The Warriors: Street Brawl Impressions

Characters from the movie come out to play one more time.

Let's start with the obvious: This Warriors game is not the same as the other Warriors games from Rockstar. In fact, The Warriors: Street Brawl is an entirely new game that bears more in common with such classic brawlers as Final Fight and Double Dragon, and it features four-player cooperative play. It also features a few different modes from the outset, including a Story mode, Arcade mode, and Boss mode. Plus, there are 21 levels spread out across seven different missions.

We got to check out a little bit of the Story mode, which allows you to select from numerous characters from the movie, such as Rembrandt, Riff Raff, and Vermin. There are also some unlockable characters--like Ajax and Mercy--that become available after beating the game. The controls in this mode and the others are pretty straightforward: You can punch and kick, as well as grab enemies and knee them (or you can hold them in place and let one of your cooperative buddies do some damage). When enemies get knocked to the ground, you can continue to stomp on them and beat them senseless. Additionally, characters have a special move that they can use when the action gets a little too hectic--think of this move as being similar to Mike Hagar's spinning punch or Cody and Guy's spinning jump kicks from Final Fight.

In terms of the levels, the few that we saw remain true to the overall look of the original film. The surprisingly detailed environments--such as a subway platform and subway train--have a dark and gritty look. Moreover, the actual character models are also pretty faithful to what was represented on film. We'll have more on The Warriors: Street Brawl in the near future before it is released on Xbox Live Arcade later this year.

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25 comments
wade805
wade805

i loved the rock star warriors game but this one is ok but i would not pay 800 ms for this maybe like 400 ms

GWA17
GWA17

They could atleast have remastered the original warriors game on 360 and ps3 because that was one the best games i ever played

ROCKit2
ROCKit2

i wish i had a 360 now

Joeb123
Joeb123

I agree with Amauris96 they should cut the Arcade crap and make the real deal! I would get that!!

Amauris96
Amauris96

Oh, come on make a FULL warriors game not some arcade streetfighter bullcrap! Man that sucks! I will try the trial version though I guess.

ikerzol
ikerzol

this is just great i love the warriors movie and now im gonna kick some butts ja ja ja thas asome

BanjoMumbo
BanjoMumbo

Well, it definitely looks alright. It reminds me of Final Fight.

dkjjabs
dkjjabs

is it just out in US and why no more info on it yet?

jean_borrero
jean_borrero

Its very disappointing that the EPIC Rockstar Warriors still can't be played on the 360 and they release a Warriors side scroller.

rob_dAmAgE
rob_dAmAgE

why bother with this? all you have to do to plz me is make the rockstar warriors bc!!!! been dying to replay it again...

chrisddd01
chrisddd01

eViL_iTo696 Posted Jul 31, 2009 6:57 pm GMT WARRIORS COME OUT TO PLAYYYYEEAAAAAA This part in the movie got extremely annoying

jello_flouride
jello_flouride

wow I loved this movie. Hope this game lives up to its rep.

eViL_iTo696
eViL_iTo696

WARRIORS COME OUT TO PLAYYYYEEAAAAAA

rpgnutt
rpgnutt

the rockstar version of warriors was one of the best games on og xbox its just like the movie. i mean u are playing the movie its so crazy to see that rockstar really map that game better than anyone could if they tried.they should remake that same game with better graphics an smoother gameplay and release it for 360.

Devilslayer76
Devilslayer76

can't wait till this game is released....solid!

CUZZO314
CUZZO314

im likeing what im hearing so far

KangLao
KangLao

*****such as Rembrandt, Riff Raff, and Vermin.***** Who the hell is Riff Raff?

tuna_leg
tuna_leg

Rockstar's Warriors was epic

iamnessie
iamnessie

Wasn't this an unlockable for beating the first Warriors game? That wasn't even worth unlocking.

blakeney
blakeney

@ solidine If you or anyonelse hasnt played the R* i strongly sugest it! when it was released i cast it aside as being "another generic 3rd person fighter/action" game. Oh how rong i was is all i will say on the matter!

Neva-4-Get
Neva-4-Get

Cant wait the 1st Warriors was Reckless

solidine
solidine

So it's Final Fight-Warriors? I'd rather just buy the Rockstar one. I never did get around to playing it, though I keep hearing about how good it was.

dortega120
dortega120

Wat?! Mercy is goin to be an unlockable character? That should be interesting.