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PostGRcade's Recommended XBLIG pg 1 updated 27/09
by qupe » Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:41 pm

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Welcome to GRcades Recommended Xbox Indie games thread. Below you will find recommended games and videos, their current price and a direct Marketplace link to each game.

Hopefully this thread is going to save you the time trawling through the poor games/applications available from the Indie section of the Marketplace on Xbox Live. Please tell me what you think, what should or shouldn't be in this list, if I get enough feedback for certain games they will be removed/added.

*Prices are subject to change now and then.

Got any comments or suggestions please leave a message.

Indie sites to look at:

Indie Games Catalog

Xbox Marketplace

Xbox Indies

Gamergeddon Game Blog

Xblig.co

Indie Gamer Chick

Indie Ocean

Gear Fish

Armless Octopus

XBLA & XBLIG ratings

XboxHornet

Xbox Indie Games

Writings of Mass Destruction

Xbox Facebook Indie page

Other forum threads:

Neogaf's Monthly XBLIG Thread

Cheap Ass Gamer


The recommended games:


ACTION & ADVENTURE - (Videos, Game Prices and Marketplace links in the spoilered zone)

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48 Chambers (80pts) Marketplace Link



Aban Hawkins & the 1000 Spikes (80pts) Marketplace Link



Andromium (80pts) - Marketplace Link



Angry Barry (240pts) Marketplace Link



Avatar Ninja (80pts) Marketplace Link
- VVGTV Review


Avatar Panic (80pts) - Marketplace Link



Biology Battle (400pts) Marketplace Link



BlindGirl (80pts) Marketplace Link



CaveIn - Miner Rescue Team (80pts) Marketplace Link
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Chompy Chomp Chomp(80pts) Marketplace Link



Decay Part 1(80pts) Marketplace Link



Decay Part 2 (240pts) Marketplace Link



Decay Part 3 (240pts) Marketplace Link



Decay Part 4 (240pts) Marketplace Link



Diehard Dungeon (80pts) Marketplace Link



Explosionade (80pts) Marketplace Link



Fishing Girl (80pts) Marketplace Link



Garden Gnome Carnage (80pts) Marketplace Link



Halfbrick Echoes (80pts) Marketplace Link



LaserCat (80pts) Marketplace Link



Lightfish (80pts) - Marketplace Link



Lumi (240pts) Marketplace Link



M-Z
Maid_San's Caving Adventure (80pts) Marketplace Link



Mama & Son Clean House (80pts) Marketplace Link



Miner Dig Deep (80pts) Marketplace Link



Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess (240pts) Marketplace Link



Protect Me Knight (240pts) - Marketplace Link



Qrth-Phyl (80pts) - Marketplace Link



Radiangames Inferno (80pts) Marketplace Link



REDD: The Lost Temple (240pts) - Marketplace Link




Slam Indie Edition (80pts) Marketplace Link
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Solar (80pts) Marketplace Link



Solar 2 (400pts) - Marketplace Link



Soul (80pts) Marketplace Link



Soulcaster (80pts) Marketplace Link



Soulcaster II (80pts) Marketplace Link



Super Amazing Wagon Adventure (80pts) Marketplace Link



Super Ninja Warrior Extreme (80pts) Marketplace Link



Sushi Castle (90pts) Marketplace Link



The Tempura of the Dead (240pts) Marketplace Link



Weapon of Choice (400pts) Marketplace Link


Wizorb (240pts) - Marketplace Link



CARD & BOARD - (Videos, Game Prices and Marketplace links in the spoilered zone)

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Didgery (240pts) Marketplace Link



Hoyle Texas Hold'em (400pts) Marketplace Link
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CLASSICS - (Videos, Game Prices and Marketplace links in the spoilered zone)

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Bricks4ever (80pts) Marketplace Link



