A comedy platform game perfect for leisure couch gaming alone or with your friends in multiplayer mode! It provides a lot of fun as the action follows a prisoner who tries to escape devilish cats. The BattleBlock Theater was developed by The Behemoth studio and published by Microsoft Studios
Storyline and Characters
Immerse yourself into this crazy game full of action. You will become a prisoner that found himself on an island after his ship had wrecked. In the beginning of the game a narrator tells the story of hundreds of friends who were travelling on S.S. Friendship. Hatty Hattington was the best friend to each passenger and all of them at once and a leader figure. The heavy storm caused the ship to wreck and all of the passengers were left stranded on a mysterious island, which seemed to be abandoned at a first glance.
Soon, the player’s character finds out the island is not abandoned at all: it is taken over by evil cats. All of his friends were captured by them and are now forced to perform theater performances to the amusement of cats. The main aim is to free himself and 300 fellow prisoners from the capture and escape the cat island.
Gameplay and game modes
The game is simple to play as the protagonist mainly runs, jumps and punches. There are over 450 levels including arena, single player and multiplayer modes. Each level has various battle blocks, that can collapse, have sticky walls, deadly spikes or volcanic rocks. Some of them also consist of dangers like water, or various creatures. The main gameplay takes place in Adventure mode that can be either played alone or in co-op. There is an option to face challenges in normal mode that has checkpoints allowing to save the game or in so-called insane mode, where if your protagonist dies, you start from the beginning of the level, as there are no checkpoints.
The online mode is for maximum of 2 players and allows co-op in facing challenges and obstacles. To go up in levels, the player needs to collect gems. Gems also unlock new weapons. Collected balls of yarn can be later used as bribe for cats or also to unlock new weapons. If the player manages to get all gems and balls in a given time spam, he receives A++ in the level plus two extra gems. There is also a Boss level available that has time limit.
The arena online mode is for 4 players maximum and comes in 8 fight versions such as:
- Muckle whose aim is to kill the enemy team
- Challenge where the player needs to score the best time
- Grab the Gold where there is a competition of which team will get more gold
- Ball game, where the task is to get ball in a basket
- Soul snatcher, in which players steal the enemy’s souls
- King of the hill, where main task is to stand on blocks and gain points
- Capture the horse in which players ride the enemy team’s horses and get points whenever they reach stables of the enemy
- Color the world in which the aim is to color more blocks than the enemy
- CO-OPTIONAL GAMEPLAY - Work together... or not. Online Play! Couch Hi-Fives! Best Game Ever!
- ARENAS: Whether you're king crowning or whale chasing, BattleBlock Theater performers have 8 arena modes to teach their enemies the real meaning of stage fright!
- INSANE MODE: One life to live doesn’t just happen on screen, it can happen on stage as well. Test your skills in the ultimate campaign challenge.
- UNIQUE ANIMATIONS: New art created for the Steam version of BattleBlock Theater! Cat guard makes its way to center stage.
- OVER 450 LEVELS! - Single player, multiplayer, arena, we have more levels than Hatty can count on his finger hands.
- 300 PRISONERS TO FREE! - Having been captured by the native feline population, it’s up to YOU to liberate them! Earn gems to free your friends by participating in deadly, gladiatorial plays.
- THEATRICAL WEAPONRY AND COMBAT! - Jump, push, pull and punch your way to victory! If that doesn’t work you can explode, freeze, poison, or digest a baby! Plus, you’ll be able to bring up two weapons at a time in a game and swap quickly.
- CREATE AND SHARE LEVELS - Create works of art in our Level Editor and then share them with all your friends (or strangers). Over 20 interactive block types galore!
What are the system requirements?
Below are the system specifications for BattleBlock Theater Steam Gift GLOBAL. Due to potential programming changes, the minimum system requirements for this product may change over time.
- OS: Windows XP
- PROCESSOR: 2.8 GHz Intel Core2 Duo
- GRAPHICS: DirectX 10
- MEMORY: 1 GB RAM
- DISK SPACE: 2 GB