Microsoft this week announced two more Xbox 360 games that can now be enjoyed on Xbox One. Boom Boom Rocket and Syberia are the newest members of the backwards-compatible family.
Boom Boom Rocket is a rhythm game, which features upbeat music and colorful pyrotechnics. Meanwhile, Syberia is a third-person puzzler in which an American lawyer uncovers the many mysteries of an old family-owned toy factory.
GameSpot pointed out that the titles will appear on the Ready to Download list from the My Games and Apps menu immediately after the purchase. Those who already have physical copies of Boom Boom Rocket and Syberia can simply port the Xbox 360 discs on the Xbox One to play them.
Boom Boom Rocket first released in April 2007. The game was a downloadable content for Xbox 360’s Xbox Live Arcade service.
IGN scored the game a solid 7 out of 10. Video game reviewer Douglass Perry describe Boom Boom Rocket as a mix between Geometry Wars and Dance Dance Revolution. The game has three stages of difficulty and three fireworks options. Gameplay is easy to understand, while navigating through the menu isn’t so cumbersome.
On the other hand, Syberia launched way back in 2002. It was hailed by critics for its impressive graphic design and witty script.
“Syberia’s beautiful and wonderfully imaginative world alone is enough to make the game worth your while,” said Scott Osborne of Game Spot. “But when you also factor in the game’s moving story, memorable characters, and enjoyable puzzles, you get a superb gaming experience.”
Express noted that Microsoft no longer follows a fixed releasing schedule for backwards-compatible games. As of late, the company usually announces titles either on a Tuesday or Thursday.