‘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.
Bonk: Brink of Extinction looked like a great platformer but since the closing of Hudson Entertainment, it was sadly cancelled. Fortunately, the soundtrack for the game is available for …
Blocks: The Devilish Delivery Game is a casual puzzle game that was released by Darkwind Media January 29, 2011 for 240 Microsoft Points. The object of the game is to deliver a box to the floating island. It sounds easy enough, but the delivery platform can only fire rockets on one side of the platform at a time. Also, players must beat the clock to get it there through a maze of twists and turns.
The control scheme for the game is simple, right trigger or bumper controls the right side rockets, and the left trigger of bumper controls the left side rockets. As stated players can only fire one set of rockets at a time. The whole idea is to move the platform with the box to the island and keep things as balanced as possible.
Sonic4: Episode 1 was developed by Sonic Team and published by SEGA. It was released for XBLA on October 7th, 2010. Retails for 1200 Microsoft Points.
The long awaited sequel to the platforming goodness that was Sonic the Hedgehog has been released on XBLA! Sonic 4 Episode 1 is sure to bring back some fond memories for us older gamers that cherished our Sega Genesis (Mega drive for those of you outside of the States) as well as bring new memories for those that haven’t had the pleasure of playing the originals. Will Sonic come back out on top beating out the plumber, or will we be left wanting once again.
It wouldn’t be a Game Feast unless it had a main course. Super Meat Boy looks to fill that void. We are beyond pumped to get our hands on the platformer next week. In the mean time, check out this awesome fan created video. If you were alive in the 90’s this video has invoke a bit of nostalgia within you. Just think poorly rendered VHS, over the top announcers, and pure gaming goodness.
It makes us hungry…