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Mixed or average reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 33
  2. Negative: 1 out of 33
  1. Its simple yet innovative style, deep customization, tongue-in-cheek humor, along with a plethora of game modes makes Fat Princess: Fistful of Cake one of the best titles currently available on the PSP and indeed one of the best transitions from the PS3.
  2. Aside from the downgrade in players per match, nearly everything about Fat Princess: Fistful of Cake is as good, if not better than the PS3 version.
  3. Fat Princess: Fistful of Cake is a splendid take on the PS3 version. The added content and its portability mean fans of the original adorable, medieval strategy game will lap this up.
  4. I haven’t had that many fun for a long time. The fat princess shows how a great strategy game has to work.
  5. A brilliant package that has, amazingly, squeezed in more content than its predecessor. If you can get your PSP online, then there is no reason why this won't last for a very long time. Top stuff.
  6. Fat Princess was a ballsy choice to pack into Sony's handheld, but Fistful of Cake doesn't disappoint in its attempt to emulate big brother.
  7. 82
    Fat Princess: Fistful of Cake is a welcome addition to the PSP’s arsenal. It’s cheery, colourful, and just plain fun. Titan Studios has done well to bring the experience to the handheld without having to sacrifice. You’re even getting more than with the version for the big brother although it’s not entirely certain whether it merits such a price tag, seeing how the PS3 version was a mere 15 euro.
  8. It's not as intense an experience as on PS3, but still riotous fun and where Fat Princess is at its best. [June 2010, p.99]
  9. In conclusion, Fat Princess: Fistful of Cake is a fun game on the PSP and although I would not recommend it to owners of the PS3 version, unless you’re a die hard fan but for owners of the PSP who've never played it, this is definitely one of the better releases for 2010 thanks to its very quirky gameplay and a fun storyline.
  10. A triumph. A shining example of what the PSP can do in the right hands and is actually an improvement on the PS3 version.
  11. PSP conversion of Fat Princess brings hours and hours of intense action-strategy entertainment. Must have for this year’s summer! [Issue#192]
  12. The amount of enjoyment you'll end up getting out of Fat Princess: Fistful of Cake is directly proportional to how many friends you can gather in the same room to play. Under ideal conditions with a full team of human compatriots/antagonists, this is one of the most enjoyable PSP games out there, bar none. Countering that, the single-player setup and online multiplayer are both hamstrung by dumb AI and mute teams.
  13. 80
    Fistful of Cake is exactly the same as its bigger sister on the PlayStation 3, only even fatter with loads of great new content and game modes.
  14. Like its predecessor, Fistful of Cake is addicting on a fundamental level, and downright excellent under the right circumstances.
  15. Fat Princess: Fistful of Cake is one of the most addictive PSP games right now. It has some improvements and has more stuff than the PlayStation 3 version. The multiplayer mode is amazing, and this time you can play it in every moment and place, but sadly the campaign mode is really short.
  16. Super Size Me in the Middle Ages. A funny mixture of role-playing game, comic visuals and a humorous story. The fights are huge, but often end up in chaotic and confusing bashing.
  17. 78
    Fat Princess is a very funny PlayStation 3 game. It has great gameplay and this has been ported to the PlayStation Portable. A shame is that the AI could have been a lot better. Besides of that, the game has great controls, the audio is good and visually the game is nice. A perfect game for anyone who travels a lot.
  18. Limitations really prevent Fat Princess: Fistful of Cake from being the breakout title it should be. Had there been a better method of communication and smarter AI, this would be a significantly better experience.
  19. Has some potential, but there are simply too many bots and too few actual players. [May 2010]
  20. 75
    While multiplayer does have its flaws, it's got a lot more strengths than weaknesses, and, like the single-player, offers a highly entertaining way to kill some time while waiting for your girlfriend to get back from Jenny Craig.
  21. It’s definitely worth a look if you’re after something a little outside of the ordinary, and is certainly worthy of at least a cautious recommendation.
  22. If you're willing to plug into the wall, be close to a Wi-Fi hotspot, and have the time and patience to play through a multiplayer session, there is still a lot to love.
  23. Even if the action overwhelms the tactic, Fistful of Cake is a great start for the first portable title of the brand.
  24. In a generation of finely tuned animation and seamless open-world environments, a cheeky taste of days gone has more appeal than simply nostalgia. Now pass me a quarter.
  25. A new strategic concept for a very entertaining game, which has been very well ported to Sony's portable system.
  26. 70
    There is tons of fun to be had, however, that needs to be tempered by a warning that there are online limitations.
  27. Fat Princess is like a fairytale book, which tells the same story over and over again. Fun at the beginning, but it will get boring over time.
  28. But those of us spoiled by the tastier PS3 entry may find this version more of a morsel than a true fistful. [Jun 2010, p.77]
  29. 68
    Sure, if you can get a roomful of ad-hoc friends together or the online community booms with players who know what they’re doing, Fat Princess is a blast, but more often than not, it left me wanting.
  30. A great looking PSP game and features more content than on PS3, but the fundamental problems haven't been addressed. The single-player, albeit longer, is still quite dull, and the online matches still take forever, especially now communication is nigh on impossible. Fun but flawed.
  31. Fat Princess: Fistful of Cake is the younger, fatter sister of the PS3-version from last year. Unfortunately she inherited almost all of the same flaws that plagued her older sister. The replayability of the game depends on how many people will actually keep playing the game online. Sweet and tasty at first, but it won’t take long until you’ve had enough.
  32. No voice chat and an over-reliance on stupid bots take away much of the joy in this silly take on capture the flag.
  33. What we really wanted, and thought we were getting with Fistful of Cake, was Fat Princess on the PSP with no changes and maybe some extra content. What we were given was a lobotomized version of the original game that saves face in most regards, but disappoints in places that turned out to be a big deal.

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