August 10th 2009 8:28 am PT

This week on Arcade: Trials HD


The Xbox LIVE Summer of Arcade continues with Trials HD lauching this Wednesday for 1200 points.


Arcade By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Chicken Wyng

    I’ll try the demo first, debating between this and Shadow Complex when it comes out.

  • s1lentb0bUK

    Looks like an interesting combination of puzzles, trials biking, and pseudo 3d platforming.
    I’ll get the demo and see if its worth the MS points :)

  • Anonymous

    probabley just stick with demo, not wasting 1200 points on it !!!

  • FastOrc

    With BF1943 a few weeks ago, and this now it’s all the arcade titles i need :P

  • Biff Tanner

    This game looks awesome, not to mention the fact you can make and share your own levels with your friends.
    This will probably be the first summer of arcade game I buy.

  • x8Sharrock3x

    This blog takes for ever to use to every day but now major make money its 2 or3 days to update i guess money well change you or make you lazy..

  • x8Sharrock3x

    This blog takes for ever to use to every day but now major make money its 2 or3 days to update i guess money well change you or make you lazy..

  • x8Sharrock3x

    This blog takes for ever to use to every day but now major make’s money its 2 or 3 days to update i guess money well change you or make you lazy..

  • DJ DarkNin

    Big, how would you know? The game hasn’t even come out on the 360 yet and you are telling people not to get it? Why?

  • DJ DarkNin

    Sharrock, maybe you should also follow his twitter if you don’t like the speed in which the blog is updated.

  • DubbeL FriSSS

    yes :) awsome arcade like BF1943

  • MeS FEAR

    the game looks cool and i think that i might buy it when i get some points. Here is a 3 minutes gameplay video

  • Its Markie Mark

    Gee, I can’t seem to find the demo!


    The demo won’t be out till the Full game this Wed always been that way and I bet it always will. You may have posted that since there are a few gameplay movies out there. The developer released early gameplay footage.

  • Captain Bluey

    Really looking forward to this one.

  • BillyMagnumFOD

    You people who think this is not a value at 1200 points are dead wrong.

  • FR3SH JIV3

    This game is so addictive. I cannot wait for Wednesday!


    @ BillyMagnumFOD: Yeah well the same was true for Lode Runner too (even despite the stupid price mixup) and look how that turned out. There’s always going to be someone who whines about the price of ANY Arcade game that costs 1200+ points, even the ones that are worth it.

  • Big Poppa Ryan

    sick, can’t wait for this, spent endless hours playing it when at school.

  • PzR Tak

    Bring it on.

    1200 is cheap.

  • Shadow0810

    1200 is worth it when the game is worth is (see BF:1943, Castle Crashers, Braid), this looks to be worth it, however, since i already bought splosion man (worth the 800 by any measure), and I only have 1210 pts right now, and I NEED Shadow Complex, this will have to wait a month or 2. I’m sure it’ll still be here :)

  • Snake eyes 211

    awesome looking game

  • arn0dbz

    lookz so nice, i’ll buy it :)

  • ToEvadeSlugs

    Can’t wait for this. I spent countless hours at college playing the flash version of trials when I should have been working. Trials 2 second edition is awesome on the PC and the XBLA version looks even better. The only summer of arcade game I didn’t care about was Turtles but I bought it anyway seen as I will get my 800 points back. TRIALS.

  • Fastcars800

    Look very good, but will I be spending the money.

  • AMT

    Can’t wait to try this game…supposed to be the STUFF!

    Hey Major,

    How about an update on the 180GB SSD HDD that was added to your 360!!!!

    Improved loading, etc?

    Plus, any news of the plastic HDD shell attachment that gives us the option to add our own HDDs (you know the idea that I thought up to make Microsoft some more cash, as well as give us the option for Faster HDDs and larger size drives).

    Thank you!


  • StammyFi

    A must-buy game. And it’s Finnish too. :)

  • Kenjuan

    Doh! I completely forgot about Trials HD and I was thinking that this week was Shadow Complex. Oh well, one more week to go.

  • Sneeches

    pass for me, saving my money for shadow complex next week.

  • Drunk Ste

    Eurogamer gave it a 9 and it looks good so I’ll at least try the demo. However with Shadow Complex coming out next week I know where my money will be going.

  • Kenjuan

    MeS Fear: I was gonna pass on this game, but your video has piqued my curiosity enough to try the demo and consider a future purchase. I was impressed by the 360° multi-tier tracks and the Rube Goldberg-esque levels.

  • bUbbALoUmCc

    I think this game could be alot of fun. Def giving it a shot.

  • rastansaga

    Where is Bubble Bobble?

  • Enkeixpress

    I’m buying this one first thing on Wednesday..

    Release it already! =D

  • Blue Thunder28

    I wasn’t going to bother with this until I saw gameplay and some of that level editor, and now I really want it! But after Shadow Complex (100% for sure buying it) I’ll only have 1100 points left… :(

  • SoulAssassin808

    Overpriced!!! If you could play this with friends i might of bought it but now, no way

  • Just2Lazzzy

    I’ll buy it, tomorrow!

    Along with Shadow Complex on “August 19th” Then I’ll recieve my 800 free MSP :D to buy 2 movie rentals. Microsoft, does look after there best customers.

  • ToothlessFrog

    Looks good, I’ll give it a try.

    Why with the update does it still take me over a minute (sometimes 2) to get the arcade games to show up after I exit one? VERY frustrating and needs to be fixed.

  • Exu

    It can’t just be me who seems decidedly unimpressed by this. I mean, it looks cool and all but it just seems to be a case of “yeah, but…”. Not to mention it’s at that bastard 1200 “stop and think” price. Regardless, I’ll still be giving Trials a TRIAL* tomorrow.

    @Just2Lazzy – I hate to break it to you, but as far as I’ve been led to believe that’s for the US only. We don’t get squat!
    Microsoft doesn’t usually look after -their- BEST customers, just the local ones. It’s alright though, I’ll just save points from NOT BUYING STUFF instead.


  • Exu

    I take that back, turns out the 800pt rebate is available in the UK too. Seems I was misinformed.