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'Aces of the Galaxy' And 'Roogoo' This Week's XBLA Titles - Screens

by Rainier on June 2, 2008 @ 9:42 a.m. PDT

Aces of the Galaxy is an old-school arcade thrill-ride where you take control of the gun turret on an AI-driven spaceship and vaporize waves of enemies. Roogoo, an action based-puzzler, updates the square peg in round hole premise to a whole new level, as you help the Roogoo defeat their enemies, the evil Meemoo.

Aces of the Galaxy is an old-school arcade thrill-ride! Set in a stunning space environment, Aces of the Galaxy thrusts the user into epic space battles in the ultimate struggle to survive. Players take control of the gun turret on an AI-driven spaceship aiming the reticule to vaporize waves of enemies in this third person retro-arcade shooter. The game features dramatic graphical effects, including an intense bullet-time feature that slows down hordes of enemies and visually dazzling warp zones that propel players through space at the speed of light. Players can take on a mass of enemies in a single-player game or team up with a buddy in the optional co-operative multiplayer mode.

Features :

  • Addictive Multiplayer Co-op – Online or Local
  • 3rd person retro-arcade shooter gameplay style
  • Intense bullet time feature slows down the hordes of enemies
  • Stunning visuals bring the action up close and personal

Roogoo updates the square peg in a round hole premise to a whole new level. Help the Roogoo defeat their enemies, the evil Meemoo, in Roogoo, a new and innovative action-based puzzler. Players line up multiple platforms on different levels to allow shaped blocks to pass through and once enough of them stack up, that particular shape closes off. A simple premise becomes more complicated as Meemoos begin to obstruct players' paths, and butterflies attempt to steal blocks away. Players must swivel, roll, and boost their way through 45 puzzle-filled levels alone or with up to four friends in cooperative party mode play. For those with a more competitive spirit, Roogoo offers a two-player multiplayer mode over Xbox LIVEĀ® where players battle to solve the same puzzle and can build up attacks to thwart their competitors' efforts.

Features :

  • New puzzle mechanic: Roogoo features unique 3-D puzzle mechanics where players guide shaped blocks through rotating disks in order to bring them to the ground for high scores while defeating the evil Meemoo.
  • Gameplay: Race through 45 progressive action-based puzzle-filled levels.
  • Multiplayer mode: The game features robust head-to-head two-player split screen competition over Xbox LIVE for a seriously fun race mode.
  • Attack meter: Race to build up your Attack Meter and place enemy Meemoos on your opponents' disks to give you that extra edge to knock out your competition.
  • Local party play: Play with one to four players in one game to complete any level. Work as a team and as an individual to get the best score.

Experience the thrilling retro arcade space shooter Aces of the Galaxy (rated E10, 800Points) and enjoy a new type of action-puzzler, “Roogoo (rated E, 800Points) both launching on Xbox Live Arcade this Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. GMT (1:00 a.m. PDT).

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