Xbox Live Arcade retro double header this week

By Spencer . May 21, 2007 . 1:28pm

Microsoft announced two arcade remakes will be heading to the Xbox Live Marketplace this week Xevious and Rush ‘n Attack. Konami put Rush `n Attack in the arcades back in 1985 and the Xbox Live Arcade release has the original arcade release and an updated version with 3D models. Xevious doesn’t get that much of an update besides leaderboards and points towards your Gamerscore. You do get the original arcade release, which is a home console first and it is an upgrade over the squashed NES version. While adding in alternating two player gameplay would be boring it would have been neat if Namco Bandai enhanced Xevious by letting players trade replays over Xbox Live.  

 

Rush ‘n Attack

 

A rescue mission to remember, “Rush ‘n Attack” is a heroic arcade action game, equipped with enhanced graphics, music, and sound effects. Fight through four stages of increasing difficulty to free prisoners of war using a trusty knife along with an array of other weapons from which to choose. Opt to rescue compatriots as a lone soldier, or form a united front with a friend utilizing Xbox LIVE’s multiplayer capabilities. “Rush ‘n Attack,” also known as “Green Beret,” will be available for download this Wednesday, May 23 at 2:00 a.m. PDT.

 

“Rush ‘n Attack” will be available worldwide for 400 Microsoft Points and is rated E10+.

 

Game Features

 

Fight through 4 stages to free the prisoners of war

Up to two players can play together locally or over Xbox LIVE in either Versus or Co-op mode

Local multiplayer features split screen action with results captured on Leaderboards

Players can chose to play with either the authentic, original graphics or with enhanced graphics which features fully rendered 3-D models

All music and sound effects have been digitally enhanced

Earn up to 12 Achievements and 200 Gamerscore points

 

 

A Blast From the Past: “Xevious” Lands on Xbox LIVE Arcade This Wednesday

 

Did you run out of quarters the last time you played Xevious at the arcade? Don’t worry, because this Wednesday gamers will have a second chance to take down the nefarious supercomputer GAMP and defeat the Andor Genesis mother ship in “Xevious.” Newcomers to this arcade classic that helped pioneer the vertical scrolling shooter genre can also experience it for the first time on Xbox LIVE Arcade this Wednesday, May 23 at 2:00 a.m. PDT.

 

 “Xevious” will be available worldwide for 400 Microsoft Points and is rated E for Everyone.

 

Game Features

Play the 100% arcade accurate reproduction of “Xevious” for the first time anywhere

Test your memory: uncover hidden bonuses that are scattered throughout the levels just like in the arcade version, where shots to the ground uncover power-ups like Sol towers and 1UPs

Compare your high score against other “Xevious” players from around the world on the Leaderboards

Earn up to 12 Achievements and 200 Gamerscore points


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