PlayStation Mini : the 20 games that will be classics which will miss

Sony has announced Monday, October 29, the list of the twenty games that will be incorporated into the PlayStation Mini, the re-edition miniature version of its first home console, which is expected on December 3. Spotlight on: nostalgia :

  • The timeless classics

It was difficult to see how Sony could do without : the PlayStation Mini will climb aboard the stealth game cinema Metal Gear Solid, the game horror Resident Evil and the role-playing game steampunk Final Fantasy VII. All three are regularly cited among the most important games in video game history. On the other hand, surprisingly, Tomb Raider is not part of the selection. Instead, it will be necessary to cope with Syphon Filter, its for a high-tech explosive.

  • The first ambassadors of the 3D

They are called Battle Arena Toshinden and Tekken 3 side a fighting game, Ridge Racer Type 4-side car games. They embody the glorious beginnings of the 3D polygonal, of which they were all three of prominent representatives. No trace, however, of Soul Edge (the precursor of Soul Calibur), Tobal (drawn by Akira Toriyama), or, more importantly, Wipeout or Gran Turismo.

  • The kings of the provoc’

The PlayStation is the console that has broken the stereotype that the video game is open only to children. It has done since its inception with its fighting games motorized bloody Destruction Derby and Twisted Metal, both present, and more discreetly, with the first Grand Theft Auto, gone relatively unnoticed on its release with its view from above, but known to posterity.

  • The heroes of our childhood

Failing to have changed the face of the video game, they scored the players by their strong universe. We will return to with pleasure to the game of platform shimmering Rayman and the very humanistic and atypical Oddworld : Abe’s Oddysee. In contrast, neither Spyro the dragon or Crash Bandicoot, unofficial mascot of the PlayStation, will not respond to a call, not more than Medievil, delicious hero timburtonien.

  • The pleasures really vintage

We had the time to forget it, but there was a time where the sets of slides were all the rage. Very a la mode. A series launched the wave : Cool Boarders, represented here by its second episode. We will look in contrast in vain Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater.

  • Small games for relaxing

If this is not the kind for which it is the most well-known, the PlayStation has hosted several games of reflection iconic, like Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo, Mr Driller, and the very original Intelligent Qube. We regret however the lack of games conceptual cults such as Parappa the Rapper, the ancestor of music games, and the very conceptual Vib. Ribbon.

  • Role-playing games for purists

It would not necessarily have expected to find there, but the PS Mini integrates two sets of relatively sharp, Wild Arms, with its universe of Far West, charming, and especially Revelations : Persona, which is unique in Europe, but the origin of the series now cult of the Persona. The suitors were not lacking in appeal, and he would need to make the mourning of the other more well-known titles, like Grandia and especially Chrono Cross, monument of the genre.

  • The choice really curious

The history buffs of the video game will not be unhappy to discover (again)Jumping Flash, strange platform game in 3D free and subjective view, which lays the foundation of what will become of the genre with Super Mario 64. But, frankly, there were more indispensable. Similarly, if the historical value of the shooting game Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 is real, the justification of its presence seems to be primarily economic – it is the game that has enabled Ubisoft to establish itself in the United States.

  • In short

The full selection of games from the PlayStation Mini :

  • Battle Arena Toshinden
  • Cool Boarders 2
  • Destruction Derby
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Grand Theft Auto
  • Intelligent Qube
  • Jumping Flash
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • Mr Driller
  • Oddworld : Abe’s Oddysee
  • Rayman
  • Resident Evil Director’s Cut
  • Revelations : Persona
  • Ridge Racer Type 4
  • Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
  • Syphon Filter
  • Tekken 3
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6
  • Twisted Metal
  • Wild Arms

We would have also loved to see :

  • Castlevania : Symphony of the Night
  • Chrono Cross
  • Crash Bandicoot
  • Crash Team Racing
  • Final Fantasy IX
  • Final Fantasy Tactics
  • Gran Turismo 2
  • Grandia
  • Heart of Darkness
  • International Superstar Soccer : Pro Evolution
  • Legacy of Kain : Soul Reaver
  • Parasite Eve
  • Silent Hill
  • Spyro the Dragon
  • Tomb Raider 2
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2
  • Valkyrie Profile
  • Vagrant Story
  • Wipeout
  • Xenogears

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