July 13th 2009 1:34 pm PT

This week on Arcade: Secret of Monkey Island & Madballs in….Babo Invasion


SOMI! Madballs!


Secret of Monkey Island and Madballs in….Babo Invasion are this weeks Arcade titles. Both will be available this Wednesday. Monkey Island will be 800 points, while Madballs will be 1200 800 points.


Edit: The Madballs price has been updated to 800 points




Audio By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • MeS FEAR


    Yes i know that there are more episodes of monkey island but the 4th and 5th episode have already better graphics so i just thought that they should do a remake of the second and third episode. Indiana Jones has been a great adventure too.So LucasArts u know what to do! ;-D

  • KaDix

    800 MP’s!! I was expecting 1600!…well done!

  • Serblander

    Can’t wait to download Monkey Island! Instant purchase for me, even though i still have the complete game on Atari ST – at least i won’t be disc swapping all those floppies! lol

  • DJ Deathstar

    How do you know Madballs is horrid? Have you played it cause im pretty sure you haven’t!
    It hasn’t faired to badly in the reviews i’ve seen on Teamxbox and Ign so i’ll give it a go with the trial and see how it is.

  • LubMo

    Going to have to agree with DJ Deathstar on this one…just watched the trailer for the Madballs game and it looks like hectic, intense fun. 1200 points hurts, but this might be great fun for multiplayer, so I am definitely going to download the demo and give it a shot before I judge. Also, buying M.I. fo’ sho!

  • Ark Hunter

    Awesome! 800pts FTW!

  • Sneeches

    day 1 buy for me… now how about MANIAC MANSION!!! That would be a day 1 buy for me and a call in sick to work day!!!

  • PriusGuy2004

    800 MS pts sounds like a really good deal for a remake of Monkey Island! I will have to check this out tomorrow evening for sure! Now, if that “remake theory” could have been applied to “TMNT: Turtles in Time”…now that would have been somethin’ special.

  • Exu

    @DJ Deathstar Oh I’m still going to trial it don’t get me wrong, just saying that from observations it looks absolutely terrible. Maybe I’ll be pleasantly surprised.
    And on that note, NEWS FROM THE FRONT LINE.
    “RT: @dennya: Heads up! Madballs will be 800 points, not 1,200. Be sure to check out the demo Weds. It’s crazy fun, particularly multiplayer.”
    Now all it has to contend with it being released alongside Monkey Island.

  • BryceS

    Just finished playing the first episode of the new ‘Tales of Monkey Island’ series and really enjoyed it. Yes I can play my old copy of Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, etc. etc. on pretty much any platform under the sun using ScummVM, but I’ll be buying this because I really want to see all those games updated and modernised – Grim Fandango would work superbly with the XBox controller. You never know, if they sell well enough, then Lucasarts might sanction some more episodes of other properties. Lucasarts making good games again? Thought I would never see the day! (Wonder if they’ll remake X Wing and TIE Fighter for XBLA?)

  • Maniac3000

    Hm, should I get this for the 360 or PC?
    I’ve kind of been wanting a good multiplayer game though. Madballs is out as it only has online multiplayer, not single console. Seriously game devs, the 360 can use four controllers for a reason. I was disappointed that Ghostbusters is only one player per Xbox as well.
    And I’m not sure about Worms 2 Armageddon. I liked the PC interface a lot better than the one for Worms 1 on the 360. Unfortunately neither Worms Armageddon or World Party work on Vista with the integrated graphics card I’m using. :(

  • Maniac3000

    Played a couple games of Madballs. It wasn’t bad, especially with four players.
    The maps seem like they’d be cramped with 16 players, do they have bigger ones?

  • Ronan Berthelot

    Tour de France is also coming today on Xbox Live Arcade !
    “Tour de France 2009 – The Official Game will be released tomorrow for XBLA for 800 MS points. ESRB: E (Everyone).
    about 4 hours ago from web”

  • Fingleberries

    Wahay! … Like every one else I was expecting Monkey Island to be 1,200 points. At that price I was humming and hawwing about picking it up, and was probably still going to do it. But at 800 points, I’m getting it for sure.
    Great decision by MS and LucasArts (or Lucasfilm Games as it once was :))