March may not have provided equal delights when compared to that of February’s backward compatible arrivals, especially with great games such as GTA IV, Borderlands 2 and Hitman: Absolution arriving amongst the masses on Xbox One last month, but that doesn’t mean we’re any less content when new additions come to the program.
Today sees a fresh batch of titles join the fray, but with so many to choose from now, are they worth going back to or should they be left on the shelf forever more?
Daytona USA – Play
Whilst racing games these days may be all about realism, and the ultimate simulation experience, it wasn’t always that way. In fact, anyone who remembers gaming from the 80’s and 90’s will fondly remember jetting off to the arcades before slotting in 20p and taking on the best arcade racers available.
Daytona USA is heavily reminiscent of those days and brings back arcade racing at its best. Whilst the graphics may not be as good as anything you’ll find in the various other racers you can find on the Xbox Games Store, there’s no denying that it offers a full and enjoyable racing experience for those that like that racers with plenty of action and bumper to bumper racing.
Although there may not be much need to go back to this if you’re heavily invested in such games as Forza Motorsport 6 or Forza Horizon 3, those just wanting a casual racer will be sure to have a blast with another arcade racer.
Stacking – Play
Stacking is one of the more unique titles you will see on the Xbox Games Store for some time.
The game focuses on the Russian stacking matryoshka nesting dolls, in which players control various dolls in order to solve a variety of puzzles with various solutions. This may not strike as one of the most exciting games available, but there is no denying that there is an alluring visual style in this game – one that is rarely seen in gaming.
With such a unique concept, it is certainly worth a playthrough, even if only by those who missed out first time round.
Tower Bloxx Deluxe – Play
Tower Bloxx Deluxe is my personal favourite from this latest batch of new arrivals, and that’s most notably due to how simplistic, yet enjoyable it is.
Throughout the game the only real objective is to build huge tower blocks in which to house the many residents in the area. Gameplay is heavily focused on your ability to balance and judge how each block is going to land on the next. Now, that may not sound like there is much to it, but those that have played it, either through its many mobile appearances or indeed via Xbox 360, will know just how much fun can be had in Tower Bloxx Deluxe.
The repetitive nature will probably wear away many looking for a lengthy experience, but the many game modes available help make this game an exceptionally good choice for those wanting a fresh party game for those awkward family functions.
So there we have it, our thoughts on the latest Xbox One backwards compatible titles and what we think you should play and ignore.. or just play this time round. Do you agree with our thoughts? Let us know in the comments below or via our usual social channels.