Excerpt: Super Stardust HD is a dual-stick shooter where the player’s objective is to shoot things and not have their ship be destroyed. It’s a simple concept, but there’s a lot going on, and not all that is going on is accessible. As with most indie games sound doesn’t play a role in gameplay, and players without hearing might even be a step ahead of the rest of us as they won’t have to turn the volume down in order to enjoy the game.
Excerpt: Super Stardust HD is a dual-stick shooter where the player’s objective is to shoot things and not have their ship be destroyed. It’s a simple concept, but there’s a lot going on, and not all that is going on is accessible.
Excerpt: The fallout from Bizarre Creations’ XBLA title Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved is still being felt in downloadable console titles today, nearly four years later. Many releases are all too content to try to follow on another game’s success, leaving us consumers to work our way through quite literally a slew of adequate-if-derivative twin-stick shooters. And yet, despite being of the same ilk, Super Stardust HD escapes being tarred with this easy criticism.
Excerpt: There is no point starting anywhere else. The moment you jump into your first game of Super Stardust HD there are only two things you will think. The first is 'Asteroids' and the second is 'Geometry Wars'. There is simply no denying that this most recent PSN shooter takes the Xbox LIVE classic's twin stick controls and applies them to the proven boulder blasting formula from gaming's earliest dawn.
Conclusion: Super Stardust HD takes an old genre and reinvents it in a way that gives us fond memories of past games along with delivering an intense and challenging game. The visuals are top-notch with great music and fun new developments in gameplay and effects. It’s a steal at only $9.99 and a must own for anyone with fond memories of twin stick shooters.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is One of my favourite things about the PS3 is the Playstation Network. Not only does it allow you to play several multiplayer games for free, the Playstation Store often has great game add-ons and other downloadable content. I recently had a chance to play Super Stardust HD, one of the full downloadable games available in the Playstation Store.
Excerpt: Back in the golden arcade days kids, teenagers,and gamers of all ages would blow 5-10 dollars a weekend on quater arcade games. With next generation hardware and services that allow you to save games on your hard drive. Sony brings part of the arcade to you. Super Stardust HD. We've done it before. the classic dual analog control scheme. Left stick to move, right stick to fire and steer. But to what limits have we been using them?
Excerpt: Up until this point, the PlayStation Network lacked original games. Sure, you have the Gran Turismo HD pack and David Jaffe’s Calling All Cars. However, it lacked a “killer app” to lean on, similar to Bizarre Creations’ Geometry Wars for the Xbox 360. That changed with the release of Super Stardust HD.