Xbox Live Arcade Wednesdays – Sonic Boom and Stuntman edition

After a couple of so-so weeks, we finally get a pair of great games worth checking out on Xbox Live Arcade. Sonic CD, the classic Sega CD iteration starring Sega’s blue blur, finally speeds onto Xbox Live. Besides the awesome soundtrack and retro Sonic gameplay, Sega is offering the game for only 400 Microsoft points.

Joe Danger Special Edition is a much expanded version of the PlayStation Network title, and if you couldn’t tell from our review, we liked it. Quite a bit.

Read on for all the details of this week’s update.

Sonic CD (400 points)
It?s time to usher the past into the future in this enhanced recreation of Sonic CD! Sonic travels to the distant shores of Never Lake for the once-a-year appearance of Little Planet – a mysterious world where past, present, and future collide through the power of the Time Stones that lie hidden within it. His arch-nemesis, Dr. Eggman, has come for the Time Stones and with them, will soon have the power to control time itself In order to put an end to Dr. Eggman?s nefarious schemes, Sonic must use the power of Little Planet to travel through time; breaking Dr. Eggman?s hold over the future by destroying his machines in the past and recovering the missing Time Stones! Featuring 16:9 widescreen, achievements, leaderboards and both the US and Japanese soundtracks, experience the adventure through time that introduced the world to Amy the Hedgehog and Eggman?s most evil creation, Metal Sonic.

Joe Danger Special Edition (1200 points)
“A death-defying thrill-ride starring the world?s most determined stuntman, Joe Danger! Combo, boost and pull ludicrous stunts to fill Stadiums and put Joe back on the podium. Race against your friends or take on your rivals, the reckless Team Nasty. Leap school buses full of screaming kids and pools of ravenous sharks, as you attempt to wheelie your way into the record books in over 100 eye-poppingly gorgeous levels! Stunt, create, share! Drop into the sandbox to make your own Events and torment your friends with your devious creations. Special Edition is the ultimate fun packed version of the multi-awarding winning Joe Danger. Experiment with 30 insane level creations in the Laboratory and unlock some new friends, exclusive to Xbox 360!”