Flipside (80pts) Marketplace Link



Juggle (240pts) Marketplace Link
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Manic Miner 360 (240pts) Marketplace Link



woOOPuP! (80pts) Marketplace Link



EDUCATIONAL - (Videos, Game Prices and Marketplace links in the spoilered zone)

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Iredia: Atram's Secret (80pts) Marketplace Link


Topochopper (80pts) Marketplace Link




FAMILY - (Videos, Game Prices and Marketplace links in the spoilered zone)

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Avatar Drop (80pts) Marketplace Link



Kodu Game Lab (400pts) Marketplace Link
- XNA Roundup review


Sleepwalker (80pts) Marketplace Link



Spinnr (240pts) Marketplace Link
- Multiplayer video (long video)


Wool (80pts) Marketplace Link



FIGHTING - (Videos, Game Prices and Marketplace links in the spoilered zone)

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Battle High: San Bruno (80pts) Marketplace Link



Chu's Dynasty (240pts) Marketplace Link



Colosseum (240pts) Marketplace Link



MUSIC

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Ezmuze+ Hamst3r edition (400pts) Marketplace Link



OTHER

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Radiangames Fireball (80pts) Marketplace Link



Star Ninja (80pts) - Marketplace LInk



Your Doodles Are Bugged! (80pts) Marketplace Link




PLATFORMER - (Videos, Game Prices and Marketplace links in the spoilered zone)

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Akane the Kunoichi (240pts) Marketplace Link



Alawishus Pixel (80pts) Marketplace Link



Along Came a Spider (80pts) Marketplace Link



Antipole (80pts) Marketplace Link



Apple Jack (80pts) Marketplace Link



Apple Jack 2 (80pts) Marketplace Link



Arkedo Series - 01 Jump (240pts) Marketplace Link



Arkedo Series - 03 Pixel (240pts) Marketplace Link



Astroman (240pts) Marketplace Link



Banana Split (80pts) Marketplace Link



Blocks That Matter (240pts) Marketplace Link



Carneyvale Showtime (240pts) Marketplace Link



Chester (80pts) - Marketplace Link



Clover: A Curious Tale (80pts) Marketplace Link



Curse of the Crescent Isle (80pts) Marketplace Link



Cute Things Die Viloently (80pts) - Marketplace Link



DLC Quest (80pts) - Marketplace Link



Escape Goat (80pts) - Marketplace Link



Funky Balls (80pts) - Marketplace Link



Gateways! (240pts) - Marketplace Link



Growing Pains (80pts) - Marketplace Link



Inertia (80pts) Marketplace Link



J-Z
Johnny Platform's Biscuit Romp (80pts) Marketplace Link



Johnny Platform Saves Christmas (80pts) Marketplace Link



Kaleidoscope (240pts) Marketplace Link



Mechanoid Army (80pts) Marketplace Link



Ninja360º (80pts) Marketplace Link



Obsessive Collecting Disorder (80pts) Marketplace Link



Oozi: Earth Adventure Ep. 1 (80pts) Marketplace Link



Oozi: Earth Adventure Ep. 2 (80pts) - Marketplace Link



Platformance (80pts) Marketplace Link



Platformance: Temple Death (80pts) Marketplace Link



Run Away! (80pts) Marketplace Link



Space Milkman (240pts) Marketplace Link



T.E.C. 3001 (240pts) - Marketplace Link



The Deep Cave (80pts) Marketplace Link



The Impossible Game (80pts) Marketplace Link



The Impossible Game Level Pack (80pts) Marketplace Link



This Is Hard (80pts) Marketplace Link
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Treasure Treasure Fortress Forage Extra Edition (80pts) Marketplace Link



Urban Space Squirrels (80pts) Marketplace Link



Volchaos (80pts) - Marketplace Link



ZP2KX - Zombies and Pterodactyls 20XX (80pts) Marketplace Link



PUZZLE & TRIVIA - (Videos, Game Prices and Marketplace links in the spoilered zone)

