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Battleblock Theater is the most recent sport from indie developer The Behemoth, creators of Alien Hominid, and one of many all time finest promoting Xbox Dwell Arcade video games, Castle Cleaners – House Cleaning Services in The Woodlands TX Crashers. Whereas the studio has retained its hand drawn graphical type and, uh… uniquely crude… humorousness, The Behemoth selected to eschew the hack and slash gameplay that made Citadel Crashers such successful, in favor of a pure platformer strategy.

The sport begins by telling the story of a ship stuffed with pals, a friendship if you’ll, lead by head good friend Hatty Hatty. One night the friendship is caught in a whale of a storm and Hatty and all his pals crash on an island. Quickly after, Hatty is kidnapped and compelled to put on a hat. Not simply any hat, thoughts you, this one makes Hatty all evil and peculiar, forcing him to show towards his pals, together with you. Earlier than you already know it, you end up in a “gladiatorial prisony place with (a) perilous medley of twisted stage productions that shred the silky material which weaves collectively the delicate blanket of sanity that retains us sane.” A gladiatorial prisony place which additionally simply occurs to have theater seating. And the place you are compelled to run a lethal and seemingly countless gauntlet of traps. All for the leisure of sentient cats.

Properly, at the least smarter than common cats to make sure. I imply they’ve spike traps and tank turrets. Robots with rocket launchers, and lasers. Generally they toss a number of the older kittens in there to struggle you too, and people cats come armed with every thing from hand grenades and exploding frogs to boomerangs and vacuum cleaners to maintain you out of your objective. Which, by the way in which, is to search out at the least three gems in a stage which can unlock the exit, permitting you to flee. Additionally preserve an eye fixed out for balls of yarn that you would be able to money in with the guards for brand new weapons. Alongside the way in which you may make use of suction cup weapons and jetpacks, springboards and floating platforms… with eyes and mouths. And simply in case you are considering “Oh effectively, you get jetpacks, that does not sound so dangerous,” a number of the ranges are timed, including an additional stage of stress as you try for the objective.

With over 100 phases throughout eight ranges, a number of secret areas, two sport modes (regular and insane), and an equal variety of very comparable, however barely extra teamwork-oriented two participant co-op phases which can be playable with a good friend on-line, or in good quaint sofa co-op type, Battleblock Theater has sufficient content material to maintain you busy for fairly a while, and is effectively definitely worth the roughly $15 worth level. If that weren’t sufficient although, there’s additionally a stage editor included, permitting you to create your individual diabolical deathtrap crammed dungeons to flee, after which sharing them on-line, the place there’s already a veritable smorgasbord of consumer created content material up so that you can discover, play and price till your coronary heart’s content material. There may be additionally a ton of customization unlockables to gather within the type of different prisoners pals you possibly can play as, whereas gem gathering your approach to freedom, and you’ll commerce these with your pals on-line in an effort to finish your set.

Battleblock Theater is at the moment solely obtainable on Xbox Dwell Arcade, and is likely one of the higher downloadable releases of the previous a number of weeks. It is hours of enjoyable, however you do not have to take my phrase for it. Like most Dwell Arcade video games there’s a free demo obtainable, so obtain that sucker and provides it a whirl. When you like what you see, then come into Slackers and choose up an Xbox Dwell Factors card and use it to unlock the total sport. Or simply save time and do this first, I do not assume you may be disenchanted. Really helpful in case you like platformers, cats, and designing elaborate deathtraps.

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