April 13th 2011 5:09 am PT

Arcade: Yar’s Revenge

Yar's RevengeContent: Yar’s Revenge
Price: 800 Microsoft Points
Availability: Check availability in your region
Dash Text: Assume the role of Yar, a deadly agent of destruction brainwashed by the Qotile race to hunt down innocents. After realizing the terrible truth behind her captors, Yar sets off on a mission to exact revenge and save her kind from extinction. Wage all-out war against the Qotile with an arsenal of armor and weapons and local co-op.

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  • http://twitter.com/spencer_stachi Spencer Stachi

    Yar´s Revenge was my first Atari 2600 game, came with the system… Damn, it´s so amazing! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=761838071 Peter Tilbrook

    Yar! lol

    • http://twitter.com/justinj1983 Justin Johnston

      first thing i thought of, damn pirates will ruin me

  • Anonymous

    Is it “Yar’s Revenge” or “Yars’ Revenge” like the original game?

    • http://twitter.com/seekul Luke Es

      There is now a female protagonist named Yar. So it is Yar’s (her) revenge.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-Letarte/100000401600657 Mark Letarte

    I can get this game for 99cents on my iphone. What makes this version worth 10 times as much?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alexander-Ayx-Diaz/100001582582105 Alexander ‘Ayx’ Diaz

      The achievements is a primary thing as well as playing on an HDTV instead of that 8inch screen.

      Personally I’d rather play on my 32″ HDTV and enjoy the full experience for $10 than something I play for a bit while waiting in the office.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-Letarte/100000401600657 Mark Letarte

        nevermind…. i didn’t know this was a totally different and new game with the same name… not the original. makes more sense now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/drharper Dustin Harper

    I think it is still Yar’s Revenge. Ray’s Revenge, when Yars is turned backwards, referring to Ray Kassar of Atari.

  • http://profiles.google.com/theckeler todd heckeler

    Had me at Yar’s Revenge, but 800? I’ll wait for the 50% drop.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lk-Kolz/100001381613969 Lk Kolz

      lol what happened? he welfare isn’t kicking in so you can’t afford a meesly 800 points? LOL… truly damn pathetic you poor bastards are. Seriously gtfo offline since poor people like you can’t afford anything and have to resort to old out dated catch phrases you poor people always use.

      • Anonymous

        Chill dude. There’s nothing pathetic about spending money wisely. Some people do get a little crazy with calling microsoft evil for charging 15 dollars for arcade games, but this guy is just looking to save a few bucks. Maybe you just like video games more than he and are therefore willing to spend more on them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dan-Robinson/524183904 Dan Robinson

    Is the original Yars an unlockable? That would be a bonus!

  • http://www.facebook.com/rellus.gellor Russell Gorall

    Awesome, people are putting this up on Twitter. I don’t know what I would have done if that didn’t happen.

    On a serious note, I can’t find this game on Metacritic. Also, anyone notice the lack of anyone playing Portal 2 on their FL? And the game has no reviews yet, was it released?

    • http://www.facebook.com/rellus.gellor Russell Gorall

      OOPSiez, next week. Sorry.

    • http://www.facebook.com/rellus.gellor Russell Gorall

      OOPSiez, next week. Sorry.

    • http://www.facebook.com/rellus.gellor Russell Gorall

      OOPSiez, next week. Sorry.

  • Anonymous

    Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a trial version that would answer some of these questions? Oh, wait…

    On topic, this is a HD re-imagining of the classic Atari Yars Revenge, and while I would very much like the original to be included (at 800 pts it would make it a better “sell” by offering two games), I don’t think it is, and I have it in Game Room already, so no biggie. Definitely going to give the trial version a go, but with the trend in 50% sales and the Gears Beta kicking off, I think I will hold off on the purchase for now.

  • Anonymous

    Has anyone received their “5% back” from March purchases through XBL Rewards?

    • Anonymous

      Yes, I have. My pointed were put into my account a few days ago.

      • Anonymous

        Very curious…I got my other points from March (from the survey), but NOT from my purchases. Guess it’s time to shoot an email.

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.kelehan Michael Kelehan

    Note for those of you who like inverted controls: the inverted option in this game is broken. It will invert your aiming, but NOT your movement, which are controlled independently, making this game pretty much impossible to control if you invert.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_X7FI7XE7JZHXU7LGLXKEHAKXX4 Ali Z

    Awesome game so far! If you like Sin and Punishment or Panzer Dragoon type of games you will enjoy this very much!

  • Anonymous

    im glad for the kinect support would like to see more options for movie titles like a section for new releases horror and more like the zune design, but it a start in the right dirction, I hope to also see dvd support tooo/…

  • Anonymous

    Quite a nice game, enjoying it a lot, gave me a bit of the Panzer Dragoon Orta feeling :).

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ivan-Lopez/763768247 Ivan Lopez

    It’s alright. It’s no Panzer Dragoon Orta, but it’s a decent game all around.