Windjammers is a solid game that is dumb arcade fun from the 90s. While it certainly has some arcade charm to it through its intense gameplay, it isn't meant for long periods of play, which might be a turn-off for some gamers.
Windjammers is back, just as you remember it. And whilst that’s both a blessing and a curse, I’m just glad to have it back, and at a price that doesn’t make me openly weep. If you’re after another game to add to your collection of party titles, you could do a lot worse
Considering the fun that can be had from local multiplayer, Arcade mode and the minigames, WindJammers is still a decent game to pick up if you’re a fan of arcade sports games. The trophies are really the only main objective outside of beating Arcade mode on the hardest difficulty and playing ranked matches online, so while there isn’t a lot of variety or depth to this game, what’s here is crisp and good old retro fun that’s worth a look.
Over 20 years since it initially released,Windjammers is finally getting its chance to shine as a competitive game. It's got the accessibility and depth to deliver memorable play sessions, and while the online play can sometimes be disappointing, I'm largely left impressed. Few multiplayer games have made me scream (and make some strange primal noises during the heat of the action) like Windjammers, and it's simply a blast when played with friends.
Windjammers is a triumphant return of an essential classic from the 90s. The much-needed addition of an online multiplayer mode breathes new life into its competitive experience.
The neon 90s aesthetic, with the jammin’ classic soundtrack pair together to whisper the perfect recipe for an overly-extreme fake sport that everyone should try.
In short this is a spot on reworking of a classic and an absolute joy to play.
As fun an adictive as it was 24 years ago, but its online component is not working properly, so that makes this remake a failed attempt to improve the original formula.
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Windjammers is easy to pick up and play, but difficult to master, which adds to its addictive qualities. It's best played with other gamers, but also offers single-player experiences.
Despite not being lengthy or containing any sort of story, Windjammers succeeds where many others do not in the simple fact that it is fun, is easy to pick up, has an addictive level of depth, and has that 'one more time' feeling to it that makes it great for playing locally. It also has an online feature, which really helps get the game out there. Even for players that never played it originally, its simplicity is part of what makes this so enjoyable.
A 90s arcade masterpiece gets the home port it deserves.
If you can get friends interested, though, Windjammers makes for an almost no-brainer local purchase. The intensity of the gameplay and sheer attitude the game exhibits is truly a joy. I do wish the Vita version had ad-hoc multiplayer, but since this is a cross-buy title, you'll have access to the better realized PS4 version regardless of which console you buy this on.
Windjammers might not be as glorious a return of a long-forgotten gem as we hoped for, but still provides some fast and addictive old-school arcade action that does indeed showcase why such a game ever became a cult classic in the first place.
Windjammers offers up a healthy dose of what made great arcade games great: tight controls, fast pace, and room to grow.
An arcade masterpiece that's been lovingly revived for the PlayStation family, Windjammers is absolutely essential. A hoot both online and offline, hoofing Frisbees across sunbaked beaches is still fun 20 years removed from the title's original release, so here's to another two decades of top tossing.
Windjammers is a timeless game that is perfect for competitive play. DotEmu's release isn't the most robust around, but those looking to recapture the spirit of SNK will have fun with this title.
"Easy to learn, hard to master" is the worst cliché possible, but Windjammers really evokes that feeling for me. I feel very comfortable handing the controller to anyone with a passing interest in games, or no interest at all, and knowing that they will figure out how frisbee tennis works. They'll also have a good time.
Windjammers falls into the category "Easy to learn, hard to master", which makes it interesting for newcomers and veterans. Besides cross-buy and some features like 16:9 and CRT filters the gameplay mechanics will make you come back to the game again and again.
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Windjammers is really fun while it lasts. But how long it lasts depends on how long you're willing to play the same mode. Its tight, responsive, strategic gameplay doesn't quite hide the fact that it's lacking in areas that contemporary multiplayer games almost instinctively include at this point, such as character and match customization.
Faithful conversion of a game that hasn't old one bit. There's not much new to see and we've had some problems with the online mode, but it's so freaking fun that it's impossible not to recommend Windjammers to anyone who just want to have a good time.
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