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.

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35 Comments

  1. Sorry if someone has already mentioned this but you can get Who’s that flying?! and Monsters (probably) stole my princess in a double pack for £3.99. Just got it on the Vita store.
    Great article by the way. downloaded about 8 of the games you mentioned.

    • Ah, cool.

    • Thanks for the info, did not know that, will buy’em tonight!

  2. I only have a handful of minis but thanks to this article I’m going to invest in quite a few more. Thanks :)

  3. Good list. Another that I have been enjoying on my Vita is OMG-Z. Easy to pick up gameplay.

  4. 1000 Tiny Claws is a great one I would recommend. The graphic style and humour is very similar to WTF?! and Monsters (probably) stole my princess, wrapped around a fun little action game.

  5. It’s a shame Hungry Giraffe is not Vita compatible :/
    I Must Run is another great game, but Canabalt seems the same.
    Another Mini that has my wife hooked is the one where you make burgers and whatnot and must sell’em quick. Can’t remember the name, but it’s like Diner Dash without the tables :)

  6. I prefer I must run over Canabalt personally.

    Two others that are really fun are Vempire and OMG-Z.

    OMG-Z is a different but very addicting game.

  7. Don’t put a magnet on your floppy – or two high powered ones anywhere near your floppy.

  8. That’s a great list with most of my favourites.
    Fieldrunners is probably my favourite so far, at least it’s my most played one. Love Tower Defense and Fieldrunners such a pure experience.

    But the farming game with the chickens should have got a mention. I know, it’s a bit counter-productive when I can’t remember the name.

  9. I Must Run can be added to the list of excellent minis, plus I’d probably buy Jetpack Joyride over again if it was made available as a mini.

  10. Excellent round-up, good work TSA :D

    Really pleased to see Aero-Racers in there. I’d happily see a multiplayer PSN version of that.

    Arctic Adventures:Polar’s Puzzles was also a favourite of mine.

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