Although the visuals contain 3D models, the side-scrolling gameplay remains fully intact, and can be played with four dragons locally or over Xbox Live. This release contains the original 100 stages from the arcade version, as well as the rock-hard Super Drunk finale, while two DLC packs out soon (attractively titled Extra 1 and Extra 2) offer 50 stages each and unique bosses. It offers simple and refined gameplay that's highly recommended, even to complete Taito virgins, and you can grab it for 800 Microsoft Points (£6.80).
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3: Commander's Challenge: An arcade version of the over-the-top RTS series, Commander's Challenge offers 50 stand-alone challenges to complete. Each one is score or timed based, with successful completion unlocking new units and technology to use in the subsequent one. It can be downloaded for 800 Microsoft Points (£6.80).
Games On Demand
A varied offering sees both FIFA Street 3 and Virtua Fighter 5 now available to download directly to hard drives. Each can be purchased for £19.99, and manuals are provided on the official Xbox website.
Anvil singles: '666', 'Metal On Metal' 'This Is Thirteen'
Dinosaur Jr: 'Pick Me Up', 'The Wagon'
The Guess Who: 'Hand Me Down World', 'No Time'
Tenacious D: 'Rock Your Socks', 'Tribute'
Anvil pack 01: '666', 'Metal On Metal' 'This Is Thirteen'
Deal of the Week
This week sees a third off Lode Runner, now at 800 Microsoft Points (£6.80) until Monday.
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