Life of Pixel
A Sprite(ly) PlayStation platformer
by Vaughn Highfield 18/2/2013
Product: Life of Pixel
Developer: Super Icon
Publisher: Super Icon
Format: PS Vita
Genre: Action, Platform, Retro
The life of a pixel must be disappointing. It's an existence of crushing uniformity - a constant battle to stand out against similarly coloured peers in a scene that someone will only glance at for a moment.
Even Super Icon's Life of Pixel has very little to do with pixels. Instead, the game's subject is vintage gaming, recreating the look and feel of games from various eras of electronic entertainment from the Sinclair ZX81 and Atari 2600, through to the Spectrum, BBC Micro, Amstrad CPC 64, and more.
Each console feels different from the others, despite each one offering a uniform eight levels to play through. This is because Super Icon has tried very hard to capture the essence of what made the sprite-based games of the time so great to play.
Sure to put a smile on your face, Life of Pixel is a simple and fun adventure that's only slightly tarnished by its short lifespan and tricky levels
©2013 Steel Media Limited
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