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Description

MadWorld is a stylish action beat-em up game, that puts player in the role of a police detective gone rogue and taking part in a violent TV show, in which contestants are encouraged to mutilate each other in increasingly violent and gruesome ways.

The game's unique presentation is achieved through a three-colour palette scheme. All the environments, objects and characters are rendered in black and white, as if drawn in a comic book. The only other colour present is red, which accounts for the gallons of blood flowing from the victims of Jack, the game's protagonist. Aside from being inspired by comic books, MadWorld's presentation is also taking hints from the competitive TV shows, with two over-enthusiastic hosts commenting every event happening in the game.

The core of the MadWorld experience is a series of challenges, player must take part in. Each challenge presents a confined arena, in which player should score points by defeating his enemies in the most elaborate way possible and take part in the so-called Bloodbath-Challenges, which present additional rules and timed mini-games (like ManDarts or ManGolf) for racking up the points. Once a sufficient amount of points was met, players must fight a unique boss enemy for the current challenge. When boss is defeated, the player will be free to proceed to the next challenge.

The game also features a heavy use of quick time events in conjuncture with Wii motion-sensitive controls for the finishing moves, mini-games and general tasks, such as avoiding being hit by the enemy.

Screenshots

MadWorld Wii Level select map.
MadWorld Wii Flinging a group of baddies into some saw blades.
MadWorld Wii Finishing a "combo" with level hazards brings lots of points.
MadWorld Wii Jack in Chinatown.

Alternate Titles

  • "マッドワールド" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

AusGamers Mar 24, 2009 9.2 out of 10 92
Nintendo Life Mar 23, 2009 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
Nintendo Official Magazine (NOM) UK Mar 19, 2009 85 out of 100 85
GamesCollection Jun 03, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Revolution Mar 26, 2009 B+ 83
Gaming since 198x Mar 30, 2009 4 out of 5 80
GameSpy Mar 10, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamereactor (Sweden) Mar 19, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Gamestyle Apr 19, 2009 6 out of 10 60
The Video Game Critic Jun 22, 2010 D 25

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Awards

  • GamePro
    • 2009 - Best Developer Debut
  • GameShark
    • 2009 - Ridiculously Violent Award
  • Gamespy
    • 2009 - The Mortal Kombat Award
  • IGN
    • 2009 - Best Wii Action Game
    • 2009 - Best Wii Action Game (Readers' Choice)
    • 2009 - Wii Award for Visual Excellence

St. Martyne (3539) added MadWorld (Wii) on Jun 06, 2009