Don’t let that all discourage you. Aqua Kitty is probably the best pure Defender clone in years and a genuinely good game. Near-perfect difficulty curve. Distinctive enemies. Cutesy themes. Solid play-control. What’s not to love here? I’m not sure why the inferior PlayStation Mobile is priced It’s not perfect by any stretch. What really bugs me about Aqua Kitty is the total lack of ambition. Defender is an old formula in need of renovation. Aqua Kitty does some things to smooth that over, but it’s just not enough. Turbo shots? Good idea. But only have one type of turbo shot? Not so ambitious. Power-ups? Good idea. But having only three power-ups, one of which is a bomb, one of which is a health-up, and one of which adds flankers to your ship? Not so ambitious. Plus, the flankers are time-limited. This was presumably done to preserve the difficulty. Given that the screen gets utterly spammed with enemies and projectiles in later levels, this was unnecessary, as those guys really aren’t that effective at combating it. So where’s the wild, more modern weapons and items? Nowhere to be found, and that’s a shame..50 higher than the XBLIG version. Some kind of temporary insanity brought on by the awesomeness of a pipe-smoking kitten perhaps. Happens to the best of us. I saw the pipe-smoking kitten and totally blacked out. The next thing I know, I’ve got a tattoo and I attempted to marry my Wii U.
Aqua Kitty DX is a hard game. You absolutely should not go into this game thinking you’re in for an easy ride as the game’s difficulty levels are frustrating to say the least. A new feature that separates Aqua Kitty DX from it’s original version is the option for an easy or normal difficulty; this can be changed at any time on the level select screen, but even the easier difficulty can be rather testing of anyone’s patience.
|Game:||Aqua Kitty - Milk Mine Defender|
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|Description:||A submarine transporter ship with magnetic grapple crane. Can house a full team of cats plus one octopus.|
The original premise of the PlayStation Mobile version is still here – as are updated graphics, new levels and new modes. Also included in Aqua Kitty DX is a more fleshed out story than the original game.
Tikipod’s award winning Aqua Kitty – Milk Mine Defender is now available for download on Xbox Live Indie Games for the Xbox 360 from today.