Five words can mean so much to old people as we discovered this morning when we said, "Sensible World of Soccer
" and "Tempest
" to the evil editor. He grinned (or maybe drooled a little) and fell off his chair.
When we then said that both these rock-solid classics were going to appear for real on Xbox Live Arcade tomorrow (that's Wednesday 19th December if you're reading this in the future... or the past, but that's incredibly unlikely) he actually died of happiness.
We brought him back to life with the Burnout Paradise
demo on PS3 and further explained that, “Sensible World of Soccer
draws on the 96 / 97 original to re-create one of the most influential games of all time for the first time in HD.
is an intense shooter game requiring skill and lightning quick reflexes. Players must harness their firepower to shoot and destroy enemy hordes in a desperate fight for survival across fluorescent geometric battlefields. Tempest
contains both the original and enhanced gameplay modes."
Of course, we didn't say that, Microsoft did. We'd never say "hordes" when we mean "horde"; nor would we describe Tempest
as 'an intense shooter' when it is in fact "a life-changing downward facing vertical holy experience requiring the accumulated skill and reflexes of every gamer in history pooled into your body". Sensible World of Soccer
will cost you 800 Microsoft Points (approximately £6.80).Tempest
will cost you half that (the fools!) at 400 MS Points.
Both are available from 09:00hrs tomorrow morning.
We're off the rifle through the editor's pockets.