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MadWorld (Wii)

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Mature
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Genre
Perspective
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80
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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 Finishing a "combo" with level hazards brings lots of points.
MadWorld Wii Drop containers on foes to tie them up.
MadWorld Wii The announcers introduce each level.
MadWorld Wii The Black Baron introduces each level's "Bloodbath Challenge" minigame.

Alternate Titles

  • "マッドワールド" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

Blend Games Mar 22, 2009 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
IGN UK Mar 09, 2009 8.9 out of 10 89
Jeuxvideo.com Mar 17, 2009 17 out of 20 85
GamesCollection Jun 03, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
GamersNET Apr 03, 2009 8.4 out of 10 84
Factornews May 05, 2009 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Mar 11, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Gaming Target Aug 25, 2009 7.2 out of 10 72
videogamer.com Mar 19, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Good Game Apr 06, 2009 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

It received the award for Best Developer Debut in GamePro's End of the Year 2009 Awards.
St. Martyne (3562) added MadWorld (Wii) on Jun 06, 2009