Review: Psyvariar Delta (Nintendo Switch)

Psyvariar Delta

Psyvariar Delta is a classic shooter known for the Buzz System, where players level up by grazing enemy fire and chaining Buzz. Also included in this version are 2 HD remakes of the arcade classic Psyvariar Medium Unit and Psyvariar Revision with new additional features.

Pros:

  • Lush vibrant graphics.
  • 479mb download size.
  • Bullet hell Shmup gameplay.
  • Local two-player Co-op support.
  • Can rebind buttons for both players.
  • Online leaderboards.
  • Analog and d-pad support.
  • Powerful pulse-pounding soundtrack.
  • Save and watch replays.
  • Proper arcade experience.
  • Screen options-Rotate screen, tate mode, stretch axis sliders and menu flip as the screen moves.
  • Five difficulties-very easy/easy/normal/hard/very hard.
  • Can adjust starting lives, continues and bomb stock levels.
  • Two ships to choose from.
  • Three modes-Normal, practice and score attack.
  • Three versions of the game–Med unit, Delta and Revision.
  • Three soundtracks styles for each game type.
  • HUD shows exp log, player status, boss status, music track, score and a window with a zoomed-in view of your ship.
  • Rotate screen based on directional input-on/off.
  • Shooting-tap for one type then hold for another.
  • Constant action.
  • Beautiful locations.
  • Massive screen-filling boss fights.
  • Infinite replayability thanks to the score-chasing aspect.

Psyvariar Delta

Cons:

  • No tutorial.
  • Difficult.
  • Takes some adjustment to get on with the flow.
  • No fullscreen option.
  • Stretching the screen looks bad(probably a good thing it doesn’t have a full-screen option!).

Psyvariar Delta

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
8/10

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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