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The 15 Minis You Have To Play

PSP, PS Vita or PS3.

The Minis platform hasn’t seen a huge amount of promotion from Sony as a whole since it launched, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some brilliant games on there – especially now that they work on PlayStation 3 too.

And, of course, a good chunk of them work on PlayStation Vita – as we’ve noted in the ones we’ve hand picked below. And sure, there’s no trophies on any of these, but they’re all top notch games and you can grab the entire lot for roughly the price of a new AAA console game.

Where Is My Heart – £3.99, works on PS Vita

A charming little platform adventure with a really smart central mechanic that starts off simple but soon takes hold. If you like your games a little bit different (and with some gorgeous pixel art) then this is probably for you.

Pix’n Love Rush – £1.74, works on PS Vita

This is a brilliant throwback to retro gaming, not just in the simple left/right/jump controls, but the visuals which gradually move onto different old school homages the better you play. Look out for the Gameboy mode and the one that looks like a Virtual Boy.

Velocity – £3.99, works on PS Vita

Hugely popular around the web, Futurlab’s space shooter plays smart (with the clever teleportation and boost mechanics) and sounds great too, with Killzone composer Joris de Man involved in the soundtrack. Looks like a top-down Amiga shooter, and is all the better for it.

  1. AcidCrashX
    Since: Jun 2009

    I actually have all of these titles and can fully agree, these are some worthwhile titles on any platform. give em a try

    Comment posted on 15/06/2012 at 09:03.
  2. Youles
    Since: Feb 2011

    I have Fieldrunners and Age of Zombies which are good fun.

    The issue for some might be that £3+ is a little expensive, when you can buy MotorStorm RC for a similar price, or pay another £3/£4 for a full PSN game with multiplayer and trophies.

    Comment posted on 15/06/2012 at 09:07.
  3. Tuffcub
    On the naughty step.
    Since: Dec 2008

    Flying Hamster, Space Shooter for $2 and Floating Cloud God are my picks, minis are great for keeping SEUs alive on PlayStation. Now.. can we have a port of R-Type?

    Comment posted on 15/06/2012 at 09:10.
  4. bigbaldwolf
    Since: Mar 2012

    Fieldrunners is very good and I think it’s only £1.99. Pixeljunk monsters should be on there surely.

    Comment posted on 15/06/2012 at 09:13.
    • Alex C
      One for all.
      Since: Forever

      Monsters isn’t a minis.

      Comment posted on 15/06/2012 at 09:21.
      • bigbaldwolf
        Since: Mar 2012

        Oh yeah. Ignore me :/

        Comment posted on 15/06/2012 at 10:10.
  5. LTG Davey
    Since: Aug 2008

    Pah, everyone knows games need trophies to be fun ;)

    Comment posted on 15/06/2012 at 09:17.
    • skibadee
      Since: Oct 2009


      Comment posted on 15/06/2012 at 09:30.
  6. igotmy9milli
    Since: Apr 2010

    Woo Vibes got featured! Such an under rated game! There really are some awesome minis, wish they got more recognition in general and on the Vita.

    Comment posted on 15/06/2012 at 09:21.
  7. herotoozero
    Since: Mar 2009

    Impossible game?

    Comment posted on 15/06/2012 at 09:21.
  8. TSBonyman
    Since: Dec 2009

    Nice mini write-up, i would add BreakQuest and Space Shooter for 2 Bucks.

    Comment posted on 15/06/2012 at 09:50.
    • Izorpo
      Since: Jun 2012

      BreakQuest is absolute genius – loved that game, a must for any arkanoid fans

      Comment posted on 15/06/2012 at 14:31.
  9. job
    Since: Jun 2010

    urbanix, retro cave flyer and stick man rescue are also good fun.

    Comment posted on 15/06/2012 at 10:14.
  10. Origami Killer
    Since: May 2010

    I have a few of these minis: Velocity, Ages of Zombies and Fieldrunners. Enjoyed all three of these! I dont play minis that often but if I have a spare 10mins they are worth a go :) Also enjoy the impossible game, I must run and babel king of the blocks :)

    Comment posted on 15/06/2012 at 10:19.