Super Stardust Portable, A blast from the past with full trophy support now on PS Plus Premium Classics – A PSP version of the Super Stardust HD download for the PS3 was published in November 2008 as Super Stardust Portable. The Finnish firm Housemarque, which would later be acquired by Sony in 2021 and create the excellent PS5 exclusive Returnal, created the shoot ’em up.
Last year, Super Stardust Portable was added to the PS Plus Premium Classics library so that current PlayStation users could play it (and it’s a joy). Now, though, it has full trophy support. This represents the first time that trophies have been retroactively added to a game from the Classic repertoire, which is quite the turnaround from the previous belief that such Classics wouldn’t receive trophy support (via Pushsquare).
Over on PSNProfiles, the trophy list is viewable. It appears that gamers have been active, as little over 41% of users have already attained the Platinum award. As of the writing of this article, 1,057 trophies had been obtained, with an average completion rate of 59 percent. At 41 percent, it also has a high proportion of Platinum award winners, suggesting that either shmup enthusiasts are a devoted group or that those looking to collect Platinums have narrowed in on this game as one to target. To get a feel for the gameplay of Super Stardust HD, which is quite comparable in the Portable edition, watch the video below.
Super Stardust has had a lot of releases. Super Stardust Ultra was transferred to the PS4 in 2014, then two years later, a VR version for the PS VR was created. Super Stardust Delta, a PS Vita adaptation that was a slightly updated update of the PSP game, was released in 2012. And a PS5 will be able to play the Housemarque shmup in 2023.
Players who have subscribed to PlayStation Plus’ Premium tier can now play Super Stardust Portable as well as win trophies and obtain the coveted Platinum. Players shouldn’t have to wait very long either.