Posted on October 31, 2007, Chris XBLA Wednesday 10/31: Mutant Storm Empire
Nearly two years after Mutant Storm first reared its head on the Xbox Live Arcade, a sequel has arrived. Sporting an unsurprisingly lame storyline (the game’s description on Xbox.com practically says as much), this is another dual stick shooter sporting co-op over Live or offline.
800 Microsoft Points ($10) is the price for this good-looking Arcade game, but you’ll probably want to give the trial a shot before you buy it. It’s easy to be burned-out on the genre, given how many of these types of games we see. Mutant Storm Reloaded (the first MS on XBLA) was a very well polished game, so don’t pass it up altogether; you might find this to be a surprisingly entertaining game.
Details after the break.
There’s this evil emperor, see, and … well, he’s evil. Now someone has decided to put a stop to the whole evilness thing, and that someone is you. It’s the right thing to do! Besides, in Mutant Storm Empire, it’ll be fun. Battle through line after line of the emperor’s minion horde, destroying absolutely everything you can! Blast through bunches of robots, crush colonies of aquatic monsters, smash swarms of UFOs, and demolish devastating bosses. It’s a continuous adventure through four immense, strikingly vibrant worlds, and you can fight alone or join forces with a friend in two-player cooperative mode. Enjoy the frenzy!
- The art of blasting: Practice the way of “Blastikkidoo” or the art of blasting, as you plow through the different worlds in Mutant Storm Empire. This all-new sequel to Mutant Storm Reloaded ratchets up the competitive challenge!
- Numerous levels: The four different worlds feature sixteen challenging levels, all in gorgeous high-def 3-D graphics.
- Multiplayer modes: Play co-op offline with a friend, or head into Xbox LIVE® territory and go multiplayer for up to 2 people.
- Achievements: Twelve new achievements to master ranging from easy, such as getting a single combo of beasties, to difficult, such as completing the game on the Black Belt level.