XBLA Wednesday: May 12th, 2010

By ButterflyEdge, 6 years ago
Two new titles this week! These are:

Rocket Knight - 1200 MSP
http://www.xbox.com/en-GB/games/r/rocketknightxbla/
Sparkster makes his triumphant arrival on next-gen consoles with Rocket Knight, the newest entry in the beloved 2-D side-scrolling rocket action series. Our favorite opossum hero returns home after 15 years to find the kingdom of Zephyrus in shambles. Use your wits and Sparkster's trusty rocket pack to dodge and defeat a menacing wolf army threatening the lives of the people.

Sparkster returns: Featuring gorgeous next-gen graphics and dazzling new environments, blast possuming has never looked as good as this before!
New levels and challenges: Play through four exciting new worlds, featuring expansive platform stages and thrilling flight stages.
Classic rocket action gameplay: Launch and bounce Sparkster through obstacles and enemies that get in his way. Ricochet off walls, or create a Burst Vortex to repel enemy bombs right back at them. Use Burst Assist and hover in place to maneuver in mid-air, and then shoot Burst Projectiles from Sparkster's sword to attack distant foes. Rocket Drill through weak walls and create new passageways, and hang from and slide down rails with your prehensile tail.
Who's the best? Show off your high scores and fastest times with leaderboards on Xbox LIVE.
Things on Wheels - 800 MSP
http://www.xbox.com/en-GB/games/t/thingsonwheelsxbla/
Things on Wheels™ (ToW) is a fun and fast remote-controlled car racing game playable in single or multiplayer (with up to four players)! Drive miniature racers with various features–the agile Vintages, the powerful Muscles or the fast Sports cars–and compete in dozens of crazy races. The tracks are completely insane, loaded with shortcuts, ramps, loops and other surprises. Count on a lot of items to pick up to spice up the races even more and upset the final rankings!

Multiple game modes: Different game modes of Things on Wheels assure you hours and hours of fun, alone or with friends! In solo mode, win the Championship by completing dozens of races through four chapters, each one crazier than the others, or perfect your skills by driving against the A.I. in Arcade mode!
Multiplayer: Challenge a friend in split-screen, or play up to four players on Xbox LIVE in single race or in team mode!
Achievements and leaderboards: Unlock Achievements and reach first place on the online leaderboards!