OXCGN’s Ms ‘Splosion Man XBLA Review
Girl power or just plain Girl sour?
©2011 Gav Ross
It was difficult to imagine a character more manic and schizophrenic than Twisted Pixel’s ‘Splosion Man – the fiery nutbag who graced XBLA with his presence back in 2009. The original game wasn’t quite a masterpiece, but it had bursts of charm and laugh-out-loud moments.
The first appearance of the ‘Donuts’ song still no doubt sits in a special place in the memories of Live Arcade gamers. The gameplay itself was very innovative for a one-button affair, and there was no shortage of frustratingly difficult spots to test one’s patience.
‘Splosion Man was a superb idea that had the potential for plenty of scope.
As a sequel, Ms ‘Splosion Man expands and refines the original in a variety of ways.
by Allegionary (OXCGN’s Teenage Gamer)
© 2009 Alex Hilton
In The Maw you can do just that. Twisted Pixel has created this Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA) game so that people can have a pet monster which you must guide through many different challenges, but is it worth the 800 Microsoft Points?
The Maw is a game that is all about a monster called The Maw meeting an alien called Frank. You play as Frank, who frees The Maw from its captors, the Bounty Hunters. Frank leads The Maw through a number of levels with an electronic leash.