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Sasuke vs. Commander (PSP Minis) Reviewed by Cyril Lachel on . Never heard of Sasuke vs. Commander? Don't worry, you're not alone. This ultra-rare shooter somehow missed a stateside release, making this the first time it's found its way to an American home console. Even with its imperfections, Sasuke vs. Commander ends up being an incredibly addictive 2D shooter. Rating: 85%
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Never heard of Sasuke vs. Commander? Don't worry, you're not alone. This ultra-rare shooter somehow missed a stateside release, making this the first time it's found its way to an American home console. But don't hold that against it, because Sasuke vs. Commander is secretly the best game of the bunch. It's basically a re-skinned version of Centipede (which also came out in 1980), only SNK wisely swapped out bugs for kickass ninjas! You run around at the bottom of the screen dodging ninja stars and shooting down ninjas. The object is to land a hit while they're leaping from one ledge to another, which sends them plummeting towards the ground. But don't get too cocky, because that falling ninja can really ruin your day.

Even though I fully endorse this hidden gem, understand that this is a 31 year old action game. None of the characters are detailed and the animation doesn't move as fluidly as one might hope. Also, the ninja stars can sometimes get lost in the busy background. The action moves fast, which I wasn't expecting at first. It takes a few tries before you get the hang of it, but once you've mastered Sasuke's movements it's easy to rack up high scores. Even with its imperfections, Sasuke vs. Commander ends up being an incredibly addictive 2D shooter.
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