Conclusion: In the end, PopCap Arcade Volume 1 is certainly a deal if you are without any access to broadband and are craving a casual game fix on your 360. The four titles on the disk mix accessibility with addictive gameplay. However, due to the fact that all of these games are free to play online in some capacity, or if you only want one game at a time, it’s really up to the person if they want to shell out $30 plus dollars on this four-pack of similarly endless games.
Conclusion: The true action game of the PopCap Arcade Volume 1 compilation is Feeding Frenzy , which is essentially a modern-day version of Intellivision’s Shark Shark . The goal is to essentially become the king of the sea by eating your way to the top. It’s truly survival of the fittest in Feeding Frenzy , or at least survival of the biggest, as you’ll only be able to eat things that are smaller than you are.
Summary: PopCap brings its greatest hits from computers, mobile phones and the Xbox Live Arcade right into the Xbox 360 console. This compilation features perennial favorites AstroPop, Zuma, Feeding Frenzy and the most popular Popcap game to date, Bejeweled 2.
Excerpt: Do you remember doing puzzles as a child? Back then, it used to be so simple. You would get out a jigsaw puzzle, put the pieces together, tear it apart, and do it again. Now, however, the word puzzle conjures up a different image. There are puzzles of all shapes and sizes, particularly in video games. This is not a bad thing, though. In fact, after playing the games in PopCap's Arcade collection, I doubt the word jigsaw will ever enter your mind again.
Summary: For most people, this will become a must-have title. It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t know of PopCap Games and even harder to find someone who wouldn’t enjoy something they’ve made. If you’re a hardcore gamer, you might want to avoid this, but I highly advise checking this collection out for every gamer of all ages.
Pros: – 4 full games, 1 low price., – Highly addictive., – Anyone can jump right in and play., – Fairly appealing visuals and sound., – Designed by world famous casual developer, PopCap Games.
Cons: – May not appeal to more hardcore gamers., – No multiplayer modes at all.