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Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Review: Super Destronaut DX


At a mere £3.99 for the Vita version, Super Destronaut DX is an absolute steal. Not only does it offer a fairly decent challenge that'll suck up the best part of an afternoon but it also offers perhaps one of the easiest Platinum trophies available. More on that later.

At it's core, Super Destronaut DX is a Space Invaders clone. You have three lives and your aim is to destroy wave after wave of invaders, all the while trying to survive as long as possible and clock up a decent high score. There's also a challenge mode that sets you various different tasks to achieve in order to clear each level. For example, score 50,000 points or destroy 100 invaders within 40 seconds. Most of these are fairly straight forward and won't prove particularly difficult for the majority of seasoned gamers, but they certainly add a little more meat to the bones of the game as a whole.

Presentation-wise everything is pretty much as you would expect. The graphics are bright, colourful and crisp and really capture the retro feel of the game. Likewise, the sound effects perfectly reflect the whole classic arcade shooter vibe that Super Destronaut DX gives off in spades.


I mentioned the ludicrously easy Platinum trophy earlier, and for good reason. Although it'll please those that might be looking for a quick and easy boost for their trophy collection, it really takes away pretty much all incentive to keep going back to the game once you've unlocked it. I'm not joking here when I say you'll have the Platinum unlocked within an hour. Honestly, this game throws out trophies left, right and centre from the moment you first press the start button. Perhaps the developers should have made them a bit more challenging in order to keep people playing or longer.

Super Destronaut DX is an enjoyable game though and suits the PlayStation Vita perfectly. I guess it's a case of you get what you pay for at the end of the day. £3.99 is small price to pay for an hour or so's enjoyment. Just don't expect much more than that.

Version played: PlayStation Vita
Available on: PS4, PS Vita, XB1, Switch
Buy it here: https://bit.ly/2NoqF6S

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