The Warriors: Street Brawl

The Warriors: Street Brawl
The cover for The Warriors: Street Brawl.
Developer CTXM Ltd.
Publisher Paramount Digital Entertainment
Platform Xbox Live Arcade
Release date September 23, 2009

The Warriors: Street Brawl is a video game published by Paramount Digital Entertainment, based on the 1979 film The Warriors (which in turn, is based on the 1965 novel of the same name).

The game, which follows the Coney Island-based street gang The Warriors, was released in 2009 on Xbox Live Arcade. Upon its release, the game received a largely negative reception from critics.


[edit] Plot

See also: the plot of the film

The Warriors: Street Brawl follows The Warriors, a gang from Coney Island, who have been falsely accused of murdering Cyrus, the leader of the largest gang in New York City, the Gramercy Riffs. The Warriors must return to Coney from Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, battling gangs such as the Turnbull AC's and Lizzies until their showdown on Coney beach against the Rogues, the true culprits behind Cyrus' murder.

[edit] Development

The Warriors: Street Brawl was first announced in February 2009, and was initially slated for a summer 2009 release.[1] The Warriors: Street Brawl was developed by CTXM Ltd.[2]

[edit] Gameplay

The Warriors: Street Brawl is a side-scrolling beat-'em up game. Players control members of the gang The Warriors, with a total of six playable characters: Swan, Cochise, Vermin and Rembrandt, as well as the unlockable characters Mercy and Ajax. Players are encouraged to use weapons as they battle other gangs, with weapons such as knives, bats and crowbars available for use. The Warriors: Street Brawl features seven levels with three stages, for a total of 21 missions. In the single player mode of the game, players are supported by A.I.-controlled allies; however, the game is also available for multiplayer, with players able to either work together in co-operative play, or battle against each other.[3]

[edit] Release and reception

The Warriors: Street Brawl was released on September 23, 2009 to the Xbox Live Arcade, at a cost of 800 Microsoft Points. A free Facebook application was released at the same time as the game, which allowed players to join gangs and compete in gang battles in The Warriors universe.[3]

Upon its release, The Warriors: Street Brawl received generally unfavourable reviews from critics. IGN rated the game 3.3/10, classifying it as "Awful"; the review called The Warriors: Street Brawl a "poorly executed side-scrolling beat-'em up", criticising the game for its "sloppy controls, sluggish character movement, and far too little variety".[4] GameSpot gave The Warriors: Street Brawl a 4.5/10 rating, criticising the game for its "long and dreary" campaign, "repetitive punch-ups" and "murky graphics"; however, the review also noted that fans of The Warriors film will "appreciate the settings and enemy gangs".[5] On Metacritic, The Warriors: Street Brawl holds a rating of 40/100 based on 13 critics, which suggests reviews for the game are "Generally unfavorable".[6]

[edit] References

  1. "The Warriors Comes to XBLA" on IGN
  2. "CTXM Ltd. Developed games" on Giant Bomb
  3. 3.0 3.1 "The Warriors: Street Brawl Comes Out to Play on XBLA" on IGN
  4. "The Warriors: Street Brawl Review" on IGN
  5. "The Warriors: Street Brawl Review" on GameSpot
  6. "The Warriors: Street Brawl" on Metacritc
Last edited by In Motion on 10 May 2012 at 09:35
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