Xbox Live Arcade Unplugged

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Cover of the first volume.

Xbox Live Arcade Unplugged is a series of Xbox 360 Games released which allow the play of Xbox Live Arcade games without requiring a purchase via Xbox Live.

Xbox Live Arcade Unplugged Vol. 1[edit]

Xbox Live Arcade Unplugged
Developer(s) Various
Publisher(s) Microsoft Game Studios
Platform(s) Xbox 360
Release date(s) September 5, 2006
Genre(s) Compilation
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer
Distribution DVD

Xbox Live Arcade Unplugged Vol. 1 is a retail package of six Xbox Live Arcade games and three demos.[1]

The disc works by inserting it into the system just like any other game. However, rather than directly launching any of the titles, it brings you to the game menu in the xbox home where you see extra games that are playable.

Games included[edit]

Title Developer Live Features
Full Games
Bejeweled 2 PopCap Games/CTXM Leaderboards
Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved Bizarre Creations Leaderboards
Hardwood Backgammon Silver Creek Leaderboards, Multiplayer, Camera Enabled
Outpost Kaloki X NinjaBee Leaderboards, Downloadable Content
Texas Hold 'em TikGames Leaderboards, Multiplayer, Camera Enabled
Wik and the Fable of Souls Reflexive Entertainment Leaderboards, Multiplayer
Demos
Feeding Frenzy Sprout Games/CTXM Leaderboards
Marble Blast Ultra GarageGames Leaderboards, Multiplayer
Uno Carbonated Games Leaderboards, Multiplayer, Cooperative Play, Camera Enabled, Downloadable Content


Xbox Live Arcade Compilation Disc[edit]

Xbox Live Arcade Compilation Disc
Developer(s) Various
Publisher(s) Microsoft Game Studios
Platform(s) Xbox 360
Release date(s) October 23, 2007
Genre(s) Compilation
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer
Distribution DVD

Xbox Live Arcade Compilation Disc is a package of five Xbox Live Arcade games. The compilation was packaged with the Xbox 360 Arcade. The disc works by inserting it into the system just like any other game. However, rather than directly launching any of the titles, it adds five items to the Xbox Live Arcade menu with a small disc icon next to each name.

Games included[edit]

Title Developer Live Features
Full Games
Boom Boom Rocket Bizarre Creations Leaderboards
Feeding Frenzy PopCap Games Leaderboards
Luxor 2 MumboJumbo Leaderboards, Downloadable Content
Pac-Man Championship Edition Namco Bandai Leaderboards
Uno Carbonated Games Leaderboards, Multiplayer, Camera Enabled, Avatars
Demos
Marble Blast Ultra GarageGames Leaderboards, Multiplayer
3D Ultra Minigolf Adventures Wanako Studios Multiplayer, Downloadable Content, Camera Enabled, Leaderboards
Frogger Konami Multiplayer, Leaderboards
Viva Pinata Microsoft Game Studios Multiplayer
Surf's Up Ubisoft
Zuma Oberon Media
Soltrio Solitaire Silver Creek Entertainment Downloadable content, Leaderboards, Camera Enabled


Xbox Live Arcade Game Pack[edit]

Xbox Live Arcade Game Pack
Developer(s) Various
Publisher(s) Microsoft Game Studios
Platform(s) Xbox 360
Release date(s) November 3, 2009
Genre(s) Compilation
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer
Distribution DVD

Xbox Live Arcade Game Pack is a package of three Xbox Live Arcade games. The compilation was packaged with a black wireless controller. The disc works by inserting it into the system just like any other game. However, rather than directly launching any of the titles, it adds three items to the Xbox Live Arcade menu with a small disc icon next to each name.

Games included[edit]

Title Developer Live Features
Full Games
Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 Bizarre Creations Leaderboards
Lumines Live! Q Entertainment Leaderboards
Bomberman Live Backbone Entertainment Leaderboards


Xbox 360 Triple Pack[edit]

Xbox 360 Triple Pack
Developer(s) Various
Publisher(s) Microsoft Game Studios
Platform(s) Xbox 360
Release date(s) April 19, 2011
Genre(s) Compilation
Mode(s) Single player
Distribution DVD

Xbox 360 Triple Pack is a package of three popular Xbox Live Arcade games.[2] A game selection menu launches by inserting the disc into the system. All three games are also added to the game library when the disc is in the tray. The disc is needed to play the games even when the games are installed. Games cannot be installed separately.

Games included[edit]

Title Developer Live Features
Full Games
Limbo Playdead Studios Leaderboards
Trials HD RedLynx Leaderboards, Sharing custom created tracks
'Splosion Man Twisted Pixel Games Leaderboards, Cooperative Play


Future volumes[edit]

Microsoft's Worldwide Games Portfolio Manager David Edery has stated in an interview in 2007 that Unplugged Vol. 2 was one of many "options" being "evaluated" for release.[3]

Companies such as Konami (Konami Classics Volume 1 & Volume 2), Namco Bandai Games (Namco Museum Virtual Arcade), and PopCap Games have made disk compilations of their respective XBLA games.

See also[edit]

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