Late last year, Sony experimented with the idea that PS+ subscribers could vote for the titles that they would most like to see make their way onto the free games lineup for the month. Although it only happened once, the Vote to Play system was very well received, despite the fact that many were disappointed that their chosen games didn’t win. Well, Sony is taking this process out for another spin and starting from 9 Februrary, you’ll have a chance to cast your vote in the direction of the game you’d like to be made available for free in March. If you’re keen to vote, simply head on over to the PlayStation Store and you’ll be able to access “Vote to Play” under the dedicated PlayStation Plus section of the site. The option is also available in the “What’s New?” tab. Here are the games to choose from (descriptions via the official PlayStation Blog):
Publisher Curve Digital and developer RageSquid have put together a light-hearted racer where you run, jump, and — yes — butt-slide your way through a host of toy room environments with past-their-prime action figures. It’s a game where timing and momentum are key as you attempt to outdo your opponents as well as your own past performance. How can you not love a game with the tagline “Butt-slide to victory?”
Assault Android Cactus
While the mechanics of this twin stick shooter will be familiar to many, developer Witch Beam has created a unique battery mechanic (in lieu of lives), providing a fresh experience that helps Assault Android Cactus stand out from the crowd. This one also supports Shareplay, a “virtual couch” that lets a friend join your game for up to an hour at a time, creating an online local co-op experience. According to designer Sanatana Mishra, the goal with Assault Android Cactus was to make a game that he and the rest of the team wanted to play.
While we didn’t know it at the time, Broforce is the game that we always wanted as we cheered beloved 80’s-era action heroes on to victory. Publisher Devolver and developer Free Lives have teamed up to deliver part irreverent spoof and part loving homage to what are now classic movies and classic games. With its online co-op experience and over-the-top presentation, there’s a really great game here that deserves the heaps of praise it’s already received.
The games on this list all look pretty fun, with a bit of a mish-mash of light-hearted racing, twin-stick shooting, and over-the-top ’80s action. Of course, we South Africans are happy to see Broforce getting the limelight it deserves and I know that these scrappy-Saffas will definitely be getting my vote come 9 February.