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#7 Ms. Splosion Man (360)

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios — Developer: Twisted Pixel

For a premise as simple as the one the first Splosion Man had, Twisted Pixel could have just rested on its laurels and made a copy of the first game with the sequel, but the studio went the extra mile, taking every element from the first one and either refining it or making it better with Ms. Splosion Man. In this way, the sequel feels somewhat similar on a basic level, but better in just about every way imaginable. The platformer’s gradual difficulty and gameplay curve reminds of the Portal games, in the sense that every element is smartly introduced in a way that gives the player a solid foundation before throwing him into the thick of it. Be it the zip lines, canons reminiscent of the barrels from Donkey Kong Country, trampolines or the very cool teleporters that transport the Splody one between the backgrounds and foregrounds, everything has its place and makes it one of the greatest platformers of this console generation, if not all time. (more…)

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Title: ‘Splosion Man

Platform: XBLA


Publisher: Twisted Pixel

Developer: Twisted Pixel

Rating: ★★★★½

Review by: John Gustafson

Twisted Pixel’s April Fools Day joke-turned fully-realized game ‘Splosion Man launched with the dubious honor of being the first title in this year’s Xbox Live “Summer of Arcade” program. As Twisted Pixel’s sophomore Xbox Live Arcade release after the well-received The Maw, ‘Splosion Man is an original side-scrolling platformer featuring a hysterical cast paired with addictively polished gameplay. (more…)

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Twisted Pixel posted a trailer this week for its April Fools-joke-turned-actual-game ‘Splosion Man. The trailer can be seen HERE. The developer said the game is to have 50 single-player levels and 50 unique co-op multiplayer levels. The company also released this nugget of information…

Rumored to be born of pure energy and gifted with the ability to ‘splode himself at will, the ‘Splosion Man would have nearly limitless destructive power.  Director Josh Bear analyzes, “He’s just been born, so he has the mind of a two-hour old child.  All he wants to do is ‘splode things up and break through glass.”  Bear shows a clip of ‘Splosion Man ‘sploding a scientist into ribeyes and filets.  “Totally awesome… or, I mean, terrible.  Oh the humanity.”

For more info, www.splosionman.com

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The announcement of Twisted Pixel’s ‘Splosion Man fit right in with Wednesday’s April Fool’s web pranks, and while CEO Michael Wilford said the presentation style of the announcement was geared toward the April 1 shennanigans, the game itself is no joke. (more…)