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Power Stone Collection is a great compilation that allows multiple players to experience the fun all over again, sans Dreamcast. You can even use game sharing to send a copy to your friends who don't have their own UMD. The magic of these games can be taken on the road and both look great on the PSP screen. Even though it wasn't that long ago that these came out, many other games from this era would look really pale today. Somehow Power Stone Collection still has a magical quality about it, with novel gameplay and a distinctive visual style. This one's a keeper.
Purist will rejoice in the overall faithful recreation of these cult classics while the PSP introduces these games to a whole new audience.
Lawrence (Nov 08, 2006)
Power Stone Collection would be a great purchase for fighting fans that own a PSP. If you happen to have a friend (or three) with the title, you can greatly extend the replay value through ad hoc multiplayer. It may not offer much in the way of new content, but they’re faithful ports that will satisfy fans of the originals.
Eurogamer.net (UK) (Nov 27, 2006)
Even though Capcom has gone back to the first game and put in the new characters that were added for the sequel, Power Stone 2 still outclasses its predecessor with its greater array features and it'll be here that you'll spend most of your time. The original is still a great game (but then so are the likes of Soul Blade and Tekken 3, now far outclassed by their latest sequels) and while it's nice for a change of scenery and it's certainly great to have, it will get less play. Do your bit for this hugely underrated fighting series and pick up this reminder of why the franchise deserves a sequel. If enough people do just that, Capcom might even think about that third game after all these years. That thought alone is pretty much enough to make us go out and buy this.
Games TM (Oct, 2006)
Anyone who's played Power Stone before will want to know two things: do the conversions hold up and does the Wi-Fi multi-player work well enough? The answer to both those questions is a definite yes; and for those fans this is essential. For those who've never played the game before, we ask one thing: please give Power Stone a chance. If you ignored it before then you were missing out on one of the most enjoyable beat-'em-ups the genre has.
Pocket Gamer UK (Oct 23, 2006)
First-rate conversion of two excellent games that, individually, lose a little of their spark on PSP, although nothing that significantly dulls the overall experience.
GamePro (US) (Nov 03, 2006)
The games in Power Stone Collection may be a generation old, but after revisiting these two relatively underrated titles, you won't feel like you're playing outdated games. You'd be missing out on one of the best fighting series from Capcom since Street Fighter if you didn't give this one a whirl.
GameSpy (Nov 01, 2006)
If you're looking for a fighting game on the level of, say, Street Fighter III, Power Stone Collection isn't for you (you can't even block, for crying out loud). If you want something a little wackier and action-packed, however, you'll get a lot of mileage out of this one. With so much going on at once, you'll occasionally lose track of your character (especially during four-player matches), but you'll probably be having too much fun to notice much. If you missed it back when Sega was still making systems, now's your chance to give this well-remembered series a try.
GameSpot (Nov 02, 2006)
Power Stone Collection is sure to please fans that have since had to stow their Dreamcasts, as well as anyone just looking for some quick brawling fun. It's too bad that Internet play wasn't included, a feature that would make the game far more replayable, but even without it, the crazy, fast-paced gameplay still stands up.
Jeuxvideo.com (Oct 18, 2006)
Power Stone Collection sur Playstation Portable est une belle compilation. Le numéro un de ses messieurs est toujours aussi réjouissant que bancal et brouillon, mais on l'aime bien quand même. L'héritage est assez admirable car plus riche, plus solide, et pensé pour le multijoueur comme pas deux. En ce sens, Capcom n'est pas très franc jeu en imposant un UMD par participant. Mais grâce à une prise en main enfin nickel pour de la PSP, et un ton irrésistiblement sympathique, le seul contenu solo est suffisamment intéressant pour justifier l'achat si vous ne connaissez pas la série.
If you enjoy 3D fighting games and fancy the idea of playing on a handheld then you’ll be pleased with what Power Stone Collection has to offer. As both titles have appeared in the arcades and on the SEGA Dreamcast many who are interested in this PSP collection will be wondering how it compares but I’ve got to be honest here and say that I’ve never played either the Dreamcast or arcade versions so this is something I can’t comment on. However, as PSP games both Power Stone and Power Stone 2 are quite enjoyable. The highlight of the game has to be its multiplayer options but sadly everyone will need to own a copy of the game in order to play.
411mania.com (Dec 04, 2006)
In a perfect world, this collection gets ported to the PS2 with the load times fixed. In that world, this game pulls a high 8 to a near 9. In this world though, the loading times and other challenges with the game’s presentation make this game the type of thing you should fish for in the bargain bin only. Please Capcom, re-release this game anywhere else with load times cut back to how quickly they used to load on the Dreamcast. This is a great game that is hurt greatly by the flaws of the package.
Diehard GameFan (Feb 09, 2007)
Capcom is doing it right on the PSP, and Powerstone Collection continues that trend. While it might appeal mostly to fans who already have played it on Dreamcast, there is enough originality and charm here to warrant a purchase by new gamers as well.
Factornews (Nov 01, 2006)
Capcom ne s'est donc pas trop foulé pour porter ces deux titres sur PSP, mais malgré ces défauts, pas complètement rédhibitoires mais quand même suffisamment pénalisants pour être mentionnés, PowerStone Collection conserve un côté franchement sympathique qui devrait plaire aux nostalgiques du gameplay old school ainsi qu'aux curieux. En revanche, les adeptes d'affrontements un peu plus recherchés passeront leur chemin.