Power Move Pro Wrestling (PS1) Review

Power Move Pro Wrestling

The first entry into the Wrestling Game Rundown since the old game review blog got transferred over to this one, and it also happens to be the first 3D wrestling game on the list, and indeed the first 3D wrestling game I ever played. We’re also back into made up wrestlers / promotions side of things, though only briefly! (well, for the entire roster, anyway…) So let’s have a look at this old PS1 game, see if it’s a hidden gem, or a blocky mess… or both!

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WWF In Your House (PS1) Review

WWF In Your House

Now I can’t remember whether I played this first or Power Move Pro Wrestling, but given this is sort of the last gasp of the 2D era (not including Fire Pro games!) I thought it would make sense to do this next. Plus, thanks to a Smash Bros. marathon I have planned, this will likely be the last Wrestling Game Rundown review of this year, giving us 2019 to dive fully into the realm of early 3D games… What’s that? WWF In Your House? Yeah, it’s shit. Don’t bother with it. You want to know more? Oh well, fine then…

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WWF WrestleMania: The Arcade Game (Mega Drive) Review

WWF WrestleMania TAG

Now here’s a conundrum, what constitutes a wrestling game? WrestleMania: The Arcade Game is actually a VS. beat em up in the vein of Mortal Kombat, complete with crazy moves, effects and digitally captured sprites. I went back and forth as to whether or not include this in the Wrestling Game Rundown but in the end it feels like part of my wrestling game history (due to how disappointed with it I was at the time…) so I’ll be including it and its sequel. With that said, how does WM:TAG stand up? I went into it this time with a fair idea of what it was, rather than the immature “hatred” like my past self, so…

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WWF RAW (SNES / MD) Review

WWF RAW

The Wrestling Rundown reaches the end of the Acclaim 16-bit engine games: WWF RAW. Once again I had it on the Mega Drive then later re-brought it for the SNES when I inherited my brothers SNES collection after I had sold off my MD. RAW is the culmination of the three games, with some great new additions like unique movesets and tornado tag team matches being in alongside the personally played-to-death Royal Rumble mode. So let’s have a look then!

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WWF Rage in the Cage (Sega Mega CD) Review

WWF Rage in the Cage

The wrestling game rundown adds another first for this blog: a Sega Mega CD review (or just Sega CD as it was known in the US!) Yes, once upon a time I actually had a Mega CD, and a few games on it to boot (it was my first exposure to Final Fight!) but Rage in the Cage wasn’t a highlight of my time with the Mega Drive add-on… In fact some of the decisions still annoy me to this day! Let’s take a look at it, anyway, shall we?

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WWF Royal Rumble (MD/SNES) Review

WWF Royal Rumble

The Wrestling Game Rundown returns to Acclaim 16-bit games with Royal Rumble, a particular favourite of mine. It was the 1992 Royal Rumble that turned me from casual fan to diehard “must watch everything” fan, and getting to play the titular match type sitting in my bedroom was amazing… What’s it like now? Er, well, less amazing (and in fact common place now!) Let’s take a look!

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Wrestle War (MD) Review

Wrestle War

The Wrestling Rundown reaches an awkward game, given that while I did own it and did indeed play it back in the day, I barely remember it. I believe I got it as a surprise gift after my mum found it in a car boot sale, but it was around the same time that I was first playing WWF Royal Rumble and therefore had no interest in a one-on-one only game with made up wrestlers in it. Not that anyone would know if I’d skipped it, but I would know that I’d technically left one out, and that would annoy me, so here we are!

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