Category PSP

Lumines Review

This review is written from the point of view of the author, with no intent to persuade readers to or away from buying a particular game. This is intended as a guide only.Block games have been arounds almost since the first PC. Tetris was developed in 1984, with releases on nearly every system cabable of playing it. Many other block games have developed from this, one of these being Lumines.Lumines consists of moving and rotating squares of 4 small blocks of up to two colours around the screen in an attempt to join four or more of the same coloured blocks together in a rectangle for removal. The blocks are removed by a time line that moves from left to right. There are special blocks that will remove all of that colour attached to it

It sounds like a basic concept, which it is, however it ...

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More PS1 games on PSP

One of the most exciting features of the PSP, for me atleast, is the ability to play some great, clasic PS1 games on it. The downside is that you need a large memory stick (can’t really get around that), as well as a PS3. That is the real killer. A $1000AU purchase just to play old games on a great handheld. Another thing is that only select games are available, and need to be downloaded. Why is this? Why not, since you need a PS3 anyway, allow users to put their legal PS1 games into the system and allow them to be copied to the PSP. Or, give a discount to the download prices for having the original. I don’t know why, when I have an original PS1 game infront of me that I have to pay for it again, just to play on my new system.

Sony, I love your systems, please treat them, and their...

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Daxter Review

This review is written from the point of view of the author, with no intent to persuade readers to or away from buying a particular game. This is intended as a guide only.Coming from a solid platforming franchise, Daxter had much to live up to, while also being able to set the benchmark on a relatively new system. Thankfully, it manages to be that game. Daxter is the fourth platforming game from the Jak & Daxter series (Jak & Daxter, Jak II, Jak 3. Jak X was a racing game, therefore I am not counting it as a platformer). Having a wide screen, the PSP would seem perfect for platformers, but the system was largely left without them. There were a few exceptions, but Daxter was one of the first from a known series to take to the small screen...
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Archer Maclean’s Mercury Review

This review is written from the point of view of the author, with no intent to persuade readers to or away from buying a particular game. This is intended as a guide only.

One of the release games for PSP (in Australia at least), this game has plenty of great moments. A challenging puzzler with an inventive idea (not surprising, considering Archer Maclean’s past efforts). You control a 3D world, which you can rotate by using the analogue nub. A blob of mercury rolls around, with the aim to get a portion the blob from the start to the finish. There are six worlds, each with twelve levels, which makes for quite abit of a challenge. There is also a bonus world (with only 6 levels), which is quite harder than the normal worlds. Even unlocking them is a real challenge...

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Lumines score.

I’ve done it. A new high score along with two new skins. The new score to beat (among anyone trying to compete with me) is 125,751. I know there are probably many people who can beat that, but it’s a start. I’m the best that I know of, can any of YOU beat me?

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The PSP

Since I have had a PSP (Playstation Portable) since they were released here in Australia (1st September 2005), I have seen some of the best and worst of Sony’s first venture into the handheld gaming market, one long considered to be solely Nintendo’s domain. The release of the PSP has taken some of that market from Nintendo, however it is only in the western countries, Japan is still wary of leaving Nintendo behind.

The PSP is more than just a games machine, it is a portable media device, with the capacity to view photos, listen to music and watch movies. This may seem like alot, but you can also surf the internet on it (provided you have firmware 2.00 or higher)...

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