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Updated 23/04/09 7.00am BST
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Developer: UberGeekGames
Genre: Classics
Price: 200
Features:
Players 1-2, System Link 2, HDTV 720p, Custom Soundtracks

Online Features:

Online Multiplayer 2

Ratings: Violence: 0/3, Sex: 0/3, Mature: 0/3
Last Updated: March 11, 2009
Description:

Classic tennis, updated with modern features! Single player, Local & Online Multiplayer modes, plus online Scoreboards (for Gold Members) bring this favorite into the 21st century!

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User Approval: 71%
(31 Votes)

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Developer: Sharky NZ
Genre: Racing & Flying
Price: 200
Features:
Players 1-2, Co-op 2, HDTV 1080p

Ratings: Violence: 1/3, Sex: 0/3, Mature: 0/3
Last Updated: January 3, 2009
Description:

Take to the skies in frenetic WWII dogfighting. Fight it out with up to 10 aircraft – friend and foe! Multiple flyable aircraft. Single player & 2 player battles – including cooperative play. [website http://sharky.bluecog.co.nz%5D

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User Approval: 76%
(41 Votes)

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Developer: Novaleaf Software
Genre: Action & Adventure
Price: 800
Features:
Players 1-4, Co-op 2-4, HDTV 1080i

Ratings: Violence: 1/3, Sex: 0/3, Mature: 0/3
Last Updated: January 28, 2009
Description:

Biology Battle is a modern, fast-paced take on the action arcade genre. Fight for topscore in our online challenge, or battle your friends through 12 unique ‘party game’ modes.A HIGHLY RATED GAME! Biology Battle was awarded a MetaCritic score of 74, which even puts it above many XBLA games in quality, fun, and value. Versus, Co-op, and more await you! (v1.9)

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User Approval: 81%
(32 Votes)

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Developer: David Flook
Genre: Other
Price: 400
Features:
Players 1, HDTV 720p, Custom Soundtracks

Ratings: Violence: 0/3, Sex: 0/3, Mature: 0/3
Last Updated: November 17, 2008
Description:

Use wind to guide your bubbles safely to the exit. Journey though the magical canopy of the ‘Great Tree’ collecting ‘Flames’ with help from the Faeries. Experience 70 handcrafted levels and infinite procedurally generated levels for endless variety.

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User Approval: 71%
(21 Votes)

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Developer: Running Pixel
Genre: Classics
Price: 200
Features:
Players 1-2, Co-op 2, HDTV 1080p, Custom Soundtracks

Ratings: Violence: 0/3, Sex: 0/3, Mature: 0/3
Last Updated: March 9, 2009
Description:

A classic bricks breaker under a whole new light.2 Coop modes, 50 levels, a neverending mode, a relaxing Zen mode and a bipolar mode for really hardcore gamers.Ready for the challenge?

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C


User Approval: 85%
(62 Votes)

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Developer: gambitsg
Genre: Platformer
Price: 400
Features:
Players 1, HDTV 720p

Ratings: Violence: 1/3, Sex: 0/3, Mature: 0/3
Last Updated: December 22, 2008
Description:

CarneyVale: Showtime is a vertical ragdoll platform game. In the game, you play as Slinky, a circus acrobat trying to rise up the ranks by performing acrobatic tricks and death-defying stunts through increasingly complex arenas.

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User Approval: 75%
(20 Votes)

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Developer: Johnny Death
Genre: Action & Adventure
Price: 400
Features:
Players 1-2, Co-op 2, HDTV 720p, Custom Soundtracks

Ratings: Violence: 1/3, Sex: 0/3, Mature: 0/3
Last Updated: April 13, 2009
Description:

There is a collapse at the San Marino Mines! Join the Miner Rescue Team to save the trapped miners before it is too late. Explore 80 dangerous puzzle-filled levels in this addictive 3D adventure.

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User Approval: 76%
(17 Votes)

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Developer: Unarmed
Genre: Card & Board
Price: 400
Features:
Players 1, System Link 2-4, HDTV 720p, Custom Soundtracks

Online Features:

Online Multiplayer 2-4, Co-op 2

Ratings: Violence: 0/3, Sex: 0/3, Mature: 0/3
Last Updated: February 28, 2009
Description:

Enjoy a game of euchre, hearts, oh hell, spades, knockout whist or romanian whist solo or with your friends. It’s a classic card game for up to four players over live or system link. Invite your friends and let them join while you play.Customize your game experience to fit your house rules. 99 unlockable awards. Proper 16:9 and 4:3 support.

