Before we begin this review, let’s give you a little history. There was a Mobile game not long ago that got very popular very fast. It involved tapping the touchscreen of your device to make a bird flap and fly through a maze of pipes that looked oddly similar to the pipes from the Super Mario Bros. series. You may already know what game I’m talking about. It was called “Flappy Bird”.
Flappy Bird was free and got its revenue from ad hits and downloads. Soon after it hit its peak, though, the developer took it off the Mobile Stores, saying that it was an overnight sensation and over with. Fans thought otherwise. In the months since it was taken off, there have been countless lookalike games appearing, some even bearing the same name. It’s gotten so bad that Google and Apple will not accept an app anymore that contains “Flappy” in its name.
The lookalike games have spread from Mobile to consoles as well. Not long ago, a talented LittleBigPlanet player managed to create the game inside a LBP level. A pretty impressive feat, though it wasn’t exactly on bar with the original game. PlayStation, Mobile, however, did. A few weeks ago, PlayStation Mobile was updated with a game that plays very similar to the original Flappy Bird. This is our review of the PlayStation Mobile title, Trolly Bird.
PlayStation Mobile is a series of Mobile games available both for the PlayStation Vita and many of Sony’s smartphones and tablets. It has an entire secton of the PlayStation Store devoted to it, only accessible on a device that can run the games, and is often overlooked by many people. I found myself overlooking it, for the most part, for a long time. Once I started getting games for it, though, I realized that the service has a lot of fun games in it.
To help promote the service, Sony has been running a Festive Giveaway, with giving away two PlayStation Mobile games each week to anyone who gets on and downloads them. They’ve already done an update this week, which was done yesterday, which added two more to the service. Last week, though, they released a new game called Bike Rider DX, which was given away, alongside another PlayStation Mobile game.
We at the PlayStation Review Network took advantage of the giveaway and downloaded Bike Rider DX. Having spent a good amount of time with it, we found it worthy of writing and have prepared a review of the game for those of you interested both in PlayStation Mobile and this game. It Bike Rider DX worth the price tag it’s got now of $5.99? It’s time you found out. Here is our review of Bike Rider DX.
We wish all of our readers a very Merry Christmas on this 25th of December. We surely hope you will be spending some time with your loved ones today, but for those of you who are not, and for after everyone’s Christmas times are over, we have something special and appropriate for you guys to read over today. We have a Christmas-themed review that we’ve written for you to enjoy on Christmas Day.
Every Christmas, we have much preparations to do, especially for young children. Cookies and Milk need to be made and left for Santa. Everyone needs to get in bed. The water needs to be turned off, food needs to be in the fridge, and presents should be wrapped and under the tree. So many things need to be done and kids always have fun doing all of those things.
PlayStation Mobile has a fun, little title that lets you revisit all of those things and relive all the things you needed to do to prepare for Christmas and Santa Clause, taking the role of a young girl who is preparing her home for Christmas. If you’re a fan of side-scrolling and puzzle games, here is our official review for the PlayStation Mobile title, Quiet Christmas.
When you think of the Mobile market, odds are that you don’t always think about game consoles, but rather phones and tablets. This is because that is where the majority of Mobile games are located. While there have been some popular Mobile games ported to consoles, like Angry Birds and Plants vs Zombies, the majority of the Mobile market is still on, well, Mobile devices. This is, with the exception of PlayStation Mobile for PS Vita.
PlayStation Mobile, I feel, has never really caught a lot of traction for as long as it has been available. For PlayStation Vita owners, PS Mobile is a means by which gamers can buy, download, and play Mobile games with the physical controls of the Vita. Some games on this platform are exclusive to PlayStation Mobile, while others are ports of games on other platforms, such as iOS and Android.
With the Holiday Season right here and upon us, Sony has been kind enough to give away some of their PlayStation Mobile games. The first PS Mobile game we reviewed, Gun Commando, was part of this kindness. For the Holidays, it was Free on the PlayStation Store, along with several other titles. I enjoyed that game, and there are other PS Mobile games that are enjoyable to play. Today’s review will be on one of those games. Here is our coverage of the PlayStation Mobile title, Super Crate Box.
It’s easy to see Sony being overshadowed in the Mobile community. With the vast amounts of games and developer support coming to platforms such as iOS and Android, it’s kind of hard not to be overshadowed when you’re not them. But there’s a fair amount of games available for PlayStation Mobile, which can be played on Sony tablets, phones, and of course, the PlayStation Vita.
The nice thing about the Vita being able to play PlayStation Mobile games is that there is controller support, so you can play Mobile games with the PS Vita’s buttons, rather than relying solely on the touch screen with touch controls. Those are very hard to get used to and, in some case, not as good as physical buttons, when it comes to reaction time.
This talk about PlayStation Mobile leads me to my first review of a PlayStation Mobile game. Today, I will be reviewing Gun Commando, a casual shoot-em-up game available on PS Mobile.