XBL Wednesdays: Gyruss, MiniGolf

Microsoft steps it up with two Xbox Live Arcade games this week: the arcade classic Gyruss, Sierra Online's 3D Ultra MiniGolf Adventures.

Guess which game this one is. Guess!

Xbox Live Arcade Wednesdays have generally been easy on the pocketbook, giving gamers one offering almost every week. However, this Wednesday, Xbox 360 owners will have two games trying to pry Microsoft points out of their hands.

Gyruss, originally released in the arcades in the 1980s by Konami, will be available for 400 Microsoft points ($5). Described as a "tube shooter" like its arcade cousin Tempest, Gyruss sees gamers piloting a spaceship and blasting away enemies and space debris. The XBLA version features 23 levels and split-screen cooperative and versus modes.

Also teed up for the week is Sierra Online's 3D Ultra MiniGolf Adventures for 800 Microsoft points ($10). As its title suggests, the game features putt-putt challenges across 36 holes and four-person multiplayer support over Xbox Live. Among the courses featured in the game are links designed under carnival, Old West, and outer space themes.

Both games will be ready for download April 18 at 2 a.m. PDT.

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Discussion

88 comments
FOO_JY
FOO_JY

How about an old RPG ?? Like Chrono Trigger, or Final Fantasy...

kostasfil
kostasfil

yeah dude,i'm looking forward for sensible world of soccer just like u do.i want it NOW!!!!!!

Lum_Yatsura
Lum_Yatsura

3D Ultra MiniGolf Adventures? Is that a sequel? I'm sure the 3D Ultra MiniGolf I remember back in the DOS era wasn't fully polygonal.

nickruta
nickruta

xbox live and the 360 keeps getting better and better and better and better and better and better and better and better and better and better

theKSMM
theKSMM

Gyruss...man, that brings back some memories. That game ate up a few rolls of my quarters back in the day. And I haven't seen it in any compilations or any other releases of it since those days in the arcade. It'll be interesting to see how well it has aged over the past twenty-plus years.

StylinLancer
StylinLancer

Yeah where in the heck is Double Dragon?

gandalf_storm
gandalf_storm

Sensible world of soccer please microsoft, dont care how many points it costs, i just want to play it again so badly !!!

Brother_Beetz
Brother_Beetz

Lol heey it's my B-day tomorrow, how about hookin' a brotha up MS? Golf ftw. Glad to see this golf, but I am sick to death of these old school games with slightly better graphics. CsotN was a nice addition to see. But other then that I try to avoid all the re-hashed games. I already own all the oldschool games I want. And yet I still bought Contra like a sucker. I'd like if they kept a system like this, new content with old content but that's impossible. Not enough new stuff being tossed out on XBLA. Too bad though, oh well, at least there is a fairly good mix for all tastes on there atm.

Thornorway
Thornorway

Good move and to the ones that complain... Get a grip

atomD21
atomD21

I love Gyruss, I have been looking forward to that game since I got my 360 (even though it wasn't even announced at that point...)!

buttons2010
buttons2010

How about some old PC games like System Shock 1 or 2? Lucas Arts could make a mint with some of their old back-cataolgue to.

NaturalBornGamR
NaturalBornGamR

mini golf on as a video game is gotta be the dumbest thing i've ever heard... why not make it a real golf game like Hot Shots Golf that series of games is timeless... screw mini golf... it's all putting. LAME

PiMacleod_basic
PiMacleod_basic

Gyruss is cool. Mini golf, well....I'll check the demo before I say anything.

zsc4
zsc4

This for some reason doesn't interest me any more, so I'll pass :?

wokisan
wokisan

Gyruss...old school baby! Glad to see it finally arrive. Now give me Double Dragon pronto!

magicalclick
magicalclick

Cool, I am waiting for 3D Ultra Mini GOlf for awhile now. It is good to see it comes out.

HuusAsking
HuusAsking

I've always had an interesting curiosity about Gyruss. Becuase of its rather unique (for its day) forward perspective, It's one of those games that I wouldn't mind seeing some serious enhancements for today's 3D arena--such as using 3D-rendered star-streaked backgrounds and perhaps the option of rotating the playfield instead of your ship as a control option. Just a thought.

vaejas
vaejas

There are only three industries I can think of that would use the term tube shooter.

comelstr
comelstr

that all good but ware DOUBLE DRAGON i shure these games are good but wares my DOUBLE DRAGOON or Castle Crushers but its about time XBLA is releseing 2 games a week like nintendo and there Vitule console

-HCMF-
-HCMF-

always good to see more games

Acervartan
Acervartan

tell me that golf game is MP on the same box as well....

jjjgem
jjjgem

this better be coming out to Australia... i can't wait for the mini golf!

JDUB_x
JDUB_x

2 games in one Wednesday, Nice!

x-2tha-z
x-2tha-z

Radiant Silvergun would be good. Soukyugurentai maybe? Give us a good shooter Microsoft!

franky111
franky111

That is wonderful, now give me marvel vs. capcom

BrandXSavior
BrandXSavior

Gyruss was one of my favorite arcade games to play as a kid.

sanstereo
sanstereo

"2 warps to Uranus" HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Why am I laughing at that?

cybergooch
cybergooch

HEY!!! Where is Rush'N'Attack and Rygar???

TheKretinousQ
TheKretinousQ

I want the Forza 2 demo out this XBL Wednesday along with these. I desperately need a racing sim fix for the 360 and since GTR has been practically binned I NEED FORZA 2

4ngelus
4ngelus

@elliott4271: Gyruss is not s---t.

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

The golf one looks pretty good for an XBLA game.

SnuffDaddyNZ
SnuffDaddyNZ

Finally after 6 months of waiting, Gyruss is here. 2 warps to Uranus.

konradak
konradak

Sweet, too bad not the most interesting of games... but Gratz for MS for releasing two games! More of this plzzzzz :)

sinx1971
sinx1971

Me like golf game berry much.

tatu2004
tatu2004

cool i will be getting this game

elliott4271
elliott4271

Please bring Double Dragon instead of this s----t! , or at least tell uswhats goin on!!! come on now

jdbthexboxgamr
jdbthexboxgamr

nice,two new games this Wednesday!. Sounds good to me and Microsoft needs to do this more!

newfg311
newfg311

The mini-golf game better be the best ever made of its kind for $10. Another dissapointing XBLA Wednesday.

dukerav
dukerav

Never heard of Gyruss to be honest, sounds a bit like Galaga, which I am familiar with. I suppose though, that I will give Mini-Golf a try as I kind of like those type of games.

W_Claiborne
W_Claiborne

**** games. But something is better than nothing, and Castlevania is so awesome it was worth like two months of releases itself.