Ms. 'Splosion Man challenge round two features Fruit 'Friend'


Listen, Penny Arcade's Fruit F**cker certainly isn't a "friend" to fruit, though we can understand the need to tone down the juicing robot's vile moniker for more tender audiences. It turns out he's not a friend to Ms. 'Splosion Man either, as he now appears in a new challenge level for Twisted Pixel's latest 'sploderific opus.

The challenge level is available now -- handily offered without needing a special download -- and is littered with 9 of the little buggers. The challenge level is open until September 11, and the three players who walk away with the highest scores will receive a prize pack filled with Twisted Pixel and Penny Arcade goodies.

We're not sure if said prize packs include a Fruit "Friend," but you might want to hide your produce just in case.%Gallery-132733%
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Ms. Splosion Man Unveils The *ahem* Fruit Friend Challenge
TMS Challenge Awards Penny Arcade and Ms. Splosion Man Prize Pack

Sept. 1st, 2011 - Austin, TX - Twisted Pixel announces today the 2nd in a series of themed TMS challenges for Ms. Splosion Man. The challenge shows up in the opening menus of the game, but only for the duration of the contest, which runs until September 11th. Twisted Pixel has teamed up with Penny Arcade for this post PAX challenge, and features the ever popular Fruit uh... Friend, that is out to get Ms. Splosion Man.

There are 9 of Penny Arcade's evil "fruit-juicing" robots hidden in this level. They are worth big points, so in order to win this challenge, you'll have to find them all! Don't forget, killing scientists, destroying things, and getting a good time also factor into your final score. There are no shoes. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places on the leaderboards will each win the full Prize Pack, which includes Penny Arcade and Ms. Splosion Man swag! The competition runs until September 11th, so get to splodin' and top out the leaderboard!

As a reminder, Zen Studios, makers of the smash-hit Pinball FX2 have created an incredible Ms. Splosion Man themed pinball table that is available on the XBLA marketplace now, so be sure top check it out! For more info check For more information on all of Twisted Pixel's partnerships, and for future information on our Challenges, visit

About Twisted Pixel Games, LLC
Founded in 2006 by industry veterans, Twisted Pixel is the independent game development studio behind the 2009 IGF finalist and 2008 PAX 10 Audience Choice Award winning game The Maw for Xbox LIVE® Arcade, Steam, and Direct2Drive. Their accomplishments continue with the successes of the award winning Splosion Man, Comic Jumper, and Ms Splosion Man, along with the soon-to-be-released Kinect title The Gunstringer. Twisted Pixel specializes in character-driven, original IP titles that shake up what games are all about. Memorable characters, creative gameplay, and impressive presentation is our focus. Learn more at and Twitter @twisted_pixel.

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