After a spate of godawful DLC and avatar gear deals a month or two ago, Microsoft and Major Nelson (Larry, to his mates) are finally coming through for us Gold Members with a stream of excellent Deals of the Week. This week, they've shaved 50% off three avatar-enabled XBLA games.
- Click here to download Lazy Raiders for 400 MSP/ Download demo
- Click here to download Band of Bugs for 400 MSP/ Download demo
- Click here to download Madballs Babo: Invasion for 400 MSP/ Download Demo
- Also, the Indie Avatar Wave Snowball Fight is 67% off
Note that you have to be an Xbox Live Gold Member to enjoy the special offers- and remember to log in for the updated prices!
These three games are all worthwhile additions to your arcade library. The standout bargain here is Lazy Raiders, the critically acclaimed puzzler that requires you to maneuver your hapless adventurer through a maze by rotating the level around him. It's a simple concept, but the later levels soon force you to use every last brain cell to figure out how to avoid traps, get keys and stay alive long enough to get the treasure!
Band of Bugs is a turn-based strategy game with light RPG elements that allows you to command a troupe of insects (and avatars if you so choose) to do battle on isometric battlefields. Anyone familiar with grid-based strategy games (such as Final Fantasy Tactics and Vandal Hearts) will find it to be an accessible and fun experience, though veterans will find it a little shallow for their liking.
Madballs Babo: Invasion is a shiny and frenetic shooter that pits your spherical gunslinger against a selection of deadly enemies. Luckily, you've got a range of unlockable weapons, abilities and characters at your disposal. There's a half decent campaign and hectic multiplayer- and the ability to convert your avatar's head into a deathdealing sphere is as hilarious as it is rewarding. Recommended.
Stay tuned for our XBLA roundup tomorrow for our Doom II review and juicy Xbox Live Info!