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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Fools they were, to tread where knowledge should stay forbidden. For what emerged was not a man - it was Splosion Man. "And all who saw him were 'sploded, for he was the fire and they were but meat." Able to 'splode himself at will, Splosion Man launches his way through levels, an uncontainable force. From Twisted Pixel Games, developer of the award-winning The Maw, comes a single- or co-op multiplayer experience that 'splodes like no other. Play through 50 single-player levels split into three environmentally different chapters as Splosion Man escapes the underground Big Science Labs where he was created. Multiplayer action: Jump into 50 multiplayer levels supporting up to four player co-op split into three different chapters. Bonuses: Get free unlockable premium dashboard theme, gamerpics, and Avatar accessories. Visual style: The personality and humor shine through in film-like cinematics and hundreds of in-game animations. Vivid and colorful graphics advance character animation and emotion. Hours of fun: Splosion Man is a retail game's amount of content that can be downloaded from the comfort of your own living room. Musical talent: The original music score is from award-winning composers Joshua R. Mosley (single-player levels) and John DeBorde (multiplayer levels). [Twisted Pixel] Expand
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  1. Positive: 48 out of 52
  2. Negative: 0 out of 52
  1. 100
    ‘Splosion Man is a game that does things right from beginning to end and even though it may have you cursing up a storm every now and then, it’s a game that you can get a sense of satisfaction from, either playing it for an hour or for five to ten minutes at a time.
  2. ‘Splosion Man has personality and humor to spare, and it’s easily one of the most polished side-scrollers you’ll ever have to pleasure of playing.
  3. 'Splosion Man has come out of nowhere, with little to no hype surrounding its release, but it easily ranks as one of the best XBLA games we've played. It's a remarkably simple idea that's been turned into a truly devilish platform puzzler, and it's full of charm and humour without coming across as cheesy.
  4. With its great visual style, simple mechanics, quality level design, and goofy sense of humor, Twisted Pixel has created a game that makes even its most maddening parts a good time.
  5. 'Splosion Man offers a lenghty and engaging puzzle platforming experience that's only helped by great music and hilarious jokes.
  6. ‘Splosion Man’s many humorous moments and generally pleasant silliness counteracts stage design that doesn’t really offer enough visual variety through the game’s 50 levels.
  7. Splosion Man is an old school platformer that is more related to Sonic and N+ rather than Mario but still manages to be as charming and colorful as the Italian plumber. Though the game is low on new gameplay elements towards the end, it never gets boring or monotonous. It's an instant buy for all platform junkies.

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  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
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  1. JuanC.
    Jul 23, 2009
    Great game both Co-op and single player!
  2. Mar 4, 2012
    A great game for everyone. It's original, funny and fun!!! It will get you frustrated, but the are super fun and challenging that you just keep on playing to the 50th level. Yeah there's 50 levels. Expand
  3. MattG.
    Jul 23, 2009
    This is a great title that gets better with each new level. I don't buy a lot of XBL titles but this was a must after downloading the demo level ! Expand
  4. Dec 23, 2010
    A fantastic multi player game that lets up to 4 people play. Increased difficulty = Increased fun as all four take to the sky in this game, a bargain as well :D Expand
  5. JoeyK.n
    Sep 6, 2009
    One of the best purchases I've ever made on XBLA. I'm not one of those hardcore twitch speed run N+ guys, either. I'm not that good at platformers, but I had a blast beating this one. It's hilarious, loaded with charm, has great production values, is very creative, and it mindblowingly fast paced and intense at times. It does get challenging, but not unbeatably so. Except for the boss fights which were genuinely annoying, it always stays fun. Despite dying hundreds of times, I rarely got actually frustrated, and I was never stuck for too long. I could go on about all the things they did right, but let's just say that it's practically perfect. Try the demo, and if you had any fun, then it's totally worth the bargain price of 10 bucks. Expand
  6. May 30, 2014
    'Splosion Man is yet another original title on the XBLA. It's challenging, humourous and just plain fun to play. It's definitely worth the price. The co-op is just as good as SP. Expand
  7. Mar 1, 2012
    Splosion man brings a new effect for platform gameplay it is fun and good laugh with mates (sometimes) but it gets very boring after a few levels but it is a good game overall and i liked to play it until it annoyed me and i broke my controller.. Expand

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