Vanguard Review

Publisher/Developer: SNK Games Consoles: Playstation 3 (Reviewed), PSP Genre: Shooter/Retro Price: $2.99 Vanguard is one of eight games recently released by SNK onto the Playstation 3 and Playstation Portable. Available on the Minis section of the Playstation Store, if you buy one copy of the game, it can be played on either system for no extra charge. The first trait you’ll notice about the game ...

Ikari Warriors PSN Minis Review

Ikari Warriors Platforms: PSP, PSN (Reviewed) Develop(s): SNK Publisher(s): SNK Players: 1-2 Genre(s): Arcade Ikari Warriors released in the arcades in 1986, inspired by the popular Rambo films which were out at the time. The player(s) take control of commandos Ralf and Clark, who’s plane has been shot down and are stuck behind enemy lines left only with the choice to head towards the village of I...

Guerrilla War Review

Game: Guerrilla War Publisher/Developer: SNK Playmore Consoles: PS3(Reviewed), PSP Price: $2.99 Genre: Top down shooter SNK Playmore has released 8 classics onto the Playstation Network and so far, they have all been fairly decent games, although many of them desperately need a paint job and some updated gameplay. Nevertheless, for 20 year old games, they hold up on par with some of the games of t...

HAL 21 Review

Game: Hal 21 Publisher/Developer: SNK Playmore Price: $2.99 Genre: Top down shooter Consoles: PS3 (Reviewed), PSP HAL 21 is yet another classic from SNK Playmore that has been released onto the Playstation 3 and Playstation Portable through the Mini section of the Playstation Store.  If you buy one copy of the game, you can play it on either the PS3 or PSP, although saves will not transfer over.  ...

Athena Review

Game: Athena Consoles: PS3 (Reviewed), PSP Publisher/Developer: SNK Playmore Price: $2.99 SNK has been releasing quite a few of their classic games on Playstation. Athena is one of them. Published in 1986, it has found a new life on the PSN by being released as a Mini. Available on the PS3 and PSP, Athena doesn’t appear to have too many changes from the original version of the game. There is no hi...

Baseball Stars 2 – PSN Review

Baseball Stars 2 Platforms: PSP, PSN (Reviewed) Develop(s): SNK Publisher(s): SNK Players: 1-2 Genre(s): Sport Bright colours, fast action and over-the-top in every-way, nothing better comes to mind on how to describe Baseball Stars 2. Having no MLB licensing your left with 12 teams with names like Aussie Thunder and Japan Samurai, which just suit the game’s style perfectly. You start out se...

The King of Fighters ’95 – PSN Review

The King of Fighters ‘95 Platforms: PSP, PSN (Reviewed) Develop(s): SNK Publisher(s): SNK Players: 1-2 Genre(s): Fighting Story The King of Fighters are back for another years tournament, bringing the worlds most powerful fighters together. The one bringing them together known only as “R” none other than Rugal, who was suspected to have died when he blew up his aircraft carrier in ’94. All the sam...

Drums Challenge Review

Game: Drums Challenge Developer/Publisher: MusiGames/Sanuk Games Platforms: PS3 (Reviewed) and PSP Price: $2.49 / €1.99 / £1.74 Genre: Music/Rhythm Sanuk Games has published quite a few games for the Mini service on Playstation consoles.  Ranging from tough platformers to mind boggling puzzles, these games are usually at the top of quality when it comes to the titles usually released onto the Play...

Blazblue Continuum Shift II Review

Blazblue Continuum Shift II Published by: Aksys Games Developed by: ARC System Works Platforms: PSP (Reviewed), Nintendo 3DS Release Date: May 31, 2011 Price: $29.99 US Overview: If you have been following Arc System Works then you should know that the creators of the Guilty Gear franchise have been spending the last few years working on an entirely new franchise. Blazblue: Continuum Shift II was ...

Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together Review

Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together Publisher & Developer: Square Enix Platform: PlayStation Portable (Reviewed) Release date: February 15th 2011 US Price: $39.99 US, £34.99 UK Overview: Square Enix has brought a variety of older games to new generations of gamers through the PSP and through the PsOne classic section of the PSN but one thing is certain. When they pick a title that they are goi...

The 3rd Birthday Review

The 3rd Birthday Developer: HexaDrive Publisher: Square Enix Platform: PlayStation Portable (Reviewed) Release Date: March 29th 2011 Price: $29.99 US, £34.99 UK, $69.99 AUS Overview: Franchises can do a weird thing when they are left to sit for a long period of time. The Parasite Eve franchise has seen two different entries, but both of these games had a few differences between them as the series ...

3D Twist and Match Review

Game: 3D Twist and Match Publisher/Developer: Bulkypix/Sanuk Games Price: Varies from $.99 on Apple devices to £1.74/€1.99 on Playstation Platforms: PSP (Reviewed), PS3, iPhone, iPad, Nintendo DS Genre: Puzzle 3D Twist and Match is the latest game from Sanuk Games and Bulkypix.  These indie developers have been known to produce quite a few amazing games that offer a lot in the way of originality. ...

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