast off, got gold trophies on all except some on insane levels. Still the sort of thing I'll go back to though.
on 08-12-2009 01:08 PM
on 10-01-2010 09:08 AM
I've downloaded Blast Off and Yetisports.
Love Blast Off!
But I was dissapointed with yetisports - dont buy!!!
Blast off is awesome, I have not got a single brick star yet, but very close.
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