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Xbox Live Arcade Update – Joy Ride Turbo, Sega Vintage Collections


There's an interesting selection of Xbox Live Arcade titles released today onto the Marketplace. Joy Ride Turbo, a controller-based version of Kinect Joy Ride, has returned to the original control scheme.  It seems to be much more than that, so if you weren't crazy about the Kinect implementation but liked the game, here's your chance to check it out.

Sega launched a pair of Sega Vintage Collection titles as well, Monster World and Alex Kidd & Co.

Check them all out below.

Joy Ride Turbo (800 Microsoft Points)
From the Kinect Joy Ride creators comes Joy Ride Turbo, a controller-based arcade racer delivering precision handling and crazy stunts with more thrills, speed, & mayhem! In the new Stunt Park, you’re free to show off! There’s no limit to the whacky tour de force you achieve with friends. It’s a vibrant playground for your car – jump off cliffs, shoot from a cannon, & more. Plus, explore and find collectibles that unlock cars – giving you an edge for faster races and death-defying tricks. Race new tracks, old favorites and 3 modes of play: Battle Race, Pro Race & Time Trial. Challenge family & friends to local 4-player split-screen or race up to 8 on Xbox LIVE. With Joy Ride Turbo, everyone’s in the driver’s seat in this madcap kart racer.

Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World (800 Microsoft Points)
Bring peace back to Monster World in these three classic action RPG titles: Wonder Boy in Monster Land, Wonder Boy in Monster World, and for the first time outside of Japan, Monster World IV! Now available for download on Xbox LIVE, the Monster World saga features all new achievements, challenging new trial modes, Xbox LIVE Leaderboards, and recordable and downloadable game sessions!

Sega Vintage Collection: Alex Kidd & Co. (800 Microsoft Points)
Experience a blast from past with this collection of classic Sega titles! Save kingdoms, shatter time trials, and destroy evil in Alex Kidd in Miracle World, Super Hang-on, and The Revenge of Shinobi! Now available on Xbox LIVE, Alex Kidd & Company have been updated with all new achievements, challenging new trial modes, and other goodies like recordable and downloadable game sessions, 3D mode in Super Hang-on, in game juke boxes, and the original Japanese dialogue!