February 24, 2013 8:00 AM | Danny Cowan
Over on the Xbox Live Indie Games service, developer TRU FUN Entertainment has released Rad Raygun, a Game Boy-styled tribute to the 1980s and Capcom's Mega Man series.
Promising "ultra sharp 144p resolution graphics and 4 unique shades of monochrome off-green," Rad Raygun features five side-scrolling levels in which you'll wage war with the Soviets and bring peace (?) to the warring nation of Irafghanistan. You'll collect multiple power-ups and upgrades along the way, and many levels feature platforming sections that challenge you to link double-jumps, slides, and back-dashes in quick succession.
In all, it's a relatively short adventure, but it's worth experiencing, especially if you're fond of the Game Boy's aesthetic. Also worth noting: the Fantomenk-composed soundtrack is great.
Rad Raygun is priced at 80 Microsoft points ($1).