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Aah Little Atlantis (80pts) Marketplace Link



Alien Jelly (80pts) Marketplace Link



Arkedo Series - 02 Swap (240pts) Marketplace Link



Blow (400pts) Marketplace Link



Breeze (240pts) Marketplace Link



Carcophony (240pts) Marketplace Link



Codex (80pts) Marketplace Link



Earth Shaker (80pts) Marketplace Link
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Gerbil Physics (80pts) Marketplace Link



Gerbil Physics 2 (80pts) Marketplace Link



Globe Clicker (240pts) Marketplace Link



Hacotama (240pts) - Marketplace Link



Hexothermic (240pts) Marketplace Link



Hedge Wizard (80pts) Marketplace Link



Kuchibi (80pts) Marketplace Link



M-Z
Magical Cube (400pts) Marketplace Link



Mega City (80pts) Marketplace Link



Ninja Bros (80pts) Marketplace Link
VGamers review


Nyan-Tech (80pts) Marketplace Link



Paipa (80pts) Marketplace Link



Pegzo (80pts) Marketplace Link



PicBox (80pts) Marketplace Link



Pixel Blocked! (80pts) - Marketplace Link



Pocoro (80pts) Marketplace Link



Puzzwords (80pts) Marketplace Link



Return All Robots (240pts) Marketplace Link



Rotor'scope (80pts) Marketplace Link



Slidecolors (80pts) Marketplace Link



Solve It - Pack 1 (80pts) Marketplace Link
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Starzzle (80pts) Marketplace Link



Starzzle Seasons (80pts) Marketplace Link



Storage Inc (240pts) Marketplace Link



TriLinea ReAct (400pts) Marketplace Link



Upbot Goes Up (240pts) Marketplace Link



Word Soup (400pts) Marketplace Link



Xcross (240pts) Marketplace Link



RACING & FLYING - (Videos, Game Prices and Marketplace links in the spoilered zone)

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AvaGlide (80pts) Marketplace Link



Avatar Racedrome (80pts) Marketplace Link



Blazin Balls Xtreme Edition (80pts) Marketplace Link
- VVGTV Review


Flight Adventure 2 (240pts) - Marketplace Link



Flowrider (80pts) - Marketplace Link



Glow Arcade Racer (80pts) - Marketplace Link



Halfbrick Blast Off (240pts) Marketplace Link



Little Racers Street (80pts) Marketplace Link



Magic Racing GP 2 (80pts) Marketplace Link



Missle Escape (80pts) Marketplace Link



Motorheat (80pts) Marketplace Link



Old School Racer (80pts) Marketplace Link



OSR Unhinged (80pts) Marketplace Link



Pixelbit Helicopter Challenge (80pts) Marketplace Link



RC Racing 360 (240pts) Marketplace Link



Radiangames Fluid (80pts) Marketplace Link



Toy Stunt Bike (80pts) Marketplace Link




ROLE PLAYING - (Videos, Game Prices and Marketplace links in the spoilered zone)

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Aphelion (240pts) Marketplace Link



Aphelion 2 (240pts) Marketplace Link



The Avatar Legends (80pts) Marketplace Link



Bloody Checkers (80pts) Marketplace Link



Bonded Realities (80pts) Marketplace Link



Breath of Death VII (80pts) Marketplace Link



Cthulhu Saves the World (80pts) Marketplace Link


Dead Pixels (80pts) - Marketplace Link



Doom & Destiny (240pts) - Marketplace Link



Epic Dungeon (80pts) Marketplace Link



Grand Theft Froot (80pts) - Marketplace Link



Light's End (80pts) Marketplace Link



Penny Arcade's Rain-slick 3 (400pts) Marketplace Link



Sequence (240pts) Marketplace Link



The Fall of Gods - Chapter One (80pts) - Marketplace Link



Wizard's Keep (80pts) Marketplace Link
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SHOOTER - (Videos, Game Prices and Marketplace links in the spoilered zone)

