Net Yaroze Month: Psychon

In Net Yaroze Month, we are playing every Net Yaroze game featured on the UK Official Playstation Magazine, and ranking them all in the order we liked them. You may have other opinions as to the ranking, which is awesome.

To learn more about Net Yaroze, read our introductory article here.

Psychon is basically Alien Breed. Top down view – check, picking up first aid kits, money and key cards – check, shooting all the things – check, running about on a maze-like space ship thing – check, simultaneous two player option – check!

Psychon was written by Ben James (see also Katapila) and was his first Net Yaroze game. It was based on a previous demo game written by James called Psycheual for the Amiga.

The game is fun, especially in two player, and highly recommended if you like games like Alien Breed, Gauntlet etc. Plus when you die, you get the chance to continue, so you aren’t stuck with playing the first parts all over again.

Game: Psychon
By: Ben James
Genre: Top-Down Shooter
Available on Euro Demos: 37, 42, 92


As mentioned in the Katapila review, James went to work for Codemasters, and though is no longer in the industry, is still making games, including a sequel to Psychon for Windows/Mac/Linux, which is available to download here. James has also released the Net Yaroze source code for the game too.

Net Yaroze Month rankings:​

Psychon goes in at No.5! Next to play is Yaroze Rally.

  1. Blitter Boy
  2. Terra Incognita
  3. Super Bub Contest
  4. Decaying Orbit
  5. Psychon
  6. Haunted Maze
  7. Katapila
  8. Bouncer 2
  9. Blockz

Still to play:

  • Yaroze Rally
  • Tanx
  • Gravitation
  • Roller
  • Robot Ron
  • Adventure Game
  • Between the Eyes
  • INVS
  • Video Arcade Poker
  • Opera of Destruction
  • Sphere
  • Surf Game
  • Rocks n Gems
  • Yarozians
  • PingPing
  • Game Involving Triangles
  • Pssst
  • Squeak
  • Shroud
  • Total Soccer Yaroze
  • Time Slip
  • Sam the Boulderman
  • Technical Demo
  • Pushy IIb
  • Pandora’s Box
  • Down
  • Snowball Fight
  • Arena
  • A Dog Tale
  • Mah Jongg
  • Samsaric Asymptotes
  • Hover Car Racing
  • Clone

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