Hot Pixel PSP

  • Publisher: Atari
  • Release Date: Oct 2, 2007
Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 35
  2. Negative: 9 out of 35
Buy On
  1. 49
    It's been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but this is practically a slap in the face of a title that works really well.
  2. Hardcore Gamer
    45
    What could have been a good game inspired by the great "Warioware" series instead is nothing more than a poor imitation. [Nov 2007, p.62]
  3. Wherever the line is between very simple and very simple but addictive, Hot Pixels doesn't cross it in most cases.
  4. 40
    Despite a few nice features and a cool graphical style (pixel art is pretty awesome), the lame microgames outweigh the good ones by a hefty margin.
  5. Edge Magazine
    40
    If zSlide wants to directly compete with WarioWare’s creativity, not toying with the PSP’s optional camera or microphone has been a missed opportunity. [July 2007, p.94]
  6. 35
    Hot Pixel is the most blatantly derivative product we've seen for years, but to make matters worse, it fails to offer up any sort of compelling gameplay or long term value.
  7. It’s hard for me to think of anyone who would find Hot Pixel entertaining, even at its reduced RRP of £19.99. It would be too fast and frantic for young kids, too ridiculously camp at being street for young teenagers and too brain-numbingly dull for anybody with an IQ over 50 to play it for more than half an hour.
  8. 30
    When it comes down to it, there’s essentially nothing here to recommend this over any other game, for example, something like WarioWare. That game has character, is constantly funny and contains a great selection of fun minigames. Hot Pixel fails to deliver on all counts.
  9. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    30
    Quirky games like this work only when there's a huge amount of truly inspired imagination behind them. Here, there isn't. [July 2007, p.97]

Awards & Rankings

#76 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2007
#24 Most Shared PSP Game of 2007
User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. TobyO.
    Nov 6, 2007
    6
    Lots of critical hate for this game; a little harsh, in my opinion. Yes, it's a Wario Ware ripoff, but how many Wii games are, too? Lots of critical hate for this game; a little harsh, in my opinion. Yes, it's a Wario Ware ripoff, but how many Wii games are, too? It's also a little cheesy and repetitive, but I was still moved to play through it, and download the 70 free games online. PSP needed a game like this, and I think Hot PXL did a decent job. Full Review »