'Splosion Man is a Platform Game for the Xbox LIVE Arcade service, created by Twisted Pixel, makers of The Maw. This aptly-named title follows the adventures of the eponymous, slightlyderanged, experimental subject as he escapes from a variety of dangerous laboratories. To navigate the manyhazards that he faces, he is blessed with the power to spontaneously explode without harming himself. This ability functions as a jump, as well as a temporary shield from projectiles and a means of offense.A follow-up, Ms. 'Splosion Man, had a July 13, 2011 release date.
'Splosion Man provides examples of the following tropes:
Exploding Barrel: Two kinds. The first one is a regular barrel that reignites 'Splosion Man and sends him a few feet in the air. The second one throws him really far, but the player can't control the direction he goes.
Genius Ditz: 'Splosion Man. Ms. 'Splosion Man even more so.
Primal Stance: Another run animation, complete with gorilla-like grunting.
Psychopathic Manchild: 'Splosion Man tends to sound off with meat-related stuff. "Pork Pork Beef Pork Pork" and "Pork rib!" when he pulls himself up to a ledge. He'll also randomly shout "Bacon!" and other things in-between levels.
Rule of Fun: The game is founded on this principle. It works.
Rule 63: Now with MIZZ Splosion Man! Basically not called 'Splosion 'Oman because this is a puzzle-action platformer like Ms. Pac-Man.
Rise to the Challenge: The game's many Scrappy Levels often consist of these, both the water and spiked wall varieties. Considering that 'Splosion Man is made of magma, his death on touching water is perfectly plausible.
Stuff Blowing Up: The Game. In an average level, a player will probably blow themselves up about 150 times. There is an Achievement for 'sploding 300 times in one level — this is by far the easiest Achievement to get in the game.
Totally Radical: The first boss thinks it's "so uncool" that you're 'sploding in his face and reflecting his missiles.