XBLA Wednesday: March 21st, 2012

By Mark Delaney, 5 years ago
This week, XBLA sees the re-release of a famous platforming mascot and a new shoot 'em up comes in guns blazing, as well.

https://www.trueachievements.com/Sine-Mora-xbox-360.htm - 1200 MSP

SINE MORA is a horizontal shoot'em up that provides a unique take on challenge, where time is the ultimate factor. Mixing classic shooter sensibilities with contemporary presentation, SINE MORA is a gorgeous shmup that offers a Story Mode that weaves an over-the-top tale and an Arcade Mode that provides deep, satisfying gameplay to challenge fans of the genre. With many ways to manipulate time, SINE MORA features over 60 weapon combinations to complete each beatifully-crafted stage that form fits to the player's skills with scaling difficulty. Soundtrack composed by Akira Yamaoka and featuring boss designs by Mahiro Maeda.
http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/Sine-Mora/66acd000...

If you missed our interview with Digital Reality's Theodore Reiker, you can check that out here to get a better feel for the game.

Rayman 3 HD - 800 MSP

Embark on a fantastic and humorous journey with Rayman and Globox to save the Crossroad of Dreams. Masterfully enhanced with eye-popping High Definition visuals and sounds, Rayman 3 HD is the definitive version of the Rayman classics “Rayman 3 Hoodlum’s Havoc”, and a must-play for all Rayman fans and platform adventure game enthusiasts. Run, Jump and punch your way through the game battling the mysterious Hoodlums and their minions.
http://marketplace.xbox.com/Product/Rayman-3-HD/66acd000-77f...
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.