Summary: A faithful port with one major flaw Ms. Splosion Man is one of my favorite platformers to date. Like the original , it's charming, engaging challenging, and really put Twisted Pixel on the map for me.
Excerpt: ‘Splosion Man was an immense success, a puzzle platform game that required quick thinking and even quicker reflexes. The game also had a offbeat sense of humor, which made it a little easier to take when you missed a jump by a fraction of an inch (again and again).
Summary: " Ms ‘Splosion Man " is a tightly designed experience. True it is let down by some issues where visual design disrupts the level design but for the most part it is an incredibly solid continuation of the 'Splosion franchise.
Conclusion: Our conclusive advice is to avoid the single player in anything but very small doses when your chums aren’t around and stick to the co-op almost exclusively. It’s the reason the score you see attached to this review isn’t as low as you might have expected it to be from the rest of the review.
Excerpt: Twisted Pixel has a recipe for success, but they’re not exactly keeping it a secret. First, you’ll need one part Sonic the Hedgehog , one part Bomberman and one part N+ . Second, you’ll need to take the first three ingredients and cram them all into a can of Cherry 7Up.
Pros: Fresh atmosphere, Fast pace, Smooth mechanics
Summary: Its just possible that I might be an idiot, but I never realised that naming Ms Pacman: “Ms Pacman” was a joke name for a game. I cant believe that the developers came up with such a ridiculous name for a game so many years ago. Worse, I can’t believe it took over twenty years for me to get it.
Excerpt: Any successful brand of entertainment worth its weight in quarters will have inspired a pinball machine theme somewhere along the way; The Simpsons, Star Wars, Kiss, etc. You can add Ms. Splosion Man to that list, now that ZEN Studios and Twisted Pixel have teamed up to bring us Ms.
Pros: Great fan service/Ms. Splosion Man references, Depth beyond typical pinball game
Excerpt: Developer Twisted Pixel has a somewhat rocky history with their Xbox Live Arcade titles. While their first game, The Maw, was a relatively mediocre experience, their rise to fame was thanks to 2009â€™s Splosion Man.