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みみ いんざ すかい (80pts) Marketplace Link



3D Infinity (400pts) Marketplace Link



Atomhex (240pts) Marketplace Link



Beat Hazard (80pts) Marketplace Link



Bird Assassin (80pts) Marketplace Link



Break Limit (80pts) Marketplace Link



Creed Arena (240pts) Marketplace Link



Cyborg Mice Arena (80pts) Marketplace Link



Decimation X (80pts) Marketplace Link



Decimation X3 (80pts) Marketplace Link



Doppelganger (80pts) Marketplace Link



Dysnomia (80pts) Marketplace Link



Echoes+ (80pts) Marketplace Link



Gravitron X (80pts) Marketplace Link



Groov (80pts) Marketplace Link


H-P
Head Shot 2 (80pts) Marketplace Link



Hypership Out of Control! (80pts) Marketplace Link



Ikaroids (80pts) Marketplace Link



Infinity Danger (80pts) Marketplace Link



I Maed a Gam3 w1th Z0mb1es (80pts) Marketplace Link



Kong360: Gorilla Warfare (240pts) Marketplace Link



Leave Home (240pts) Marketplace Link



Magnetic Wars (80pts) Marketplace Link



Murder Miners (80pts) Marketplace Link



Orbitron (80pts) - Marketplace Link



Pew Pew Pod (80pts) Marketplace Link



Pixel Whirled (80pts) Marketplace Link



Platypus (400pts) Marketplace Link



Prismatic Solid (80pts) Marketplace Link


Q-Z
Radiangames Ballistic (80pts) Marketplace Link



Radiangames Crossfire (80pts) Marketplace Link



Radiangames Crossfire 2 (80pts) Marketplace Link



RadianGames JoyJoy (80pts) Marketplace Link



Retrofit: Overload (80pts) Marketplace Link



Revolver 360 (80pts) Marketplace Link



Score Rush (80pts) Marketplace Link



Shoot1up (80pts) Marketplace Link



Slingstar (80pts) Marketplace Link



Snops Attack! Zombie Defense (240pts) Marketplace Link



Square Off (80pts) Marketplace Link



Squid Yes! Not So Octopus! (80pts) Marketplace Link



Trino (240pts) Marketplace Link



Twin Blades (400pts) Marketplace Link



Ultratron (80pts) Marketplace Link




Vampire Rage (80pts) Marketplace Link



Veks and Silence (80pts) Marketplace Link



Vorpal (80pts) Marketplace Link



We Are Cubes (80pts) Marketplace Link



You Will Die (80pts) Marketplace Link



Zombie Estate (80pts) Marketplace Link



Zombies Ruined My Day (80pts) - Marketplace Link



SPORTS & RECREATION - (Videos, Game Prices and Marketplace links in the spoilered zone)

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Avatar Golf (80pts) Marketplace Link



Avatar Wave: Snowball Fight (80pts) Marketplace Link



Balls (80pts) Marketplace Link
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Curling 2010 (240pts) Marketplace Link



Football Games Room (80pts) Marketplace Link
- - VVGtv review


Goals (80pts) - Marketplace Link



Home Run Challenge (80pts) Marketplace Link



Inside Lacrosse's CL2010 (400pts) Marketplace Link



Pixel Boarder (240pts) Marketplace Link



Qoccer (80pts) Marketplace Link



SFG Beach Volleyball (400pts) Marketplace Link



SFG Soccer (400pts) Marketplace Link



STRATEGY & SIMULATION - (Videos, Game Prices and Marketplace links in the spoilered zone)

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Ancient Trader (240pts) Marketplace Link



