Qix ++ will be available this Wednesday on Xbox LIVE Arcade for 800 points.
Arcade By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson
So what exactly is this game?
What is this game? I have never heard of it.
OH MY GOD!!! QIX!!!! HECK YEAH!!!!! I NEED TO GO BUY SOME POINTS!!
$10 for Qix?
I hope the “++” is more than just added excessive bloom effects and “meth addict speed mode”…
This was a fun game back in the day, you had to use the arrows to close up parts of the screen. Once a percentage of area was closed up or colored in you won. Each level got harder and you couldn’t be hit while attempting to block up the screen. Something like that.
So Alien Breed is next week right? I’ll be saving my points for that!
Epic fail m$…..
used to enjoy iterations of Qix a long long time ago! I’m excited to see how it looks on the XBL Arcade!
Any word on when Joy Ride is being released, Major?
I’ll probably get this.
I want Perfect Dark and Plants vs Zombies!
Major, in response to your podcast discussion about this game, Stepto was correct – it is in fact pronounced “kicks”. The arcade flyer pictured in the Wiki entry for this actually has a footnote on it that says “pronounced ‘kicks'”. lol (… which I guess makes more sense that way with a slogan like “Get your Qix from Taito”.)
But yeah anyway, I actually remember the arcade version of this game, and how innovative it was for its time. It should be interesting to see what kind of glossy paintjob the XBLA version gets, what exactly the “++” is referring to, and if this version is as fun as the original.
one of my best video gameS souvenir
A MUST HAVE
WHERE. IS. JOY. RIDE. ??? WHEN. IS. IT. COMING??? Give us a date at least!!!
Could be awesome, i remember super qix, and i loved that, so i hope this is similar but improved for todays audience.
They picked this rather than Serious Sam HD, Alien Breed and Perfect Dark Arcade? Seriously? I wish XBLA would go back to releasing 2-3 games each week…
Yeah, you guys need to bring out a couple each really a week if they are not big titles.
Bring out perfect dark!
Oh, this is one of my favorite games from the arcade days. I’ll have to check this out. I’d like an arcade port of the 1st Ridge Racer game, that would rule.
I want BOOKWORM and SERIOUS SAM HD, not this pap!
Awesome. I remember playing this on the old C64 for hours on end as a kid. I’ll have to check it out. I like the recent retro “revision” games, though I undertand others being more reluctant to purchase the “moldy oldies.”
I loved Perfect Dark back in its time, but I’m more interested in a redone Qix for $10 than I am a reskinned Perfect Dark for $15.
Awesome! I remember enjoying Qix in the arcades and on the original Game Boy. Gonna have to pick this up sometime.
Are there not quite naked chicks in the background like in the arcades?
I might buy it for 400 points but Alien Breed is coming…
C’mon, you can’t be serious.
Qix für 800 msp?
Where’s Wrestlefest + Multiplayer?
Not bad, but you can do better. It’ll be given a trial, and probably a pass.
Sweet! I loved this game in the arcades!
Might not be everyone’s game but I’m really excited for this one. Played a ton of Qix on the NES and original Game Boy. Definitely picking this up.
I’m sorry, but $10 USD is too much for Qix. 400 MSP would be a far more appropriate price.
I hope this is a good remake. I love Qix, the Gameboy version was awesome!
TAITO is pushing a lot in XBLA World…that is really perfect (Soon RAYSTORM HD will come !!!)
I well remember QIX…
Small trailer of QIX++ here (after Raystorm HD video) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i47MVybHrS8&feature=player_embedded
Thanks for information Major
Since it’s a Taito game I predict that…
1) it won’t work properly – game destroying bugs that they won’t fix, making a mockery of the supposed XBLA validation/testing process
2) it’ll actually be a 1200 points game “in disguise” (probably finish after level 8 – requiring the purchase of ‘DLC’ to continue)
Qix is a great blast from the past. I’ll definitely have to check this one out.
when are the summer games going to be deal of week
overpriced deal, not buying it
This game not worth 800 points here or in china …
Qix brings back memories, but those memories are only worth $5.
I love Qix. I hope this is worth 800ms points. I was hoping it’d be 400ms points but oh well.
meh, i’ll pass. waiting for alien breed / serious sam / and perfect dark.
oh!!!! god… so many souvenirs… now we are missing Gateway to Apshai
So… where’s Perfect Dark?
Serious Sam HD please.
Will we get Joyride before Christmas?
@ Xlrking: Serious Sam HD isn’t being released until next month. http://twitter.com/devolverdigital/statuses/6225410496