Excuse the Xbox LIVE Arcade PSA, but even I’m having trouble keeping track of Microsoft’s ‘Days of Arcade’ downloadable games blitzkrieg. This Wednesday (April 8), D3Publisher’s Puzzle Quest: Galactrix and Proper Game’s FLOCK! are hitting XBLA for 1,600 and 1,200 Microsoft Points respectively.
We’ve had our hands on FLOCK! several times. You can check out preview coverage from E3 2008 here and CES 2009 here. FLOCK! looks good, but Galactrix, as I understand it, is quite the steamer. You can check out Conrad’s qualms with the title here.
I love Microsoft’s XBLA promotions. It got me thinking — what if there was always some sort of promotion? I think Microsoft needs to green light stuff like ‘Crappy Advergaming Crazy Fun Time (sponsored by Toyota)’ and ‘You’ve Never Played Tower Defense Quite Like This One Promise Party’ just to keep it interesting throughout the year.
Monday, April 06, 2009 9:00 AM Gamerscore News
Double the puzzles, double the blockbusters on Xbox LIVE® Arcade
Have your hand at two smash Days of Arcade hits this week! Solve an intergalactic mystery and corral charming animals back to their mothership with “Puzzle Quest: Galactrix” and “FLOCK!” Both titles launch this Wednesday, April 8, on Xbox LIVE Arcade, your premier destination for digitally distributed, pick-up-and-play games.
Can’t get enough of Puzzle Quest? Leave no stone unturned as you scour the galaxy and unearth fresh clues to determine the fate of the universe. Customize and form a fleet of ships, discover hundreds of different weapons, and master the completely new puzzle board. Don’t stop there, boost your battles in one-on-one ranked multiplayer matches online! Published by D3Publisher and developed by Infinite Interactive, “Puzzle Quest: Galactrix” will be available for 1600 Microsoft Points worldwide, excluding Korea. The game is rated E10+ for Everyone 10+ by the ESRB. For more details on “Puzzle Quest: Galactrix” please visit: https://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/p/pqgalactrixxboxlivearcade
Out of this world sheep herding is just around the fence. Pilot a personal UFO above dynamic landscapes and guide cute, cuddly farm animals back to the Motherflocker. “FLOCK!” is loaded with whimsical fun, features over 50 levels, and challenges you to creatively maneuver your drove. FLOCK together with a friend via 2 player local co-op and even create, share and rate levels online via Xbox LIVE! Published by Capcom Entertainment Inc. and developed by Proper Games, “FLOCK!” will be available for 1200 Microsoft Points worldwide, excluding Japan. The game is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB. For more details on “FLOCK!” please visit: https://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/f/FLOCKxboxlivearcade
Both games are part of the Days of Arcade program, which features seven of this season’s hottest Xbox LIVE Arcade titles. For more information, please visit: www.xbox.com/daysofarcade
*Xbox LIVE Gold membership required for online multiplayer