I loved my TI-83 calculator in high school. It was required for people taking high math classes. It made math easier but hell, no one but the dorkiest of dorks had their calculator for just math. Everyone’s calculator was filled with games. I recall having Drug Wars, Super Mario Bros. and Tetris on mine. But as I finally did enough math courses to never take math again (ugh), I put my calculator away, then gave it away to a family member that needed it. I mean, the things were expensive (and still are)!
Arkedo Series - 03 PIXEL!
TI-83 gaming on the Xbox
So it is very neat to see a game do sort of a throw back and or shout out to us math geeks. Arkedo Series – 03 PIXEL looks like a game found on a TI-83 with some rather lush backgrounds tossed in. The art style is cute but so is the plot. You are Pixel the Cat who is out just having fun in this dangerous plat former world. In this world, Pixel encounters armed ducks, evil cherries, and tree trucks. Why is all plant life (and apparently tree trunks) out to get Pixel? No one knows.
Pixel isn’t completely helpless though. Pixel can blast things with a fearsome roar, powered up by stomping things. Pixel can also inspect things with a magnifying glass that can unveil (though a mazelike mini game) relics, hidden paths, and change the environment. Add in the fun chip tune music and you have a charming game.
You can get Arkedo Series - 03 PIXEL! for 240 Xbox Live points. A bit higher than most Xbox Live games, but very worth it.