Above the six stages of the main story, you'll find an endurance mode which challenges you to take out as many bad guys as you can using only one life. We found this mode to be most enjoyable in co-op. There's also a time based mode in which you need to complete a level in the best time possible before a timer runs out, it was a minor distraction but definitely not as enjoyable as the endurance mode.
Invincible Tiger has the unique distinction of being the first XBLA game to support full 3D modes on new 3D Televisions as well as traditional 3D with Red/Blue and other colored glasses. I gave the Red/Blue mix a try and the effect is impressive, if not headache inducing. The first level had lots of blowing leaves in the foreground as well excellent depth on objects like trees and foreground poles. The only problem with this mode is the colors get a bit off when looking through the glasses and there's a bit of eyestrain involved. Unfortunately my TV does not support the other 3D mode which is supposed to be a lot cleaner and easier on the eyes.
While we had fun with Invincible Tiger, we couldn't help but feel something was off. Perhaps our expectations were set in the wrong place. What is there is a solid brawler that's easy to play and hard to master, one that supports some interesting cooperative concepts as well. If you're a fan of old school beat em ups and kung-fu movies, give Invincible Tiger a try.
The Co-Op Experience: Team up with a fellow Invincible Tiger and beat down ninjas like a crazy fool.
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