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Jun
19
2014

Ms. Splosion Man transitions from GFWL to Steamworks, On Sale

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Ms. Splosion Man on Steam moves away from the dying GFWL to Steamworks today. Also, it’s on sale 75% off for the Steam Summer Sale (yeah, they spilled the beans). …continue reading » Ms. Splosion Man transitions from GFWL to Steamworks, On Sale

Apr
03
2013

Ms. Splosion Man splodes onto Steam, G4WL, and WP7

Though tragic, the destruction wrought by the escaped sentient plasma known only as Ms. Splosion Man looked to be contained to the lands of XBLA.  Big Science picked up the pieces, and that which was once sploded has been rebuilt.  Dangers that should never have been forgotten have faded into memory.  But today, Twisted Pixel Games announces terrifying news.  Ms. Splosion Man survives, and her outbreak will spread further than even the most dire forecasts had predicted, with a splode radius large enough to reach Steam, Games for Windows LIVE, and Windows Phone, once thought a safe haven against this agent of devastation.

Reports are trickling in from several sectors, hinting at mutations Ms. Splosion Man has undergone while travelling between the different platforms.

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Mar
28
2013

Ms. Splosion Man Finds Her Way to iOS, PC version coming soon

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Though tragic, the destruction wrought by the escaped sentient plasma known only as Ms. Splosion Man looked to be contained to the lands of XBLA.  Big Science picked up the pieces, and that which was once sploded has been rebuilt.  Dangers that should never have been forgotten have faded into memory.  But today, Twisted Pixel Games announces terrifying news.  Ms. Splosion Man survives, and her outbreak will spread further than even the most dire forecasts had predicted, with a splode radius large enough to reach iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, once thought a safe haven against this agent of devastation.

Reports are trickling in from several sectors, hinting at mutations Ms. Splosion Man has undergone while travelling between the different platforms.

The iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch version sports new features like 6 Splosive Powerups, 1,500 Challenges, and 10 Tiers of Fame, all built on a completely revamped BEARD Engine optimized to bring smooth, fluid movement and control to touch screens.  On the Retina Display, Ms. Splosion Man is one of the most visually striking and beautiful platforming games the mobile market has to offer, taking full advantage of the latest hardware.  Three exotic worlds, 50 levels of gameplay, and all of the new features are available on the App Store today for $2.99.

May
04
2012

Ms. Splosion Man Practices “Splokour” on Cinco De Mayo

On this Cinco de Mayo, Twisted Pixel is launching the fourth in a series of themed challenges for Ms. Splosion Man. The challenge shows up in the opening menu of the main game, but only for the duration of the contest, which runs May 5th – 20th, 2012. Twisted Pixel has a special prize in store for the top 5 leaders in this challenge.

In “Splokour”, Ms. Splosion Man does her take on the physical discipline phenome: parkour. Gracefully guide the femme fatale through the whole level without ever once touching the ground. For every time she hits the pavement the game will add 10 seconds to your final time, so try your best to stay airborne. The five (5) fastest times on the leaderboard by 11pm EST on May 20th will win a Ms. Splosion Man plushie AND a copy of Twisted Pixel’s next Xbox title, which will be announced at this year’s E3 conference on June 5th!

Everyone can play for a chance to win in this challenge, so get sploding. Be sure to get the info on what Twisted Pixel has coming up by checking in with us at E3. See you in June, and good luck on the challenge!

Apr
06
2012

Ms. Splosion Man coming to PC and Mobile!

Twisted Pixel announced today that their award winning title, Ms. Splosion Man, is in development for Steam, Games For Windows LIVE, Windows Phone 7, iPhone and iPad.  Transporting the plucky pink heroine is no easy task, so Twisted Pixel has teamed up with Iron Galaxy, Fire Hose and Panic Button studios.

“We are extremely excited to work with Twisted Pixel in bringing splosions to mobile devices,” says Iron Galaxy C.E.Bro, Dave Lang.  “Ms. Splosion Man has really deep gameplay that is born from deceptively simple controls, so it’s a great game on any platform.”

The PC version will include 50 single player levels, 50 co-op levels for up to four players locally or online, ghost replays, achievements, unlockables like ‘2 Girls 1 Controller Mode’, and more.  The iPhone and iPad versions will be a unique experience built specifically for those devices with familiar content but all new features, objectives and gameplay modes, brought to you by a new version of the BEARD engine that takes utmost advantage of the latest and greatest hardware to make the game look stunning. …continue reading » Ms. Splosion Man coming to PC and Mobile!

Feb
13
2012

Ms. Splosion Man Free Valentine’s Day DLC allows you to…win Steaks?!

 

Twisted Pixel announces the 3rd in a series of themed challenges for Ms. Splosion Man beginning on Valentines day.  The challenge shows up in the opening menu of the main game, but only for the duration of the contest, which runs February 14th – 27th. Twisted Pixel has teamed up with Omaha Steaks for a big meaty challenge sure to make your mouth water.

In this challenge there are 33 panes of glass that taunt you with their fiendish transparentness.  Can you find and break them all?  Each one missed will add 10 seconds to the finish time, so players need to keep a sharp eye!  Since breaking glass doesn’t satiate the need for sploding meats, the fine folks at Omaha Steaks have graciously offered to supply the prize for this challenge.  The five (5) fastest U.S. times on the leaderboard by end of day February, 27th will win an Omaha Steak Filet prize pack!


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Nov
22
2011

UPDATE: Winners Announced for Ms. Splosion Man Giveaway

It’s time for a giveaway, whaddya say?!

