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Ms Splosion Man will cost a very reasonable $10

Remember when Geometry Wars launched Xbox Live Arcade and cost a mere $5/400 MS points? Those days are long gone, as the prices for XBLA’s original content continues to climb, with your average game costing $15 and the fancier titles going for $20. That’s why next week’s XBLA release Ms. Splosion Man is newsworthy, as the pricing harkens back to a simpler time, an era when charging 800 points for a marquee game wasn’t considered a rare treat. Yes, Twisted Pixel’s Ms Splosion Man will only set you back $10!


Available next week on the 13th, Ms. Splosion Man is the sequel to one of our favorite XBLA titles of all time.  Splosion Man was a fun and challenging new spin on classic 2D gameplay with hilarious music and some of the best post-modern use of FMV we’ve ever seen. Splosion Man also retailed for 800 points, which was a great deal considering how much content was packed in. Ms. Splosion Man promises a similar numbers of levels and additional, brand-new modes, so logic says the sequel will be an even better deal, but let’s wait for our review next week just to be safe.

Jul 5, 2011

6 comments

  • Spybreak8 - July 6, 2011 11:04 p.m.

    Well sure but Geometry Wars was a simple game, networth $5. I think the price increase has followed the quality of XBLA games. More and more devs are just using digital distribution instead of retail so it's no wonder they launch at $15 now. If you have patience more than likely the heavy hitters will go on sale in half to a year from launch.
  • minimaxi - July 6, 2011 5:54 a.m.

    cross your fingers for steam version! (I've crossed mine multiple times they're braided now)
  • DaveGoose - July 6, 2011 1:22 a.m.

    Henry Gilbert, I like the cut of your gib.
  • D0CCON - July 6, 2011 12:34 a.m.

    That's great news, but after several days of buying games on Steam for no more than $7.50 (sometimes even $2-$2.50), it's going to take awhile to get used to regularly priced games again.
  • VaneTrago - July 6, 2011 12:29 a.m.

    It's sad that sometimes there's more content packed into one of these games than there is a full big budget title. Twisted Pixel, I'll happily give you my ten bucks! Keep pumping out the good work.
  • Plan10FromOuterSpace - July 6, 2011 12:25 a.m.

    I have to admit ive not purchased an arcade game in quite some time, so this is the first ive heard of the rising costs, I suppose its only to be expected since Microsoft ditched the size limit but I still find it a high price to ask when there are plenty of full xbox titles available for £20 now. As for the game itself I never purchased the original so this looks like great, seeing as it will probably contain more polished gameplay, more modes and so on, in fact if your review is positive I may top up my microsoft points this weekend and go grab this and the peggle nights expansion im still to play xD

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