TiQal available this Wednesday on XBLA
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"TiQal", a new challenge sure to delight fans of the puzzle game genre, is launching on Xbox LIVE Arcade this Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. GMT (1:00 a.m. PDT).

With graphics inspired by the ancient Mayan culture, "TiQal" takes players on an epic journey to save the village of the same name. Players must demolish enemy block walls by matching squares of the same color and building them up to unleash massive combo points and mind-blowing power-ups.

"TiQal" features 120 levels of easy to learn, yet difficult to master gameplay and 14 formidable power-ups, as well as multiplayer support for up to two players. Partner with a friend in the same room or via Xbox LIVE in co-op mode to rescue the village. Players will also enjoy sumptuous graphics and sound effects, as well as an impressive musical score.

Developed by Slapdash Games, "TiQal" will be available worldwide for 800 Microsoft Points and is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB. For more details on "TiQal" please visit:
Additionally, "Switchball,"'s downloadable game of the year for 2007, will be re-released on Xbox LIVE Arcade this Wednesday with a free update that delivers enhanced graphics for a smoother gameplay experience and the possibility of even higher scores! For more details on "Switchball," please visit:


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Comment #1 by narcolepticshee
Monday, March 24, 2008 @ 04:43:42 PM
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I am so sick of puzzle games now

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Comment #2 by sheldipez
Monday, March 24, 2008 @ 04:45:57 PM
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"TiQal" aka "Not another puzzle game that you probably wouldnt play for free on the pc... "

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Comment #3 by l.maciver
Monday, March 24, 2008 @ 04:50:29 PM
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not to sure about puzzles games for the 360.

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Comment #4 by dchispirtle
Monday, March 24, 2008 @ 04:50:59 PM
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yeah, definitely skipping this one.

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Comment #5 by newbsicle
Monday, March 24, 2008 @ 04:53:17 PM
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Comment #2 by sheldipez

Monday, March 24, 2008 @ 04:45:57 PM

"TiQal" aka "Not another puzzle game that you probably wouldnt play for free on the pc... "

I'm more excited about the switchball update since I have yet to buy this game.

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Comment #6 by Xythar
Monday, March 24, 2008 @ 04:57:40 PM
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Too much puzzle games

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Comment #7 by VA5HtheSTAMPEDE
Monday, March 24, 2008 @ 05:00:54 PM
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there is going to be a switchball update? or it's out? i had no idea.

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Comment #8 by Kloud Kicker
Monday, March 24, 2008 @ 05:08:01 PM
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i like puzzle games but i agree seems like thats all is being released. i want the sudoku game or the new puzzlequest. thk god capcom has some good shooters like 1942 and the commando games r coming. HONESTLY do they really think we'll put a quarter in a puzzle game compaired 2 a shooter? imo "arcade" does not mean trendy one hit wonders w/ no replay value.

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Comment #9 by Frostbite
Monday, March 24, 2008 @ 05:20:37 PM
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I can't belive you guys are putting down puzzle games!! I love them XBLA games like Lumines LIVE, Zuma, Jewel Quest, Hexic, Tetris and of course the brand new Poker Smash. I have never heard of this before but I am looking forward to wedesday.

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Comment #10 by Dermatophyte
Monday, March 24, 2008 @ 05:22:26 PM
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Another puzzle game....Looks like a rip off of tetris.

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Comment #11 by Kloud Kicker
Monday, March 24, 2008 @ 05:33:18 PM
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tetris, puzzlequest, pokersmash r great games but where is the "wow i want that feeling" lately? repetive but fun is not worth 800ms anymore. all these puzzle games and not a single breakout game? mmm how something about fun and basic like on-line monopoly? (remember uno?) who doesnt know how 2 play monopoly?- could u imagtion a 4 hr. online game? or would u rather play a make 3item puzzle game like buggie bunnies? XBLA needs to UP the pace people are getting bored!

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Comment #12 by OGsmokeTICAL
Monday, March 24, 2008 @ 05:38:38 PM
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Im gonna download just because of the similarities of TiQal with my gamertag. No but really I would download if it was called PoopDrop. I love these style of games and I think XBLA is the perfect home for them. XBLA is providing a vast assortment of all genres of games for all types of gamers. I encourage those disappointed with the selection take a peek at the XNA SDK and see about creating content themselves. Not trying to be sarcastic, the demos from XNA are pretty awesome and all user created and few puzzle games. But everyone is entitled to there opinion.

