• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Dec 4, 2008
Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. 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.
  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. 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.
  4. Super Stardust Portable is still an exemplary Western shooter, but for fans of the PlayStation 3 original, there is little here to inspire repeat purchase, the convenience of portability offset by the hardware's other limitations.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    70
    Where this version loses out to its bigger bro is that the zoomed-in perspective feels claustrophobic by comparison. [Mar 2009, p.94]
  6. 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.
  7. PSM3 Magazine UK
    67
    Not bad, but not essential. [Mar 2009, p.75]
  8. 65
    If you're a hardcore Super Stardust HD player, Super Stardust Portable will feel totally alien to you. If you're trying this out for the first time, things won't be as tough but the game is still very clearly designed around different hardware -- it just wasn't made for the PSP.
  9. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    60
    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]

Awards & Rankings

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#21 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2008
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  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 seeIt 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. 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. ItsIts 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. Full Review »
  3. 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.