Tag Archives: wrestling

While it’s very easy to see the progression in Aki’s N64 wrestling games, it’s just as easy to see the lack of progression in Acclaim’s. Going from WWF War Zone to WWF Attitude, the only real improvement was the presentation. Now that Aki…

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If you’re a fan of AKI’s wrestling game on N64 and don’t mind the lack of famous Western wrestlers (aside from a few unlockable like Andre the Giant), then Virtual Pro Wrestling 2 is something very much worth checking out. While the first…

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After doing well with the WcW vs NCO games, AKI and THQ managed to get the big wrestling license: WWF. Focusing on the big Wrestlemania event, AKI brought over everything they learned from their previous games and improved upon it, making fights feel…

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With AKI & THQ getting hold of the WWF license for the upcoming WWF WrestleMania 2000, EA stepped up to grab the WCW license they left behind for their own wrestling game. Instead of trying to directly compete with them, EA decided to…

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In terms of creating an atmosphere, WWF Attitude absolutely nails it. There are a lot of wrestlers in the game, each with their own intros and intro music – recreated in the game’s engine – and each wrestler even features voiced lines. The…

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This wrestling game feels like it’s trying to be more of an arcade style fighter than a wrestling game. That said, you still need to finish the fight with a pin or ring-out, just after you deplete their health bar. It’s not a…

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An update to the previous Japanese-only wrestling game. This seems to have more features and the presentation is even nicer. Once again, there’s something about the movement of the game – from the breathing of the characters to the bounciness of the ring,…

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There isn’t a lot to say about this wrestling game, it’s WCW/nWo World Tour again, this time sped up a little bit. After WWF War Zone, the graphics of Revenge now look extremely dated, and the create-a-wrestler options are severely limited, consisting of…

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The first N64 Wrestling game with the WWF licence, containing classic wrestlers like Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Undertaker, Triple H and Star Trek: Voyager star “The Rock”. It also featured a decent create-a-wrestler mode (although, oddly, the female options need to be…

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Another Japanese Wrestling game, Toukon Road: Brave Spirits doesn’t focus on real-life wrestlers, but instead creates its own brand new cast of wrestlers. Unfortunately, they haven’t really gone all out with creative or memorable designs, but rather tried to come up with “realistic”…

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