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« on: April 02, 2007, 04:01:05 PM »

I've been trying to check the usual suspects....anyone know what the Live Arcade title this week is?  Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2007, 04:27:06 PM »

Of course I do!  (Screenshots in a moment...)

 
This Xbox LIVE Arcade Wednesday, “LUXOR 2,” makes its debut on Xbox 360.
 
Shoot Like an Egyptian With “LUXOR 2” on Xbox LIVE Arcade

Why just walk like an Egyptian when you have a mystical winged scarab at your disposal? The smash-hit action puzzler, LUXOR 2 will be available for download on Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360 beginning Wednesday, Apr. 4, at 9:00 a.m. GMT (2:00 a.m. PST).
 
In the second installment of the No. 1 casual game of 2005, “LUXOR 2” from MumboJumbo, players travel through 88 exquisitely detailed and explosive levels shooting and destroying the magical balls that threaten the pyramids at the end of their paths. Players can earn up to 15 exciting power-ups, play through four distinct levels of difficulty, challenge themselves to a total of 13 bonus rounds and work their way up through the new 100-level player ranking system. Also, unique to the Xbox LIVE Arcade version is a new arcade-style mode of play called the Pharaoh’s Challenge.
 
“LUXOR 2” is the recent recipient of the Zeeby’s Craft Awards for Best Audio 2006 and Best Visual Arts 2006. It will be available worldwide for 800 Microsoft Points and is rated E for Everyone.

Game Features

    * 88 explosive levels with 13 new bonus rounds
    * 4 levels of difficulty, including the mind-bending Challenge of Horus
    * 4 modes of play: Adventure, Practice, Survival and Pharaoh’s Challenge
    * 15 power-ups including the new Lightning Storm and Pharaoh’s Dagger
    * Player ranking system with 100 levels from Farm Hand to Pharaoh of the Two Lands
    * Pharaoh’s Challenge: A fast-paced arcade-style version of the game, where the user mploys the Pharaoh’s Dagger exclusively to eliminate the approaching spheres
    * Earn up to 12 Achievements and 200 Gamerscore points

More information is available at http://www.xbox.com/games/livearcade.
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2007, 04:42:54 PM »

Okie dokie...clickable thumbs for the screenshots.  I didn't think it'd be nice to post 25mb of screens in here...

































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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2007, 04:45:55 PM »

i havent heard of this,but it looks a lot like zuma in some shots
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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2007, 04:49:33 PM »

Where's my Catan?!

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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2007, 04:54:53 PM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on April 02, 2007, 04:45:55 PM

i havent heard of this,but it looks a lot like zuma in some shots
I always get it confused with Zuma, in fact.  It's a pretty good game.

Quote from: Farscry on April 02, 2007, 04:49:33 PM

Where's my Catan?!

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I'm with you, Farscry.
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« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2007, 05:16:37 PM »

Quote from: Farscry on April 02, 2007, 04:49:33 PM

Where's my Catan?!

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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2007, 05:49:59 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on April 02, 2007, 04:54:53 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on April 02, 2007, 04:45:55 PM

i havent heard of this,but it looks a lot like zuma in some shots
I always get it confused with Zuma, in fact.  It's a pretty good game.

It sure as heck looks like Zuma. What's the difference?
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« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2007, 05:53:56 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on April 02, 2007, 04:42:54 PM

Okie dokie...clickable thumbs for the screenshots.  I didn't think it'd be nice to post 25mb of screens in here...

Teehee that just make me chuckle aloud, KD. I'm with everyone else though... where's Catan?!

PS - Despite it NOT being Catan those screenies DO look nice
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« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2007, 06:04:30 PM »

Quote from: Destructor on April 02, 2007, 05:49:59 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on April 02, 2007, 04:54:53 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on April 02, 2007, 04:45:55 PM

i havent heard of this,but it looks a lot like zuma in some shots
I always get it confused with Zuma, in fact.  It's a pretty good game.

It sure as heck looks like Zuma. What's the difference?

Zuma - Rotating cannon of ball busting doom,  Aztec theme
Luxor 2 - Sliding cannon of scarab busting doom, Ancient Egyptian theme

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« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2007, 06:37:40 PM »

Stupid ball shooting games. I heard a designer on this game talk at a conference once and when asked what the inspiration for Luxor was, he didn't even mention Zuma. Someone called him on it and he said Zuma was a minor influence. Puhleeze! Clone clone clone with a minor twist... just admit it.
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« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2007, 08:57:19 PM »

Quote from: Old Negus on April 02, 2007, 06:37:40 PM

Stupid ball shooting games. I heard a designer on this game talk at a conference once and when asked what the inspiration for Luxor was, he didn't even mention Zuma. Someone called him on it and he said Zuma was a minor influence. Puhleeze! Clone clone clone with a minor twist... just admit it.
Even Zuma isn't original... there was an arcade title in the early 90s which was essentially the same thing.
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« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2007, 09:53:29 PM »

Quote from: Laner on April 02, 2007, 08:57:19 PM

Quote from: Old Negus on April 02, 2007, 06:37:40 PM

Stupid ball shooting games. I heard a designer on this game talk at a conference once and when asked what the inspiration for Luxor was, he didn't even mention Zuma. Someone called him on it and he said Zuma was a minor influence. Puhleeze! Clone clone clone with a minor twist... just admit it.
Even Zuma isn't original... there was an arcade title in the early 90s which was essentially the same thing.

Yeah, Puzz Loop from 1999. Interesting Wikipedia entry about Zuma. That's bad but Luxor is even worse because it's in the same casual games market as Zuma, in all the same portals, etc... even more obvious. Now there's probably 20 of those damn ball shooting games.
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