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Xbox LIVE Arcade Double Header: Gyruss and 3D Ultra MiniGolf Adventures

Posted by Aaron on Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Microsoft has a treat for everyone tomorrow. they will be releasing not one but two Xbox Live Arcade games tomorrow! Check out the details:

Defend the Galaxy with “Gyruss” on Xbox LIVE Arcade

Nearly a quarter century ago, gamers who wanted to travel throughout the galaxy needed only to plunk a few coins into an arcade machine. This week, gamers will be able to travel through space from the comfort of their own living room when “Gyruss,” the classic tube-shooter from Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. launches on Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360 beginning Wednesday, April 18 at 0900 GMT (2 a.m. PDT).

In “Gyruss,” gamers fly a space ship from Neptune to Earth while battling enemies, satellites, asteroids and laser beam generators. Along the way the player’s ship can be upgraded to better tackle the ever-increasing enemies that attack during the journey to Earth.

“Gyruss” will be available worldwide for 400 Microsoft Points and is rated “E” for Everyone.

“3D Ultra MiniGolf Adventures” Tees Up on Xbox LIVE Arcade

Busting out the putter in ghost towns, outer space or at the carnival from the comfort of your couch has never been so much fun. “3D Ultra MiniGolf Adventures” from Sierra Online will be available for download on Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360 beginning Wednesday, April 18 at 0900 GMT (2 a.m. PDT).

From the creators of the popular Xbox LIVE Arcade game “Assault Heroes,” Sierra Online delivers the ultimate mini-golf experience with clever mind-bending, imaginative courses and animated stylish 3-D characters. In “3D Ultra MiniGolf Adventures,” gamers collect over-the-top power-ups and play through imaginative traps across three major theme courses including Classic Carnival, Old West and Outer Space.

“3D Ultra MiniGolf Adventures” also includes a customizable course editor that allows gamers to build their own course design by mixing and matching combinations of tees, straights, corners, cups, junctions and ramps.

“3D Ultra MiniGolf Adventures” will be available worldwide for 800 Microsoft Points and is rated “E for Everyone”.

For more details and screenshots of both games click here.

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