Parents' Guide to

Ms. 'Splosion Man

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Fun but challenging side-scroller with moderate violence.

Game Xbox 360 2011
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Ms. 'Splosion Man offers terrific value for a downloadable game, including several hours worth of original levels and scads of fun little extras (a video featuring a pair of bearded programmers in mildly come-hither poses is a particularly humorous treat). The explosive platforming shenanigans remain just as compelling as they were in the original 'Splosion Man, and new abilities help keep things fresh -- like being able to jump into the body of a waddling scientist named Mandy, which will cue up an amusing little 50s-style background ballad.

Our only beef is difficulty. Players will frequently encounter obstacles that demand impeccable timing, and it doesn't take long for Ms. 'Splosion Man's failures to outnumber her successes by an enormous margin. Checkpoints are frequent, it takes only a second or so to restart, and you can skip forward to the next checkpoint if you're really struggling, but these aids do little to mitigate the frustration of not being able to pull off the right explosions at the right time. It can still be great fun, but patience and perseverance are mandatory.

Game Details

  • Platform: Xbox 360
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Twisted Pixel Games
  • Release date: July 13, 2011
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Topics: Superheroes
  • ESRB rating: T for Cartoon Violence, Drug Reference, Mild Lyrics, Mild Suggestive Themes
  • Last updated: August 29, 2016

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