January 25th 2010 4:47 pm PT

This week on Arcade: KrissX


KrissX will be available this Wednesday at 800 points.


Information on the game is light, so here is what I was able to find::


In “KrissX,” players can play through an endless number of puzzles and unscramble over 3,500 jumbled words that will test your trivia knowledge and expand your own daily vocabulary

Available worldwide (except Japan and Korea) and rated E for Everyone by the ESRB.



Arcade By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Quaranj

    Cue Perfect Dark/Plants vs Zombie guy.

  • krisxx

    hahah..sweet name!

  • YODA12320

    Ya were in the hell is Perfect Dark LOL!

  • WonkyToad

    Will KrissX make me jump?

  • AutomaticOcelot


  • Snucki

    ..is that the famous KrissX? x]

  • El Cid

    Didn’t Major’s Tweet last week say he was going to post the schedule for the next month soon?

  • Disco Penguins

    Weak. I haven’t bought an Arcade game since the Maw was Deal of the Week.

  • GamingTailor

    Don’t forget that starting today, Portal is 800MSP.

  • darkjester74

  • Nex Antonius

    Damn. I was saving my points for a potential surprise Perfect Dark reveal. I guess I’ll splurge on Portal for 800.


    Mr Major Nelson.

    would it be possilbe in a future system update to have the ability to deleite multiple items at once with some kind of select to deleite or group deleite feature for videos. i’ve over 9Gb in videos at the moment and i know removing them 1 by 1 will take forever.

  • tabicat

    Major, how can you NOT know more about this game? Doesn’t MS thoroughly test these games before releasing them? I just don’t understand how you, of all people, can’t get detailed information on a new game.

  • ibelievein93x

    I want Perfect Dark and Plants vs Zombies!


    If I wanted lame games like this I would have bought a Wii.

  • Cheese Touch

    Which marketing genius decided to combine Word Puzzle and those awful crossword games? Oooh! I hope it has a lousy text input interface and doesn’t support keypad input!

  • Abe

    All the previews on IGN and Gamespot have me looking for Risk-Factions eagerly. It is a “cutesy” take on Risk, but it will hopefully still do well. It is certainly more of a new take on an old game than the Family Game Night stuff, but once you grasp a few concepts, it is all about dice. Not as deep as Catan, and hopefully the new modes shorten the “classic” game.

    I am not a big word game guy, so this week is a pass for me.

  • Cheese Touch

    I should also like to point out that Blitz Studios (who created this game) also created the excellent Burger King games and SpongeBob SquarePants Underpants Slam. Promising! I might have to pick this up!

  • Wet Vein

    I hate to say it, and I shouldn’t pass judgment on a game I know nothing about… but it seems like Arcade is getting bogged down with shovelware. – Quite a few crappy games released lately.

  • Anonymous

    For anyone thats interested Darwinia+ is releasing Feb.10 for 1200 points

  • MeS FEAR

    BORING ARCADE GAMES!!! Comon MS we want perfect dark or other blockbuster. I wont spend any point on these games…i think i will keep my point for dlc

  • Skunk175

    We don’t have Joy Ride, Perfect Dark, Final Fight, or huge amount of arcade games (Game Room) released but we have…

    Some puzzle game.


    “Information on the game is light, so here is what I was able to find:”
    Ok that’s a HUGE red flag right there. It’s NEVER a good sign when Microsoft hasn’t even released any decent information about the game they’re trying to get you to buy!

  • rob18

    From what I’ve heard, Perfect Dark won’t be out until around March or so. I hope that isn’t true. >_<

  • L0rN

    looks like crap.

  • Anonymous

    quit it with these puzzle games man

  • rastansaga

    you can ‘kriss’ your ass if you think i’m buying this garbage

  • Boe2

    We’ve been REALLY spoiled last summer, this mediocre period is the lashback I guess. You can’t expect instant xbla classics every week/month :p
    But yeah, this game looks like utter garbage.

  • Boe2

    oh, and the owl is called “Wordsworth the Owl”. Just awesome.
    Not that such a fact means a bad game (we all played Peggle after all :p), but this looks like it was trown together in XNA in a week or so.

  • Tekkie neXt

    Looks kids, XBLA is turning into Popcap, shovelware out the WAZOOOOOOOOO

  • Darko2424

    I’ve never played it…sounds like a good deal.

  • rastansaga

    apparently, this game is so crap even Taito wouldn’t dare release it

  • L0rN

    Just played it, it`s quite relaxing fun. I think the price is too high, but i`m gonna buy it.