Ten... PlayStation Vita launch games
Port and portability
Ubisoft's Rayman series is often scoffed at for being too kiddish, but this eccentric side-scrolling platformer has plenty to keep the mature audience occupied too. An almost immaculate port from the PS3, Origins sees Rayman traverse the Glade of Dreams bouncing over evil creatures that infest the land.
Unfortunately, the fun four-gamer multiplayer mode has been dropped, and connectivity options are slim. But Origins is still worth investing in for the single-player game alone. It remains an aesthetically amorous experience cooked up by renowned art director Michel Ancel in what has to be one of the best-looking Vita games to date. Then again, it isn't pitching for realism.
But everything we first loved about Rayman from the 1990s returns and now that its been ported to Vita, the game feels crisper than ever. A gem for all ages.
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Super Stardust Delta
There are few on offer that truly keep an audience as hooked as Housemarque's dazzling masterpiece, so the twin stick shooter's inclusion here is as necessary as it is for fans of arcade classics to own a copy.
While Super Stardust HD's PSP outing suffered from a lack of dual-thumbsticks, Delta can be played how it should be, either traditionally with a similar feel to the PS3 version, or with added touchscreen controls specific to Vita.
The latter sees the inclusion of missile whirlwinds or encumbering blackholes, which cause utter destruction when unleashed by tapping the front and back touchscreen respectively. Several mini games and a challenge mode make an appearance too, which while no match for the hyper campaign, bring further value to a game already drenched with it.
It's a shame that in order to unlock further mini games and additional content, you'll have to purchase an already-available DLC pack. That said, after Housemarque's poor return from the fantastic Outland, a game that benefitted Ubisoft more, it's nice to know we're helping to keep the smaller guys in business.
A gripping soundtrack rounds things off and for those of you with a taste for the old school, Delta is a must-have. It's simple, it's colourful but best of all, shows why there's little need to splash out baulking sums for triple-A titles the Vita.
More info Sony
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