Cavemen Vs Aliens (80pts) Marketplace Link



Commander World One (80pts) Marketplace Link



Flotilla (400pts) Marketplace Link



Horn Swaggle Islands (80pts) Marketplace Link



Miasma (80pts) Marketplace Link



Nextwar: The Quest for Earth (240pts) Marketplace Link



Partyboat (400pts) Marketplace Link



Philip Muwanga's Hexy Trench (80pts) Marketplace Link



Smooth Operators (80pts) Marketplace Link



Sol Survivor (800pts) Marketplace Link



Space Pirates from Tomorrow (400pts) Marketplace Link



Train Frontier Express (240pts) - Marketplace Link

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PostRe: GRcade Recommended Xbox Indie Games
by qupe » Thu Aug 13, 2009 5:15 pm

If you don't want to send a message than put games you'd recommend in here and I will collate the posts and update the front page.

Would you want a leaderboard? Game with the most recommendations?

A complete post with all games A-Z with what people have said next to them too?

Do you want pics or videos in the recommended sections?

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PostRe: GRcade Recommended Xbox Indie Games
by Pilch » Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:03 pm

This is a really good idea as I often fancy a quick play on an indie/casual game but I'm always reluctant to take the plunge with a game I've never heard of. I reckon it might be worth having a few standard categories to score against for each game, e.g.

  • Fun
  • Graphics
  • Sound/Music
  • Charm
  • Overall (not an average, à la IGN)

Each could be given a score out of five and the average for each category could be shown against the game on the main page. The list of categories could be altered, of course. Also, could this be expanded to include Steam games?

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PostRe: GRcade Recommended Xbox Indie Games
by qupe » Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:28 pm

Pilch wrote:This is a really good idea as I often fancy a quick play on an indie/casual game but I'm always reluctant to take the plunge with a game I've never heard of. I reckon it might be worth having a few standard categories to score against for each game, e.g.

  • Fun
  • Graphics
  • Sound/Music
  • Charm
  • Overall (not an average, à la IGN)

Each could be given a score out of five and the average for each category could be shown against the game on the main page. The list of categories could be altered, of course. Also, could this be expanded to include Steam games?


If there is enough interest in the standard categories then we could trial it and see how it goes. I was thinking of a simple approach initially as this is for Xbox Indie games.

Recommended, trial or avoid.

As for Steam it may be worth doing that in a separate thread due to this being Xbox Indie games. You could then maybe expand on it with recommended free games too? I have never used steam, I hardly ever use my PC to play a game but know loads of places to get free Indie games.

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PostRe: GRcade Recommended Xbox Indie Games
by qupe » Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:16 am

Does anyone have anything they'd recommend? No one has recommended anything yet.

Mini Reviews

Hexothermic (240pts)

Addictive puzzle game that has a simple premise, try and clear all the atoms from the board with the limited amount of shots available. Not for everyone and the developer has put the price up to 240pts. However I would say give the game a trial, you may like it. Just think at 80 pts this game would sell more units.

Verdict: Trial

Angry Barry (400pts)

A beat-em-up parody along the lines of the old arcade game Bad Dudes. Looks decent, the gameplay is a little repetitive. At 400 pts, I am not sure if it can be reduced now that Microsoft has changed the pricing structure, I can't recommend this game so yet again it's another try before you buy game for me.

Verdict: Trial

Biology Battle (240pts)

You have probably all seen this game and it's Geometry Wars comparisions. I initially could not justify purchasing this game, it was 800pts, but now it has been reduced in price for a second time I would recommend this game. The instant leaderboard updates (Live Gold members) as you play the single player mode and all the co-op modes make it at least worth trying. There are even trophies to earn too. Go on try it, you might just like it.

Verdict: Recommended

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PostRe: GRcade Recommended Xbox Indie Games
by qupe » Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:33 pm

I have just received my 360 back from Microsoft and have had a quick go on a couple of games.

I Maed a gam3 w1th z0mb1es (80 pts)

This is a simple, to begin with at least, smash tv style game. It's a score based game, there are no objectives, bar survival. The presentation is decent enough and the game plays well. The music is ridiculously catchy and I found myself singing the "stupid but funny" song at work yesterday. All in all this is a steal at 80 pts and is an ideal game if you fancy a quick 20 mins of killing zombies (and other strange things).

