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Super Meat Boy October 20, 2010

Posted by Matthew in XBLA, Xbox 360.
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Thought I might as well post something since I haven’t done so in months. I tried the Super Meat Boy demo today, it plays like N+ but marginally less annoying. Rich from Peoww summed my thoughts up perfectly:

My experience of SMB.




level 4.  never playing it again.

that sort of shit will get old.  multiple stages = fail.  I can see this game getting horrific.

That’s all for this month.


Vote Toejam & Earl August 14, 2009

Posted by Matthew in Retro, XBLA.
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Long story short, go HERE and vote for Toejam & Earl. Sega have set up a poll to decide what game will be the next Sega Genesis Mega Drive released on XBLA. At the time of writing, shit, not-aged-well-at-all platformer Earthworm Jim is currently in the lead with a revolting 43% of the votes, and Toejam & Earl is second with 20%. You can read my thoughts on Earthworm Jim HERE.

Toejam & Earl on XBLA means much-needed quicksaves. The original game offered no ability to save over the twenty five-odd levels, and while quicksaves may make things far too easy of you are overly-cautious, they would be a welcome addition. Of course, online co-op is surely a dead-cert. The two-player co-op in the original was fantastic, a great game to play with a friend and just chill out to one of my favourite game soundtracks ever – funky bass and hip-hop beats.



Hundred Word Review – The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai April 24, 2009

Posted by Matthew in Review, XBLA, Xbox 360.
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The Pishwasher: Dead Samurai

I’ve been looking forward to this one for a while now, the visual style caught my interest from the first time I saw it. It basically plays like a 2D version of Devil May Cry, although not as good. While the gameplay and controls are relatively solid, it’s the enemies that ultimattely let it down. They often get stuck in a pattern of repeating the same few moves over and over again, and the fact that they are often pretty cheap doesn’t help. A good game with impressive stylised visuals, but one that can often become an overly frustrating experience.


Peggle XBLA Review At Peoww March 22, 2009

Posted by Matthew in Peoww, Review, XBLA, Xbox 360.
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This weeks Peoww update includes my Peggle XBLA review. While the PC version is better (due to the superior mouse controls) this version is still brilliant and addictive as ever. As well as a review of Resident Evil 5 (I’ll be doing my own for here soon) and an interview with the CEO of Reality Pump – developers of the RPG Two Worlds.