'Splosion Man blasts to top of XBLA chart

Price cuts work!

'Splosion Man has rocketed to the top of the Xbox Live Arcade chart 18 nearly 18 months after it was first released.

Twisted Pixel's cracking platformer originally went in at two when it was first released way back in July 2009, so it's taken its time climbing to the number one spot.

It had its price cut from 800 Points to just 160 Points in last week's Xbox Live Black Friday sale, which we suppose might have had something to do with the surge.

This week's top 20, posted on Major Nelson's blog, saw strong showings for Turtles in Time Reshelled, Trials HD and Portal: Still Alive, all of which were also part of last week's sale.

Here's the full rundown:

  1. 'Splosion Man
  2. Turtles in Time Re-Shelled
  3. Hasbro Family Game Night
  4. Trials HD
  5. Portal: Still Alive
  6. Crazy Taxi
  7. Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge
  8. Pac-Man Championship Edition DX
  9. Greed Corp
  10. Pinball FX 2
  11. Madden NFL Arcade
  12. Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter
  13. The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition
  14. Zombie Apocalypse
  15. Mega Man 10
  16. Magic: The Gathering
  17. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Decade Duels
  18. Dead Rising 2: Case Zero
  19. Puzzle Quest 2
  20. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

For those of you keeping track of these things, Major Nelson also updated us on who was king of the Xbox Live Indie Games castle. Last week's top 10 panned out as follows:

  1. Nuclear Wasteland
  2. Get Rich or Die Gaming
  3. I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES!!!1
  4. The Impossible Game
  5. Sketchy Tower Defense
  6. Avatar Racedrome
  7. Miner Dig Deep
  8. Avatar Drop
  9. Baby Maker Extreme
  10. A Game you can't BEAT!!

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