I’ve just stumbled on a mother load of information over at http://xnaresources.com/. They have a tutorial that serves perfectly as the next logical step from the previous XNA tutorial (Simple 2D Shooter) I posted about earlier. It’s another complete shooter but this time with a title screen, animated sprites, power ups, sounds, and best of all… explosions! Woohoo!!
Here is a direct link to the tutorials: http://www.xnaresources.com/pages.asp?pageid=8
Enjoy! I will be finishing it, as well, over the weekend and posting my results.