XBLA Deal of the Week: Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2

Wednesday, April 7, 2010
By: Matthew Doucette

I normally don't post about other games, but Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 is one of my favorites. It's this week's XBLA Deal of the Week, reduced to 400 Microsoft Points (down from 800), available only to Xbox LIVE Gold members.

I challenge you to beat me.  Here's a few videos of myself (Xonatron) getting high scores in GW:RE2:

Geometry Wars Retro Evolved 2 Pacifism - 600 Million - World Rank #705
(Unrecorded, I later had a 703,230,700 score #553 world rank.)


Geometry Wars Retro Evolved 2 Waves - 11 Million - World Rank #1,249
(Unrecorded, I later had a 13,939,715 score #722 world rank.)


Geometry Wars Retro Evolved 2 Deadline - 32 Million - World Rank #956


Video Capture Information:

The above Geometry Wars videos were recorded with a Blackmagic Intensity Pro capture card and a Dell Precision T3400 workstation containing a four 7,200 RPM hard drive RAID-0 array (simulating a single 28,800 RPM hard drive in terms of speed performance). It is our professional Xona Games system, used to professionally record footage of our video games. Let me know what you think of the quality.


My Current Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 Stats:

Here's my current stats. Read below on how to get your own signature badge.

For historical purposes, my stats were the following as of April 7th, 2010:

Deadline: 32,568,420 - Rank 1,225
King: 6,996,230 - Rank 3,252
Evolved: 65,953,645 - Rank 3,175
Pacifism: 703,230,700 - Rank 774
Waves: 13,939,715 - Rank 955
Sequence: 92,803,425 - Rank 3,115

Speaking of my April 7th, 2010 scores, my 3,000+ ranks I never really tried to improve, and they use to be in the 2,000s. The other three I all had below 1,000 ranks back when I played.

To get your own current stats, use this link, replacing "Xonatron" with your own Xbox LIVE Gamertag using plus signs (+) for spaces:  http://card.mygamercard.net/apps/geowars2/Xonatron.png


Duality ZF Fun Fact:

It's an honor that our upcoming Xbox LIVE game, Duality ZF, was referred to as the "Geometry Wars Killer".



About the Author: I am Matthew Doucette of Xona Games, an award-winning indie game studio that I founded with my twin brother. We make intensified arcade-style retro games. Our business, our games, our technology, and we as competitive gamers have won prestigious awards and received worldwide press. Our business has won $190,000 in contests. Our games have ranked from #1 in Canada to #1 in Japan, have become #1 best sellers in multiple countries, have won game contests, and have held 3 of the top 5 rated spots in Japan of all Xbox LIVE indie games. Our game engines have been awarded for technical excellence. And we, the developers, have placed #1 in competitive gaming competitions -- relating to the games we make. Read about our story, our awards, our games, and view our blog.