Ever since handheld gaming achieved a level of processing power that could handle 3D visuals, it's become an unwritten rule that at least one launch title must be a port or remake of a popular console game - just to prove that the new portable can live up to all the cosmetic hype. Super Mario 64 DS, MediEvil: Resurrection on PSP, Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition on 3DS all followed this trend.
PlayStation Vita continues it with the likes of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, but out of all the expanded game titles and familiar boxart, Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus stands out as perhaps the most recognisable; it's an enhanced version of a PlayStation 3 remake which itself is based on an Xbox classic from 2004. Despite being older than the PSP, does this shinobi adventure still have what it takes to impress?
The answer is a resounding yes for anyone who hasn't played Ninja Gaiden Black, Ninja Gaiden Sigma or the original - but for those who have, Sigma Plus doesn't add a whole lot that's new.