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  • Summary: [Playstation Network] Gravity Crash combines vintage arcade shoot 'em up gameplay with next generation visuals, to turn the heads of both core and new players alike. Your mission is to navigate space, twisting tunnels, underwater caverns and other hazardous environments to fulfil a range of objectives. From destroying gun emplacements to saving crewmen, Gravity Crash brings back twitch-based gameplay where a steady hand is just as important as a keen aim. With 30 planets to explore, each with varying challenges and goals, and glossed with psychedelic wireframe visuals using advanced special effects such as heat haze, refraction, blurs and more, Gravity Crash aims to fire it home that there's no school like the old school... with a brand new look. [SCEA] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Streamlined and pretty, this is an example of a simple idea being the best idea. [Jan 2010, p.84]
  2. Gravity Crash is an excellent, addictive title which fans of this genre will love. Highly Recommended.
  3. It's challenging, often frustrating, but wonderfully satisfying. Buy it. Play it. Get the t-shirt.
  4. It's oddly addictive, which feels like it should clash with the repetitive nature, but never does.
  5. 70
    At least the user created levels wind up providing additional play and an extra challenge for a somewhat shallow experience.
  6. 67
    Considering the low price, multiple game modes, challenging single-player, level editor, and funky art style, Gravity Crash is nothing to give the high hat to.
  7. There's little here to warrant dusting off your spacesuit. [Feb 2010, p.111]

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  1. MarkM
    Dec 10, 2009
    10
    I tried hard to find a reason to NOT give this game a score of 10. I own about 20 downloaded games on my PS3 and this game is in my top 2 or 3 (my other favourite is Comet Crash). Pros: - $10 - Fantastic retro visuals and music. As another reviewer put it, it's a neon ice-cream that makes you want to lick the screen. - Fantastic controls. - You can land your spacecraft (to rescue crashed crews) and it's as challenging as the popular 'Moon Lander' type of games. My favourite part. - Cool water effects (yes, the spacecraft can swim.). - It doesn't deserve a 10/10 score if you're not into simple retro and must have the latest eye-candy like Madden, Barbie Adventures, or Final Fantasy. Cons: - It doesn't have a lot of depth.. the story is very light. However I'm a 20-minute-a-day gamer so this game suits me well. Expand
  2. mobius
    Nov 30, 2009
    10
    reminds me of the old classic fount on the Atari ST. OIDS. the game uses the same graphics found in games like Geometry wars but give extra gameplay.
  3. SueB
    Nov 24, 2009
    9
    Love it, love it, love it! I really dig old school retro games and I have loads of emulators on my laptop like MAME. On PS3 this is just so slick and lovely, it's like a big neon ice-cream - I could almost lick the screen! The gameplay is fun, and each level brings something new. I've tried the level editor, and it's SO easy to use. The sound effects are nice'n'retro, and the soundtrack is just sublime - a really nice mix of 80's kitch and noughties electro which I must get onto my iPod somehow. I massively recommend this game! Expand
  4. GeorgeC
    Dec 4, 2009
    9
    Very good game, there are some small gripes but nothing that makes me regret purchasing it. I wish just a bit more time was taken to round out community interaction, but hey this is just what the Dr. ordered until pj Shooter!! Expand
  5. TobD
    Nov 29, 2009
    9
    Ahhh, the sweet feeling of true gameplay. For people who loved the game Gravity Force on Amiga (and similar games like gravitar, thrust and oids) run to your psn store and get this game! There is no doubt in my mind that you will love this game too. Everyone should at least check out the trial, i'm guessing most of you won't regret it. May the gravity be with you. Expand
  6. SimonF
    Nov 26, 2009
    8
    Retro- heaven! Forget Pixeljunk Shooter - this is true arcade "one more go" heaven - I love the way that if you lose all your lives and want to keep playing, your score resets, essentially meaning that to get highscores - you need to play well all the way through, or start again when you die - just like in the 80s! With a level editor and the ability to download user content - this game is worth every penny! Expand