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'Splosion Man (Xbox 360)

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Description

You are 'Splosion Man, the latest psychotic nuclear experiment from the irresponsible eggheads at Big Science. Having escaped his vault, players must guide 'Splosion Man through 50 single-player levels, and 3 bosses to escape the labyrinth of science.

Controls are very simple - players can only move and "'splode" up to three times; effectively triple-jumping their way through puzzles and away from dangerous hazards such as spike walls, rising levels of acid, and security robots in order to reach a safe room at the end of the stage. Timing is the greatest skill required, and players must hit increasingly tight windows of 'splosion jumps and exploding barrel launches, while finding ways to bypass the scientists' barriers and traps.

Along with the single-player campaign is the multiplayer campaign comprising of 50 additional levels which require increasingly skilled use of the ability to "splode" off one another for additional height and distance. Up to 4 players may participate within the multiplayer mode. Along the way, players can also collect hidden cakes in both single-player and multiplayer for various achievements.

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'Splosion Man Xbox 360 Detonate yourself to launch yourself higher.
'Splosion Man Xbox 360 Level select menu. The cakes are hidden collectables on each level.
'Splosion Man Xbox 360 Scientists explode into bouncing cuts of meat.
'Splosion Man Xbox 360 Leave no scientist un-sploded!

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The Press Says

videogamer.com Jul 20, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Eurogamer.it Aug 10, 2009 9 out of 10 90
DarkZero Aug 05, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Thunderbolt Games Aug 10, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Impulse Gamer 2009 8.9 out of 10 89
GameZone Jul 20, 2009 8.7 out of 10 87
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Aug 09, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
4Players.de Jul 29, 2009 83 out of 100 83
Games Radar Jul 29, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Jul 22, 2009 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

'Splosion Man was the first game released for Xbox Live's 2009 "Summer of Arcade" promotion.

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SuperStache (35) added 'Splosion Man (Xbox 360) on Aug 15, 2009