We're guessing you've already heard this, but just in case: Twisted Pixel's mobile port of Ms. Splosion Man [$2.99] is now available on the App Store. "Port" feels like a good word to use here, too, since the game's a pretty faithful reproduction of the XBLA version. It does have IAP for power-ups and level progression, though, which is new to Ms. Splosion Man overall.

If you're hungry to see this in action, give this video a look. Eli and I spent some of our post-GDC time with the game this afternoon, pounding through a level before getting in trouble with the first world's last boss encounter. You'll probably walk away with a good impression of how this game rolls mechanically and tonally. That's cool, right?

If you're into platformers, you should have probably grabbed this yesterday. It's pretty good.

  • Magnalon

    This is a really solid port, but I take issue with how they handle IAP to wall off levels.

    Harmless power-ups are fine, but finding out that levels have to be bought individually or in packs does not feel like Twisted Pixel at all.

    • http://twitter.com/josh_hofer Josh Hofer

      They did a pretty great job at hiding that fact too. It was an instabuy for me because no where did it say anything about IAP... unless I missed it. But once I figured that out, I was GREATLY disappointed.

      • blackbear219

        it's also $10 bucks on XBLA.

      • http://twitter.com/c_lorder Fred Gunning

        That's we're jail breaking comes in

    • IpadGamer

      Yeah, that's disappointing.

  • blackbear219

    Brads the best...around! Nothin's gonna ever keep 'em down!

    Sweep the leg, Eli. Sweep the leg.

  • MrSHakerEsq

    But not worthy of the $2 price tag IMOHO.

    • MidianGTX


      • Zeldaniac

        You Only Hold Off In Saturdays?

      • MidianGTX


      • Karzay

        Really? Man, I was way off. I thought it meant:
        You Only Hit Osrich Investment Services.

      • joaquin_ondamoon

        You Only Have One Insipid Saying

        *drops mic*

        *walks off stage*

      • garret44

        Thought it meant Your Own Honest Opinion Is Stupid

  • jeffyg3

    Good port. After finishing the Xbox 360 game a little while ago & then going to the iOS port though, the controls get frustrating when trying to pull off moves in tougher situations on touch devices. So much so it kind of ruins a lot of the fun I had with the original amazing Xbox 360 game. Not that it makes it unplayable, but where I'ld give the Xbox 360 game a 9.5/10, the iOS version I'd give a 7/10 due to the controls. May not be as good, but I'm still enjoying the game on my iPad though and it's only a couple of bucks to play it on the go, so well worth the price

  • Gamer_Kev

    I was interested until I read about the paywalls in the game. I think I'll pass in this and see if the PC version is more true to the original game. If it is, I might grab it for my Netbook. I know it will cost more, but I'd gladly pay more for a game that was completely free of IAP tomfoolery. Maybe it's just me, but I like my games to require skill, not money to get through them.

  • Nölff

    It's really hard to play this on iPhone. It's so small, you can't see what's going on.

  • http://twitter.com/PrayForDeath Pray For Death

    WTF is the GT player doing on TouchArcade?

  • http://twitter.com/phonecats phonecats

    that feel when you finally beat a level and mentally celebrate thinking that you'll never have to do it again, AND assume you earned the next level.


  • Grim Joker

    IAP are horrible!!! Not satisfied at all... Charge me $5-7 and ill get. The level progression system is disgusting!

  • Linuxuser1

    What a crappy video player... Can't watch on my iPad and even if the video starts (with some luck) I can't use fullscreen.

  • Mister Bump

    Fucking rip off. I'm sick and tired of iOS ports that decide to try and take us for a ride. Screw you Twisted Pixel, I won't be buying any more of your games. Scumbags.

  • lifeat78

    I guess I'm not sure what the fuss over the IAP in this game is. It's not at all difficult to gain enough tokens to "buy" the next level pack. You might have to go back and play a few levels over again to get enough tokens, but given how much fun this game is to play, it's not a burden at all. There are way more disruptive paywalls out there than this one. This game has been worth every cent I spent on it.