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Deal of the Week: Half off movie tie-ins
6 years ago

Deal of the Week: Half off movie tie-ins

The deal this week is admittedly scant on Xbox Live Arcade offerings, but there’s a decent pull or two if you’re looking for a game based on a movie. …
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Deal of the Week plus a Konami super sale
8 years ago

Deal of the Week plus a Konami super sale

Deal of the Week is back! Ok, so it didn’t actually go anywhere but XBLA games have been curiously missing from the past few, so you’ll be pleased to …
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Marvel Pinball: Vengeance and Virtue review (XBLA DLC)
8 years ago

Marvel Pinball: Vengeance and Virtue review (XBLA DLC)

The Marvel: Vengeance and Virtue expansion pack for Pinball FX 2 was developed by Zen Studios and published by Microsoft Studios in conjunction with Marvel Comics. It was released December 14, 2011 and retails for 800 MSP. A copy was provided for retail purposes.

The Marvel: Vengeance and Virtue pack is the latest addition to the Pinball FX 2 family. This time we are treated to a four pack of Marvel superheroes, some familiar, others less so. Moon Knight is clearly the most obscure character but also manages to be the most intriguing table on offer here. Thor is rather straight forward but alsoinstantly playable and fun. The X-Men table is nice because it actually focuses on the X-men as a team and not just Wolverine. Finally the Ghost Rider table adds a dark theme to the collection and some overall interesting mechanics. It is a solid collection overall, but none of the tables truly stand out as being amazing.

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X-Men joins Marvel Pinball lineup
8 years ago

X-Men joins Marvel Pinball lineup

Master of Magnetism Magneto is on the loose, and the only way Xavier and his team of mutants can stop him is by using metal balls. Marvel Pinball: Vengeance …
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Konami turns to fans for what they want next for XBLA
8 years ago

Konami turns to fans for what they want next for XBLA

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Konami has some great games under their belt with X-Men Arcade but sometimes, they forget about games of the past like Sunset Riders or one of the …
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Deal of the Week has Turtles, Mutants and Comic Jumpers
8 years ago

Deal of the Week has Turtles, Mutants and Comic Jumpers

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The Deal of the Week is 50% selected XBLA titles and if you don’t have some of these in your collection already, now’s the perfect time. They range from …
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Brawler Week: XBLAFans Writers Choose Their Favorites
8 years ago

Brawler Week: XBLAFans Writers Choose Their Favorites

Here at XBLAFans, the editors are just as crazy about their games as our readers.  To celebrate Brawler Week, our staff chimes in on their favorite titles from Xbox Live Arcade. Since we have a wide variety of personalities and tastes, we decided to allow each writer to choose one of their favorite brawler, rather than doing a Top 10 list. Read on to see if your favorite was chosen.

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X-men Arcade Review (XBLA)
9 years ago

X-men Arcade Review (XBLA)

The game was designed originally by Konami and then brought to XBLA by Backbone Entertainment, a division of Foundation 9 Entertainment.  The player chooses one of six X-Men:  Cyclops,  Colossus,  Wolverine,  Storm,  Nightcrawler, or Dazzler. Their objective is to stop the villain Magneto from wreaking havoc on human civilization. They must fight through an army of hundreds of Sentinels and supervillains such as Pyro, Blob, Wendigo, Nimrod, The White Queen, Juggernaut, and Mystique.  Later, Magneto kidnaps Professor X and Kitty Pryde, prompting the heroes to go on a rescue mission. The heroes fight their way to Island M and ultimately to Magneto’s base on Asteroid M where the final battle with the Master of Magnetism takes place.

If you were lucky your arcade had the full on 6-player mode, and if you didn’t have the nice arcade, you had the cheesy 4-player cabinet.   The question is, how well did this classic age?   Is it worth spending the 800 MS Points ($10 US)?

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