posted by ZackyCakes (RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA) Nov 27, 2007
Member since Oct 2002
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I like these games, but I think it'd be insane to purchase them for 800 MS points each. I'm so glad they make these arcade comps available to rent here on Gamefly. All four are casual games that are fun even for your girlfriend, mom or non-gamer nerds.
I broke down the games and gave them their own scores below. Based on the fact that these are casual, budget games.
Bejeweled: You've played it before, it's the same as 80% of all puzzle-games. Achievements are unattainable. 7
Astro Pop: Brick out, but with flashy lights and sounds. 6
Feeding Frenzy: Best Game on the disc. Simple fun. Eat the fish smaller than you, avoid the fish bigger than you. I could play for half an hour and just relax. 9
Zuma: Also known as Magnetica on the DS. My girl loves this game, and it's hard for me to get her to game at all. 8
We got the game and went to put it in the xbox 360 and we can't play it! Our xbox360 says that the software is not supported so having to send it back. I am not sure if it is our xbox or not but my little girls were very disappointed!
Pop Cap Arcade Vol. 1 was not at all what I was hoping for. I was hoping for a nice quick and easy game for the wife to play and get some achievements on since i see her playing these games on the computer all the time, but this was just terrible. The disc doesn't even start up and let you pick a game, it simply gives you free access to the four games that are available on xbox live arcade, so to play, you insert disc, go to arcade, try to remember the names of the games on the disc, select, then play. blah. And to make it even worse, the achievements are incredibly hard and/or time consuming. Ten hours on Feeding Frenzy?! A total waste of time. If you wanna play Zuma, just get it off the live arcade.