Metascore
63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 40 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 40
  2. Negative: 8 out of 40
  1. Official Xbox Magazine
    45
    Relies on its demanding difficulty to disguise its creative bankruptcy. [Mar 2010, p.83]
  2. 42
    Despite those nice touches, BBB could have been more fun had it adopted a few modern touches and included online multiplayer (co-op is limited to local play only). Instead, it feels like more effort was spent on ensuring that the Team Fortress 2 section looked exactly like the Dustbowl level than on making sure the game played as well as possible. At $15 BBB is just $5 too expensive to justify picking up.
  3. Yes, there is some humour but the gameplay, graphics, and audio and almost everything else is dull, repetitive and uninspiring! It is not terrible but is terribly average. All in all, you’re best off avoiding this Hazard!
  4. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    40
    Definitely hazardous, but not funny or fun. [Mar 2010, p.114]
  5. Xbox World 360 Magazine UK
    40
    A game done better many times before with gags so weak even unfunny art man Strike would scowl. [Apr 2010, p.121]
  6. X-ONE Magazine UK
    40
    It comes up short. [Issue#56, p.105]
  7. If it wasn’t bad enough that the game pokes fun at its previous release, saying it can be picked at a bargain bin near you and continues the self-deprecating with a quip at the end dealing with the dreadfulness you just played through, one can’t help but agree and have a sort of resentment that the developers knew the game was not up to par with other XBLA - or even Xbox Live Indie games - but still went ahead and released it, which is probably the most humorous thing the game has going for it.
  8. The fake game hero stars in another fake parody, which hits neither its comedy or gameplay targets.
User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. chrisp
    Jan 8, 2010
    10
    The game sets out to do what it is supposed to do. Give us a modern Contra/Metal Slug experience.
  2. BrianN
    Jan 7, 2010
    9
    Classic gameplay with lots of humor. Fun and challenging levels which have many parodies to spot (assuming you know all the games).
  3. KeithR
    Jan 7, 2010
    2
    This is a giant turd of a game. First of all, 15 bucks? Are you kidding me? Secondly offline only coop? Seriously? How lazy/greedy can you This is a giant turd of a game. First of all, 15 bucks? Are you kidding me? Secondly offline only coop? Seriously? How lazy/greedy can you be? The 'humor' in this game is mildly funny at best but mostly just plain groan inducing. Introducing explicatives in odd places does NOT equal comedy folks. The controls are usable I suppose but you never feel like you have the proper control over him to avoid the consistant rain(and I use that litterally) of objects that will invariably kill you repeatedly. The levels while having different back drops still all use the same stop mechanic ie: an old naval ship cannon behind a wall. This game not only hurts Microsofts brand but assures us that D3 has a LONG way to go before it understands what quality is. Full Review »