Weapon of Choice is developed and produced by MommysBest and was released on Xbox Live November 14, 2008. A copy of the game was provided by the publisher for reviewing purposes.
Weapon of Choice is a fast paced side scrolling shoot’ em up reminiscent of favorites like Gunstar Heroes and Contra. The player character is tasked with protecting the world from a horde of invading aliens. There are branching levels giving players the ability to choose where they want to, each direction leading to a different ending. There are seven unique characters, each has a unique gun and double jump. This gives players a very diverse way to play through the levels.
SFG Beach Volleyball was developed by Stir Fry Games and released on June 7, 2010 for 400 Microsoft Points. A copy was provided by the developer for review purposes.
Are you dying to have some fun in the sun but are either afraid of sand or are a vampire? Stir Fry Games has got you covered with SFG Beach Volleyball. A game featuring those lovable Xbox Live Avatars you have grown so attached to is a no brainer right? Well, with there being a considerable lack of beach volleyball games available, this title may just be what you’re looking for. That is however, if you have some friends to play with. Get your shovel and pale because we’re digging in to this one.
Chus Dynasty is developed by mHoesterey and was released on December 10th, 2010 for 240MSP. A copy of the game was provided by the developer for review purposes.
Chus Dynasty is a four player fighter along the lines of games like Small Arms or Super Smash Brothers. Each character has unique moves and fighting styles which means everyone can find a character that fits their style of fighting. Players fight through several levels taking on the other fighters to learn the origins of the gods.
Pinball FX2 was developed and published by Zen Studios. The full game retails for free, individual tables can be purchased for 200 MSP. The Mars Table retails for 240 MSP. A copy of the DLC was provided by the publisher for reviewing purposes.
Last November, we reviewed Pinball FX 2 and recommended that people buy the game. While the initial game download was free, players could then choose to demo and buy individual pinball tables for 200 MSP a piece.
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OSR Unhinged was developed by Riddlersoft and released on December 16, 2010 for 80MSP. A copy of the game was provided by the developer for review purposes.
OSR Unhinged hearkens back to the pre-Trials HD days; days where Elasto Mania and Dirtbike ruled the motorcycle physics game genre. The very soul of this game screams that it belongs in Newgrounds or some other flash-based game community, but at the same time it takes a page from its 3D brothers. It’s a simple, fun game that provides a lot of content and replay value at a very reasonable price.
The Fancy Pants Adventures was developed by Brad Borne and Over the Top Games, and published by EA 2D. It was released April 20, 2011 for 800MSP.
Yet another XBLA game based on a flash game, The Fancy Pants Adventures is the next installment of the popular online sidescroller. Although it’s a sequel no previous knowledge of the series is needed to play this game. This time, pirates invade Fancy Pants’ home of Squigglesville and kidnap his little sister. Although this game is likely to be overlooked by heavier hitters like Super Meat Boy, Fancy Pants proves yet again that good XBLA games can come from online flash games and bring improvements to boot.
Fortresscraft was developed by ProjectorGames and released on April 8, 2011 and costs 240 Microsoft Points. A copy was provided by the developer for review purposes.
Minecraft is a game very familiar to PC gamers: a blocky, pixelated adventure that has spawned generous and creative user-created content that is as much as an homage to the title as it is to the gaming industry. Console gamers have yet to experience the labor of love that is Minecraft — that is, until now.
Dark Energy Digital has confirmed the rumors surrounding their upcoming game, Hydrophobia Prophecy, which is coming to PC and PlayStation 3. In response to fan inquiries about an XBLA version, Dark Energy responded with the following via their Twitter account. “We’d love to bring Prophecy to XBLA, the ultimate decision is with Microsoft so fingers crossed.”
Prophecy is best described as a reimagining of the original Hydropbobia. Sources close to XBLA fans say that around 70 percent of the game is new. Among the new features included are an expanded story with a proper ending, a new hydro-kenetic power for the protagonist Kate, and a new voice actor for Scoot, a character that helps Kate through the game.
Here’s hoping Microsoft doesn’t miss out on the chance to publish this, but given that console companies love their exclusive content we’re not holding our breath. In the meantime we recommend everyone give Hydrophobia Pure on XBLA a spin, even if they’ve tried out the game previously. The Pure title update includes a lot of the gameplay mechanic-based updates seen in Prophecy. While the original Hydrophobia received mixed reviews from critics, the Pure patch fixed a plethora of complaints. Hit the jump to see the press release and a list of changes.
‘Splosion Man was developed by Twisted Pixel Games and retails for 800 MSP. It was released July 22, 2009.
‘Splosion Man is a platform jumping game in which our hero must escape the lab where he was created. He is armed with only one weapon: the ability to repeatedly explode himself, or “splode”. When he does, he is launched into the air. This is, in effect, his jump and attack rolled into one. He can splode three times in succession and splode off of walls to get where he needs to go.
This simple mechanic is quick to pick up and carries our hero through the many difficulties that follow. And there are many traps waiting: acid, attack robots, lasers, and giant vices to name a few. But there is always a unique answer to each problem. Simply put, this game gets platforming right.