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  • Summary: Have you ever wanted to play PlayStation Home arcade games on the go? Well, now you can with the Home Arcade Player! Access and play a select range of PlayStation Home arcade games on your PlayStation Vita. Simply download PS Home Arcade and instantly enjoy WipEout 2D, Ice Breaker, and a one-level playable demo of Scribble Shooter absolutely free of charge!

    Once its installed, adding any further games to the Home Arcade Player will enable them to be downloaded for free in PS Home for your PlayStation Home apartment.

    Likewise, any PS Home arcade games, available for the PS Home Arcade, purchased, or previously purchased, in PS Home will instantly be made available to play on PS Vita via the PS Home Arcade.
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  1. May 1, 2013
    9
    A great little platform for small, bite-sized mostly retro games. Scribble Shooter, Time Pilot, Centipede and Asteroids are all excellent retro-shooter games that handle well on the Vita and all are either free or dirt cheap (~$2) to purchase. Great for those times when you just want to play some mindless and quick games on your held held. Expand
  2. Feb 7, 2013
    9
    It weird that Vita has another platform for delivering games but this is worth it. Loads fast and it is quick to get in the game you want. Frogger, Asteroids and Centipede play great. Scribble shooter is fun. Not big on Wipeout 2D. Icebreaker is a bit too slow for me but it is fun for free. Hopefully more classic and small games are coming. Expand
  3. Feb 7, 2013
    7
    While its not really a "game" the app really acts as a second PS Store. The UI is very nice, easy and accessible. The games on offer(those which you can buy) are lovely and cheap with varied genre's etc. This all adds to the PSVita's large amount of smaller more compact games. All of these games are good but I feel as if no one will review these games so they will just end up being Vita's small gems that "don't exist" on metacritics high score listing. Collapse
  4. May 17, 2014
    4
    I'm more than a little confused as to why this was necessary. Respectfully, this feels like it was just a cash grab. The games are nowhere near as exciting as you would think. They run OK, for what it's worth, but you're really not getting much here. Just because there is free content doesn't mean it's a good game that deserves a higher score. Expand