Pix the Cat

pix_the_cat_top_1

Game: Pix the Cat
Developer: Pastagames
Release: October 2014
Genre: Arcade

 

 

 

Are you in the mood for:
a nervous rush? paced brain-tickling? mellow strolling? or competitive boasting?

Name it! PIX has it!

Say Goodbye to a bland and boring life, and Hello to the hectic purr of PIX the CAT!

 

Pix the Cat is a new Ps Vita game that was released directly to PS+ in October 2014. Pix the Cat is an action arcade game with similarities to the good old Snake that we all played on our Nokias in the 90’s. Pix himself has to rescue ducks in a 2D maze, and as he collects the ducks they form a tail behind him. The ducks need to be delivered to target squares in the maze. The single player mode is action packed and a level only takes seconds to finish, until you are thrown into the next. Click here for some gameplay footage. There is also an Arena mode for multiplayer where up to four players can compete in a hectic battle of not crashing into each others tails. Here’s some arena mode gameplay footage. Make sure you grab this little gem this month if you are a PS+ member!

 

 

Read More

Rollers of the Realm

rollers_of_the_realm_top1

Game: Rollers of the Realm
Developer: Phantom Compass
Publisher: Atlus
Release: November 2014
Genre: Pinball RPG

 

 

 

 Rollers of the Realm combines the frantic physics of classic arcade pinball with the character-driven adventure of fantasy role-playing games. Bounce, spin, and battle through scenes of an epic storyline with a band of medieval misfits tasked with reclaiming the world from dark and ancient magic.

 

So you think there are not enough Pinball role playing games on the PS Vita? Well the joke is on you, because the upcoming Vita game Rollers of the Realm is about to be released. The game is played like a pinball game with different tables where your characters are represented by the ball. Each table is a level you need to pass through and you need to use the party members that are best suited for the task. The party members/balls have different abilities. For example, the rogue has a dog (another ball) that can join the table and the Knight is a heavier ball that can crush walls etc. There is of course treasure to be found and abilities to gain, as in any RPG.  There is a long and excellent video made by Joystiq where they play through the first tables together with the developers. This article over at Polygon is also pretty good if you want more information.

 

Read More

Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus

senran_kagura_top1

Game: Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus
Developer: Tamsoft
Publisher: Marvelous / XSEED
Release: October 14, 2014 (NA) – October 15, 2014 (EU)
Genre: Action

 

 

 

 

Have you ever dreamed of your perfect game? Does it include a huge cast of lovably quirky shinobi girls whose fighting skills allow them to mow down armies of opponents? Can they unleash special attacks that crush their foes with giant pancakes?

Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus is coming up for Vita as a sequel to Senran Kagura Burst. The girls at Hanzō National Academy is still fighting their enemies at Hebijo Clandestine Girls’ Academy, but now there is also a third group called Gessen Girls’ Academy. The Senran Kagura games are action fighting games where girls battle eachother until their clothes fall off… I know you want to see it so here’s a gameplay video. Usually the games are in 2D but this time you fight in full 3D. There are also four-player multiplayer battles available, either free for all or 2vs2. Another cool thing is that the japanese voiceovers are intact with english subtitles. So, if you like shinobi girls and 110% fanservice, now you know which game to get.

 

 

Read More