Excerpt: N+ impressed me during my time in the Atari booth back at E3 in the year of our Lord 2009. For some odd reason we lost track of this game, and never got it on the review track. That mistake has been rectified with this Playstation Portable (PSP) review. Players get to take on the role of a supernaturally fast ninja. The goal of this hand held video game is to collect gold, and make it to the next level without getting blown to bits.
Summary: Parents need to know that N+ is based on a Flash game that was playable on the Internet for free, but very limited when compared to the official PSP or DS version. The game does utilize a ninja, but no weapons are used by the game player in the game. Instead, they must use cunning and skill to traverse a series of levels under a time limit. It's a challenging game that may frustrate younger gamers on later levels but is sure to keep their attention for a long time.
Excerpt: N+ takes the platform game back to its roots, focusing on the core gameplay elements that were established during the genre's genesis on computers in the early 80s. Even the game's look has a decidedly retro feel, with simple and minimalistic graphics and a very restrained use of color.
Summary: A ninja is more than a mere assassin. Ninjas move quickly and assuredly through the most deadly situations, arriving at their destination in style and with not a single hair out of place. N+ is all about precision and control as you guide your ninja through single-screen 2D side-view obstacle courses, and past dangers that can send ninja chunks flying through the level.
Excerpt: They say there is beauty in simplicity, and that is exactly the philosophy that SilverBirch Studios aims to capitalize upon with their portable adaptation of Metanet Software’s ninja platform/puzzle IP. N+ was originally a freeware flash game (entitled, simply, N), but was ported to Xbox Live Arcade early this year. Now, a ground-up version of the game has found what seems the proper home for such incremental, small-dose gameplay–the PSP.
Summary: It may not be the best looking game on the PSP, but N+ proves that it can more than hang with the big boys. Atari's newest action game features hundreds of levels, downloadable content, compelling multiplayer levels, a level creator and much, much more ... and it's only $20. It's not perfect, but for that price you can't afford to pass up this retro platformer! Tweet This product was submitted by the publisher for review.
Excerpt: What is it?
The flash game N, which features a simple graphical style on a complex physics engine, has been reworked into a retail release called N+ with some optional visual enhancements and a number of …
Conclusion: N+ ist vollkommen simpel gestaltet und doch einmal ganz was anderes. Der minimalistische Stil macht sich gut auf dem großen Display der PSP und lenkt nicht mit irgendwelchen optischen Spielereien von der guten Physik, der spaßigen Steuerung und somit der Jagd zum Zieltor ab. Der Level-Editor misamt der Möglichkeit, die Level mit anderen Spielern übers Netz zu tauschen ist ein Pro-Argument für den ohnehin schon gut ausgestatteten Multiplayer, der leider keine Spiele übers...
Pros: simples, aber sehr forderndes Hüpfgameplay, sehr ordentlicher Umfang, präzise Steuerung, interessanter, minimalisitscher Stil, Level-Editor mit Online-Tausch
Cons: später bestialischer Schwierigkeitsgrad, Drücken der Starttaste führt nach Levelversuch zum Sofortabbruch, immer gleiche, irgendwann nervende Musik, kein Game Sharing