There are times when you have a few Xbox Marketplace Points left over and you wonder (or forget) what games are out there worth buying. This article will cover some of my personal recommendations for Xbox Live Arcade Games for 400MS Points (in no particular order).
This is a simple card game that is very addictive. Whilst a card game may sound pretty boring, I advise you try out the demo. For only 400 points, UNO will provide hours of fun. The game features online 4 player, and some easy achievements for those of you who like to boost your gamerscore.
Marketplace Link: UNO
TMNT 1989 Arcade
Even if you did not play this game when it was originally released, this side-scrolling style beat-em-up is extremely playable without any added nostalgic factor. This game is very much like the Simpsons arcade game that so many people are begging to be released on Xbox Live. TMNT features both offline and online 4 player co-op, some easy achievements, and plenty of replay value.
Marketplace Link: TMNT Arcade
Streets of Rage 2
This is another classic side-scrolling beat-em-up. I just need to mention though that there is a Mega Drive / SEGA Genesis game compilation coming soon that will include this game (along with other current arcade games such as sonic 1, 2 and golden axe). So I would probably hang on and purchase that instead. I just felt that I had to mention something about this awesome game.
Marketplace Link: Streets of Rage 2
This game is very much like Smash Bros on the Nintendo Wii (although obviously a much more simplified game). For those who don’t know about it, Small Arms is a fighting game where up to four players (online or offline) must try to knock the others off from the arena/level. With numerous weapons, arenas, and characters this is well worth the 400 points.
Marketplace Link: Small Arms
Geometry Wars is a game which starts off looking fairly basic, but soon turns into a visual treat. The gameplay also starts off fairly simplistic, but soon becomes very challenging and addictive. Almost everyone owns this game already as it is hugely popular, but if you haven’t heard of it or seen it before, I highly recommend you download the demo today.
Marketplace Link: Geometry Wars
This is a game where you play mostly in a vehicle (although if it gets blown up you get to run around as a human and hope not to get shot before the next one respawns). This is classic arcade action which can be enjoyed solo or with a friend via offline or online co-op.
Marketplace Link: Assault Heroes
A First-Person-Shooter classic! Need I really say anything about this game? Obviously as it’s an old game the graphics are a bit rubbish compared to today’s standards, but for the nostalgic gamers this is a great corridor shooter where you can blast various demons to bits (and play online.. although I’m not sure if anyone does anymore). This might be a biased recommendation, but who knows, it might appeal to the masses? Try it and see if you like it.
Marketplace Link: DOOM