Review: Aqua Kitty (PlayStation Mobile)

Due to a sudden shortage of milk, cats around the world are forced to seek out new sources to get their fix. You and your team of milk mining kittens have overcome a fear of water to drill down under the ocean seabed and begin extracting vast reserves of what seems to be naturally forming full-fat milk. Get ready for fast paced submarine action, defending the kittens from disruptive mechanical sea creatures……….THE MILK MUST FLOW!

The game is, in essence, a Defender clone, this is in no way a bad thing and in fact, improves its charms. For you are tasked with looking after the cats as they drill for milk. Enemies will come at you in a wave-based attack,  using different sized enemies and attack speed. You will need quick reflexes and a cool head as you look to clear the stage as quickly as possible. Pickups will aid you. They aren’t the best pickups in the world, ranging from bombs to extra ships fighting your cause. If an enemy grabs one of your kitties you gotta kill him fast as you can as they look to take your kitty to the surface.

 

The game does a lot of things right and is an excellent addition to anyone’s PSM collection. Fans of Defender will feel right at home, from the play style, down to the minimap at the top showing enemies. Losing all your kitties or lives will result in a game over. The levels are chosen by yourself from a grid-based map. Stuck on a level? simply pick a different level and move on. For die-hard crazy people, there is an endless mode where you attempt to set new scores against never-ending enemies. I enjoyed my time with the game and it will remain on my Vita for many months to come as it scratches a retro itch. A great game at a great price with a brilliant soundtrack, whats not to love about it?

Still not convinced? here’s a trailer for you to help.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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