Lumines Live (360)


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This too was played in two-player mode, and, this too was mostly won by me. The overall score being 9-3 or something I think, before we decided the two-player mode wasn’t actually all that great so we stopped playing.

Worms (360)


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A friend of mine came round this evening and we played a few rounds of Worms in two-player mode.

Needless to say, I WAS WINNER, as I’ve been playing it somewhat more than he has. Either that, or he was crap.

Worms (360)


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Hurrah! I’ve managed to beat Level 17 of Challenge Mode. I not only managed it, but I managed it with three worms remaining, one of which never took any damage at all. Ace.

But then 18 went horribly wrong. I’d wiped out all of one team, just misjudged a fireball punch move thing, which put two of my worms on the edge of a cliff, where they were promptly shot off next go. I had a decent stab at clawing my way back, but never managed it.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (360): COMPLETED!


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What? Turtles? Eh? That’s right chums and chummettes – today’s XBLA download was the original 1989 TMNT arcade game. And look what I did! I downloaded it, and then completed it! Go me!

It was actually shorter than I expected, taking maybe 40 minutes to do in total. But then, how many people play a game in the arcade for longer than that?

Anyway, I played all the way through as Mikey (BECAUSE HE IS BEST), and now I can’t get “Cowabunga!”, “Shell shock!” and other sound-bites out of my head. If you’ve not got it already, GET IT NOW, for it is just 400 bargainlicious points.

Worms (360)


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After many more tries at Level 13 (which Beck assures me is the hardest of them all), I finally managed it. I didn’t realise previously, but different teams have different personalities, and the Blue Team were way more deadly than the Green Team. Killing the Blues off first, then, was the way to go.

After 13 was complete, reaching 17 was pretty simple. I only have one Achievement left to go now too – to complete Challenge Mode.

Worms (360)


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Played through more of Challenge Mode today, reaching Level 13, which is completely and utterly impossible.

I also played a few more games with my wife, and then a few games online with random people. The online games weren’t particularly successful, as people kept quitting. In fact, in one game that I was hosting, some other guy left and I got a message telling me the game had ended because the host had quit. But I was the host. And I certainly didn’t quit.

Worms (360)


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Firstly, I played some more of Challenge Mode, and won two games with ease. Then, I played online. My first game against two other people didn’t last long, as one surrendered on his first go, and the other then quit. My second game, however, was much better.

It was against three other people, and I won. Aces. Only just though, and mainly only because it went to sudden death just before my turn. I got a few achievements too, including one for playing a 4-player online game.

After that, I played against Beck (no, not the singer/songwriter, this Beck here) and some random person. I lost, she came second. I think she cheated. Well, clearly she cheated. Ahem.

Finally, I played a few games offline with my wife. I won them all.

Worms (360)


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So I bought it. I had to really, because it’s Worms. Yeah, so it’s a cut-down version of Worms, but it is still pretty ace and multiplayer is fantastic as always.

But there’s no baseball bat. Pff.

I played a few rounds with my wife, and won them all (only just on one though). It’s a shame there aren’t many sound schemes, and only (seemingly) three level graphic themes though.

After two-player, I tried to join some online games but got connection errors, so moved onto Training mode (which I completed) then Challenge mode (where I won the first three levels).

Lumines Live (360)


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I downloaded all the expansions for this yesterday, and had a go with some today. Firstly, was the new Heavenly skin thing, which was nice but as it was just one skin, it kept looping over and over and I got a bit fed up with it. Then I tried Advanced Mode, which seemed easier than Base, although I didn’t get anywhere near the high score I had on Base.

Then I tried Base again, and unlocked two more skins, and moved up my high score board a few notches. It’s a shame you can’t compare your scores with others on your friends list.

Finally, I had a go at getting 300 blocks in 600 seconds on the time trial – and got almost 400! Achievement GET! Aces.

Heavy Weapon (360) (Demo)


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Hmm. OK, so it’s yet another dual-stick Robotron/Smash TV/Geometry Wars/Mutant Storm game, but it plays like a sort of vertical scroller. Yes. VERTICAL. I know you scroll from left to right, but everything attacks you from above. Anyway.

It’s actually quite good too. Not so good that I went and bought the full version (I have far too many other games to play at the moment), but I may well do in the future. I did play up to the end of the 4th level though, where I was killed by the seemingly easy Super Wrecking Ball Thing. Who clearly fooled me as he wasn’t actually that easy. Since I died.

Lumines Live (360)


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Got further than ever before on Base mode, getting as far as a new skin, but only managing 60,000-ish points. How on earth you’re supposed to get half a million, I have no idea. I then played Time Attack, and got the 150 (actually, 181) in 300 seconds achievement, and managed 299 for the 300 in 600 seconds one. Not happy there! Grr.

Lumines Live (360)


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Well. I thought I’d try to get a few more achievements, starting with the “clear a round of Base in Challenge Mode”. So I cleared a round (which I must have done before too), and nothing.

More luck was had with the 150 Second Time Attack one, as I got it on my first attempt! Aces.

New Rally-X (360): COMPLETED!


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Yes, I am well aware that it’s one of those goes-on-forever games, but the thing is, it has 12 Achievements. And I Achieved the last two of them today: get over 100,000 points (which for some reason isn’t listed on my score table, even though the achievement itself is – bizarre) and Complete Stage 16. So I’ve never managed to “do” all of the achievements on any 360 games before, and then I do two in three days. Ace.

New Rally-X (360)


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Another achievement! This one was for completing Level 12. That leaves me with just two – one for completing Level 16, and one for getting 100,000 points. If I’m careful, both should be easily achievable.

It is getting rather hard now though, as some of the cars now start further up the “map”, rather than them all starting at the bottom (and, most importantly, behind you), so they’re harder to keep track of. Loads of boulders in the way don’t help much either.

Ms. Pac-Man (360)


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Level 21 get! More achievements get! Higher score failed!

Those later levels get a bit hard, don’t they? Everything seems to move far too quickly, and the power pills do nothing at all. But I got to level 21 which was my goal on it for today, so that was alright.