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MadWorld (Wii)

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Mature
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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 Force-feeding this enemy some fizzy cola.
MadWorld Wii Throwing enemies onto a "rose bush" will kill them... eventually.
MadWorld Wii Jack in Chinatown.
MadWorld Wii Loading screens give combo points hints.

Alternate Titles

  • "マッドワールド" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

1UP Mar 10, 2009 A- 91
IGN Mar 09, 2009 9 out of 10 90
GamesCollection Jun 03, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
Play.tm Mar 20, 2009 85 out of 100 85
True Game Headz Mar 12, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamereactor (Sweden) Mar 19, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Gaming Target Aug 25, 2009 7.2 out of 10 72
Gamekult Mar 20, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Gamestyle Apr 19, 2009 6 out of 10 60
Giant Bomb Mar 19, 2009 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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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