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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] One of the most popular puzzle games of all time is back with high-definition graphics, dazzling elemental effects and a new rebalanced X' game mode! Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix brings together Capcom's coolest fighting characters to provide extremely addictive puzzle mayhem. Enjoy single-player, local and online versus play, and spectator modes. The game features all the classic elements from the original arcade game, including traditional X Mode. Think fast on your feet as gems fall into your character's playfield. Don't let the stack get too high. The new X' Mode has been rebalanced with adjusted drop patterns and damage to level the playing field. Y Mode challenges players to connect three or more gems horizontally, vertically or diagonally. Z Mode has you group four adjacent gems and rotate them to join to other same-colored gems. Beautifully detailed high-definition backgrounds and character art come from the talented artists of Udon Comics. New elemental effects: Gems and Crash Gems interact with dazzling new effects. Hidden characters: There's Akuma, Dan, and more. Online play: Get online with Xbox LIVE and challenge other players to Ranked and Player Matches. Follow your progress on the leaderboards, and try to score the twelve all-new achievements. [Microsoft] Expand
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    With some real effort having gone into ensuring the game looks great on any TV and plays well online, this is one of the Xbox Live Arcade games that really needs to be in every collection, especially with the recent decline in classic puzzlers on the console. Now go bust some gems!
  2. No, it won’t be for everyone, but for the player who wants to jump into something different or who already knows the Super Puzzle Fighter gameplay and wants to enjoy it on the Xbox 360, this is a wonderful addition.
  3. The retouched graphics shine, thanks to cute animated characters and explosive effects. The gameplay is the real attention getter, however, with addictive combo-building gameplay that works both off and online.
  4. All told, the addictive, approachable gameplay that made "Puzzle Fighter" a cult hit feels as fresh as ever, and the HD Remix is arguably the series' best incarnation to date. [Oct 2007, p.76]
  5. The graphical updates, online play and extra modes from the original release more than make up for the $10 price.
  6. It was also the exception to the rule back then - rather than a quick cash-in on a franchise flying high, this game actually had a bit of originality to it. And it’s just as much fun today as it was back then.
  7. It's the definitive version of SPF, but still one for the experts or those with lots of time to spare. [Nov 2007, p.96]

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  1. PatP.
    Aug 29, 2007
    I'm a longtime fan of the series and have played all previous versions of this game save for the Saturn edition (that includes PSX, Dreamcast import, arcade emulation, GBA, and PSP), I feel comfortable claiming that this is the best version available. The gameplay is spot on, and the balancing changes made to the X' version are welcome (finally Ryu doesn't suck). The HD graphics are crisp but keep the same old school feel. Of course, the online play is the big selling point and it works quite well, except that strangely you must pull both trigger buttons to enable voice chat. My only complaints are: the new sound effects when gems are shattering are a bit much, the difficulty of the single player seems to have have been ramped down significantly (expert seems to be about as hard as normal used to be), and there are some instances where it lacks polish, such as mis-matched fonts and ugly menus. All in all it's a great version of a great game, and definitely worth the $10 admission. Expand