X360 Thursday, June 29, 2006 | 3:23 PM

20 Mutant Storm Empire images

20 Mutant Storm Empire images

The very nice Mutant Storm Reloaded was one of the Xbox Live Arcade launch titles, but was a bit in the shadow by the awesome Geometry Wars. The developers at PomPom Games still must have been satisfied with the sales since they are now working on a sequel exclusively for 360. First screens inside.


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Commented on 2006-06-29 15:52:17
AWESOME! one of my favourite XBLA games gets a sequel

wonder if the gameplay will be the same as in first part or they will modify some parts
Commented on 2006-06-29 15:59:14
Yeah the original is highly underrated, looking forward to this any release date yet?
Commented on 2006-06-29 16:18:48
great - i loved the original
Commented on 2006-06-29 16:25:27
About the original, I've always wondered.. Does it support local co-op, and is it proper long/challenging?

The info on the arcade page is deliciously confusing. It says singleplayer but once in the game it's clearly a 2 player game aswell.
Commented on 2006-06-29 16:28:02
What type of game is this, looks confuseing.
Commented on 2006-06-29 16:29:15
Looks really nice. MS really need to start getting these Arcade games out. With a few releases a month they would help get over the summer drought.
Commented on 2006-06-29 16:30:41
instead of just rooms, it's now more of a scroller. WILL be good!
Commented on 2006-06-29 16:35:51
I'm liking the graphics .. :D
Commented on 2006-06-29 16:40:46
Posted by SimonM7
About the original, I've always wondered.. Does it support local co-op, and is it proper long/challenging?

The info on the arcade page is deliciously confusing. It says singleplayer but once in the game it's clearly a 2 player game aswell.
Yes, the 2 player mode is local co-op. Mutant Storm Empire is supposed to add Live co-op as well.

MSR starts off very easy, but as you progress it becomes insanely challenging. Not many people can get all 12 achievements. There are 89 unique levels, and a difficulty setting that ramps up the longer you survive. And in true arcade style, you can just keep on playing until you run out of lives.
Posted by school
What type of game is this, looks confuseing.
Kinda like Smash TV, only better.
Commented on 2006-06-29 16:42:23
for those that are wondering what kinda game this is, it's very similar to geometry wars, but a lot faster and with crazy monster type things and such... it has co-op... which is so awesomely fun. The first was the first game I bought on live arcade and when I play it now I still enjoy it.. plus it's super hard at the higher levels which means the game lasts you forever without running out of content.
Commented on 2006-06-29 16:57:56
Thanks Vaelwynd, I'll pick this up for sure then. I end up playing most co-op locally for some reason.
Commented on 2006-06-29 17:52:23
Looks good, always room in my life for a scrolling shooter.
Commented on 2006-06-29 18:12:53
Mutant Storm was awesome, (better than geometry wars imo).
Looking forward to this sequel.
Commented on 2006-06-29 19:11:29
I argee "was a bit in the shadow by the awesome Geometry Wars" fills me with ire. Mutant Storm Reloaded is such a better game then Geo Wars that didnt get much attention. I cannot wait for this new title to come out. It looks amazing.
Commented on 2006-06-29 19:45:28
Not my cup of tea, rather have a new geometry wars.
Commented on 2006-06-29 20:11:09
this looks very cool!!
Commented on 2006-06-29 21:43:54
Pompom did say that those screens are a little old and some of the mutant designs have already changed.

Personally, I think I'd have to see it in motion before deciding if I like the new style better or not. The environments are certainly more interesting though. And I suspect each "world" will have a unique style, which should be nice.
Commented on 2006-06-29 22:04:54
Definitely an improvement, but don't the stages look smaller than the original?
Commented on 2006-06-29 22:08:54
They're actually bigger. If they appear smaller it's because you're not seeing the whole thing. Each room is going to be bigger than just one screen so you'll have to scroll around more to see it all.

Btw, my last post was in response to somebody (FireWire?) but that post disappeared as soon as I replied. Weird.
Commented on 2006-06-29 22:44:57
Now all they need is CONTRA to come out. I Cant wait.
Commented on 2006-06-30 00:43:36 In reply to KillaCrow
I also love Mutant Storm Reloaded! Can't wait for this one!
Commented on 2006-06-30 01:27:02 In reply to Vaelwynd
Posted by Vaelwynd
They're actually bigger. If they appear smaller it's because you're not seeing the whole thing. Each room is going to be bigger than just one screen so you'll have to scroll around more to see it all.

Btw, my last post was in response to somebody (FireWire?) but that post disappeared as soon as I replied. Weird.
yeah that was because i deleted my own post :)
Commented on 2006-06-30 01:30:12
how much u pay to play this? and for how long? how does it werk?
Commented on 2006-06-30 02:46:52
Sweet!! I already bought the first one, and I'm thrilled to see they'll make a sequel.
Commented on 2006-06-30 03:35:23 In reply to EGGBOX360PLAYA
Posted by EGGBOX360PLAYA
how much u pay to play this? and for how long? how does it werk?
Mutant Storm Reloaded costs 800 points ($10 in the US). No price yet for MSE but it will probably be about the same. Once you buy it you can play it all you want. Are you new to Xbox Live Arcade? You can buy points through Xbox Live, or at the store on a card. Then you just go to Xbox Live Arcade in the dashboard and use the points to buy the games.
Posted by FireWire
yeah that was because i deleted my own post :)
Erm... you can do that? That's almost too simple. And here I was thinking my post ate yours or something.
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