Trailblazer (PlayStation Minis) Review—Setting the Trail Ablaze

This game requires superhuman memorization skills. Still, it’s a fun, simple and colorful Mini. There is not much to complain about, except for its punishing difficulty and psychedelically nauseating graphics. Trailblazer was originally a Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit and Amstrad CPC game, subsequently ported, in an unrevised form, to the Atari ST and Amiga. And…

Hungry Giraffe (PlayStation Minis) Review—Insatiable

This review originally appeared on PSPMinis.com back on February 28, 2012. Read my Postmortem about that website, soon. There are lots of free Flash-based browser games that have similar gameplay elements to Hungry Giraffe’s. The core gameplay of this Mini is reminiscent of runners like I Must Run! and One Epic Game, only in this…

I Kill Zombies (PlayStation Minis) Review—Mature but Still Raw

This review originally appeared on PSPMinis.com back on April 17, 2012. Read my Postmortem about that website, soon. This is the first time that Open Emotion Studios has released a mature-themed game. As soon as you fire up I Kill Zombies, those cute blocks from Mad Blocker Alpha show up on screen bathed in blood.…

Free Shot Frenzy (PlayStation Minis) Review—Offensive, Foul

This review originally appeared on PSPMinis.com back on April 30, 2012. Read my Postmortem about that website, soon. This Mini is a digital version of the hoop machine in arcades. Even if you don’t like basketball, I am pretty sure you’ve played it at least once in your lifetime for various reasons. One of those…