During my time with the game, I had a chance to check out three of the games in the collection. In the first, I tried my hand at guiding a dropping deviant through a maze of obstacles using the six-axis motion sensors built into the NGP.
Next up was the minigame shown off in Japan that had me rolling cute balls around a cartoon landscape. To move the ball toward the goal I had to press into the underside of the NGP. When I pressed it looked as if my finger was rising up from the ground, creating a hill out of the landscape.
A third mini-game used the NGP’s built in camera, getting me to look around with the NGP for flying cartoon enemies to gun down.
I didn’t get a chance to check out a fourth game on display at the event, but I was told that it was a bit like Hogan’s Alley, having players shoot at enemies, and not shoot friendlies, as appear behind opening wooden shutters.
The game won’t include any dual-device multiplayer, but it will include a pass around mode for up to eight people. There will also be high scores and a leaderboard.
None of these games were astounding, but together as a collection played on a device new to my hands, it was a great way to familiarize myself with all that the NGP has to offer. I could see Little Deviants becoming the Wii Sports of this new Sony portable.