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Release Date: Mar 10, 2009

Buy it! 75 % - Rent it! 13 % - Flush it! 13 %

Three days prior to the events in the game, the fictional Varrigan City had become a target for a group of terrorists known as "The Organizers", who severed the island city's transportation and communication ties with the rest of the world, and then released a virus onto its population that would kill them in less than 24 hours. However, the Organizers informed the populace that any person that killed another would receive the vaccine. The city was quickly transformed into the stage of a recurring game show called "DeathWatch", with announcers Howard "Buckshot" Holmes (Greg Proops) and former DeathWatch fighter Kreese Kreeley (John DiMaggio). The remaining citizens of Varrigan City as well as new hopefuls become the show's contestants, hoping to become the top-ranked fighter in the game and win a large cash prize.


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I'm not going to bother with a detailed review of these games. Mainly because I haven't beaten them death yet. But I'll say what I think with the time I've had on them.

MadWorld... what can I say? It's boring! Sure you get to kill a lot of people in fun creative ways but after doing it for an hour it gets very repeatitive and since there is no real story(at least not one worth paying attention to) you get tired of it fast. The graphics are not good and I feel the artsy black and white color pallete is designed to hide the fact that the graphics are weak. The play machanics are equally slugish and uninspired. I mean I really can't think of a reason to go back to this game and beat it.

Tatsunoko vs Capcom is better but not by much. When compared to other fighting games it lacks a lot. Maybe it's because I was raised during the salad days of Street Fighter II when your skill with 6 bottons made or broke you in combat but this 3 botton fighter just doesn't play well. I'm not saying it's not a fun game for beginners but when I select Ryu I expect to have 3 punches and 3 kicks not 3 random punches and kicks that I cannot control.

Tatsunoko vs Capcom does have some fun worthwhile features that I like. It has internet matches that set up fast and easy with other people playing around the world. It also has rankings and an ingame store where you can unlock characters and other special bonus material using points you get from playing the game. You can even get a rival online and strive to one day kick the shit out of him.

Out of all the games I have on the Wii I really like Tatsunoko vs Capcom and hope that they try bringing out a fuller version of the game with 6 attack bottons instead of 3. As for the sound, I'd give it an A. The voice was good the sound effects were good and the music was good. The graphics were ok. No where near the PS3 or 360 but good enough to look like arcade quality. The animation of the characters and their design was excellent and the list of fighters was pretty good though I would of liked to see more.


MadWorld I'd Flush it! Just because it doesn't have anything really to offer other than violence.

Tatsunoko vs Capcom I'd Buy it! if you don't have a PS3 or 360. If you have a better system then I'd rent it just to try out the anime characters.



MadWorld Review

By: reipuerto Feb 20, 2011 | 9 Comments

A blood bath of skills. Get kills with skills… Wait a minute..

What up Jimmies?! Rei here with another  review for the Wii. People still play that? YES! And this game is seriously under-rated and underappreciated.  

Developed by Platinum Games and Published by SEGA, MadWorld is a classic beat’em  with a violent twist.  Let’s get to the details…

Story- The story is rather nice. You play a man named Jack Clayman, voice by Steve Blum. It takes place in fiction city similar to New York. One day, someone released a virus that was killing everyone slowly. The antidote? Kill everyone and be the only one alive to receive it. On the out start of the game, you’re thrown into a story of violence and disperse. You get hired from a TV show to participate in a brutal game. Kill your way to the top. Kill your way to get famous. As the story progresses, you’ll find out that Jack is on his own personal mission and intends to finish it. The ones that saw Jack’s skills in the beginning want you to simply entertain them, the rich, spoiled and corrupted. With that being said, the unfortunate side is, the story is rather short, five to six hours.  It’s honestly a good story with a style like no other!

Graphics- Hot damn! Talk about a walking canvas. While the Wii can’t compare to the current gen’s graphics, the developers at Platinum Games did an amazing job in telling story and gameplay like this. With three colors, white, black and red, it’s enough to keep you hypnotized in the style of this game. It’s just stylish! They show the conversation with comic-book style story and graphics. Such a game could be played in any other system and no one would know the difference in them. The art design is a MUST to see. You start of in the slums and then… Little Asian Town. The level designs are fantastic! Little Asian Town and a Hollow ‘eve style castle will make you want to explore all the areas! With sure creative areas, you’ll want to have a second play through, because of missed kill and location opportunities.

Gameplay- This is the highlight of the game. The main focus in this game is to kill your opponents with the most creative and brutal way possible. Calling out a Wii game for its “jerk-off” controls is like calling a dwarf for being small. It’s not fair but you get used to it. And the motion controls are saved for the insane finishers. It’s a brawer, you punch, kick, grab, jump and fist pound. In each stage, you have a total of 30 minutes to complete, which is more than enough to do so. But Jack just isn’t just some big Jimmy. This Jimmy has a mechanical right arm that spawns a chainsaw! You get points for killing enemies. Punch them until you see a finisher move and see what happens. But that’s BORING!! The game is about getting kills with skills and you will see plenty of street signs to pull out from the ground, and RAM IT INTO THEIR HEAD, once stunned, pick them up and throw them to the nearest trash can on fire for combo bonus. Once you scored enough points, Blood Bath challenges open up. Here, you’ll die laughing and be stunned on what you’re killing! You’ll rack up points in no time. You get to impale them to hooks lying around and use more weapons that’ll bring on the pain. The boss battles are the greatest part in the game. You WILL remember these fights! Some more that others but you’ll be left with your jaw dropped. Some of the boss battles can seem a little repetitive once you know how to jerk the mote off. Also, the camera tends to molest you in the stiffest way. And the lock-on takes its time to lock-on. The game also has a multiplayer mode which involves the Blood Bath challenges to see who gets the most points. Two players only. A nice add-on to share the pain.

Sound- You’ll laugh at the announcers. They provide with one of the most clever and amusing commentary ever! Think of them as the announcers from the Japanese show, MXC Elimination. It’s one of the most craziest, vulgar and amusing thing you’ll ever hear. Much better than dicktits that’s for sure. Jack’s chainsaw arm sounds exactly like a chainsaw. And Steven Blum does a great voice performance in his voice for the character Jack. The music has some great rock and beats that will want you to get more points!

Overall- Buy it! Don’t be a Jimmy! It’s one of the rare gems that don’t get the credit for what that they deserve. It’s mad cheap and will keep you creative on your skills to kill!


Jimmy’s notes


  • Fun gameplay
  • Great art work
  • Stylish
  • Awesome soundtrack


  • Short game
  • Finicky camera

This trailer is awesome! Just some of the close quarter combat you’ll perform;

And this one has the sound! Beast!

Let us know, down below Jimmy! :D

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MadWorld (Nintendo Wii) Current low price: $11.22 at Amazon Save $8.77 (43.9 %)

52 Week High: $11.22 Mar 13, 2014 | 52 Week Low: $8.01 Jan 3, 2014
Release Date: Mar 10, 2009


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