Ultimate MK3, Worms dubbed XBLA Hits

It's been a while since Microsoft last branded an Xbox Live Arcade title an Arcade Hit. However, if the publisher's own Web site is to be believed, it appears as if a trio of long-standing XBLA titles is poised to be added to the discount program. With Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe out next...

It's been a while since Microsoft last branded an Xbox Live Arcade title an Arcade Hit. However, if the publisher's own Web site is to be believed, it appears as if a trio of long-standing XBLA titles is poised to be added to the discount program.

With Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe out next week, Microsoft will be giving 360 gamers a cut rate on Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. The online-enabled arcade fighter garnered solid reviews when it scrapped its way onto Microsoft's online platform in October 2006. Joining Midway's fighter will be Team 17's over-the-top annelid arms race Worms, as well as Oberon Media's casual action title Feeding Frenzy.

Currently, all three titles still bear their original 800 Microsoft points ($10) sticker tag. However, Microsoft's Web site indicates that once the official Arcade Hits branding goes into effect, they will drop to the budget-line 400 Microsoft points ($5) price. As of press time, the publisher had not responded to requests for clarification as to when the price will be enacted.

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29 comments
MKF30
MKF30

Tudynu, wrong dude. $5 bucks is DIRT cheap, hell $10 is DIRT cheap......especially for UMK3? one of the best 2D fighters ever made, period and one of the best(if not the best) in the MK series. Go MK! Nice, I play it all the time on DS online and at my friends place 360. Once I get my own, definitely getting this. Nice of Midway/M$$ to charge less near MK vs DC release. Awesome! UMK3 is a bargain and well worth it if you want a great fighter. Old or not ; )

Chief_Kuuni
Chief_Kuuni

not bad, I might have to get it now when it happens

TheoleDominion
TheoleDominion

@tudyniuz..MS points does make some games seem cheap..but it doesn't mean they're not good or you won't like it. And I'd rather underpay than overpay anyday.

tudyniuz
tudyniuz

these MS point are just some ways to make you think the game is cheap

necronaux
necronaux

$5 ? Yeah, baby, that's what we're talkin' 'bout.

dnathug
dnathug

Too bad I have both, but atleast these games will see more people online because of this. See yeah Online...

shadowblade99
shadowblade99

There's two games I thought I would never see in the same article.

kitty
kitty moderator

Nice, maybe some users who yet to purchase these, will finally get their hands on these games.

aarow82
aarow82

I was just thinking about getting UMK3 so I will definitely be getting it now and inviting some mates around to dish out some punishment!!

NightRain
NightRain

I might get UMK3 at 400 points.

druggyjoe3000
druggyjoe3000

Cool i might buy worms or mortal combat but i already got feeding frenzy but honestly its good to see some 400 point games since all these 1200 point games are to much

darkwolfs48
darkwolfs48

MK Fest... just got MK2 for PS3, now gonna get UMK3 for 360. 2 best games in the series.

bulletsword
bulletsword

UMK3 was always worth the full $10. heck, i'd still have one hell of a time with it if I had an SNES laying around

omrikk87
omrikk87

cool,im gonna get UMK3 since i have 400 points from Castle Crashers :)

ctg867
ctg867

Feeding Frenzy and MK3 should of been $5 from the get go, but Worms is honestly worth the $10. That game is absolutely awesome and full of fun and replay value. At $5, you really should pick it up.

rulo_rezn0r
rulo_rezn0r

you gotta be kidding, both games, MK3 and Worms are part of the best selling XBLA games

chibi-acer
chibi-acer

Cool. I love Worms, but didn't bother to pick it up on XBLA since I own two editions for the PC. On the other hand I haven't played in a while, so at $5 I might buy it again.

snarple_basic
snarple_basic

Feeding Frenzy should have been mark down a while ago. Anyway I'm glad to see it come down in price, maybe I'll download it one day and pick it up. Ultimate MK3 is totally worth it, and since it has online play its realy a good deal for $5.

AZisBack
AZisBack

XBLA hits= games that couldn't sell ;) MK Trilogy for the original PlayStation was awesome. Midway needs to make Trilogy for XBLA.

dwoop
dwoop

Well, hopefully this will be a more common trend a it gives the casual player a reason to try more arcade titles with a budget-friendly price point. I might try two of these myself in the next few weeks.

AngelCage-2
AngelCage-2

i still think that UMK XBL version was an error... Trylogy on XBL could be so better.

Magrino
Magrino

It's been a while since Microsoft last branded an Xbox Live Arcade title an Arcade Hit. However, if the publisher's own Web site is to be believed, it appears as if a trio of long-standing XBLA titles is poised to be added to the discount program.

With Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe out next week, Microsoft will be giving 360 gamers a cut rate on Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. The online-enabled arcade fighter garnered solid reviews when it scrapped its way onto Microsoft's online platform in October 2006. Joining Midway's fighter will be Team 17's over-the-top annelid arms race Worms, as well as Oberon Media's casual action title Feeding Frenzy.

Currently, all three titles still bear their original 800 Microsoft points ($10) sticker tag. However, Microsoft's Web site indicates that once the official Arcade Hits branding goes into effect, they will drop to the budget-line 400 Microsoft points ($5) price. As of press time, the publisher had not responded to requests for clarification as to when the price will be enacted.