I know there have been a lot of games released this season, but courtesy of Twisted Pixel Games we’ve got 3 codes for the Ms. Splosion Man Table for Pinball FX2 and 2 codes for the full XBLA version of Ms Splosion Man herself.

– Pinball FX2 is free to download and comes with some free tables. However, there are some premium tables that can add-on to the game such as the Ms. Splosion Man table which you can win!

Ms Splosion Man was well-received, even by us. But you didn’t get your chance to play it yet? Now’s the time to try to win it!

Below is pretty straight-forward on how to enter. So best of luck to all participants! View the winners!

 


Sep
02
2011

Ms. Splosion Man – The TMS Challenge #2 “Fruit Friend”

Twisted Pixel announces today the 2nd in a series of themed TMS challenges for Ms. Splosion Man.  The challenge shows up in the opening menus of the game, but only for the duration of the contest, which runs until September 11th. Twisted Pixel has teamed up with Penny Arcade for this post PAX challenge, and features the ever popular Fruit uh… Friend, that is out to get Ms. Splosion Man.

There are 9 of Penny Arcade’s evil “fruit-juicing” robots hidden in this level. They are worth big points, so in order to win this challenge, you’ll have to find them all!  Don’t forget, killing scientists, destroying things, and getting a good time also factor into your final score. There are no shoes.  1st, 2nd, and 3rd places on the leaderboards will each win the full Prize Pack, which includes Penny Arcade and Ms. Splosion Man swag!  The competition runs until September 11th, so get to splodin’ and top out the leaderboard!

Jul
22
2011

Ms. Splosion Man – The TMS Challenges

Yesterday started the first of many themed TMS challenges for Ms. Splosion Man is available, featuring Mr. Destructoid as a chasebot!  To access it, all players need to do is go to the “Play Challenge” section on the Ms. Splosion Man main menu.  This challenge will run until end of day July 31st and the Top 3 in the Leaderboards will win cool, undisclosed prize packs.  As an extra special treat, Twisted Pixel is giving away a free DLC level for Splosion Man!  Check it out in the Downloads section when you boot up the original Splosion Man game.

Jul
21
2011

Ms. Splosion Man Review

– Scott Ellison

Our Score: 4 / 5 – Awesome

Splosion Man has finally been captured, and now Big Science is celebrating. But amongst the joy, an accident occurred, inadvertently creating a female version of the man who loves to splode. Ms Splosion Man starts off with her escape from the labs as she explores Big Science City. There’s little to no tutorial here, forcing you to learn as you go if you’re not familiar with the controls from the prior game.

I wouldn’t say the difficulty that Splosion Man ended on, picks up here – but is certainly demanding from the get-go that may put off some players. Comparisons can be made with these games and Super Meat Boy, but they are different. Super Meat Boy is a really fast and precise platformer, that both do want fast times and demand a lot. But Splosion Man games are more strategic than Super Meat Boy.

Now as in the 2009 prior game, you move with the left stick and splode with any of the face buttons. This 2011 sequel is no different. Now, a Splode is an all-encompassing move where you can jump, attack, and ricochet off of things. It is activated by any button press: A, X, B, or Y. Splosion Men…Mans….People (?) can only splode 3 times before their energy is depleted or renewed by some sort of device, panel, or barrel. Energy can also be restored by standing still for a few seconds.

What makes this game stick out is not the bow, her pink color, or her high voice – it’s a mixture of environments and multi-tiered boss battles. As with the first game, there are 3 areas to completion. Now with more distinctive differences. While the overall theme is underground laboratories, you are now jumping (I’m stopping the use of “splode” for a bit) from car to car in the city or in a tropical island.

A few of the new tools laid out have you using trampolines and cannonball-like transport. Ms Splosion Man will also jump into the body of an overweight scientist named Mandi and can be used to absorb laser blasts to take Ms Splosion Man through otherwise impossible situations.

Ms Splosion Man talks, a lot. Spouting references to En Vogue and other 90s music, movies, and tv shows as a girl from the valley of California. My complaints are few, but the voicework tends to be repetitive, though still mostly funny and worth not turning down the volume for (even one of the loading screen tool tips makes that suggestion). Her movement doesn’t seem as fast as her predecessor, and some of the animations don’t match the need of the speed required when running.

The game continues to run on the Beard engine and is starting to show it’s age. This engine has powered: The Maw, Splosion Man, and Comic Jumper. Now the load times are twice that of the original game, but with more colorful and varied environments, is expected. Though I found myself missing jumps not due to lack of skill or timing, but losing my position on screen with all the mayhem.

The humor is pretty great in this game, with the voice work, loading tips or meat facts. The laughs keep coming. The chuckles carry over into the unlockables such as videos, artwork, avatar items, themes and music. Unlocking these items is fairly simple as you earn currency for completing levels and bonus currency for beating the par times. This alone guarantees repeat playthroughs on Hardcore, or replaying levels for better times and more currency.

The Single-player portion of the game is completely different from the Multi-player. You can go online or offline and do co-op and play with friends or strangers. Each level has a secret pair of shoes for her to find, and will wear them until the end of the level – neat little thing I noticed. Splosion Mans vice was cakes. Both in SP and MP you’ll find shoes to collect to earn towards the achievement.

All in all, if you enjoyed Splosion Man and are dying for more, at a cool $10, this will whet your appetite. If you’ve never played the prior game, the barrier for entry is a bit high, but the humor should carry you through.

Retails for: $10.00, recommended purchase price: $8.00

An XBLA code for the game was provided by Twisted Pixel for Review purposes