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User Approval: 75%
(20 Votes)

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Developer: BogTurtleCarl
Genre: Shooter
Price: 200
Features:
Players 1, HDTV 720p, Custom Soundtracks

Ratings: Violence: 1/3, Sex: 0/3, Mature: 0/3
Last Updated: December 4, 2008
Description:

Galax-e-mail has you delivering e-mails by controlling a squad of spaceships battling its way through galaxies of increasing difficulty. You have powerups, multiple weapons and multiple ship types at your disposal. There will be explosions. There will be fast-paced battles between flocks of fighters. Join the fray and deliver some e-mail!

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User Approval: 75%
(28 Votes)

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Developer: Funkmasonry Industries
Genre: Shooter
Price: 200
Features:
Players 1, HDTV 720p

Ratings: Violence: 0/3, Sex: 0/3, Mature: 0/3
Last Updated: January 9, 2009
Description:

Groov is a frenetic dual-stick shooter that makes you the conductor of an intergalactic jazz fusion orchestra. Every action in Groov has a musical reaction, and with three unique modes, randomized music, and powerups that slow down the song (and your enemies), no two playthroughs are ever alike!

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User Approval: 88%
(49 Votes)

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Developer: Halfbrick
Genre: Racing & Flying
Price: 400
Features:
Players 1, HDTV 720p

Ratings: Violence: 0/3, Sex: 0/3, Mature: 0/3
Last Updated: April 8, 2009
Description:

Blast Off into a universe of gravity slingshots, lost astronauts and bizarre planet systems. Use your rocket ship to rescue astronauts and carry them through the warpgate to safety. But be careful! The ever-present force of gravity can be your best friend AND deadliest foe. The emphasis of Halfbrick Blast Off is predicting the effects of gravity and using very minor corrections as you go.

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User Approval: 79%
(28 Votes)

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Developer: David webb
Genre: Puzzle & Trivia
Price: 200
Features:
Players 1, HDTV 1080p, Custom Soundtracks

Ratings: Violence: 0/3, Sex: 0/3, Mature: 0/3
Last Updated: April 13, 2009
Description:

Hexothermic is a puzzle game that will blow you away! With 4 different game modes, awards and highscores, Hexothermic is fun for all the family! Top Ten Community game 2008 – Gamerbytes.com

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User Approval: 79%
(39 Votes)

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Developer: IshiEiketsu
Genre: Platformer
Price: 200
Features:
Players 1, HDTV 1080p

Ratings: Violence: 1/3, Sex: 0/3, Mature: 0/3
Last Updated: December 26, 2008
Description:

Play as Johnny Platform himself in this retro-styled platformer! Do death-defying double-jumps and solve puzzles in your quest to defeat the evil robot army… and don’t forget to drink plenty of coffee along the way.

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User Approval: 85%
(55 Votes)

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Developer: Robir
Genre: Action & Adventure
Price: 200
Features:
Players 1, HDTV 720p, Custom Soundtracks

Ratings: Violence: 1/3, Sex: 0/3, Mature: 0/3
Last Updated: March 13, 2009
Description:

Dig and expand your mine to find greater treasures from the depths. Build the deepest mine so you can make your fortune in rare gems and metals from the earth below.

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User Approval: 76%
(37 Votes)

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Developer: Murudai
Genre: Action & Adventure
Price: 200
Features:
Players 1, Custom Soundtracks

Ratings: Violence: 0/3, Sex: 0/3, Mature: 0/3
Last Updated: April 1, 2009
Description:

Solar, a space simulation/action game where you play as the sun itself. You can complete a myriad of challenges or simply mess around in an infinite, sandbox universe.

