February 25th 2011 1:34 pm PT

Arcade: Days of Thunder:Arcade


Days of Thunder: ArcadeContent: Days of Thunder:Arcade
Price: 800 Microsoft Points
Availability: Check availability in your region
Dash Text: Days of Thunder: Arcade is a high adrenaline Stock car arcade racer. Coached by Rowdy Burns himself you can relive the intensity of the film while you race to the top of the leader boards. Watch out for Cole trickle and Russ Wheeler though! Race on Oval and road tracks to prove that you’ve got what it takes.




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  • onemorechanc

    Wow, a Friday XBLA release? That doesn’t happen very often …

  • Retrospect Hero

    Nice. Hopefully some other MIA games get released like this. I believe two of them were Neo strike witches and Gotleib pinball hall of fame. Someone correct if wrong

  • StabaCadaver

    For the youngsters. This was a movie that came out 21 years ago. No clue why they would bring a game out now.

  • Oatmeal25

    The PC port of this game was garbage. Hopefully this is a lot better and supports the wireless racing wheel with force feedback.

  • Oatmeal25

    I was fooled by the screenshot which looks like one of the Daytona USA tracks. This is not the PC port I was talking about.

  • SinedX360

    Very strange friday release…Wednesday is better for a good start and a good media coverage ;-)

    I just play the game and seems very good ! Good feeling…


  • PAT2K9

    As mentioned above: How come an arcade game came out on Friday?

  • Thief000

    I’m still a firm believer that XBLA games should be released on monday, if only to beat PoSN by 1 day again, like in the past. The beginning of the week has the best possible amount of perception time for customers as it allows the entire week like the deal of the week.
    Games on Demand can remain on tuesdays as they are platform specific.

  • Matthew M G

    Thief000, I agree 100% with you. Move XBLA releases to Monday to beat PSN again.

    And Major–any way we could get Amazon’s On-Demand service set up to use on the XBox 360? I have both it and Netflix, and I’d like to use both on one machine instead of having to switch.

  • JoeCool314

    Is this any good?!? Is it worth the 800msp?!?

  • Monhegan

    For what it’s worth, I like the idea of a Monday release too.

  • Captainxmas

    Damn, got kinda excited about this then realised NZ just got screwed again.

  • stststststq

    Captainxmas – By not making it available in NZ, they’re doing you a favour. Trust me!

  • sleepydumbdude

    Seen it this morning when I logged on but had to work before trial downloaded. I’ll most likely get this on my next day off work.:( I would love monday releases also.


    I would also vote for Arcade mondays. mainly as mondays are my fridays so i would get the just in time for my days off

  • Exu

    Thought it was an accidental release like KOF2002UM when I saw it earlier, nice surprise to see a Friday release.

    I too am in favour of moving XBLA releases, while we’re on the subject, but putting them to Monday could compete a little too much with DotW. I’m all for spreading them out across the week, though.

  • Captainxmas

    @stststststq – Probably true, but I have some fond memories of DOT on the Amiga – complete with in-car ‘Cruise View’.

  • juan cabrera

    Yes!!! I have to agree with Matthew M G!!! Amazon VOD on Xbox Live would be AMAZING!

  • Tjoeb123

    @juan cabrera

    You can already do that….Just download the video to your computer, add it to WMP, enable it to share with your Xbox, and presto.

  • ToothlessFrog

    Didn’t take long to turnt his one off. 400 points would have been much more reasonable in relation to its quality. Beyond Good and Evil comes out next week, save your points for that one.

  • ElektroDragon

    I also want Amazon VOD on Xbox Live!

  • Darth Guybrush

    Looks like Australia got gipped as well (same as Lego Star Wars III demo which is now available to us). Frigging hell Microsoft why do U do this to someone who just spent 6000 MS points?

  • juan cabrera

    @Tjoeb123 Yeah, I’m aware that you can do that but if you have the unlimited subscription you wouldn’t want to download every single thing you want to watch to your computer first before watching it…

  • DoubleOT

    The premise of the game is fun (arcade racing game with a speed burst meter earned by drafting and passing cars and a focus meter to repair your car in multiplayer races), but it just depends how many people play it online. Although, it’s got PS1 graphics, and from the trial game, the controls were too loose. Maybe the car I used had something to do with it, but I didn’t like the controls.

  • SpiffiestJester

    Worst driving game I have ever experienced… Nearly 1gb download, terrible graphics, poor control scheme, no driving physics, it’s already deleted. There is nothing that can save this game. Maybe the Friday release was someone trying to spare the general public, but was overruled by an evil overlord.. ;-) Your money is best spent elsewhere.

  • CheekyLeeth

    Good grief, this was poor. No wonder it was an unannounced release. Would be expensive at 400, is ridiculous at 800. Save your points, people!

  • sleepydumbdude

    Yeah I thought this was horrible. The graphics and gameplay remind of the PC games they used to pack into cereal boxes for free. I also found the trial incredible boring but I did see there were other game modes.
    I would even question myself buying this if it was on sale for 200.

  • chiruno99

    At least it’s better than Big Rigs.

  • aka Scratch

    I saw the Friday release tweet, so I had to see what it was all about.

  • trickybuz93

    I like the idea of a monday release as well.

    It helps with perception since the game comes out at the beginning of the week, it will start at the same time as DoTW, beat PSN releases by a day, and since retail games come out on tuesdays usually, it will give people some trials/XBLA games to hold them over for a day until the retails come out.

  • sleepydumbdude

    @trickbuz93 that is another good idea for an earlier release. I pass on arcade games many times on release day because I just bought something else to play retail the day before.

  • CuddlyClamShot

    Finally, a true game on Arcade for the legendary Tom Cruise movie. /sarcasm

  • SpiffiestJester

    @chiruno99, c’mon compared to this, Big Rigs was AWESOME! Sides, say that quieter, or MS will put Big Rigs on to the marketplace…. :^)

  • tranceforma

    This is pure trash.


  • metallicorphan

    Major-has Beyond Good and Evil been delayed?,its just that from the 360 Dash it now says March 9th instead of 2nd

  • Warboss Zorbag

    Not one to judge things by they’re cover, but I have no inclination to even try this. It looks ghastly.

    Illl stick with Hot Pursuit.

    And why now? This movie is older than most of the kids on here.

  • tranceforma v2

    I think even my WP7 would reject this title. Why on earth anyone spent money (or didn’t in retrospect) to produce this I’ll never know. If someone gave me 800pts I’d still rather not spend them on this.