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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[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 is not for the weak, or the uncalloused of thumb. But if you do have the druthers to give it a whirl, you’re going to find yourself playing one of the most addictive and challenging games to come out on XBLA so far. To put it simply, it’s a blast.
  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. It's visually attractive, tuned to perfection, and presents a classic formula that never goes out of style.
  6. This is one of the most original platformers to come down the road in a while and is one that just might be good enough and addictive enough to spawn a new franchise.
  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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Mar 4, 2012
    10
    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 justA 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
  2. SamF.
    Aug 26, 2009
    10
    Awesome platformer that hooks you in from the beginning. Within seconds of playing the demo, I was unlocking the full game. Loads of fun. Awesome platformer that hooks you in from the beginning. Within seconds of playing the demo, I was unlocking the full game. Loads of fun. Yes, the levels can be a bit repetitive in terms of their styling, but to be honest I'm more interested in completing the puzzles and getting to the end or finding the cakes! Not once have I been playing and gone "you know what? I'm bored of this because the backgrounds aren't interesting" so that argument is null and void. On top of which you also have the infectious music and sound effects. 'Splosion Man himself is highly amusing with lots of little quotes and exclamations along with character animations. Also, the Donut Song!! Expand
  3. JuanC.
    Jul 23, 2009
    10
    Great game both Co-op and single player!
  4. Dec 23, 2010
    10
    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, aA 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. MaximeCaouette
    Aug 4, 2009
    9
    Un jeu vraiment bon, je l'adore! Pour 800 points Microsoft vous avez 100 niveaux (50 solo et 50 multi), c'est vraiment pasUn jeu vraiment bon, je l'adore! Pour 800 points Microsoft vous avez 100 niveaux (50 solo et 50 multi), c'est vraiment pas chère! Des heures de plaisir dans des niveaux très amusants. Pour les amateurs de jeux de plateforme ou pour les gens qui cherche quelque chose d'unique en son genre, Splosion Man est pour vous. Expand
  6. Sep 20, 2010
    8
    If you're 12, you have to buy this game!!! If you're not, then I'd still suggest playing the trial version. It is actually pretty good forIf you're 12, you have to buy this game!!! If you're not, then I'd still suggest playing the trial version. It is actually pretty good for an XBLA game, and it's got a nice sense of humor, but it does eventually become repetitive. It's biggest flaw is actually Splosion Man himself. If you are able to go through the entire game without telling him to shut up at least 5 times, then you probably weren't listening very hard. Expand
  7. Mar 27, 2017
    0
    Boum bouum je saute j'explose boum je saute boum j'explose je coure j'explose. Proooooout. Et moi je pète. Bref, encore une misérable merdeBoum bouum je saute j'explose boum je saute boum j'explose je coure j'explose. Proooooout. Et moi je pète. Bref, encore une misérable merde indé aussi affligeante que consternante. Expand

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