Jun 22, 2011

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Xbox Live Marketplace Update: June 22, 2011

Xbox Live Marketplace Update: June 22, 2011

If you haven’t already succumbed to the addictiveness that is PopCap games, now would be the time.  This week PopCap titles are on sale such as the incredibly addicting Plants Vs Zombies. If  you prefer a more adult tower defense, Tim Schafer and company have your back with the newly released arcade title Trenched.

Deal Of The Week (Gold Members)

June 21 – 27

PopCap Titles

  • Plants Vs Zombies (600 pts) – Zombies have invaded your backyard and want to eat your brains!  Thankfully, you’re armed with plant defenses to ward off the attack.  See why everyone is addicted to this tower defense title with five different levels, dozens of plants to choose from, the addicting zen garden and countless amounts of minigames.  Also, take part in the all-new multiplayer mode where you can play as the zombies!
  • Peggle (400 pts) – The pachinko inspired puzzler is simple in concept, yet requires careful accuracy and planning in order to beat all levels.  Try to clear every orange bumper in as little moves as you can while taking advantage of each Peggle masters special powers.
  • Peggle Nights (200 pts) – The add-on to the popular Peggle gives players 60 new adventure levels, 75 new challenges, and the chance to meet the Peggle masters alter-egos.
  • Zuma (200 pts) – Aim your stones carefully as you attempt to clear each temple.  Create combos based on colors, pick up coins, and unlock new powerups before the stones overrun each level.
  • Feeding Frenzy (200 pts) – Try your luck at feeding your fish with smaller fishes until it grows.  After devouring a certain number of smaller fish, your fish becomes big enough to eat even larger fish.  But be careful, there’s tons of fish bigger then yours that are just as hungry and ready to swallow yours whole.
  • Feeding Frenzy 2 (400 pts) – The sequel to Feeding Frenzy adds multiplayer, party games, and a bevy of new levels.
  • Bejeweled 2 (400 pts) – Join the millions of people addicted to this jewel matching game.  I’m sure most of you already know what Bejeweled is.
  • Bejeweled Blitz Live (200 pts) – The most competitive 60 seconds on XBLA (their words not mine).  Play classic or twist in 16-player party mode as you climb up the leaderboards.
  • Heavy Weapon (400 pts) – This game came out in 2007 from PopCap and has players defending their land from attacks either single-player or online in multiplayer.

Xbox Live Arcade


Release Date: June 22, 2011
Publisher: Xbox Live Arcade
Developer: Double Fine Productions
ESRB Rating: T (Teen)
Price: 1200 Microsoft Points

Join the Mobile Trench Brigade in Tim Schafers new tower defense title Trenched. Combine mobile firepower with stationary defenses as you fight your way through Europe, Asia, and Africa.  Win the war on your own or take it online with thousands of possible loadouts.

Games On Demand

  • Destroy All Humans! Path Of The Furons – $39.99 – Join Crypto in the funky 70s as he embarks on a journey of destruction and enlightenment.  Like an odd GTA IV dlc involving aliens, there’s a conspiracy against you and you must use your powers to defend yourself and destroy the Earth.
  • Tropico 3 – $19.99 – Play as “El Presidente” as you construct and manage your own island.  As well as being a political simulation game, players are tasked with completing 15 different missions on your path to forming your own island civilization.
  • Tron Evolution - $39.99 - This immersive action game is set on the digital grid and based on the popular franchise Tron.  Explore TRON’s cities using free running and battle a dictator’s seemingly unstoppable army as the powerful System Monitor.

[Source: Xbox.com]