Explosive Gas

Explosive Gas is both the name of the latest game I played on XBLIG and the end result of eating an entire El Grande meal at Taco Bell by yourself.  The latter is clearly the more healthy option here.  It’s a shameless rip-off of Bomberman minus decent play control, charm, or fun.  It supports custom map creation, a feature that would be awesome if the game didn’t blow like a vacuum cleaner designed by a dyslexic.

I attempted to play online and was relieved that there was nobody playing, thus giving me an excuse to end the review after about ten of the most godawful matches imaginable against the worst possible AI since the Speak & Spell.  Why does this game even exist?  You can pay $1 for this low-grade knock-off and hate yourself or you can pay $10 for the significantly better real deal Bomberman Live.  You might even find some actual opponents in it.  If you own an Xbox 360 and an Xbox Live account, you can certainly afford it.  Leave this kind of broken, generic bullshit for those poor kids on skid row who are currently playing Mario the Hedgehog on their Gamestation 360.

Explosive Gas was developed by Flathead Games

80 Microsoft Points lit their farts on fire in the making of this review. 

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2 Responses to Explosive Gas

  1. Gert-Jan says:

    I played the Nintendo DS homebrew version of this game. This version did not have AI or online multiplayer at all. You could only play it with two players holding each side of the handheld, using the dpad/shoulder button/left-side-touchscreen or face buttons/shoulder button.right-side-touchscreen.

    This was actually a whole lot of fun. Yes it is a bomberman clone, but what makes this game charming are little details such as: once you are hit by a bomb and are screaming in agony (might be having something to do with the fact you are on fire at that point) you can run over to the other player and set him on fire as well (missed chance to not show these things in the trailer).

    I am curious if in this version of the game, you can also use one controller with two players (allowing a total of 8 local players). That could make this one hell of a party game for xbox and probably well worth that one dollar.

    Then again, I live in the Netherlands, so no XBLIG games for me :/

  2. Kairi Vice says:

    I don’t know if you can. I don’t think it’s possible I could con 7 other people into playing this with me to find out.

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