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User Approval: 77%
(43 Votes)

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Developer: MommysBest
Genre: Action & Adventure
Price: 400
Features:
Players 1

Ratings: Violence: 3/3, Sex: 2/3, Mature: 2/3
Last Updated: December 9, 2008
Description:

INSANE ACTION and HUMONGOUS ALIENS tied together by a TWISTED STORY. Branching levels, 4 unique endings, 7 characters each with a Weapon of Choice. Reap revenge with the Vengeance Missile. Cheat death with Deathbrushing! Scale walls with the Spiderpack. Rock out to original, blistering metal guitar tracks. Enough gameplay to rot your teeth! Third Place in Microsoft’s Dream Build Play 2008. v.1.06

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User Approval: 73%
(33 Votes)

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Developer: Fuzzy Bug
Genre: Puzzle & Trivia
Price: 400
Features:
Players 1, HDTV 1080p, Custom Soundtracks

Ratings: Violence: 0/3, Sex: 0/3, Mature: 0/3
Last Updated: December 17, 2008
Description:

This word game is easy to play and maddeningly addictive. Join the blocks to make words of three or more letters. Blocks can be joined horizontally, vertically and diagonally.When a word is made, the blocks used disappear and the blocks above collapse. Every move creates new combinations.

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User Approval: 73%
(15 Votes)

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Developer: xPox
Genre: Shooter
Price: 200
Features:
Players 1

Ratings: Violence: 0/3, Sex: 0/3, Mature: 0/3
Last Updated: January 6, 2009
Description:

Save the world from global terrorists by shooting down incoming missiles that threaten the few remaining cities of your region.

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User Approval: 75%
(36 Votes)

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Developer: FourBrosStudio
Genre: Platformer
Price: 200
Features:
Players 1, HDTV 1080p, Custom Soundtracks

Ratings: Violence: 1/3, Sex: 0/3, Mature: 1/3
Last Updated: March 21, 2009
Description:

Zoomaroom is a physics based platformer that is sure to test your skills. Compete with your friends to get the best time in 70 built-in rooms. Create & share your own rooms on XBL using the in-game editor. Collect all 350 coins to unlock rooms and fun costumes. Zoom baby zoom!

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User Approval: 76%
(33 Votes)

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Developer: Jamezila
Genre: Platformer
Price: 200
Features:
Players 1, System Link 2-10, HDTV 720p, Custom Soundtracks

Online Features:

Online Multiplayer 2-10

Ratings: Violence: 3/3, Sex: 0/3, Mature: 0/3
Last Updated: March 14, 2009
Description:

ZP2K9 is a super-crazy multiplayer sidescroller. Play Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag and King of the Hill with 13 devastating weapons and 6 grenade types including Akimbo SMGs, the freeze gun, gas grenades, and the enemy-splattering MIRV.

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April Top Community Games League and Race for Favourite game of 2009

Updated 14/04/09

Welcome to XboxHornet’s Top Ten Community Games April, this is your chance to tell us your top ten games, we will then keep a league table of your favourite games. Readers can send their top ten games in once a month and I will keep a league table of the games. Please include your gamer tag when you send in your lists.

We also track a yearly race for the favourite Community Game of the year so send in your current Top 10 games to:

xboxhornet@gmail.com

If you do not have a  ten games to list, you can send us any number of games. The points are shared out according to the number of games that you email us. See the rules page

https://xboxhornet.wordpress.com/2009/04/01/top-ten-community-games-league-table-and-race-for-favourite-game-of-the-year-explained/

You can download a free demo of any of these games straight to your 360 by clicking on the name of the game

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1

 

 

 

Miner Dig Deep

31

 

2

 

 

 

Carneyvale

26

 

3

 

 

 

Easy Golf

22

 

4

 

 

 

Blow

18

 

5

 

 

 

ZP2K9

16

 

6

 

 

 

Word Soup

11

 

7

 

 

 

Classicard

10

 

7

 

 

 

Solar

10

 

7

 

 

 

Tomato Blaster

10

 

7

 

 

 

Biology Battle

10

 

7

 

 

 

Bricks 4 Ever

10

 

12

 

 

 

Hexothermic

8

 

13

 

 

 

CaveIn Miner Rescue

7

 

13

 

 

 

Little Racers

7

 

13

 

 

 

Crystal Crush

7

 

16

 

 

 

Bowling X

6

 

17

 

 

 

Zoomaroom

5

 

17

 

 

 

Poker Squares

5

 

17

 

 

 

Super Cow

5

 

17

 

 

 

Pegzo

5

 

17

 

Tower Revolution

 

5

 

21

 

 

 

Totem

4

 

22

 

 

 

Brain Deluxe

3

 

22

 

Half Brick Blast Off

 

3

 

24

 

 

 

The Factory

2

 

24

 

 

 

Groov

2

 

26

 

Next War Quest Earth

 