Verdict - Recommended *Please note I would like to add this game is not recommended for someone who suffers with epilepsy.


Atomhex (80 pts)

This might be another twinstick shooter on the Indie games scene, however I found this to be one of the better games out there. The big difference here is you have to change your bullet colour to kill different enemies. The game has 100 awards to earn and I think for a piddly 80 pts is definitely worth a trialing at least. Try it you might like it.

Verdict - Recommended

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PostRe: GRcade Recommended Xbox Indie Games
by Eighthours » Fri Aug 28, 2009 4:24 pm

Another vote for IMAGWZ. It's hilarious. :wub:

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PostRe: GRcade Recommended Xbox Indie Games
by Harry Bizzle » Fri Aug 28, 2009 4:28 pm

The fact that I still haven't bought CarneyVale Showtime is downright disgusting. :fp:

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PostRe: GRcade Recommended Xbox Indie Games
by abcd » Fri Aug 28, 2009 4:29 pm

Excellent thread qupe.
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PostRe: GRcade Recommended Xbox Indie Games
by mokeyjoe » Fri Aug 28, 2009 5:20 pm

All these games deserve a vote:

1. Miner Dig Deep - Best game on Indie Games IMO yet criminally overlooked - hours and hours of fun so far for a mere 200 points. Mine various minerals to make money, then buy better equipment, to mine deeper, to make more money etc.

2. I ma3d a gaem w1th z0mb1es - (or however it's spelled). Essentially a 15 minute joke, but a really clever one, in the guise of a twin stick shooter. Worth it for 80 points.

3. Johnny Platform's Biscuit Romp - Excellent puzzly platformer with loads of levels, crazy value at 80 points.

4. Easy Golf - Pricey at 800 points, but this is possibly the most polished game on the service. A bunch of courses, and a fully featured course editor. It's also had a bunch of free updates. Good work.

5. Machevellis Ascent - Probably not worth 200 points as it's so basic, but an incredibly addictive game. That and the trial never seemed to expire when I played it, so you may be able to blag it free. Each go only lasts about 30 seconds, so it's a great snack between other activities.

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PostRe: GRcade Recommended Xbox Indie Games
by Garth » Fri Aug 28, 2009 5:30 pm

mokeyjoe wrote:4. Easy Golf - Pricey at 800 points, but this is easily the most polished game on the service. A bunch of courses, and a fully featured course editor. It's also had a bunch of free updates. Good work.


Easy Golf is 240 MS Points now :)

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PostRe: GRcade Recommended Xbox Indie Games
by mokeyjoe » Fri Aug 28, 2009 6:17 pm

Garth wrote:
mokeyjoe wrote:4. Easy Golf - Pricey at 800 points, but this is easily the most polished game on the service. A bunch of courses, and a fully featured course editor. It's also had a bunch of free updates. Good work.


Easy Golf is 240 MS Points now :)


Really??? That's incredible value. It's better than many XBLA games.

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PostRe: GRcade Recommended Xbox Indie Games
by qupe » Fri Aug 28, 2009 6:29 pm

I have updated the thread with your votes, thanks all =).

I have just played the trial of Veks and Silence, I will purchase the full version later and let you guys know my impressions. The trial is only 1, very short, level long.

Another Mini Review

Octagon (240 points)

Another shooter on the Indie Service. Octagon is played, funnily enough, in an Octagon. The basic objective is to kill all the different coloured enemies to progress. To fire different coloured bullets you use the coloured buttons, holding down the button longer increases the size of the shot. The problem was I found the aim didn't feel very tight and the game felt lacklustre. It looks reasonably polished but the music on the first few levels really started to grate. I just didn't get on with it.

