Xbox Live Arcade – Totemball

Everyone was waiting and asking and begging…you get the picture.  Word came down today, that Totemball will be available for FREE download at 1AM PDT.

Read the official press release from Microsoft below:

Playing with your Xbox Live Vision camera just got a little physical now that TotemBall is coming to Xbox Live Arcade. The gesture-based game uses Xbox Live Vision to control the characters in the game. Help Pterry the Pturtel uncover all the musical totems while grooving to your own totem beat.  The game is offered for FREE on Xbox Live Arcade, starting Wednesday, October 4 at 0800 GMT (1 am PDT).


When the ancient Ptolmec tribe simultaneously discovered gunpowder and barbeque, the explosive results scattered their musical totems across the jungle! Now Pterry the Pturtle must roll over mountains, cross islands, scale pyramids, and battle giant pinball games to retrieve the lost totems and bring music back to the party.


With high-definition graphics, Xbox Live Vision camera compatibility, Xbox Live Achievements and Leaderboards, this next-gen title provides hours of fun.

TotemBall includes multiple game modes including:

TotemBall – Camera-controlled platforming gameplay gamers control the characters in the game by moving their hands in the air and gesturing in front of the camera
Juggling – Co-op juggling game with one player using Xbox Live Vision and the other player juggling totems with the controller
Pinball – Play any of the bonus pinball tables that have been unlocked through regular TotemBall play
Freeplay – Explore the game with no time pressure and infinite lives great mode for kids
Super Challenge – Play the entire game with one life and a time limit in each level
TotemJam – Freely mix and match the game’s musical totems another fun exploration game for kids

WHEN CAN I GET IT: Download TotemBall tomorrow, Wednesday, October 4, at 1am PST on Xbox Live Arcade.

Want to know what Totemball is all about before you play?

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  1. I set it up to download this morning, along with some late X06 content. A lot of people on the forums are saying that it’s garbage, I’ll wait and see.

    Oh and will the interview go up today? You know the one I mean 😉

  2. I noticed in the single player the game doesnt respond to your hand motions right away there seems like a bit of a delay ! I believe the camera was adjusted properly and i sat kinda close to my cam so i could clearly see my hands. Also moving around def needs some getting used to. Could be im really just out of shape but my shoulders are not liking me this morning.

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