A shooter with a wondrously colourful and musical twist, Riff: Everyday Shooter debuted on PS3 via PlayStation Network to much acclaim in 2008, and now PSP owners can join in on the fun offered up by this melody making, quirky blaster that will hook you in a mere matter of seconds with its brilliant blend of spellbinding tunes and truly unique presentation.
Presented as a multi-directional shooter, Riff puts you in control of a single tiny dot as you blast your way through a series of increasingly tough, musically led missions. As you progress further and further through each of the games levels, settings change and gameplay dynamics are quickly shuffled, encouraging you to pay much more attention to your surroundings if you want to achieve the game’s highest scores, chain the most hits, absorb the most points and progress to the next stage with ease.
Blast to the beat
As you destroy each of the different types of enemies, you generate differing types of guitar notes, adding new music to the existing stage song and effectively creating a unique soundtrack to that level as it plays out. Every single explosion that occurs on the screen works brilliantly in harmony with the rest of the music, helping to craft one of the most intriguing experiences on PSP to date.
Using a combination of the directional buttons, analogue stick and the action buttons, you have the ability to blast enemies in eight different directions, which makes for some chaotic, guitar riff addled explosions when you find yourself blasting enemies on all fronts during the game’s progressively tougher later stages.
When you play Everyday Shooter the first time your goal is to amass as many points as possible, which in turn can unlock a new game mode called Shuffle. In keeping with the music motif of Riff, this new mode works much like selecting Shuffle mode on you music player, only here it rearranges each of the game’s stages for you. This offers up great extended replay time, doubling the amount of hours you’ll spend trying to master this blissful blaster.
Mesmerised by melody
There are other additional extras including bonus features such as graphic filters and the ability to increase the number of lives you have, which can come in extremely useful towards those all important final stages as you battle for survival in a riff-filled world of mesmerising colours and shapes.
With simple, yet beautifully executed structure and style, Riff: Everyday Shooter unfolds over eight stages on your PSP through infectious guitar riffs and kaleidoscopic colours offering up a PSP experience like no other. This melody maker will have you humming as you blast your way through enemies of all different shapes, sizes and shades.