2

 

27

 

 

 

Weapon of Choice

1

 

28

 

 

 

Colosseum

1

 

29

 

Drum Kit

 

1

 

Race to Favourite Game of 2009 

1

 

 

 

Miner Dig Deep

48

 

2

 

 

 

Easy Golf

37

 

3

 

 

 

Carneyvale

32

 

4

 

 

 

Blow

27

 

5

 

 

 

ZP2K9

23

 

6

 

 

 

Word Soup

17

 

7

 

 

 

Tomato Blaster

12

 

7

 

 

 

Zoomaroom

12

 

9

 

 

 

Bricks 4 Ever

11

 

9

 

 

 

Bowling X

11

 

11

 

 

 

Solar

10

 

11

 

 

 

Classicard

10

 

11

 

 

 

CaveIn Miner Rescue

10

 

11

 

 

 

Colosseum

10

 

11

 

 

 

Biology Battle

10

 

16

 

 

 

Poker Squares

9

 

17

 

 

 

Hexothermic

8

 

18

 

 

 

Little Racers

7

 

18

 

 

 

Crystal Crush

7

 

20

 

 

 

Pegzo

5

 

20

 

 

 

Super Cow

5

 

20

 

Tower Revolution

 

5

 

23

 

 

 

Snake 360

4

 

23

 

 

 

Totem

4

 

25

 

Halfbrick Blast Off

 

3

 

25

 

 

 

Brain Deluxe

3

 

27

 

 

 

The Factory

2

 

27

 

 

 

Groov

2

 

27

 

Next War

 

2

 

30

 

 

 

Drum Kit

1

 

30

 

 

 

Weapon of Choice

1

 

Top Ten Community Games

Welcome to XboxHornet’s Top Ten Community Games, this is your chance to tell us your top ten games, we will then keep a league table of your favourite games. Readers can send their top ten games in once a month and I will keep a league table of the games. Please include your gamer tag when you send in your lists.

Send your top ten in to:

xboxhornet@gmail.com

March League Table

Game Points
Miner Dig Deep 19
Easy Golf 16
Colosseum 10
Blow 10
Zoomaroom 8
ZP2K9 8
Carneyvale 7
Word Soup 7
Bowling X 6
Johnny Platform 5
Snake 360 4
Poker Squares 4
Cavein Miner Rescue 3
Tomato Blaster 2
Brick4Ever 1

Readers top ten:

Ralphcardboard – March ’08

1. Colosseum, 2. Miner Dig Deep, 3. Blow, 4. Easy Golf, 5. CarneryVale Showtime,  6. Johnny Platform’s Biscuit Romp, 7. Snake360,  8. Zoomaroom,  9. Tomato Blaster,  10. Bricks4Ever

Xbox Hornet – March ’08

, 1. Miner Dig Deep2. Easy Golf, 3. ZP2K9, 4. Word Soup, 5. Bowling X, 6. Zoomaroom, 7. Poker Squares, 8 Cavein Miner Rescue, 9. Blow, 10. Carneyvale Showtime

16 Xbox games to beat the credit crunch part 1

Part 1:

You can read Part 2 of this lis here.

In these hard economic times I am sure most people out there are trying to save some money and spend a little less. Well how would you like to get more bang for your buck when it comes to gaming?

Well if you own an Xbox 360, are online and are lucky enough to live in a country that has access to Xbox Live Community games, here is a list of games that will cost you pennies and help to keep you playing through these tough times.

All these games are just 200 points, that’s $2.50/£1.70 approx.

These games are in no particular order, you can download free demos straight to your 360 here:

 

http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-GB/games/catalog.aspx?d=7&r=-1&g=-1&sb=0&ot=0&mt=32&rl=0&p=1&pb=-1

Or click on the name of the game

 

Snake 360 Lite

Do you want classic gameplay with TWO 4-player Battle modes, 90 levels of action, great music from SCI Recordings, tight controls and Internet Ranking? If so, Snake360 Lite may be for you! Snake360 Lite contains many of Snake360’s best features–including the top-notch multiplayer battles–for half the price! Hours of fun await!

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It’s snake and definitely worth 200 points if you miss playing the game on your old Nokia 3300

 

Hexothermic

Hexothermic is a puzzle game that will blow you away! With 4 different game modes, awards and high scores, Hexothermic is fun for all the family! Top Ten Community game 2008 – Gamerbytes.com

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Spend hours being soothed by the music in this unique puzzle game.

