Before we get down to anymore details, allow me to explain the score. Those of you who may have seen my review of the Xploder from last year may wonder why I gave that product 100% and the newer, updated, and improved Xploder Professional a 95. First, let me assure you that the Xploder Professional is improved over last year?s model, and looks better AND plays better. There are more features, and future expansion was taken into consideration (hence the ability to update it later with a Code CD). When I tried the Xploder last year, I was blown away! Now, a year has gone by. A device called the Game Wizard came out and offered some different features. Now, the Game Wizard isn?t as professionally put together as the Xploder, and pales beside the Xploder Professional?s beautiful, intuitive, and well designed interface. That said, the very fact that the other features have been introduced raises the realm of possibilities. The nice folks at Blaze decided to target gamers with a variety of needs and incomes. The Xploder Professional is intended to be the top of the line, all-in-one code hacking unit. It comes with the X-Assist which allows you to search for codes the same way you would with the X-Link with one small difference... no computer is necessary. The X-Assist is a self-contained code-finding tool that interfaces with your Xploder Professional to form a pretty lethal cheating weapon. As a high end code seeker, the Xploder Pro?s score only suffers slightly from the lack of a FMV* viewing capability as this can be a nice luxury, although it?s not really a necessity for making codes.
* If you aren?t interested in the ability to view FMVs outside of gameplay, consider the Xploder Professional?s score to be 100%.