Quantcast
XBLA this week: Bust-A-Move, Military Madness, and more - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



XBLA this week: Bust-A-Move, Military Madness, and more


12:00 PM on 09.28.2009
XBLA this week: Bust-A-Move, Military Madness, and more photo



Ever notice how an increasing number of new Xbox LIVE Arcade games have decided to randomly feature Avatars, usually to serve no actual purpose whatsoever? Yeah, so I'm not alone then. Good news if you enjoy seeing your virtual self constantly, because two of this week's XBLA games are perfect for you.

Puzzle Bobble, Bust-A-Move, "that game with those dinosaurs where they don't jump" -- whatever you want to call it, it's coming to LIVE Arcade this week. Bust-A-Move Live! seems to be another standard classic game turned XBLA remake with new online multiplayer. Personally, I'm just glad they didn't use the creepy baby box art again.

Speaking of older games that go by two different names, Hudson Soft's Military Madness: Nectaris is the second title due out on Wednesday. If you like turn-based strategy games, especially when they're set up on a hex grid, you will want to demo this game. It may not be my cup of tea, but it is nice to see some variety.

Finally, the third game for this week is Football Genius - The Ultimate Quiz. Touting 3,500 trivia questions and visual puzzles, this game is exactly what the title implies. I would make a joke at Samit's expense here, but not even he likes the sport.

All three games will run you 800 Microsoft Points each. What's it going to be this week?






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.







Win your choice of console from Destructoid! in Destructoid's Hangs on LockerDome

Strategy games

2:45 PM on 08.14.2014
Invisible, Inc.'s tactical espionage action hits Early Access August 19

Invisible, Inc. is going to be one of my obsessions this year. Enough that I am actually going to play a game while it's in Steam Early Access (PC, Mac) rather than waiting for the hard launch. Plus, it will be priced at $16 while in Early Access before bumping up to $20 at launch.more



3:00 PM on 08.12.2014
Full Control announces new standalone Space Hulk Ascension Edition

Danish indie studio Full Control announced today that it is developing a new standalone edition of Space Hulk for the PC. Ascension Edition will introduce RPG elements, Genestealer variations, customization, new mechani...more



5:45 PM on 08.11.2014
Hard West: Part cowboy XCOM, part High Plains Drifter nightmare

When I first clicked on the Hard West Kickstarter, there was a twinge of disappointment that this wasn't a game about Kanye. I got over it quick, though. I like Westerns, and I like all the reference points this video w...more



View all Strategy games






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more