PlayStation Minis is really a finalized breed of games. While they clearly were the first step towards PlayStation Mobile that we have now, there has not been a single PlayStation Mini release in some time. Even so, there is a pretty wide selection of games available to it and, when it was active, there were some really interesting and unique games that came to the systems they are supported on.
Many PlayStation Mini games are 2D games that look similar to Flash-like games used in browsers. A more accurate similarity would be Mobile games. While they were still coming out, though, there was a big focus on some of them. Many of them came out with interesting gameplay and quick-bursts of gameplay. This was a very niche field back then, but it worked for what it was. Minis offered short bursts for a small amount of money.
One game that had a trailer and a lot of hype going for it when it was in development was a platformer game by Media Tonic. Filled with Comedy, Princesses, Monsters, and an egotistical Vampire, Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess was a big anticipated title on the PlayStation Mini platform. Here is our official review of that game.
There is one kind of game that everyone knows how to play, whether you’re young or old. Video games span a huge crowd, but there are many people who just don’t like to play video games, or don’t play them. It’s not that they don’t like games, but not that kind of game. However, there is one kind of game that even people who hate video games can get into. Games that were around before that you played on a tabletop. Board Games.
Board games come in several varieties and there are many different types that many people can recall from memory. From my childhood, I remember playing the likes of Sorry, Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders, and more. Out of all of the board games, however, there is one game that stand above the rest. Monopoly. Monopoly is the property-buying giant that became so popular that there are still themed variations of the game coming out, from Star Wars to Super Mario.
Monopoly holds a special place in many people’s memories. This writer’s family used to play Monopoly countless times during family get-togethers. There would be long sessions with food and equally long arguments on whether or not my sisters were cheating and stealing money from the Bank when no one was looking. When PlayStation Minis were still releasing for the PlayStation Portable, Electronic Arts and Hasbro made a Monopoly game that is now available on the PlayStation Vita. Here is our review.
In celebration of the introduction of our site’s new category, we’ve prepared our first review for that section. The new section is for PlayStation Minis, something that Sony started in the PlayStation Portable era, cramming bite-sized games into small, downloadable files for the PlayStation Portable and later made compatible with the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. Some of these games were similar to Mobile games, not unlike some titles in the PlayStation Mobile categories. Some were not.
PlayStation Minis some believe is a failed experiment from Sony. It is possible that the Minis eventually led Sony to making PlayStation Mobile. Some believe this as some of the games in the Mini library were Mobile titles. A couple examples of this are Angry Birds and Zenonia. Whether it is or not is a mystery, but the PlayStation Vita has access to these titles and can be enjoyed on it.
There was a game that sparked our interest back then that was released as a PlayStation Mini. Among titles in this category, there were very few Role-Playing Games, or games with RPG elements in them. The title in question did both, in a way. It’s an Action RPG, but it’s also a casual, side-scrolling beat-em-up game. Straight from Norse Mythology, here is our review of the PlayStation Mini, Young Thor.