Verdict - Trial/Avoid

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PostRe: GRcade Recommended Xbox Indie Games
by mokeyjoe » Sat Aug 29, 2009 3:13 pm

qupe wrote:I have updated the thread with your votes, thanks all =).


Miner Dig Deep isn't there, l do I need to message you?

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PostRe: GRcade Recommended Xbox Indie Games
by Osito » Sat Aug 29, 2009 3:22 pm

Love this thread. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


I didn't know about many of the Indie game price drops, so I've just bought bought a good few of the games now, and downloading demos for many more.

:wub: :wub: :wub:

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PostRe: GRcade Recommended Xbox Indie Games
by qupe » Sat Aug 29, 2009 4:24 pm

mokeyjoe wrote:
qupe wrote:I have updated the thread with your votes, thanks all =).


Miner Dig Deep isn't there, l do I need to message you?


Sorry I update the voting part, it's in the Video Section.

Please people say if you would recommend game/s so I can update the thread.


Mini Review

Veks & Silence (400 points)

Veks and Silence is a Metal Slug run and shoot game. It's decently presented with some nice backgrounds and some humourous touches. The demo is only one very short level long and tbh the first 2 levels are very short they do get longer. You have 5 weapons, 4 guns (assigned by the dpad) and a bomb, control is good. If you like these sort of games give this one a shot you may just like it. I do, most of the time. If you get stuck on the first boss give me a shout.

Verdict: Recommended

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PostRe: GRcade Recommended Xbox Indie Games
by mokeyjoe » Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:19 pm

Another game I forgot to mention last time is Word Soup.

It's a fantastic puzzler The best way to describe it is Bejewelled but instead of matching colours you're joining letters to form words. It's well presented, has a decent number of features, and is great value at 400 points.

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PostRe: GRcade Recommended Xbox Indie Games
by Steak Monkey » Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:13 pm

Indie games have demos? I'd try them, but not buy until I tried them. Ha

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PostRe: GRcade Recommended Xbox Indie Games
by qupe » Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:21 pm

Tried some more games so here are my opinions

Colotristar (240 Points)

Very basic Bejewled style game. I found it very dull and the control felt a bit clunky.

Verdict: Avoid

World Revolution (200 points)

Missile Command played via a globe. Just didn't grab me and I don't want to go back to it. Felt like it was missing something. Shame though. See what you think.

Verdict: Trial

Crystal Crush (80 points)

Puzzle game played on a Hexagon where the objective is to clear the crystals as per Puzzle Bobble. Give it a trial it does grow on you once you get use to the control method.

Verdict: Trial

Nebulon (200 points)

Another Geometry Wars style game. This game, unfortunately, from the demo just felt too basic and slow and not enough variety. Looks ok but what with Atomhex (80 pts), Biology Battle (240 pts) and the soon to be released Echoes+ this game is way down the pecking order.

Verdict: Trial

Streets of Fury (240 points)

Side scrolling beat em up. This game is a complete mixed bag for me. The presentation is all over the place, decent in some places, terrible in others. The colours used for the text are terrible, sorry. The gameplay feels very basic yet there is something that makes me want to go back and see if it gets any better. Doubt I will. I know others like it though.

Verdict: Trial


Alien Ambush (80 points)

I don't care what this costs it is gooseberry fool.

Verdict: Avoid

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PostRe: GRcade Recommended Xbox Indie Games
by Henke » Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:21 pm

mokeyjoe wrote:
Garth wrote:
mokeyjoe wrote:4. Easy Golf - Pricey at 800 points, but this is easily the most polished game on the service. A bunch of courses, and a fully featured course editor. It's also had a bunch of free updates. Good work.


Easy Golf is 240 MS Points now :)


Really??? That's incredible value. It's better than many XBLA games.


This. It's a smashing wee game, soooo good for a nice relaxing sunday afternoon with some podcasts on. Plus, the course editor is really easy to use.

Venom wrote:Great form, great volume, great nips.
So great! :)

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