Band of Bugs on XBLA this Wednesday

Recommended Videos

The good people at NinjaBee are continuing to show their love and support for Xbox Live Arcade. So far, they’ve released Outpost Kaloki X and Cloning Clyde, and now, they are venturing into the turn-based strategy genre with their latest game, Band of Bugs. For 800 Microsoft Points, it can be all yours starting this Wednesday at 09.00 GMT.

Normally, I would put the game features right here, but Band of Bugs has too many to fit in this confined space, so they can be found after the break. Some of the more notable features include a story-based campaign, four multiplayer modes (4-player XBL or local play), and a level editor that allows you to create and use maps against other players on Xbox Live.

If Band of Bugs sounds like your cup of tea, hit the jump for the full feature list or take a peek at the image gallery.

•Choose to play through a story-based campaign, stand-alone missions or skirmishes

o Story-based campaign: Action and adventure in a single-player campaign story. Follow the adventures of young Maal as he leads an elite team of bug warriors to protect the kingdom from evil insect enemies.
o Stand-alone missions: Try your hand at one of these unique single-level scenarios. These short battles include a background story, unique events and custom goals.
o Skirmish: Test your skills on a variety of individual maps, including custom maps designed by the player with the in-game editor. Select a game type (Elimination, Capture, or Escape) and choose to control any party in the battle to demonstrate your superior tactical skill.

•Four unique multiplayer modes for up to 4 players either locally or over Xbox LIVE, including:

o Elimination: The first team to lose all the bugs in one party loses the battle
o Capture: Capture (or defend) a strong point
o Escape: Reach an escape point, or stop the enemy from reaching it
o Mission: A unique scenario with custom story, events, and goals

•Challenge friends to Spider Hunter, a more relaxed game that allows up to 8 people to join and leave on the fly!

•Use the games’ built-in level editor to design your own custom scenarios for play against others over Xbox LIVE (a first for an Xbox LIVE Arcade game!)

•Xbox LIVE Vision camera support in all Xbox LIVE multiplayer modes

•Mystery leaderboard where players earn points for items they are not told about – Players can check the board and figure out what will help them get to the top of the leaderboard

•Earn up to 200 Gamerscore and 12 Achievements

About The Author
Jordan Devore
Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random.
More Stories by Jordan Devore