Today seems to be "SNK Day" for PSN because ten previously released arcade games from the Japanese developer debut as download titles. PlayStation 3 users will definitely want to check out LIMBO while PSP owners have the chance to pick up Angry Birds and a digital version of Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions.
PlayStation Network Downloads
- In LIMBO, a young boy traverses through a dark atmospheric world to find out the fate of his sister. Navigate through deadly hazards and solve puzzles to discover what has happened to the missing sibling. Feel free to check out Neoseeker's review before picking this up for $14.99.
- Fast Draw Showdown is a port of the 1994 arcade rail shooter that was unique for having full motion video. Up to two players must shoot outlaws and protect innocent citizens. This port is compatible with PlayStation Move hardware. Prove your quick draw skills for $6.99.
- Dead Block brings together three unlikely allies to fend off zombies. This team must survive for a certain amount of time by building blockades and leading zombies into traps. As a last resort, they can use melee weapons. Costs $9.99 to download.
PSone Classics and Imports
- Baseball Stars 2 is an arcade-style baseball game featuring six teams. Team members stats can be upgraded over time and players can have leagues last up to 125 games. Worth $8.99 to download.
- 26 of SNK's brawlers compete to win the latest fighting tournament in The King of Fighters '95. This version of the popular 2D fighter introduced a Team Battle option where teams of two or three characters face off against another group. All characters also have access to a last resort move when their stamina is low. Check out this edition of SNK's long-running fighting series for $8.99.
- Kyuiin is a bizarre side-scrolling shoot 'em up starring two kids who fly around on vacuum cleaners. Aside from being able to access various weapon pick-ups, the hose on your vacuum can be used to suck up all sorts of clutter and enemies. Clean up the skies for $5.99.
PSP Downloads and minis
- Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions is an update of the original Final Fantasy Tactics that was initially released for the PlayStation in 1997. In this strategy RPG, the kingdom of Ivalice faces economic and political strife after its king has suddenly died and has no heir. As neighboring countries go to war, a cadet named Ramza discovers a sinister blot behind the war. The digital version of War of the Lions costs $9.99 to download.
- The flightless fowl from Angry Birds are after some evil pigs who have stolen some eggs. Catapult various birds to collapse structures that are housing the pigs. Play this incredibly popular puzzler for $3.99.
The following games are worth $2.99 each.
- Ozma Wars was SNK's first-ever arcade game. Survive against waves of enemies in this vertical shoot 'em up. Keep your energy up to continue playing.
- Sasuke vs. Commander is another early SNK shoot 'em up in the form of a lone ninja defeating enemies. Two players can take turns to get a high score.
- Vanguard is yet another of SNK's early shooters, only this one scrolls horizontally and lets you shoot in four directions. Also sports some amusing synthesized voices.
- In Marvin's Maze, you must clear a maze of dots and use power-ups to defeat Robonoids that invade the level. A level is considered complete by retrieving all dots or eliminating a certain amount of Robonoids.
- Hal 21 lets you control a plane that can attack enemies in the air and those on the ground. A boss must be defeated at the even of every stage.
- The Greek goddess of wisdom and warfare Athena tires of living in Olympus and looks for adventure. Make use of your weapons to defeat enemies and carve through the environment in this platformer.
- Top down shooter Ikari Warriors allows up to two players mow down hordes of enemies in an effort to reach the town of Ikari. Make use of power-ups and vehicles to succeed.
- Similar to Ikari Warriors, Guerilla War follows the mission of two rebels freeing a Caribbean Island from a dictator. Use various weapons and vehicles to win. This is also a free download for PlayStation Plus subscribers.
- Bulletstorm "Blood Symphony DLC" ($9.99) - Adds two maps for Echoes Mode and three levels for Anarchy Mode.
- Dead Block "More Dead to Block Map Pack" ($2.99) - Adds additional maps such as a slaughter house and Turkish bath.
- Fallout: New Vegas "Old World Blues" ($9.99) - Make use of technology from the Pre-War era to save the Think Tank.
- ModNation Racers "Medieval Mini Theme" ($6.99) - Medieval-themed parts for karts.
- Mortal Kombat "Warrior Rain" and "Compatibility Pack 3" ($4.99, free) - Add the ninja warrior Rain to your roster. Compatibility Pack 3 introduces balance changes and also contains Klassic Skins for Jade and Kitana.
- Motorstorm Apocalypse "King of Diamonds" Event Pack (Free) - Six single-player races that award up to 120,00 chips.
- Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon "Sideswipe" Character ($0.99) - A Decepticon who excels at speed and melee attacks.
- Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls "The Red Shadow of the Sister Scenario" ($7.99) - Adds an additional story arc for single-player.