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Platform(s): Xbox 360
Genre: Puzzle
Publisher: Ignition
Developer: Denki
Release Date: Jan. 25, 2012

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'Quarrel' (XBLA) Picked Up By UTV Ignition Games - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2012 @ 3:09 a.m. PST

Quarrel is an XBLA game in which up to four competitors strive for dominance through the creation of the most complex and valuable words to capture and colonize the territories formerly held by their contemporaries.

Quarrel combines the need for quick thinking, dictionary smarts, and a lot of guile. Whether you choose speed and fast reactions or slow methodical planning, the key to success is in the players’ control. Quarrel takes place on islands where two, three or four forces battle for total control of each island, which is split into territories - twelve levels across four differently themed environments. The aim of the game is simply to take over all the territories.

Success is achieved by creating the best scoring word from a selection of letters - each with a designated value. The length of the word you can make depends on how many troops you have on each territory. In the case of a tie, whoever made their word fastest is the victor. Deciding whether to attack, defend, retreat, transfer troops around, or reinforce your armies, while successfully winning the ongoing word challenges, will win the day.

Gary Penn, Creative Director/Denki, “AMAZING (24 points)! At last console owners will be able to revel in a full-on 3D HD Quarrel experience with exclusive ways to play, including the awesome Xbox LIVE multiplayer mode. I’m like a sugar-fuelled child on Christmas Eve and can’t wait to put my finely-honed word war skills to the test against the rest of the world.“

Quarrel features full multiplayer for up to 4 players where you can take on your friends online. Vip Patel, Sales Director UTV Ignition, “The Xbox 360 platform is the perfect platform for real-time Quarrelling and takes the height of battle to a whole new level – now it really is about who has the biggest dictionary.”

Quarrel also offers the classic single player modes in which you can compete against nine fiendish artificial players, all of whom have unique personalities and play styles. Rex is methodical and plays great words, but takes his time so is vulnerable to trigger fingered players like Caprice (but she’s not got so good a vocabulary). Malik is a great all-rounder, but too many times he is bent on revenge and lets his pride cloud his judgement. Kali is an all round genius and should be challenged by expert players only and Dwayne is a simpleton. There’s also challenge mode, pitting you against the AI like never before, setting new mini-objectives of battle.


  • Collins Official SCRABBLE Dictionary (2nd Edition 2007 HarperCollins Publishers 2005, 2007)
  • Social network features including Leaderboards / Achievements / In-Game messaging and Voice Chat
  • MS Avatar Support
  • Online 1-4 Player Multiplayer
  • All-new Single-Player Challenge Mode.

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