October 26th 2009 2:00 pm PT

This week on Arcade: Inferno Pool and Rainbow Islands


Inferno Pool and Rainbow Islands will be available this Wednesday for 800 points each.


Arcade By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • I chex mix ho I

    lol worst arcade release and deal of the week ever?

  • wbs DuncDaMonk

    Pool looks pretty cool. Rainbow Islands, not so much…

  • Julio Ernesto

    I remember Rainbow Island since The NES

  • Master Blud

    I have to agree with I chex mix ho I but we did have a great summer of arcade though

  • billyjack77

    Yeah boo on those and last weeks!

  • BeeDizz

    I would have looked into Inferno Pool if i didn’t already have Bankshot Billards. Not too bad looking.

  • El Cid

    Pretty weak. Still waiting for Serious Sam HD, Quake Live and maybe Alien Breed.

  • Ark Hunter

    Ugh. How about not saving all the good games for the Weeks of Summer thing and spreading them throughout the year?

  • rastansaga

    The original arcade Rainbow Islands is a superb game, sadly this “remake” is truly dreadful, I have it on the Wii

  • Shadow0810

    Still waiting for a Perfect Dark Release Date…Ho Hum

  • JoJoStarFire

    Looking forward to Rainbow Islands. My daughter might enjoy it more, but at least it’s something that we can enjoy together. A +++ that you can play with your avatar…. speaking of avatars when is Joy Ride coming out, or the awards for that matter.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah where is our damn avatar awards from ‘splosion man?

  • JoJoStarFire

    One thing people got to understand especially the younger gamers; not ALL Arcade games are going to be like This Summer of Arcade(which sadly I didn’t qualify for the 800 MS because I bought 2 from Amazon). There are going to be some that are simple and fast, and targeted for the way younger generations. Just be patient and a few more good ones will come out.

  • ibelievein93x

    I want Plants Vs Zombies!

  • KMetalmind

    I was waiting for Rainbow Islands, but after looking actual images I donĀ“t think it will be as good as it was… It looks really bad, and it has lost all the charm with the new graphics. Bubble Bobble Neo was a lot better surely.

  • PunchedAxis

    Is this US only at the moment? The links to the games do not work for me in the UK and a search of the UK xbox site returns no results.

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  • PriusGuy2004

    I have been less than impressed at the XBLA titles the past few weeks. “Inferno Pool” seems much too like “Bankshot Billiards 2″ (with slightly cooler graphics). “Rainbow Islands” looks quite silly. Overall…this is a disappointment.

  • PriusGuy2004

    @Exu: I think the expression on your avatar pic says it all. :-)

  • Garratose

    Keeping my MS points for Perfect Dark

  • N3WB13 R0N

    http://tinyurl.com/yjm2yda splosion man update is out and awards as well!! :D for everyone who wonderinga bout this!!!

  • Garratose

    @N3WB13 R0N: Seen that :P

  • FightDog 85

    Why does Inferno Pool not coming on the german marketplace???