I, for one, am always looking for game that I can share with friends, family and loved ones. So seeing a small part of Avatar Bumped, I was immediately interested in reviewing it. What I initially saw, was a fun looking party game in which we could knock each other’s Avatars around. After all, Microsoft setup the avatar system and yet so few games take advantage of it.
So, what we have here is exactly as it looks. Milkstone Studios put out a game with both competitive and cooperative multi-player modes and a single player mode. After all, I don’t always play with friends, but when I do I don’t always want to play against them. The object of the game is to knock other avatars out of the ring, which takes away a life from them. The avatars are in pots, which slide around giving a degree of difficultly that is needed to make this game work. A boost is available, which takes a few seconds to recharge but can also launch yourself directly out of said ring. Power-ups appear randomly on the ring and can also be traps that trick you into running through them.
While game-play is effective, the graphics are stunning. The crisp and clear artwork dazzles my eyes and meshes well with the theme of the game. This game is visually appealing and Milkstone Studios did a wonderful job on both aspects of the game. For only 80 Msp, gamers are able to pick up something that one would normally only find in one of the Mario Party mini-games. Case and point, fun times are sure to follow.