Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 52 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 52
  2. Negative: 0 out of 52
  1. Its immediate charms are tarnished only by some repetitive level design and some minor control frustrations.
  2. Like any good firework display this fun platformer retains its charm even after the novelty runs out.
  3. If you’re looking for a fun and simple platform game, then you’ll have to take a look at this explosive hero.
  4. 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.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 104 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 70 out of 104
  2. Negative: 8 out of 104
  1. May 30, 2014
    9
    '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'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. Full Review »
  2. 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. Full Review »
  3. JoeyK.n
    Sep 6, 2009
    10
    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 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. Full Review »