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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Have you ever been cloned? Ever wonder what it would be like to be a chicken? A monkey? A frog? Cloning Clyde is a 3-D side-scrolling adventure, featuring (of course!) multiplayer gameplay. Play split screen on a single console, or mutate online with your friends across the world. Can you free yourselves from the myriad sinister traps and mutations that await you? Get Cloning today and find out. Play as a variety of mutant Clydes, each with unique abilities, including Chicken-Clyde, Frog-Clyde, Sheep-Clyde, and more. Play not only as Clyde himself, but also as his hundreds of clones. On a single console, join with a friend in co-op mode, or go crazy with four player versus mode. Solve exciting and addictive puzzles with a variety of resolutions. Enjoy hours of fun with two distinct game modes including 40 cooperative levels and six versus arenas. Play online through Xbox Live with up to eight friends. [Microsoft] Expand
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  1. Positive: 33 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. 100
    Buy it, enjoy it, love it and make it a success - Cloning Clyde, in any of his many guises, personifies what Xbox Live Arcade is all about, and we need more games with the same originality, sparkle and fun factor as this one.
  2. It's over too soon, but that speaks more to Clyde's addictiveness than to the brevity of the game.
  3. It’s just a goofy contest with about three dozen puzzling levels to keep you occupied and entertained for a while.
  4. The maze-like level designs may seem a little chaotic at first, but their appearance is misleading. In fact, they're very logically designed and player-friendly. With just a little experimentation, solutions become readily apparent.
  5. Even at 800 Microsoft points (so, six-quid-eighty), it offers a lot of value compared to some of its fellow test-subjects, and while it does occasionally frustrate or bore, the urge to keep going remains.
  6. It's fun and a blast in multiplayer. Cloning Clyde isn't a very deep game but it can be worth your $10 if you like side scrolling games.
  7. If you're intrigued by a puzzle platformer involving duplication and genetic mayhem, Cloning Clyde will provide a few hours of enjoyable entertainment, but not much more than that.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. AdamC.
    Jul 24, 2006
    This is a great game. The single player has very unique elements, and the multiplayer finds a new way to use puzzles in online games to help you win. THis is definently worth the 800 points. Expand
  2. BruinsFan
    Jul 24, 2006
    The Oddworld clone ive been wating for. I have been waiting years for someone to make a rip off of the classic Oddworld 2D game, finally. This game is great. One of the best XBLA games to date. I cant put this one down. Expand
  3. LunarDuality
    Jul 24, 2006
    Easily worth the $10. One of the few great original games out for XBLA. Once you've kicked your first chicken, you'll never want to put Clyde down. Expand
  4. WillM.
    Jul 25, 2006
    Great game, excellent value for $10 considering it offers both single and multiplayer fun. You're getting a lot of gameplay for the 800 points and it offers something fresh and new to the XBLA lineup. Expand
  5. KevinKubo
    Jul 20, 2006
    I'm very stingy with my spending when it comes to games available for the Arcade (Geometry Wars is the only other game I've actually purchased, though I've tried basically all of them) but I'm impressed by the quality of this game. What would have been sold alongside Barbie Fantastical Pony Adventures and cost $20 bucks for the last generation of consoles you can get for about $5 on your 360, and it's totally worth it. The levels are quick and clever and there are a lot of them, so you can play for a few minutes or for a long haul. Gameplay is simple but the puzzles get trickier as the game progresses, keeping it interesting (but never frustrating). The production values are top-notch for an Arcade game and I have yet to run across any real problems. My only complaints are that using the bellyflop attack is basically useless (you just get beat up while Clyde gets back up, which is bad when you get swarmed) and sometimes when switching Clydes it doesn't go to the nearest one when you use the "go to the nearest Clyde" button.

    If you feel your Arcade is lacking, this game will fill your need for quite some time.
  6. TwistedTenacity
    Jul 26, 2006
    Insultingly easy game. The poor level design (19 Clydes in the level when you really only need about 3 of them for completion) ensures that the game feels more like work than anything that would be worth your time. Expand