We all know that Twisted Pixel
are rapidly making a good name for themselves, with such releases as The Maw, Splosion Man and Comic Jumper. It didn't take a genius to work out that the fantastic creation of 'Splosion Man would have a sequel - and here we are today with Ms. Splosion Man. After almost 2 years of 'Splosion Man being on the loose, they captured him. They were just about to start the beginning of the end when some lunatic spills champagne on the wires, which produces Ms. Splosion Man.
Ms. Splosion Man is somewhat different but the same to Splosion Man. When I got the beta, I felt that it was just a copy & paste of Splosion Man, with a lick of pink paint, yes pink. But there was new bosses and enemies. However that wouldn't stop me from buying a Twisted Pixel game from day 1, yet again. I bought it and immediately jumped in on the action. I was being chased by a boss, which was un-expected for the beginning of a game. I defeated that evil monstrosity and headed myself out of the game to explore The Mall. I noticed the 'ta ta ta ta ta ta taa na na na naa naa da da na nauumm... wooaaah wooaaah wooaaah aa woaah' theme tune strike out at me, this time in a feminine tone which brought me a grin, eye to eye. The loading times at times feel a bit long, the loading screen is very bright, at parts you merge in with the background and loose concentration due to multilayered backgrounds and action in each layer it sometimes is easy to make a mistake as it looks like it is on your layer.
Once I had approached 'The Mall' I noticed five different categories, Concept Art, Movies, Audio, Photos and Exclusives. I immediately headed myself over to the Exclusives - noticing each time I switched the button the theme tune would play. Typical Twisted Pixel, there is a premium theme available for 75 coins, as well as some Avatar Gear, Gamer-Pictures, Two Girls One Controller for the hefty price of 200 and more. The majority of the things were locked until the game had been completed. The other things were not as exciting as these things, in which I knew I would be unlocking soon. The other things included images of behind the scenes makings, and more.
Heading back through the horrible fluorescent screen, I noticed the theme tune had yet changed to the original 'Splosion Man, I got a feeling of retro and déja vu in me. Running back to Single Player, there is a typical Mario level selection, where you can select which level you go to through a grid system. There are some new enemies, with lazer guns that can set you back a few meters. Ms' Splosion Man then continued to say a nifty catch phrase from a song that I was familiar with every time she sploded. If you like it then you better put a ring on it. Where have all the cowboys gooneeee and more. I found a 'nice' pair of shoes, like the collectible cakes. The levels are similar but the same throughout, they are each enjoyable but unique. There is so much to say about the Single Player, words can't explain.
When I got into Multiplayer I thought it would be a disaster as I was in a party with my mates, there would be no communication and if it was anything like Splosion Man where you needed consecutive splodes this would be a fail. It took me a few attempts to get into a game, once I did I was proven wrong, communication didn't seem a problem and the other two players seem to know what they were doing. The levels were different to others, they had switches that un-surprisingly required 3 people to activate. The Multiplayer gives you a break from the Single Player, and is quite fun.
POP! I won my first achievement for destroying 10 scenes. Its achievements that make the game like this fun. This is then the first time I get a good look at the achievements, I notice some are challenging and fun, and then there is ones like collectibles which are going to take time.
Overall, the game is a typical Twisted Pixel game, with the hidden things, exclusives such as themes, avatar awards and gamer pictures. Not forgetting the challenging achievements. This game is unique and different to the first, I rate it 9/10. If you get the opportunity to pick up this for the cheap 800 MSP then you should without a second thought.