XBLA Wednesday: December 7th, 2011

By Mark Delaney, 6 years ago
Though Apple-picking season is over where I'm writing from, here in the Northeastern US, XBLA is still ripe with fresh downloadable games. This week you'll be able to harvest a best-selling party board game to your hard drive.

http://www.trueachievements.com/Apples-to-Apples-xbox-3....htm - 800 MSP

Loved for its zany spontaneity and humorous results, Apples to Apples is the ultimate icebreaker. The family game favorite challenges players to outwit and anticipate the actions of others while taking into consideration personality, preferences and individual senses of humor. Apples to Apples is a word comparison game that requires strategic thinking and allows players to learn while having fun.

On Xbox LIVE Arcade the game will feature single-player, local and online modes for up to six players. Apples to Apples also comes packed with all-new customizable play modes, vibrant backgrounds, and Golden Apple cards, which can be used to change the rules in fun new ways. Participants can choose between 16 animated avatars such as Pirate Apple, Cowboy Apple and Ballerina Apple. Players will also be able to post game results and boast of their clever comparisons on Facebook to earn additional rewards.
The game will also feature online and offline game modes. On a personal note, I play this game a lot with my girlfriend and family and it can be very, very fun. Hopefully THQ can capture some of the game's hilarity in this video game version. If you don't know how to play the game, you can read our announcement coverage article that sums up the premise. One of the achievements is to finish the tutorial though, so surely you'll all become adept at this word game.

We'll update this post with a launch trailer and/or screens, but so far THQ has provided no promotional material for the game. It's receiving a very quiet release.
Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a Boston native now living in Portland, Oregon. He's the Editorial Manager on TA, loves story-first games, and is one of three voices on the TA Playlist podcast. Outside of games he likes biking, sci-fi, the NFL, and spending time with his fiancé and son. He almost never writes in the third person.