Developers: Green Hill, Abstraction Games, Thumbs Up
Cosmic Clean Up
What they say: It’s one giant sweep for mankind as you take on the role of a cosmonaut set to clean up the galaxy.
Cosmic Clean-up is a 2D skill game where risk and reward is the main mechanic. Discover space as the first cosmonaut of your own little planet and go where no man has gone before. Once you’ve launched your spaceship there’s no turning off your engine, as you use the flames of your thruster to burn your way through outer space.
What I say: Cosmic Clean Up doesn’t do much to help you out initially. The controls really were not explained very well and it took a bit of fiddling to really get it. But once you do it really is quite the fun little time waster. The game offers only touch controls and you touch the left side to rotate left and the right side to rotate right. `Pretty simple right? I played this on my Vita and I really wish I could have used the shoulder buttons or even the sticks. The game has cute cartoony graphics and the concept of speeding around collecting the trash is quite novel.
What they say: Gun Commando is a First Person Shooter with a classic Shoot ‘em Up feel, the two genres combining to create a unique and action packed environment. The earth has been invaded by alien forces, and all that stands between the oblivious civilians and their grim fate is you; a war torn commando who lives for covert action. Your deadliest mission yet takes you on a city-wide journey of destruction. Your main goal? Kill every last one of them!
What I say: Someone took a first person shooter and shrunk it down into my Vita! Gun Commando does a fantastic job of replicating the FPS classics like Wolfenstein 3-D and Doom. There are many levels for you to shoot through and the enemies are many and varied. This game just drips nostalgia but it fells fresh enough to make you want to plow through the whole thing. Controls are either touch screen or sticks and shoulder buttons.
Also adding to the experience was the fun story and nice looking comic style cutscenes. Very well done!
This was really surprising and it really is a fun retro experience!
What they say: Panic! is a top-down action puzzler that requires quick thinking and fast reflexes.
A giant alien slime monster is attacking the city! What can you do? Help survivors escape the city by creating blockades, toppling houses, unleashing awesome air strikes and throwing buoys to save those about to be swallowed by the slime!
Panic! is a unique game with plenty of action, comedy and surf music to keep you coming back for more.
And whatever you do, try not to Panic!
What I say: Panic! Is a top down puzzle game where a monstrous green slime is flooding a city and you must demolish building in order to redirect it away from innocent citizens. It’s not so hard at first but as the levels drag on some of the folks will not sit still and you have to contain them as well as keep the slime away from them. Also certain buildings have to protected at times so things do get mixed up. The only real downside is despite the various mechanics that get introduced along the way, it does not take long for the game to feel repetitive.
Controls are all touchscreen and it feels pretty natural and does a good job of introducing things to you. The Vita also has to be turned on its site to play in order to meet the games proper dimensions. If the game had just a little more variety, I would have enjoyed it more.