Anyone given this a bash?|
Free to download from the PS Store - comes with 2 games and a demo:
WipEout 2D - WipEout in 2D! Top down racer, with 4 tracks and 12 teams. Basic, but decent fun
Icebreaker - pretty lame Breakout clone
Scribble Shooter (demo) - scrolling shooter - style is like a series of doodles. Actually pretty decent!
There are half a dozen or so other games you can download - most are 79p.
PlayStation Home Arcade
Flying_Pig 12,312 posts
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I was going to get frogger and Time pilot and Asteroids. But it doesn't look like there are any screen formatting options. Which is shite, frogger looks silly played down a tiny sliver in the middle of the screen.
King_Edward 11,471 posts
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Are these games in PS Home?
Yes. Cross buy.
fb77 125 posts
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Another way to play old or poorly made games, or have I missed the point?
Clearly not my cup of tea!
infoxicated 1,312 posts
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I actually quite like Ice Breaker - the way the wee bear screams as it falls to its death never fails to raise a smile!
Unfortunately it seems a bit crashy if left on standby - I parked it at level 13 in the morning, listened to Music Unlimited all day, and when I went to go back to Ice Breaker I ended up having to do a reset and reboot the Vita. Hey ho, for free I think it's decent and my daughter likes it too.
el_pollo_diablo 2,255 posts
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I like me some free games and all, but it's a bit random that they live inside this arcade app.
Nice little addition.
Pretty mad to have the Wipeout license in there.
Quite enjoyed all 3 offerings.
Edited by H1ggyLTD at 01:36:49 16-02-2013
And Asteroids is aces.
@H1ggyLTD can you tell me if there are options to go full screen?
Asteroids is pretty much full screen.
@H1ggyLTD thanks, but I'm trying to figure out if Frogger and time pilot will be stretchable, as in the video montages they look like they are played on a tiny middle screen sliver. Are there any actual options to adjust display?
Also. Do they have online leaderboards?
Edited by jonsaan at 14:14:15 16-02-2013
Edited by jonsaan at 14:14:26 16-02-2013
OK. I took the plunge.
Frogger and Time Pilot have zero options for screen manipulation. Which means you have to play on a central small sliver of screen real estate. It's really shit and harms those games badly. I assume Centipede suffers the same lazy fate.
Asteroids is much better as it uses much more of the screen.
The Intellivision game Astrosmash is really good. The graphics have been taarted up nicely and it's feels fresh and modern.
I also have the columns alike puzzle game, which is quite good too. Mad Blocker. Nice Braid style graphics too.
I also don't see online leaderboards. Which seems utterly baffling. |These are arcade games. No leaderboards is backwards.
Edited by jonsaan at 12:32:22 23-02-2013
One other thing. Why is the music never right in Frogger? This is not the right music?!
Seen this many times in other versions though. Must be some bizarre licencing thing I guess.