Scramble Xbox 360

User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7

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  1. Andyman
    Sep 17, 2006
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    Scramble was crap in 1981, and 25 years have only enhanced its stench. Oddly enough, the game spawned several clones back then, although I have no clue why. Its gameplay is extremely weak and incredibly frustrating, and the game has exactly no replay value. Sure, Konami has added small updates like they've done with Frogger and Time Pilot, but there's no cleaning up this pile of Scramble was crap in 1981, and 25 years have only enhanced its stench. Oddly enough, the game spawned several clones back then, although I have no clue why. Its gameplay is extremely weak and incredibly frustrating, and the game has exactly no replay value. Sure, Konami has added small updates like they've done with Frogger and Time Pilot, but there's no cleaning up this pile of trash. Grab the Trial version if you're curious, but I guarantee you won't be buying this one. Expand
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47

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 13
  2. Negative: 6 out of 13
  1. Scramble on the 360 is a faithful rendition of the original arcade game. If that alone doesn't get you excited, you should probably take a pass.
  2. 45
    Better shooters are available for free on the web or for a small fee through Live Arcade. If you loved Scramble in 1981, then there might be something here worth looking at. Otherwise, you'd be much better off sticking with "Galaga" or "Geometry Wars."
  3. While games like "Time Pilot" aged gracefully, this side-scrolling space shooter feels old and inflexible, a crusty gaming battleship dragged out of drydock. All you can do is stare and go, "Wow, that's old."