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  • Summary: [Playstation Network] Super Stardust Portable brings the PlayStation Network favorite, Super Stardust HD, to the PSP system. In this classic arcade shooter, the player's mission is simple: destroy everything in sight! Controlling a ship, the player must defeat enemy forces and save his home solar system from total annihilation. Based on Super Stardust HD, the game has been tuned and redesigned to take advantage of the unique power and features of the PSP system. With five highly detailed 3D planets to save, hordes of enemies and asteroids to destroy, and various game play modes, Super Stardust Portable presents super intense action on the PSP system. [Sony] Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. If you are expecting Super Stardust Portable to replace Super Stardust HD, you're going to be disappointed. However, SS Portable does a great job of translating the experience to the PSP.
  2. Although it would've been nice to have more modes besides Arcade, Planets and the boost-happy Impact (there's no sign of Survival or Endless), this gorgeous shoot-em-up is worth its $10 price tag.
  3. Excellent value for money and something every PSP owner must experience: it's fun, visual and audibly impressive and is perfect for a quick blast to and from the shops on the bus. Although it isn't perfect, it's more down to the hardware than it is the software, so I'll let it off just this once.
  4. Where this version loses out to its bigger bro is that the zoomed-in perspective feels claustrophobic by comparison. [Mar 2009, p.94]
  5. For super fans of Super Stardust HD for the PS3, this title is going to be a little bit of a let down. There aren’t as many modes and the control difference is noticeable and a slight hindrance to enjoyment.
  6. Not bad, but not essential. [Mar 2009, p.75]
  7. Super Stardust Portable suffers from exactly the same problem as Everyday Shooter – there is no second analog stick for PSP. And without it all the fun from the game disappears, even if everything else looks fine. [Issue#174, Jan 2009]

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  1. Oct 27, 2014
    9
    It seems im the only one, but i like this version more than the ps3 one! I think its because graphics are way more clear (You can actually see what You're doing - and thats some achievement given the fact, that the games pace is really frantic), and It has this old shool feeling to it. I thought I'd like all Housemarque games and was later really disappointed with Dead Nation.
    This is one of the few games that I really enjoyed on psp. Even the lack of second analog didnt bothered me.
    Overall - One of the best twin stick shooters on PSP.
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  2. KC
    Mar 1, 2009
    7
    Good, short, portable, no commitment-required fun. Colorful visuals and audio, good to play when i'm waiting for my games on PC to load.
  3. Dec 14, 2012
    5
    Its extremely hard to recommend Super Stardust Portable as it only does what it can get away with. There's no big draw like for Delta. Its just the very basics. Which is a shame. Expand