A few months ago, I blogged about the forthcoming PSP game Yuusha 30. It's not out yet, but if you are looking for something equally quirky and engaging to play, you should check out Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman!
It's known as Yuusha no Kuse ni Namaikida Or 2 in Japan, and the good news is that it's coming to the West. A demo was released on Thursday on the US PlayStation network, and I'm hopeful that Sony's European division will bring it out here, too.
Underneath its lovely stylised 8-bit graphics and fabulous soundtrack, lies a captivating dungeon maker. The goal is to create an underground labyrinth to protect your Overlord. As you chip away at rocks, creatures emerge and evolve.
Once you are satisfied with your layout, you tuck the Overlord away in the furthest corner and wait for a brave - but foolish - knight to enter the maze.
This shining hero will then attempt to track down and kill the Overlord, but hopefully your dungeon making skills have been put to good use, and he won't make it that far - with your evil friends devouring the knight as soon as they see him
It's a simple, but brilliant little game, and although I've been planning on importing from Japan, I think I'll hang on for the US release.
Here's a vid explaining the general gameplay.