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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Bounce your animals to bag combos and all the fruit you can catch to terraform planets and rack up some awesome high scores in Space Ark! Discover 24 unlockable characters and a range of essential power-ups to help bring life back to four rich and colorful game worlds. Compete for high scores in three game modes and start your journey up the global leaderboards. Challenge friends in two-player split-screen and be the first to grab a combo and bag a fruit frenzy. Master the secrets of Space Ark and prove you have the right stuff to become an Arkonaut! [Strawdog] Expand
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. If Bubble Bobble, Rainbow Islands and Arkanoid had a saucy three-way, Space Ark would be the love child.
  2. Space Ark is a charming hybrid of a handful of classic arcade games. Its combination of score-beating arcade mentality, and devious puzzle elements in the later stages, make it shine against the murky backdrop of lesser XBLA titles.
  3. It is a game you will happily complete the missions on, get some decent time attack scores and see how long you can last in Survival, then move on to the next game.
  4. While it feels a little expensive at 800 Microsoft points, Space Ark is still a fun game.
  5. Though Space Ark is a visual riot of bright pastels, sparkly special effects, and supermarket-circular-burst graphics, it'd be a stretch to say it ever becomes truly exciting. [July 2010, p.85]
  6. Space Ark is undeniably catchy, but too much repetition and too much cuteness can spoil the party.
  7. If someone were to ask me why they should buy Space Ark I would ask them if they really love to play games to compete on leaderboards and then I would ask them if they have superhuman patience and Arkanoid skills. That's the type of gamer that will likely enjoy this experience, the same ones that enjoyed the heyday of the Arcade. Old busted cabinets and all.

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