 

Bowling X

 

A realistic physics simulated bowling game with charming graphics, immersive controls and supportive sound effects. Multiplayer mode supports up to 8 players.

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Taking the family bowling can be expensive, but it need not be with this fantastic game. You can get the whole family playing, as the controls are simple enough for granny.

 

Poker Squares

Place 25 cards in a 5 by 5 grid to make the 10 best poker hands. The better the poker hands the bigger score. Play Solo, against the A.I. or with 4 Local Players. Any game can also be played as a Speed Game. A number of top 10 high score tables are kept. Both USA and UK scoring systems are supported. Watch out! The A.I. is very hard to beat!

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A firm favourite at XboxHornet, we can’t recommend it enough.

 

 

Groov

Groov is a frenetic dual-stick shooter that makes you the conductor of an intergalactic jazz fusion orchestra. Every action in Groov has a musical reaction, and with three unique modes, randomized music, and powerups that slow down the song (and your enemies), no two playthroughs are ever alike!

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A duel stick shooter that takes the genre in a new direction, make sweet music with every shot. This highly acclaimed game should be on your list to purchase.

 

Drum Kit

Drum Kit allows you to play drums on your Xbox 360 using your either your drum controller or your standard Xbox 360 controller. Chose from 50 different drum and percussion sounds and play along with tracks from your music library. There is even a metronome for practising.

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Aspiring drummers can play along to their favourite tunes with Drum Kit.

 

Zoomaroom

Zoomaroom is a physics based platformer that is sure to test your skills. Compete with your friends to get the best time in 70 built-in rooms. Create & share your own rooms on XBL using the in-game editor. Collect all 350 coins to unlock rooms and fun costumes. Zoom baby zoom!

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Zoomaroom is a sure fire hit and the level editor and online sharing will keep the game fresh for a long, long time.

Last but not least

 

Miner Dig Deep

Dig and expand your mine to find greater treasures from the depths. Build the deepest mine so you can make your fortune in rare gems and metals from the earth below.

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One of the best games available on XBLCG this simple platformer/RPG will engross you till the end and then get you to come back and play it again. It has a depth of game play that is just brilliant.

Look out for the second part of this list coming soon.

 

Nick’s top 10 XBLCG video

This week to celebrate the 10th episode of XNA Roundup, Nick looks at his top 10 favourite Community games.

So in the same spirit her are XboxHornet’s top 10;

1. Miner Dig Deep

2. Easy Golf

3. ZP2K9

4. Word Soup

5. Bowling X

6. Zoomaroom

7. Poker Squares

8 Cavein Miner Rescue

9. Blow

10. Carneyvale Showtime

What are your favourite XBLCG?

Check out what other users are saying here;

http://www.xnaratings.com/xna-ratings/menu/order:rating/page:1/limit:50/

XBLA and XBLCG sales March 2nd

From Major Nelson’s blog.

Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions purchased)

1     Watchmen: The End is Nigh
2    Castle Crashers
3     3 on 3 NHL Arcade
4     Worms
5     UNO
6     Braid
7     Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
8     Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
9     A Kingdom for Keflings
10    Marble Blast Ultra

Top Community Games NEW! (Full Versions purchased)

1    RC-AirSim
2    Aquarium HD
3    DrumKit
4    TV Calibration
5    Rumble Massage
6    ZP2K9
7    Bowling X
8    Miner Dig Deep
9    Remote Masseuse
10    bricks4ever

XBLA and XBLCG sales from Feb 16th

These are the top selling XBLA and XBLCG according to Major Nelson.Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions purchased)

1    3 on 3 NHL(TM) Arcade
2    Castle Crashers
3    Worms
4    UNO
5    Death Tank
6    Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
7    A Kingdom for Keflings
8    The Maw
9    Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
10    Minesweeper Flags

Top Community Games NEW! (Full Versions purchased)

1    RC-AirSim
2    Bowling X
3    Miner Dig Deep
4    Rumble Massage
5    Remote Masseuse
6    bricks4ever
7    Golden Royal Blackjack
8    Barf And Beer
9    A Game of Tennis
10    Simply HangMan

It’s great to see Bowling X and Miner Dig Deep selling well, but where are Slottso Party and Poker Squares, come on guys these games need your attention.