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PS Mobile Update: Hermit Crab in Space Has Launched!

Hermit Crab in Space

Paul Sullivan's Avatar Posted by on Jul 17, 2013 // Community Manager, PlayStation Digital Platforms

Every Tuesday, there are new games, apps and updates added to PlayStation Mobile. Hermit Crab in Space, our 2013 Game Jam winner, released last night along with six other new games. There are also updates to four games and price changes to four games.

New Games

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Hermit Crab in Space by Golden Ruby Games ($2.79)

Hermit Crab in Space is a modular space shooter with a crustacean flare for PlayStation Mobile. Players take control of a hermit crab who warped herself to the wrong sector. To get her back home, the player will have to fight their way through a galaxy of hostile sectors in an improvised ship that is never more than a few hits away from falling apart. Hermit Crab in Space was the 2013 winner of the PlayStation Mobile Game Jam. Check out this video about the Game Jam:

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The Packet Queen by Studio F# ($2.99)

The Packet Queen is a sorting puzzle game, where you have to sort out various packets as they move across the screen. You can get a higher score by making “hands” with the packets instead of just sorting them. On each stage your goal is to beat the target score and as you meet certain level goals, you will be rewarded with some stickers as prizes. Let’s collect some stickers!

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Block Buster by Aquadia Co., Ltd. ($3.79)

“BLOCK BUSTER” is modern representative of the classic Breakout game. A variety of 50 levels, with multiple ball types, and different types of blocks to make things much more interesting as you progress through the game.

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Dynamic Visual Acuity Test by Toshinori Tamashihro ($0.99)

With this application, you will also be able to easily measure your dynamic viewing ability.

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Touch Treasure by Chair Warming Facility ($0.49)

Try to touch as many treasure chests as possible but watch out for the bombs. Compete against the clock or play endless mode.

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Adventure Bar Labyrinth by RideonJapan, Inc. (Free, In-App Purchases $2.29-$25.99)

“Labyrinth Kingdom” is an RPG that puts you in the shoes of an adventurer, with the ultimate goal of recovering legendary secret treasure from an enormous, eerie underground labyrinth.

Make your way to the depths of dank, unforgiving dungeons by utilizing items found along the way, fighting monsters, and leveling up. Once you have ventured into a dungeon, there is no way out, other than obtaining the item you’re after or using an escape item. When defeated in a dungeon, you will lose all the items you’ve found, and your level will return to 1. And to top it off, once you return to the dungeon, its layout will be completely different. Yet, although your character is back to square one, you yourself will have gained valuable experience which cannot be taken away.


  • Picbox by Stinky Badger Games (Free, In-App Purchase $2.29)
  • MineSweeper by HEART ART ($1.99)
  • Tobipen by BoobyTrap., Ltd. ($1.49, In-App Purchase $0.99)
  • Duelist Calculator by Akio Ogata ($0.49)
  • Bike Rider DX by Spicysoft Corporation ($5.99)

Price Changes

  • Tokyo Jungle Mobile by Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (Old $2.99, New $5.99)
  • Apocalypse Defense by Tim Collins (Old $3.79 , New $1.29)
  • Visualize by Tim Collins (Old $1.29, New $0.49)
  • Luminis by Tim Collins (Old $1.79, New $0.49)

PS Vita owners can download these games from the PlayStation Mobile section of PlayStation Store; Owners of PlayStation-certified devices such as the Sony Xperia ZL smartphone, Wikipad or Sony Xperia Z tablet, can obtain them through the PlayStation Mobile Store for the same price.

Click here for a full list of the certified devices or here for installation instructions.

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12 Comments   1 Reply


+ Zionine on July 17th, 2013 at 6:36 am said:

I want Adventure Bar Labyrinth… but why the touch screen controls… It looks like there are other ways to control it, but can the annoying touch HUD get out of the way? Is there an option for that?


+ I-Dusk-I on July 17th, 2013 at 6:53 am said:

As post #1 said, I, too, am curious if there is an option to play this on Vita like a non-touchscreen game, without the controls appearing in-game?


+ gus_xl on July 17th, 2013 at 7:17 am said:

I wish Hermit Crab in Space had a bit more of a story. It was actually kind of funny, and all of the sudden… Over.


+ Mando44646 on July 17th, 2013 at 7:28 am said:

Follow through on your promise and make PS Mobile games have trophies Sony


+ GoldenRuby1 on July 17th, 2013 at 8:27 am said:

Thanks for the promotion Sony!

@gus_xl – Don’t worry. We’re planning on some big updates in the future.


+ StinkyBadger on July 17th, 2013 at 8:31 am said:

Hey, just a quick note to say the Picbox patch fixes the full game unlock issue from the initial launch. If you downloaded it before, be sure to update, and then go unlock! =)

Whilst it doesn’t have trophy support, it does include in game awards that unlock much like a trophy. To see them in action download the FREE trial! Any unlocked awards carry over to the full game.


+ kassatsu on July 17th, 2013 at 8:54 am said:

The new games section is missing Flapper Princess ($5.49).

Also there is no patch for Bike Rider DX, I even went to the store and redownloaded the game. Still the same version number.


+ kassatsu on July 17th, 2013 at 8:55 am said:

@1 and @2:

The game does have the option to use the vita’s physical buttons, but sadly you can’t remove the stuff from the HUD. I searched all over, trust me.


+ Superstone on July 17th, 2013 at 9:31 am said:

Pinball Rocks on PSM!!!


+ punkmusic2009 on July 17th, 2013 at 9:34 am said:

is this abable on pc or something because I click the link it says I can download it

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    + Paul Sullivan on July 17th, 2013 at 9:38 am said:

    Not on PC, no. But PS Vita owners can download these games from the PlayStation Mobile section of PlayStation Store; Owners of PlayStation-certified devices such as the Sony Xperia ZL smartphone, Wikipad or Sony Xperia Z tablet, can obtain them through the PlayStation Mobile Store for the same price.

    Click here for a full list of the certified devices: http://www.playstation.com/psm/certified.html


+ punkmusic2009 on July 17th, 2013 at 9:47 am said:

is it avable today and is that app avable for ps vita the music one


+ soulspirit4 on July 20th, 2013 at 12:30 pm said:

There have been good playstation mobile games being release and more games coming to playstation mobile, but the only thing that is missing from playstation mobile: trophies. When will trophies be release to playstation mobile? Also if we were to buy playstation mobile games, when trophies feature is released and developers were to add trophies to the games, will we need to buy the game again or will the developer release an update with the trophies for the game.

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