Splosion Man 360
It’s a good time to be a gamer from the
available at stores to the quality games available for download and developers
Twisted Pixel have created one of the most entertainingly fun arcade
games called Splosion Man!
Available via XBox Live, Splosion Man is a cartoon inspired
arcade game with a unique almost cell-shaded graphical environment that
is probably the most original looking game all year.
After downloading Splosion Man, the gamer
is automatically in for a treat from the quirky menu system to funky
music and best of all, its classic platforming fun. The story of course
revolves around Splosion Man, an experiment gone wrong who has the
ability to “blow” himself up. Check out Mr. Innocent below!
The “explosion” part of the game goes hand
in hand with the gameplay that is not only used to defeat enemies but
is needed to assist with the puzzles in the title such as navigating through a
variety of different environments.
It should also be noted that the
gameplay is quite fast paced as you bounce around via your explosions.
Seeing Splosion Man perform his aerobics or “combos” is a pure treat and
is quite surreal at times, like a Saturday morning cartoon character
taking an acid trip. The gaming environment contains quite a few
combustible items which only assist in the gaming experience as you fly
Although the enemies in the game can be a
little tricky at times, the difficult aspect of Splosion Man are the
obstacles that you encounter as you attempt to navigate around them such
as spikes or mad scientist like traps. Thankfully the save points
in-game are quite generous and even though you have infinite lives, the
frustration will eventually become apparent but then again, how can you
be mad at such a cool looking and fun game? You can’t because if you
keep messing up, the game will fast forward you to the next level… very
As previously mentioned, the graphics of
Splosion Man is quite outrageous with some well designed gaming
environments that do pay homage to those classic arcade games of
yesterday. Of course the star of the title is Splosion Man himself who
looks quite surreal, especially with his Quagmire (Family Guy) giggle.
The soundtrack is impressive and suits the game perfectly and
thankfully changes as does the varied environments that you jump,
blow-up and battle your way through an almost unending line of enemies.
The game contains a great cooperative mode
which can be played with a friend or even better, via XBox Live.
Thankfully the multiplayer mode works as well as the single-player mode
as you attempt to defeat the nefarious mad scientists and their minions.
conclusion, it's good to see an original game hit the market that is
quite affordable priced and contains decent graphics, a great soundtrack and some fun gameplay, Splosion Man
is deliciously delectable.