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Welcome, true believers, to XBuck Live Arcade. I’m your host, Chaoticute, and I’ll be bringing you the best in $1 XBL games as regularly as I feel the need to. (Translation : Whenever Holly slaps me on the wrist, or drags me away from the joy that is Mass Effect : Romancing the Garrus.) For this installment, I’ve decided to start with a $1 classic of the Xbox 360 system, I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MBIES!!!1. Released in 2009, the game garnered huge praise to the tune of over 150k downloads within its first year. IGN named it Independent Game of the Year in 2009, and its developer, James Silva and his company Ska Studios, have made over $200k on the game since its release. Frankly, it’s not hard to see why.
The game itself is simple. Move with one stick, shoot with the other. Yup. No Steel Battalion style billion button controls here, just you and your thumbs. The plot is fairly simple – Zombies appear to be after your cerebral bits. A whole new layer is added when block-centipedes made of creepy smileys and blobs of green goo join the party, and the entire game is highlighted by what can only be described as seizure-inducing color changes. Your weapons are upgraded using drops and range from flamethrowers, what looks like a beam cannon, and a multiple ninja star flinging device. It’s a collection of topdown madness the likes of which have not been seen since the mid 80s.
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