Review: Windjammers (PlayStation 4)

Windjammers is a fast-paced head-to-head arcade game where two players face off on a court, and throw discs at the opponent’s goal zone to score points. Incredibly fun and intensely addictive, Windjammers is the adrenaline rush you’re looking for.

Pros:

  • Classic arcade graphics.
  • 81.14MB download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Cross buy- You get PlayStation 4 and the Vita version.
  • Online and local.
  • How to play- Text based.
  • Game settings- 4:3, 16:9 screen ratio options, Three background images, Screen filter- CRT, Smooth, Scanlines or none.
  • Online leaderboards with filters by mode and friends only.
  • Local- Arcade, Vs and mini games.
  • Mini games- Flying disc bowling and Dog distance.
  • Six locations-Lawn, Beach, Stadium, Clay, Concrete and tiled.
  • Arcade-Face off against every character. Two settings- Arcade or infinite mode and you also get the difficulty settings choice.
  • Six characters with unique stats.
  • Moves- You can slide, curl, special moves, lobs, super sonic shots, toss and custom super. Along with the fact you can bounce the disc off walls and obstacles.
  • Supports analog or d-pad control.
  • Addictive.
  • Slick gameplay.
  • Very much a multiplayer game.
  • Different locations have obstacles.
  • So much fun to be had.
  • Arcade presentation.
  • Aim of the game is to score goals by getting the disc into your opponents goal. The goal is split into three scoring zones, two 3 pointers and the centre 5 pointer. First to 12 wins the round and maybe the game.
  • Classic bouncy arcade soundtrack.
  • Very easy to get into.
  • The game is surprisingly deep as you learn the various moves and strategies.

Cons:

  • Only one control layout.
  • No replay function.
  • Very short arcade mode.
  • Any lag can kill the gameplay.
  • Very much a multiplayer game.
  • A lot of pro players online making it hard to break through.

 

The Numbers:
  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Accessability - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
8/10

Summary

Windjammers is a brilliant game, It was back in the day and this remastering captures the magic once again. It is a short game for the solo only players but it really shines when you play either local or online multiplayer. The whole game just feels polished and handled with love. Moves are varied and encourage you to try new things and actually truth be told, They are relatively easy to pull off. In short this is a spot on reworking of a classic and an absolute joy to play.

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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