Ahhh, the Cold War. Americans and Soviets locked in a nuclear and good for propaganda arms race. With mutually assured destruction the only outcome, we got games
like Russian Attack
. Oh, what? Rush 'n Attack
? Was that really the name of it? Anyway, enjoy Rush 'n Attack
this Wednesday along with Xevious
at a 400 MS point ($5 US) cost each. Still the Cold War was kinda fun.
This week's XBLA offerings are retro games that influenced future titles. Rush 'n Attack
, or Green Beret
as it was also known, is an arcade action game that was the precursor to Metal Slug
. Save the prisoners of war by yourself or with a friend online or off. Xevious
is a shmup that is "100% arcade accurate reproduction ... for the first time anywhere." 1942
and all the other games in the shmup genre, meet one of your granddaddies.