Published on March 12th, 2014 | by Craig Forshey0
Zany Side Scroller Console Saga Blasts Onto Playstation Mobile
In the world of Playstation Mobile, no studio even comes close to matching the sheer ferocity of indie developer TACS Games. Having consistently released a litany of terrific original games like Out Of Mind and Super Tank Poker over the years, TACS Games has amassed an impressive catalog of titles that easily make up the best of what Playstation Mobile has to offer and in the process has earned its spot as one of the platforms top developers. So when TACS Games frontman Thomas Hopper announced their next release would be Console Saga, a fourth wall breaking side scroller with hints of Metroid and Bionic Commando, gamers began salivating in anticipation of what was to come. Thankfully that wait is now over as Console Saga has finally dropped on the Playstation Mobile store and it is every bit as good as we expected it to be.
This retro themed shoot ’em up from the studio that brought you Super Skull Smash Go puts players in the role of an ancient Gameboy esque looking handheld gaming device that has been brought to life under mysterious circumstances. It seems the same thing that brought your 8-bit butt back from the digital dead has also corrupted the entire gaming world(ie: some kids bedroom) causing glitches and all sorts of general nastiness. Players must blast their way through a slew of infected classic games both past and present in order to get at and destroy the deadly virus boss eating away at each games core.
Console Saga’s gameplay is a fun fast paced homage to old school shoot ’em ups that features plenty of throwbacks to games like Bionic Commando while still maintaining its own sardonic identity. We’ll have a full review explaining just how awesome Console Saga is in the coming days, but in the mean time you can pick it up now for $4.29 on Playstation Vita and Playstation Mobile devices.