Sony Director of Emerging Platforms Chris Mahoney has announced today that Aqua Kitty: Milk Mine Defender is free this week on PlayStation Mobile.

Below are the details, to quote: Normally, you wouldn't expect cats, milk, action and water to go together. But in the case of PlayStation Mobile's fourth free game give away, it does. Aqua Kitty: Milk Mine Defender is available for free this week.

This action-oriented, side-scrolling shooter puts you in charge of a team of cats whose mission is to search the depths of the oceans for massive reserves of tasty milk buried underground. This game is a side-scroller's dream and reminds gamers of the intense action, cool music, and colorful graphics of the 16-bit gaming era.

The founder of http://tikipod.com/, Dugan Jackson, had this to say about what influenced him in designing Aqua Kitty: Milk Mine Defender for PlayStation Mobile.

A lot of games from my younger years certainly have influences on Aqua Kitty. Amiga games like Turrican, Rainbow Islands, New Zealand Story - as well as late '80s arcade games such as R-Type, Raiden, Mr Heli and In The Hunt - all great examples of fantastic pixel art design which have fed back into my own art style over the years.

In terms of gameplay, we have a few nods to old classics - like the depth based weapon system was an idea that stemmed from Rainbow Islands' gem creation mechanic. You also may have spotted similarities in the smart bomb weapon to the yellow bomb type in Raiden.

Find out for yourself starting today - at no cost! PS Vita owners will be able to download Aqua Kitty: Milk Mine Defender for free on the PS Mobile section of PlayStation Store.

Owners of PlayStation-certified devices can obtain it through PlayStation Mobile Store - click here for full instructions. Check back next Wednesday to see what new free game you'll get to download next!

Aqua Kitty: Milk Mine Defender Free This Week on PlayStation Mobile

Aqua Kitty: Milk Mine Defender Free This Week on PlayStation Mobile

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