Microsoft added five new titles to its Backwards Compatibility list this past Friday, including Arkanoid Live and de Blob 2. I mean, I'm sure there are some fans out there clamoring to be able to play those games again, right?
There's been a trend in games lately to remake older classic titles and add a modern flair, the latest of those is Arkanoid Live for the Xbox Live Arcade. With new puzzles, enemies, and co-op play - the game adds quite a bit to a familiar formula.
Arkanoid Live was release last week on the Xbox Live Arcade with a slick new co-op mode. Most gamers seemed pretty happy with their purchase until they reached level 62, or the end of Episode 2. Why? At that point the game asks if you'd like to play Episode 3 and 4 you'll need to pony up an additional 400 , that is, after spending 800 already on the game.
I've always been a huge fan of Arkanoid. I'm sure you know the game, it's the one with the paddle at the bottom and the ball that bounces taking out blocks above. It's a classic game since the dawn of gaming and thanks to Taito it's getting an upgrade including 2 player co-op.