PixelJunk Monsters


This title is scheduled to hit PSN in December and rumored to hit next Thursday.

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Not much info is available, but it very clearly looks like a tower defense title. If you haven’t played a tower defense game, they are really simple, very addicting, and somewhat mind numbing games. There are several free Flash versions:

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These games seem like low hanging fruit: easy to make, very addicting and fun to play, yet mostly unoriginal.

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Yet, despite the unoriginal concept, and plethora of free variants on the web, a well done rendition of this type of game would be a real safe crowd pleaser.

Speaking of safe crowd pleasers, why doesn’t PSN offer the staple checkers, chess, and card games that are so popular on Yahoo? Sure, they are already available everywhere, but they are pretty easy to develop and have such a wide appeal.

Anyone else looking forward to this?

Should PSN focus on safe crowd pleasers like this one, or risky and experimental titles, or a mix of the two?


Written by: Darrin - Contributing Editor


  1. #1 by John on December 1st, 2007

    Crowd pleasers are nice to have, people can jump right into them for a bit of quick fun.

  2. #2 by Glitch on December 1st, 2007

    Well, that one is easy.

    A mixture of both crowd pleasers and original games of course in order to suit more gaming types.

  3. #3 by OblivionRising on December 2nd, 2007

    It’s great to have new PSN games, but I’m personally not into tower defense games.

  4. #4 by Watch Free Anime Episodes on December 2nd, 2007

    i have lost so much of my life to tower defense games. The concept is simple, yet I haven’t said no to a tower defense game yet! Damn you Handdrawngames.com!

  5. #5 by ninja.s on December 2nd, 2007

    That’s great! I love tower defense games. I’ve spent many late hourse playing the flash versions.


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