Well, yesterday was the day the last Xbox Live Arcade release of 2006 was scheduled to hit, and Microsoft apparently decided to go out with a whimper rather than a bang. Namco's 1981 arcade classic New Rally-X is now available in the Xbox Live Marketplace for 400 points ($5). This is one title that really hasn't held up to the test of time, and while it's usually nice to see it on a Namco "collection" disc, selling it all by it's lonesome was probably a bad idea. To give you an idea, Microsoft hasn't even given the game it's own Xbox Live Arcade product page yet.
In other words, be sure to download the demo before you buy it, as unless you've got some fond memories of this one from back in the day, you're probably going to want to skip it.
Title: New Rally-X
Developer: Namco Bandai Games Inc
Publisher: Namco Bandai Games Inc
Genre: Xbox Live Arcade
Release Date: 12/27/06
Console: Xbox 360
Xbox Live: Yes
HDTV Support: 720p
Full Game: 400 points ($5)
In what's quickly becoming a habit, I think I'll start using this space to comment on the previous week's XBLA release. Last week Microsoft released Novadrome on the world, and personally, I found it to be nothing special at all. Download the demo and you'll probably agree - Your 800 points could be spent much more wisely.