Gastronaut Studio's four-player fighter punches its way onto Xbox 360 Marketplace this Wednesday for 800 points ($10).
While Nintendo and Sony have just launched the online stores for their respective new consoles, the Xbox 360 and its online marketplace will celebrate their first birthday this Wednesday.
With the one-year head start, Xbox Live Arcade already has dozens of games available for download, and this Wednesday at 1 a.m. PST, it will get one more--Small Arms. Developed by Gastronaut Studios, the same team behind Fuzzee Fever for the original Xbox Live Arcade, the full version of Small Arms will cost 800 Marketplace points ($10).
The game is a multiplayer brawler in the same vein as Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. series and supports up to four fighters over Xbox Live. The game's bizarre slate of 12 characters range from a "cyborg tabby cat," to a mutant chicken who was a former Mexican wrestler, and each comes strapped with its own unique weapon.
Small Arms also features 12 achievements, including one designed to show off Xbox Live's web of social networking. The Six Degrees of Small Arms achievement can only be gained by playing with someone who already has the achievement. Currently, only the game's four developers have the achievement.
Small Arms is rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and Older. For more information, read GameSpot's preview of the game.
got it today and i really like it. wish you could play against the computer but thats ok. you guys who are fans of super smash bros. should pick it up.
I'm picking it up!!! Even if it is a Smash Brothers rip off. If it plays like smash bros or better who cares?
Hey this reminds me of Super Smash Bros. a lot. If the gameplay is anything like SSBM I may just have to get it....
X360 gets Small Arms NOW (with roboblitz, novadrome, assualt heroes, castle crashers, alien homid, hoop world, mad tracks etc etc etc soon to follow) X360 LIVE ARCADE FOR THE WIN!
looks way good i'm glad companys are putting origonal games as well as retro xbla rocks the socks 06/07!
Oh sweet, now I've got something to play with my cousins on the 360. They are a little young to see chainsaws taking people apart...I'll wait till they go to bed for that.
wsh and pray sony will release a rumble someday in the future maybe next year or next month lol. they should have settled the lawsuit and paid the money.
achievment willl take time and in some due time many people will have it. the game sounds pretty sick for arcade game.
LOL @ Deathgiverx: Dude c'mon... you didn't say one factual thing except for the word "Sixaxis". Like Icekxg said... What in the world does Sixaxis have to do with Xbox 360 or this game? Have you seen ONE article that says "Sixaxis in your face, Xbox". No one is even talking about it, and the ones that HAVE said something comment on it's "unintuitive feel". And yea, good thing Microsoft made this game... oh wait, they didn't. 0/2 for you.
"Apoc112 the six degrees acheivement is also used in Tony Hawk's Project 8... i think it's a great idea! will this be an online-only multiplayer? the true fun of SSB and SSBM to me was playing with my friends sitting right there on the couch with me... it won't be QUITE as fun when the people getting pissed at me are just yelling in my headphones.... hehe" There's an achievement like that in GRAW too. I like achievements like that because you can't just boost to get them.
think of it this way its easy for Sony to release an addon rumble that clips on to your arm using its great bluetooth capabilities .... al a' n64 rumble ish ... on the otherhand MS cant realllllly do that so easily.
"DeathgiverX rofl, Microsoft is attempting to rip-off Nintendo's best franchise. Man they just can't catch a break with Sony's Sixaxis and now this. I can't wait to try it out though. " What are you talking about? M$ didn't make this game. And what does this have to do with Sony's Sixaxis (which is crap, no vibration? no thank you!). You need to learn what you're talking about before you post. Anyway, for $10 this game looks like a buy. I was skeptical about the XBL Marketplace when the 360 first came out, but these games are actually kinda fun and well worth the money.
the six degrees acheivement is also used in Tony Hawk's Project 8... i think it's a great idea! will this be an online-only multiplayer? the true fun of SSB and SSBM to me was playing with my friends sitting right there on the couch with me... it won't be QUITE as fun when the people getting pissed at me are just yelling in my headphones.... hehe
rofl, Microsoft is attempting to rip-off Nintendo's best franchise. Man they just can't catch a break with Sony's Sixaxis and now this. I can't wait to try it out though.
Bayani789 damn now I gotta get this and all dem BK games! 360 is so awesome... BK Games are glitchy and boring I got em all. I would stills ay get em for the novelty though. Pocket Bike Racers is the best of the 3.... Anybody else think it reminds them more of Power Stone than Super Smash Brothers Melee?
That's a rather unusual achievement - Im baffled by it. But it certainly has appeal. Imagine having it, and your buddies don't, lol. It could be annoying too. Im not convinced by this game, and will be enjoying the demo, I think. If I get good impressions by it, than I most certainly will be getting it.
cant wait to pawn or sell this BS3 that i got so i cant get some more xbox live stuff like this,,,,, o yea and pay rent and utilities, and insurance, and gas , and food, and cell phone bill, and internet, and packers tickets, and this weekend at the bar and after-bars,,, thank u Sony ,, i've been waiting soooo long for release !!!
Looks like it could be fun. Hope it plays well. The Six Degrees achievement is a really interesting idea, too. Let's see how long it takes people to get it.
"GatoFeo It plays like super smash bros. Looks cool, thought. " i wish they had super smash for the 360.. i would buy it right away... i love that game.
well this game actually looks fun, i'm supprised it took this long for someone to rip a good copy of smash, to that extent i doubt it will be as polished as smash, that game is perfect because anyone can pick and play, at the same time as offering very deep gameplay courtasy of the greatest dodge counter reversal system in any game to date. second only to DOA2 maybe. still i'm excited this game will force nintendo to riase their gard and make a better game to miantian dominance. can't wiat for brawl the original smash was the game that forced me to spend all the money i had and get a 64, melee was the reason i got the cube, now brawl should be my driving force to get a wii
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