When will mad scientists learn? You can’t accidentally make an explosive woman without tipping a few lab beakers. From our last Twisted Pixel adventure with Splosion Man a new splosion man has emerged from the smoke, MS Splosion Man!
Ms. Splosion Man is the action platform adventure to sequel Twisted Pixel’s 2009 hit Splosion Man. Those crafty scientists, were so ecstatic with their capture of Splosion man that they filled the entire lab with celebration. They never realized that their elated hastiness (or clumsiness) would be their falling. see for yourself, take a look at the shenanigans in action.
I recently had the opportunity to get into the Ms. Splosion Man beta and what you can expect to find is an all new adventure, new puzzles and ways to solve them, new game modes and of course the same Twisted Pixel humor.
Much like Splosion Man your goal is to ‘splode your way through a series of exciting escape based puzzles by utilizing the explosiveness of your entire self. There are nifty rails to help you zip through areas, rotating cannons to help shoot you through the air with all the style and grace you would expect from our *ahem* dainty heroine.
The multiplayer mode is one crazy adventure with completely different puzzles. With double the explosiveness, players must work together to solve problems and at times explode into one another to make larger jumps and get to otherwise unreachable heights. I jumped into multiplayer only to anger my co-players with my ineptness. In fairness I did have a bit of troubling finding people to team up with online which might explain why some of the people I met in multiplayer may have had less patience with my learning curve. The number of people playing online is not going be any kind of issue once the game is released. I’m not going to lie, I will enjoy multiplayer local as well. Even my non gamer friends will be able to pick up a controller (upon my insistence) and create all kinds of chaos by my side. Somehow I feel that the silliness of coordinating your adventure will be much more fun with someone you know rather than a random.
There is a mode that, while locked in the beta, looks really interesting called Two Girls, One Controller. This mode allows one player to control two Splosion Gals simultaneously on the same controller. You use the left analog stick with LB button for one, and the right analog stick with RB for the other. It takes a keen eye and a whole lot of dexterity to keep these two girls on target, but once you get the rhythm right you’re off and sploding. This mode sounds not only INSANE but also right up my alley. I cannot wait to give it a try.
The beta is only around until the 26th but if you didn’t get into the beta you won’t have to wait long. Ms Splosion Man will be released on July 13th as part of Xbox Live’s Summer of Arcade. I’ve already got my points ready, how about you?
Crowds of people lining the booth and aisles subject to overflow, all eyes were glued to the big screen for The Gunstringer and Ms Splosion Man were in the spotlight at Twisted Pixel’s booth at Pax East. Fresh off the heels of GDC in San Francisco, Twisted Pixel was going strong and bringing all sorts of fun to the east coast!
I stopped by for a while and got the chance to play Ms Splosion Man, watch their timed tourney (in which they gave away an exclusive Ms. Splosion Man console) and ask Twisted Pixel’s Jay Stuckwisch a few questions about the upcoming titles.
You guys were just at GDC with these games?
Jay: Yeah, we were! Mike and Josh went out. Mainly they were just showing off Ms Splosion Man but they did have Gun there as well. We showed Gun off at the showcase event the weekend before.
Well there is a HUGE reception here at your booth and packed every time I come by. Are you finding that the people here at PAX have been exceptionally receptive or is just everyone loving what you guys are doing?
Jay: It seems like everyone has been really super excited! The showcase event really helped a lot with Gun. I think a lot of people maybe kind of didn’t ‘get it’ you know. And then once people actually saw the game play and how people were responding to it, it really, the fans have just been awesome. And we are really proud of that. For both games!
Okay, I have to ask. So, Ms Splosion Man – is she the next leading female heroine?
Jay: You know what? I would LOVE to think so because she’s pretty awesome to me.