The PSVita has quite a wide range of homebrew such as emulators and game ports but smaller games end up being forgotten. This article is here to bring to light the best mini-games you could put onto your PSVita to pass a bit of time!
SpiderVita in action
Almost everybody has played Spider Solitaire sometime in their life so obviously, the Vita got a port of it too. It lets you change the difficulty by choosing whether you want to play with 1,2 or 4 suits and it uses the touchscreen for user input. This homebrew is by “leestorm” and is available on VitaDB so you can install it directly onto your Vita via VHBB!
2. Flood It!
Flood It! is a relatively simple game in which you have to fill a grid with the same colour. While it sounds simple, it is pretty challenging and it’s an excellent time
Flood It! on the PSVita
waster if you want to play something for a few minutes. Like SpiderVita, it was released in the early HENkaku days and it uses the touchscreen for input. This homebrew mini-game is also available on VitaDB too.
Eucliod is a game in which you control a space ship and defeat enemies on screen. It’s a relatively simple space shooter but it’s a great way to pass a few minutes and you can even change the difficulty and some other settings so it doesn’t get too repetitive. This homebrew is written by HexZyle and was ported to the Vita by Rinnegatamante and can be found on VitaDB as well so you can directly install it onto your Vita.
This game needs no introduction as everybody that’s ever used Windows has probably wasted some time on it. For input, this game uses the d-pad and it has three difficulty settings that you can toggle by pressing the SELECT button (small, medium and large grid). Minesweeper is by “LeeStorm” and is also available on VitaDB.
Minesweeper on the PSVita
5. Numpty Physics
Numpty Physics is a great time-waster for people that like physics-based puzzle games. In this game, you have to draw objects to finish physics puzzles or you can just mess about and destroy the scenery (which I admit is lots of fun!). This game is by “rock88” and was ported by Rinnegatamante (HENkaku port) and meetpatty (Rejuvenate port); you can find it on VitaDB.
Thanks to HENkaku Ensō, you can quickly start your PSVita in HENkaku-enabled mode and use it for a few minutes so these homebrew mini-games are an awesome way to pass some time. They are available on VitaDB so you can install them via Vita Homebrew Browser or you can get the VPKs from the links below.
You should really get VHBB if you haven’t yet as it allows you to download almost all homebrew available for HENkaku-enabled PSVita/PSTVs. 2048 didn’t make the list as it’s somewhat laggy but you can use the RetroArch core.
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