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Comment #13 by GrossTaintStink
Monday, March 24, 2008 @ 05:42:59 PM
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800 Points for this game?!? Looks like they came up with another name for an out-dated game that you can get for free for the PC.

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Comment #14 by Grimgravy57
Monday, March 24, 2008 @ 06:00:55 PM
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Worms would be sweet
or final fight

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Comment #15 by TRIP OG13
Monday, March 24, 2008 @ 06:16:59 PM
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XBLA is flooded with puzzle, and side-scrolling shooters!!!!!!!!

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Comment #16 by JamesSoprano
Monday, March 24, 2008 @ 06:30:51 PM
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it's great too see XBLA have games each week but here's the thing most suck or it's just a cheap bad rip off of another game already made ! i use to get excited each week too see what game was coming each week now it's not interesting anymore the names are almost all the same and not so unique anymore i'm getting tired of this i really am. but even tho the PSN for PS3 has games not coming out as much as this on the bright side each game is unique and different like Flow or HVB or even Everyday Shooter. the only games that come close to each other super stardust and blast factor ( i think it's called )

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Comment #17 by muters
Monday, March 24, 2008 @ 06:32:15 PM
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'TiQal' sounds like a cough remedy.

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Comment #18 by Segnius
Monday, March 24, 2008 @ 06:33:24 PM
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Worms is already on the arcade.

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Comment #19 by SegaSaturnSNK
Monday, March 24, 2008 @ 06:54:53 PM
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I want to see more classic gaming than this crap.

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Comment #20 by stu375
Monday, March 24, 2008 @ 08:22:12 PM
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Yep another puzzler, how about Worms Armaggedon , that would be cool. I think lots of people would shell out 800 for that .This just aint worth bothering with.

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Comment #21 by the_wise_m
Monday, March 24, 2008 @ 08:40:02 PM
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More physics plz.
Expand on this list:
Marble blast ultra,

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Comment #22 by EL1TExWARRIOR
Monday, March 24, 2008 @ 09:10:02 PM
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Puzzle games SUCK!!!

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Comment #23 by narcolepticshee
Monday, March 24, 2008 @ 10:00:10 PM
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seriously, i don't hate puzzle games - i just hate how many there are and how similar they are. The same could be said for the shoot 'em ups aswell.

There are very few purely original games on Xbox Live Arcade adn they're too expensive for what they are anyway - compare this to the PSN:

Loco Roco: £1.99
Flow: £3.49
Pain: £3.49

You can even download full PS3 games onto your PS3 (Warhawk, Tekken etc.) - Xbox arcade is going downhill unless they release somethign good soon


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Comment #24 by SkeetSkeet
Monday, March 24, 2008 @ 10:10:34 PM
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This is ok. I want them to release The Dishwasher already. That demo was so fun.

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Comment #25 by kiwi18
Monday, March 24, 2008 @ 11:41:01 PM
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screw puzzle games. im sick of them

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Comment #26 by Thorpe
Tuesday, March 25, 2008 @ 12:42:06 AM
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*sigh* - another puzzle game on Marketplace.

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Comment #27 by asdxfm
Tuesday, March 25, 2008 @ 07:36:08 AM
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Generic too many puzzle games on live comment

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Comment #28 by phoenixemblem
Tuesday, March 25, 2008 @ 08:53:45 AM
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I want my Samurai Showdown

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Comment #29 by DarkEchoesX
Tuesday, March 25, 2008 @ 12:07:07 PM
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Another 800 point puzzle game, just what we all wanted....

Seriously, we've already got everything from Tetris and Bejeweled to Boogie Bunnies and Luminies Live, we don't need any more. The only 2 puzzle games I actually want are Puzzle Bobble (aka. Bust a Move) and Dr Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine, both of which likely will never be on XBLA.

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Comment #30 by CARN8GE
Tuesday, March 25, 2008 @ 12:27:08 PM
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Same as all above, I've played too much of these type of knock -offs if someone made a game that used for example the puzzles from God Of War in a game I'd buy that no problem.

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Comment #31 by S1ck x VaLoR
Tuesday, March 25, 2008 @ 09:18:41 PM
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Be quiet S2K Predator, puzzle games are fun.

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Comment #32 by pwjuggalo
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 @ 03:43:12 AM
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i like puzzle games but 10 bucks is kinda steep but if it is half as addictive as brain challenge i will be getting it

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