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With a glut of four-player party games on Community Games, it can take a lot to stand out. Hieronymus Bash accomplishes this with a game of apocalyptic dodgeball, bastardizing religious symbolism with cutesy angels and demons pegging each other with human souls.
The appeal here is the games’ simplicity. The dodgeball battle is fought in 2D, Mario-esque arenas, where balls are dropped from the sky at random. Players traverse the arena, grabbing balls and tossing them at opponents, who can retaliate with a well-timed catch, just like real dodgeball.
That’s about all there is to it, but there’s no denying that it’s quick, cheap fun. If you have lots of gaming parties, or you’re a family who doesn’t mind a bit of heavenly parody, Hieronymus Bash is a great distraction between rounds of Wii Bowling.
Price: 200 points
Go to Xbox Live Marketplace
Community Game Briefs are short but informative impressions on the ever-expanding Community Games catalogue on Xbox Live. These are not full reviews. The verdict comes in three flavors: AVOID, TRY, or BUY. Anything can be awarded an AVOID or TRY rating, whether I actually buy it or only sample the demo. You can be assured that any game awarded the BUY rating has been purchased and played extensively.