I can see my house from here.
You can play local co-op to coach a buddy through your 'splosion tactics, shout and laugh hysterically over a headset, or both. That's right, 'Splosion Man gives you the best of both worlds, combining local and long distance gaming buddies for a grand time! Co-op here will account for each player in the game. For instance; if there are 3 players, in order to advance, there will be 3 switches to be hit.
The one issue we encountered while co-op gaming online, was lag between players. After about 3 levels, all of my buddies characters were very out of sync with my own. Fortunately, this game is addicting and entertaining enough, we didn't have any issue restarting the game to play later levels from our last save. This also left us with frequent beverage and bathroom breaks! Perfect for a night-long gaming session.
One fun tidbit of information we learned from Twisted Pixel: The only way to hear the entire 'Splosion Man soundtrack in co-op, was to have all 4 players. That is to say, each time another player enters the game, another instrument is added to the soundtrack. 'Splode for a music riff, or grab a fatman and start singing about donuts - 'Splosion Man is full of little tidbits like that!
In short, 'Splosion Man is a sure-fire hit with the co-op crowd! Twisted Pixel has mentioned fixing the online lag for an improved co-op experience on an already amazing game, reviving our faith in 'splosion-man-kind. If your the type of person that is not satisfied with gamerpoints as the only gaming reward, 'Splosion Man also offers gamer pics and a premium theme for your progression through the game. This game will blow your mind!
The Co-Op Experience: Explode your way through the 50 co-op levels. Splosion man is a puzzle platformer with a unique twist, and co-op requires some quick thinking!
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