I just beat 'Splosion Man, and... I could make several explosive puns, but I won't.... I'll just say it was the most fun I've have in ages!
So maybe there isn't much of a plot... You're 'Splosion Man, you 'splode... that's it...
Is 'Splosion Man an escaped experiment or an accident? They never really tell us, but that doesn't really matter, since 'Splosion Man himself is an awesome character!
To put it simple, he's a hyperactive madman! He's not pyscho, he's actually... friendly! And he doesn't really understand why people don't like sploding as much as him.
If you stop next to scientist, he'll look at it curiously, wondering why it's so scared, if you grab a bigger scientist that can't be sploded as easily you see that he's actually hugging him! And when the scientist finally exploded you'll see the look of utter disappointment in 'Splosion Man's face wondering where his friend is gone.
You might hate this game if you hate chatty characters, because 'Splosion Man is the chattiest character I can remember, although he's not actually talking all the time, sometime he just drags his knuckles and screams like a monkey, sometimes he just sounds disappointed because he can't splode anymore... And he sometimes quote Arnie saying thing like "Get in da choppa!".
The is all about 'splosions, it's all he can do! The 'splosions are what make him jump, the explosions defeat "enemies", but he can only 'splode 3 times in a row before recharging, which mean that sometimes you'll have to time and conserve your 'splosion very well.
The game has three areas with about 15 levels each, not counting the bosses, the difficulty rises accordingly and is tough but fair, like a Mega Man game, in fact some areas kinda reminded me of Mega Man a bit. So you might die a lot, but you will know WHY you die and you should be able to avoid death the next time you get there.
But where the game really shines is it's humor, 'Splosion Man is pretty hilarious by himself, but you can't help but to giggle when you see the scientist 'splode into meat... You heard me, MEAT! Not gore, but actual meat! Hams, steak, sausages, prime rib...
The most hilarious parts are the bosses who have ridiculous quotes... I'd use a few, but I don't want to spoil anything!
I'll just end it with saying the ending was the most hilarious ending I've seen EVER!
If you have a sense of humor, get the game... NOW!
PS: When you find a fat scientist, give it a hug.... and enjoy what happens! ;)