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by Reanfan
on January 25th 2018, 1:33 am
 
Search in: Vita PSN Reviews
Topic: Review: Super Hydorah (Vita PSN)
Replies: 20
Views: 716

Review: Super Hydorah (Vita PSN)


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Greatius!

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Developed by Locomalito and published by Abylight, Super Hydorah is a throwback to sidescrolling space shooters of the NES era, such as Gradius and Salamander, but is so much better than the games it tries to emulate. Believe it or not we actually liked this game more than Locomalito's previous Vita game, Cursed Castilla which we gave a very high level of recommendation to our readers. Continue reading our review to find out more!




Super Hydorah is an 80's inspired retro shmup that plays alot like Gradius and Salamander and is equally as challenging which is fantastic for fans of retro games! The level design is genius and at times is even better than those found in the retro games Super Hydorah attempts to emulate! There are a ton of different enemies and stages that you'll be entertained for many hours.

The game also has several different endings which adds a ton of replay value to the game! As for the gameplay itself, the game's power-up's and formula take many cues from the Gradius series. The bosses, of which there are tons, are unique and challenging and require good concentration and memory to learn their patterns to easily defeat them! The controls are easy to learn and work well for the game, and best of all Super Hydorah is PSTV compatible which always is a plus in our opinions!




Visually the game looks unique in a truly good way! First of all the foreground is all done in the style of the classic 8-bit era with nostalgic enemies, weapons, and other aspects that'll make longtime gamers feel right at home, while the background looks like 16-32 bit CD quality. The backgrounds are highly detailed and remind us of some shmup's from the SEGA CD and SEGA Saturn era. The audio soundtrack is equally amazing and quite varied. We liked the bit of voice acting the game has as well.




Bottom-Line:

With flawlessly nostalgic gameplay, excellent controls, and a nearly perfect audio-visual presentation, Super Hydorah will have you hooked from the get-go, and its massive amount of content will keep you coming back for more! We give Super Hydorah for the Vita/PSTV a perfect level of recommendation!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★★★ 10/10

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#Review #Shooter #Locomalito #Abylight #SuperHydorah #Vita #PSN

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by Reanfan
on December 10th 2017, 2:33 pm
 
Search in: Vita PSN Reviews
Topic: Review: Cursed Castilla [Maldita Castilla ~ EX] (Vita PSN)
Replies: 14
Views: 831

Review: Cursed Castilla [Maldita Castilla ~ EX] (Vita PSN)


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For The Castle And Glory!

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Developed by Locomalito and published by Abylight, Cursed Castilla (Maldita Castilla EX) for Vita is a throwback title that possesses traits and elements of many of the 80's and 90's Arcade greats, such as Ghosts & Goblins, Super Indiana Jones, Rygar, and many more! Is the game worth it though?! We think it's one of the best throwback titles in recent years and here's why:



The gameplay in Cursed Castilla is superb to the max, the game is an action-platformer at its core and is not only a nostalgic trip down memory lane, but also provides superior gameplay to that of the titles the game is clearly inspired by! The game is also HARD, and we mean NES HARD! Expect to die alot before learning how to best tackle the game's many challenging stages!

The game has a ton of enemies and challenging bosses to tackle, there are plenty of power ups to be had, but the most interesting aspect of the game are the hazards. Some things that you wouldn't think dangerous are deadly, such as windmill blades in the background. There's even a stage where massive eggs roll by and you can kill them or dodge them, so you decide to dodge them and suddenly you find yourself surrounded by harpy enemies that hatch from those eggs! This clever stage design is just one example of many which really showcases the developer's talent!



Cursed Castilla is PSTV compatible which is fantastic news! The controls are also easy to learn, but can take awhile to master. The audio-visual presentation is absolutely amazing in a true to history representation of 80's Arcade titles! The chip-tunes are fantastic, the characters and levels look groovy, overall you won't find much better even from the likes of Shovel Knight, though obviously the art-direction is completely different.



Bottom-Line:

With fantastic and challenging gameplay, excellent controls, PSTV compatibility, and nostalgic audio-visual presentation, Cursed Castilla for Vita is one game that no Vita owner should miss out on and because of this, we give the game a nearly perfect level of recommendation!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★★½ 9.5/10

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#Review #Abylight #Locomalito #Vita #PSTV #3DS #CursedCastilla #MalditaCastillaEX #Arcade #Retro

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by Reanfan
on February 9th 2016, 12:31 am
 
Search in: Latest Nintendo News
Topic: Breaking News: Musicverse: Electronic Keyboard Is Set To Hit The 3DS eShop On February 18th In North America!
Replies: 1
Views: 845

Breaking News: Musicverse: Electronic Keyboard Is Set To Hit The 3DS eShop On February 18th In North America!


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Pocket Keyboard!

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According to a listing on Nintendo of America's website Abylight Games will be releasing a new music software app on the 3DS titled Musicverse: Electronic Keyboard. The software will allow players to compose and share their music via social media and Miiverse. Users will also be able to download songs from other players which is a fantastic feature! Here's an overview of the software:

Official Overview wrote:Share your musical genius using Musicverse: Electronic Keyboard!

Record the melody stuck in your head wherever you are and show it to the world, no limits with Miiverse™, Facebook and Twitter!

Listen and play the creations of Miko in Japan, John in Canada and Magnus in Europe... Everyone just a note away!

Both if you are an expert or the first time playing, Musicverse guides you easily through all the possibilities just at your fingertips in your Nintendo 3DS™.

Features:

◆ Store up to 128 creations.

◆ Share your music trough Miiverse, Facebook and Twitter.

◆ Import other user's music from Miiverse or QR Code patterns.

◆ Export your creations in AAC format to the SD card.

◆ Included video tutorials.

◆ Left handed mode.

◆ Chord scale visualization.

◆ Key zoom function.

◆ Real time quantization.

◆ Automatic accompaniment with 14 musical styles and 4 variations.

◆ 8 programmable chords.

◆ 32 instruments.

◆ Integrated sequencer with independent chord and melody tracks.

◆ Metronome.


What do you think of this upcoming app? Will you be downloading Musicverse: Electronic Keyboard when it launches on the 3DS eShop next week? Be sure to let us know in our comments section below!

Source: Nintendo.

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#3DS #eShop #Music #App #Abylight #Musicverse

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