This Week on Xbox – Lots of Retro Fun (April 12-16)

This week on Xbox seems like a golden opportunity for fans of retro gaming whether in graphics or good old-fashioned gameplay. Microsoft has a heaping helping of great games for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and for the Xbox Game Pass. In short, it’s another terrific week for console and PC gaming goodness.

Tuesday, April 13

Knight Squad 2 (Xbox One X Enhanced)

Knight Squad 2 is a chaotic arcade multiplayer game for up to 8 players. Pick an eccentric knight and fight for glory with wacky weaponry. Triumph over your friends in a ridiculous amount of game modes, both locally and online.

Wednesday, April 14

Kingdom of Arcadia (Optimized for Xbox Series X/S)

Kingdom of Arcadia is a metroidvania spanning five levels, each with multiple missions to undertake. Sam will encounter a wide variety of enemies, huge bosses and other obstacles in pixelated retro presentation. Fortunately, he can level up and buy new gear from shops to aid in the daunting adventure that lies ahead!

The Friends of Ringo Ishikawa

Basically, the game is an existential open world beat’em up with some school sim elements. It has a little of everything: a town to explore, day-night cycle, npc on their schedule, battle grinding, school grinding, mini-games (ping-pong, billiard, video-poker, video-game console with one game…) and so on.

Thursday, April 15

HitchHiker

Hitchhiker is a mystery game set along lost highways, where your goal is to solve the puzzle of your own backstory. As a hitchhiker with no memory or destination, you catch a series of rides across a strange and beautiful landscape, tracking the mysterious disappearance of a person close to you. Your drivers range from stoic farmers to off-duty waitresses, and each one has a story to tell. Clues appear, alliances emerge, and nothing is quite what it seems.

Rain On Your Parade

Travel the world as a cute cardboard cloud and ruin everybody’s day! Unlock new methods of mischief across 50 levels, each with unique setting and objectives. Make new friends and help them too – it’s an adorable schadenfreude game!

Savage Halloween

In Savage Halloween, the world is taken over by monsters from the afterlife who were trapped in the Earth after a Halloween party.Every year the monsters are invited to the big 24hr Halloween rave, but this time no one came home, as an evil vampire used a spell to block the passage back to the afterlife because, according to him, the party could not stop.

Sure Footing

Sure Footing is a fast and frantic infinite runner about four friends saving their world from extinction. The world of Computra is under threat from the evil Ramrafstar and his ferocious minion Deletion Dave, who seek to destroy the partitions that hold everything together.

The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark

Cursed enough that it’s a nuisance. Cursed enough that somebody has to deal with it… That’s where The Darkside Detective comes in. Whenever you hear a bump in the night, feel a tingle up your spine, or smell something fishy, Detective Francis McQueen isn’t far behind. No, he doesn’t smell of fish – it’s a phrase, come on…

Friday, April 16

Heal: Console Edition (Optimized for Xbox Series X/S)

Heal is an experimental adventure game from the creator of DISTRAINT series, exploring the themes of aging and dementia. The narrative is driven by a strong and obscure atmosphere, with instructions and dialog used only sparingly. Wake up from a dreamless sleep, explore the mysteries of your surroundings and solve puzzles.

MLB The Show 21 Digital Deluxe Edition (Optimized for Xbox Series X/S)

Experience faster, deeper and more intense moment-to-moment match action on the field, with a variety of game modes for all you rookie players and returning seasoned vets.

Super Meat Boy Forever

The challenge of Super Meat Boy returns in Super Meat Boy Forever! Levels are brutal and death is inevitable. Players will run, jump, punch and kick their way through familiar places and new worlds all while enjoying a story truly meant for the big screen.

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Tribal Pass

Tribesmen make their way through the unfriendly wilds encountering a quick river, a herb, a human and a beast of various danger. You play around encounters, splitting and uniting the tribe, arming it properly, making sure your people are alive and your food is in stock.

Tribal Pass

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Suzie is an avid gamer and has been since 1995. She lives in the desert with her own personal minion while dreaming of pixel worlds beyond Earth.

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