PSP games have not been so popular amongst so many for some time now but we can’t take away the fact that it is a Japanese success as weekly records show.
If you love to play shooting games, then you will love The 3rd Birthday for sure. The game is a third-person role-playing shooter based on the titular Japanese novel, and a spin-off, having only a loose connection to events from past games.
The 3rd Birthday was created as a conceptual rebirth for Aya Brea which takes place in 2013, a year after creatures known as the Twisted have appeared from beneath Manhattan and decimated the city. To fight back against the Twisted, an investigatory team called the Counter Twisted Investigation (CTI) is formed.
The game plays out as a series of missions, between which Aya rests at the Counter Twisted Investigation headquarters, which acts as the game’s main hub. In the hub, Aya can receive briefings for missions, view additional documents, buy and customize new weapons. She also has the option to transport back there should she die during a mission. The game can be saved both at the hub and in safe zones within missions.
At the end of each mission, Aya is given a grade based on performance, enemies killed, and the number of times she died. Depending on her score, she will earn differing amounts of Bounty Points, a currency used to customize weapons and repair protective gear in the hub area.
During missions, players navigate a series of linear linked areas fighting off multiple enemies. Items can be picked up during missions, such as grenades and medical kits. Aya has access to multiple guns for use in combat, including handguns, assault rifles and shotguns. By holding down a button on the controller, Aya automatically aims at an enemy and can fire at will. Taking cover behind objects or shields, or standing idle outside of battle, allows Aya to regenerate health. While in combat, an energy meter is charged and can be activated when full. When activated, Aya entered “Liberation Mode”, a state enabling her to move around the battlefield at high speed for a short period.
In most battle situations, Aya is accompanied by a group of allied NPC (non-playable character) soldiers that the player can direct around the battle area. Available commands include offering supporting fire, directly attacking enemies, or staying behind cover. They can also all fire at the same enemy in certain situations, dealing high damage. Each NPC has a separate health meter and is permanently removed from battle upon defeat. Central to combat is Overdive, an ability that enables Aya to transmit herself between bodies.
If her health is low, Aya can transport herself into the body of an allied NPC, taking on their health level, position and current weapon in the process. NPCs not controlled by Aya are controlled by the game’s AI. Aya can remain in a body for the duration of a level, or until the unit has died.
If Aya cannot jump to another body, she dies and the level must either be restarted or exited. Overdive can be activated at any time, enabling Aya to transport around the battlefield to avoid enemy attacks or save herself when her current unit’s health is low. Overdive can also be used to attack enemies if Aya maintains a sustained assault. After a time, a triangle icon appears on enemies, allowing her to perform an Overdive attack, dealing high damage to the targeted enemy.
During combat, Aya gains experience points and gains experience levels when a certain quantity is achieved. Gaining a level both restores her health and raises her maximum health and energy levels. Weapons also gain levels the more they are used. In addition to levelling up, Aya’s stats can be customized using Over Energy (OE) clips found during missions or acquired during Overdive attacks. Using a 3×3 grid accessed in the hub area, certain OE clips grand different stat boosts and abilities. Creating a new grid automatically deletes the effects of the original.
Download The 3rd Birthday PPSSPP ISO file
|Title:||The 3rd Birthday|
|Genre:||Third-person shooter, role-playing shooter|
|Release:||Japan: December 22, 2010
North America: March 29, 2011
Europe: April 1, 2011
Download - The 3rd Birthday (1.2 GB)
How to install The 3rd Birthday PPSSPP ISO on Android
Before you can play any ISO game on Android, you are going to need an emulator. Those who don’t have a PPSSPP emulator can get it here.
- Launch the PSP Emulator.
- Locate the folder where the downloaded GOW file was saved to.
- Tap on the file to launch the game.